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Rev. Sharon Pajak

Welcome Rev. Sharon Pajak!

Rev. Sharon Pajak is a native of Mesa, with roots that go back, first to the founding of the city and the introduction of Methodism to a solidly LDS community, way back in the 19th century, and to the beginnings of Grace UMC in 1964. Her parents were charter members of Grace and she was…

In-Person and Live-Streamed Worship

Worship looks a little different due to COVID-19 these days. Over the course of the pandemic, we switched to online worship via Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube in order to limit the spread of this deadly virus. We have recently been able to return to in-person worship in our beautiful sanctuary and continue to stream the…

June Offering: Annual Conference Mission Project

Water for the Reservation – AC 2020 Mission Project Imagine. For just a moment, walk with me, through more than 27,000* square miles in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 27,000 square miles of many homes without running water or other infrastructure that many of us simply live with daily as part of our “normal”. A place where the temperatures vary from 15F…

Facebook & Youtube Live Streaming

Worship looks a little different due to COVID-19 these days. Over the course of the past couple months, we have switched to provide online live streaming of Sunday service on both Facebook and Youtube in order to limit the spread of this deadly virus. Please view the below recent video footage of Pastor Tom as…

Good Friday

A Word About Good Friday Read Mark 15: 25 – 39 There is no doubt that the crucifixion of Jesus was a shocking end to his earthly ministry. It came just five days after his enthusiastic celebration into Jerusalem.  Although the earthly reasons for Jesus’ death by the Romans were blasphemy and his claim to be…

Maundy Thursday

A Word About Maundy Thursday Please read Mark 14: 12 – 28 The focus for Maundy is “the last supper” the disciples had with Jesus.  This well-known scene has been, of course, immortalized by Leonardo da Vinci’s awesome painting. During the meal Jesus says, “The truth is, one of you will betray me.” That statement…

Welcome, Rev. Tom Butcher!

  Hello, I’m Pastor Tom and I am delighted to be your new pastor at Grace UMC for the next few months. Though I currently have my home in TX, I am equally at home in Phoenix. In the past I have served several churches here in the East Valley including Velda Rose, Gilbert, and St. Matthew…

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Prayer: Breathe deeply as you gaze upon the image on the left. Imagine placing yourself yourself in this scene. What do you see? How do you feel? Get quiet and still, offering a silent or spoken prayer to God. This Week’s Scripture: Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14 “The hand of the Lord came upon me,…