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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…

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…

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…

COVID-19 UPDATE: Church Closing

Friends, We’ve been carefully watching the CDC, Governor Ducey, and Bishop Hoshibata’s recommendations for gathering. Given the CDC’s recommendation that groups larger than 50 stop meeting for at least 8 weeks, it has become clear that the only responsible decision is to suspend all gatherings at the church until further notice. To be clear: we…

Sabbath Letter to Congregation

This summer, from July 30- August 29, I am excited to share that I have been granted a spiritual renewal leave. According to our Book of Discipline, clergy are to take at least one month of spiritual growth and renewal leave every four years. As I begin my sixth year of ministry, I know it’s…

Annual Conference Announces a New Vision for our Mission Projects

This year, the mission projects for Annual Conference will match the mission offerings given during Conference worship services. Our Bishop has selected the three projects: Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors (AZ JFON / Tucson), The Inn Project (Tucson) and our international offering – Tongan relief aide. The success of these mission ministries depends on the…