United Methodists talk about being connectional, that our churches and ministries are linked together to share in common and often large work. This week 600 United Methodist lay people and clergy from the Desert Southwest Conference meet in Glendale to worship, work together, set direction for our Conference, ordain and commission new pastors, and discern how we can do connectional work to transform God’s world. Our Conference theme is “Ignite,” which reminds me of our own mission to ignite faith as God’s Spirit moves upon us and through us. We will celebrate the vibrant and larger work we can do across Arizona and Southern Nevada to transform the world for Jesus Christ. I’m grateful that Karen Eynon will preach this Sunday. Karen, as many of you know, has been a clergy member at PVUMC for many years. She is always thoughtful and will bring a great message to us this Sunday.
Pastor Dave Summers