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Joys, Concerns & Prayers of the People

Spiritual comfort is important to all of us.  Each Sunday, as time permits, we will lift to the Lord your joys, concerns and prayers.
It would be helpful to have your requests to the Knee Mail Team no later than Friday or Saturday before each Sunday service.
There are several ways to communicate:

Love Offerings

Every month the Missions Team designates an organization to support with time, items, gifts and money.

Our September 2020 Love Offering is designated for our local law enforcement and fire officials.

In a Chino Valley Review newspaper article dated Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Chino Valley Police Department is currently working with the nonprofit organization Shield 616.

The organization’s mission is to provide life-saving protection to law enforcement and fire officials in the form of rifle rated, front and rear armor panels that are fully integrated into current outer carrier / vest carriers.  Because they are fully integrated and lightweight, they will be worn at all times

Any questions regarding this effort, contact Sgt. Cody Johnson at 928-636-4223 ext. 1239.

Shoes From the Shepherd – 2020

Shoes from the Shepherd Program began over 10 years ago at the Prescott United Methodist Church.  This outreach ministry is designed to help low-income families with school-age children in the area start prepared and ready for a successful school year.  Chino Valley UMC has participated in the program since 2018.

This year presented a challenge with COVID-19 and the distribution of gifts was held in Prescott.  At the time, Chino Valley was not able do anything at the church.   Prescott UMC donated items to us for our area.

The CVUMC Missions Team packed 38 gift bags containing a $25.00 gift card to Target, books, bibles, and other items.

We were able to donate to our own CVUMC family member’s children and to the Homeless Children’s Project in Chino Valley

In 2021, Chino Valley United Methodist Church plans to organize an outreach event specifically to the Chino Valley area’s low-income children.

Pastor’s Corner – September 3, 2020

Greetings to all in the name of Christ,

I’m an early morning riser. When I was raising my children getting up early in the morning afforded me quiet time to review the day. To see what was on the horizon for a new day and just some time to contemplate life in general.  An early rising also gave me time, especially in the summers in Quartzite, Arizona to collect and mine specimens for our rock shop before the oppressive heat drove us inside. The habit has stayed with me and although I often get the response of how sad it must be to wake up so early, this time of quiet brings me great satisfaction. In this time of relative quiet I do my morning prayers and devotions and commune with the critters who are beginning to move about. I have regular conversations with the roadrunners and ravens that stop by for a chat.

Lately my morning meditations have led me to thinking about the “Walk to Emmaus.” Not only the biblical account but the weekend retreat by the same name. It is an ecumenical retreat that came out of the Roman Catholic Cursillo movement, and the Episcopalian-Lutheran “Tres Dias” movement. The Upper Room of the United Methodist Church brought about the protestant version some 40 years ago.  It might be one of the best retreats for going deeper in our walk with Christ.  It is specifically tailored for those who are already on their Christian walk and are looking for a way to deepen that walk within the local church.

My walk was #87 1997 at Central UMC in Phoenix. My service began on the music team and as a lay leader. After my shift into the ministry I have served numerous Walks on the Spiritual teams. It seems the more you serve on the “Walk” or as a leader in the local church the more I personally receive inspiration to be a servant disciple of Jesus. If some one approaches you to ask if you would like to go on the walk I hope you say yes.

And yes, you late morning risers, you don’t what you are missing!

Grace and Peace to All!

Pastor Bob