Our Next Service Opportunity, Tuesday, September 24, 4PM

We always need 7-8 individuals to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event and we welcome families with teenagers 14 years old or older to join us. We leave CCOV at 4PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.”  This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.  Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 if you have any questions or need more information.


Notes from a sermon by Dr. Richard A. Wing, Co-Pastor

June 16, 2019


We cannot learn our true purpose and meaning in life by focusing on ourselves.

The great gift of the Christian faith is that we are rescued from our self-obsession and our self-preoccupation. Michael Singer wrote in his book from which I took the sermon title, THE UNTETHERED SOUL: ”Your inner growth is completely dependent upon the realization that the only way to find peace and contentment is to STOP THINKING ABOUT YOURSELF.”

AA Members are clear that the aim of the program is to move from the mind that serves itself to the mind that serves others.The Gospel of John says, “Many of (the disciples of Jesus) turned away and no longer accompanied him.” Jesus cut through all of the fear that Peter had and said to him:  “Do you also want to leave?”

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