Connect

In the fall of 2021 pastors from different United Methodist Churches in Phoenix met over tacos to dream about how they could collaborate together in this new season for the church. Deontez Wimbley, the associate pastor at Crossroads UMC and Rachel Gilmore from Central UMC decided to launch “Connect” in March of 2022.  They are inviting other faith leaders in the area to partner with this movement to help people find a faith community for the journey!

Why Connect?

During the pandemic we realized two things:

 The church has never been a building, it’s been a community of people growing in their faith together.  Matthew 18:20 reminds us that “where two or more are gathered” in God’s name, the church is present.

During quarantine and lockdown, many of us felt profoundly alone and realized our need for more meaningful connections to God, others, ourselves and creation.

So join us for Connect in one or all of the following ways:

Connect Channel 
Every Sunday at 9am Arizona time, we’ll have a new short and sweet worship service uploaded to our Youtube channel so you can join with us in online worship!

Connect Circles 
Each month at different locations throughout the city (or virtually!), you can join us for a meal and a chance to talk about life together.  

Connect Community 
We are a faith community that moves beyond walls and schedules.  Join us in a rhythm of faith where each weekend you will have a different opportunity to gather in person.  On the first weekend of the month, we focus on connecting with God in creation.  On the second weekend of the month, we focus on connecting with God through mindfulness or meditation.  On the third weekend of the month, we focus on connecting with God through worship (online or in person).  On the fourth weekend of the month, we focus on connecting with God through loving our neighbor by volunteering at a local non-profit or protesting together to enact positive transformation in our community.

Here’s our upcoming schedule if you’d like to join in:

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