Posts by Steve Marshall

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Church Office Closed

by Steve Marshall

Following Gov. Ducey’s state-wide order for all residents to stay home and all non-essential businesses to close, Bishop Hoshibata has ordered all United Methodist churches in our Conference to close effective immediately. Therefore, the church office is now closed and all activities suspended until further notice. Bev Amperse, our office manager, will check phone messages […]

Our Pastors Are Making Phone Calls

by Steve Marshall

Pastors Gary, Ruth and Steve, along with Laurie Lineberry, our newest staff member, are making phone calls to every church member. The purpose of these brief calls are to check on each member’s welfare, see if there is anything the church can help with and generally let each member know that they are not alone […]

Saturday’s P.O.W.W.O.W. Canceled

by Steve Marshall

The P.O.W.W.O.W. scheduled for this Saturday, April 4, 2020, has been canceled due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. We urge our friends and church members to heed the Stay at Home directive from Gov. Ducey and the Bishop.

Rev. Sande Kimbel Has Died

by Steve Marshall

It is in grief and sadness that we share with you the passing of our beloved Pastor Sande Kimbel. Pastor Sande had been fighting a brave battle against cancer but succumbed to the disease early in the morning of Saturday, March 21, 2020. Sande was one of those rare pastors who combined enthusiasm for ministry […]

Church Leadership Report

by Steve Marshall

Your pastors and staff met on Monday, March 16, 2020 to address issues relating to our response to the coronavirus. It was agreed that worship services and church events, meetings, classes and other gatherings would continue to be suspended but re-evaluated weekly. The church office remains open but will probably reduce hours at some point. […]

Worship Services Suspended

by Steve Marshall

Due to health concerns arising from the spread of the Coronavirus, Willowbrook has suspended our Saturday evening Sabbath Service as well as our two Sunday morning worship services effective immediately. Our senior congregation is highly vulnerable and it is our intention to keep our church family safe and in good health. We will continue to […]

Rev. Sande Kimbel to Retire

by Steve Marshall

It is with sadness that we share the news that, due to a cancer diagnosis, Rev. Sande Kimbel has decided to retire effective June 30, 2020. We ask for continued prayers for Sande and her family as she undergoes treatment with the hope of a full recovery.

Addressing Coronavirus Concerns

by Steve Marshall

In order to address concerns regarding the Coronavirus, at the suggestion of Bishop Hoshibata, the pastors, ushers and greeters will no longer shake hands or offer hugs at the church services or other church gatherings and suggest that church members do the same. Remember that hand sanitizers are positioned at the entrances to the church […]