UMOM Shelter Damaged By Monsoon Storm
On August 3, 2017, the UMOM shelter for homeless families was partially flooded by a monsoon storm. The elevator in the three story building stopped working due to water damage. No one was hurt but the damaged rooms were filled with water, trash, mold and damp possessions. Several trees on the property fell. Staff vehicles were damaged. No families were displaced but the twelve families, who planned to move into housing are left on a waiting list. UMOM New Day Centers has been providing temporary housing for more than 170 homeless families in the Valley since 1964, and if you can help with repair costs, the damage will be fixed sooner. For the first time, UMOM bought flood insurance in June. However the level of damage is so high that tens of thousands of dollars will not be covered by insurance. If you can help, please go to the UMOM website If you want to send a check, the address is UMOM New Day Centers, 3333 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ.



Habitat for Humanity Update
After a couple of delays because of rain, The Mighty United Methodist Coalition has begun building the 1937 E. Don Carlos Avenue house in Tempe. To date, framing and first floor
outside walls are in place, trusses and deck rolled, safety rails have been installed and scaffolding is in place for the first and second floors.
The photo at right shows B. J. Queen and Mike Hicklin at the
construction site representing Shepherd of the Hills UMC. 

Faith in the Face of Fear

Bishop Robert Hoshibata

“Fear is what cripples us. Fear is what causes us to close borders to all because we are afraid of the few. Fear is what causes us to lash out against those who are innocent…”

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