Ubumwe Ministry

The Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church family is represented by many nationalities coming from many parts of the world. The Ubumwe Ministry is a small group of immigrants who came to Phoenix from Burundi, D.R. Congo, and from
Rwanda.

Pastor Joel Mpabwanimana’s passion for this ministry began in 2008, when he visited two refugee patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, where he is a chaplain. They felt emotionally, spiritually, and physically comforted and supported by his listening presence, and a fire ignited within him to begin the Ubumwe Ministry, for African refugees.

The purpose of this ministry is presence, which develops strong, trusting relationships with one another. Our goals are to build community within the congregation and within our neighborhoods; to increase our faith in God’s leading, both individually and corporately; and to prepare us for the soon coming of Jesus.

The Ubumwe Ministry is a unique group that helps refugees as they pursue education, learning, employment, healing, hope, and the heart of Jesus. Come join us as we study God’s word together with a humble heart and an open spirit.

We hold our prayer meetings every Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. For meeting locations or for more information about this ministry, please contact Pastor Joel Mpabwanimana, 602-908-9641.

Worship, Study, Pray

Saturday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m.   LIFEcenter (Contemporary)
10:00 a.m. Bible Study Classes (All Ages)
11:10 a.m. Traditional  Service

Wednesday Prayer Meeting
7:00 p.m.  The Laver

Latest Sermons

CALENDAR

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Pathfinders / Bible Experience / Union (Fresno, CA)  
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rm 1 6:30 AM  
Rental Group-1 / Sanctuary 8:00 AM  
Monday, March 25, 2019
Church Office Closed  
Volleyball Renters / Gym 6:00 PM  
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Produce Delivery / Kitchen 10:00 AM  
Bread Delivery / FH 6:30 PM  
"95 Theses on Righteousness by Faith" Book Study / Room 3 7:00 PM  
Foundations Class (What Adventists Believe) / Rm 1 7:00 PM  
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rm 1 7:00 AM  
Staff Meeting / Pastor Myles' Office 8:00 AM  
BULLETIN DEADLINE 9:00 AM  
Member Food Bag Distribution / Kitchen 3:15 PM  
Community Food Bag Distribution / Kitchen 4:45 PM  
Prayer Meeting / Chapel 7:00 PM  
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rms 1 & B 4:00 PM  
Friday, March 29, 2019
GAA Friday Worship / Sanctuary 8:15 AM  
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Chapel 6:00 PM  
Adult Bible Study / Wagner Home 7:00 PM  
Choir Practice / Sanctuary 7:00 PM  
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Town Hall Meeting / Camelback SDA  
Prayer Room Open 8:00 AM  
LIFEcenter Contemporary Worship / Communion 8:30 AM  
Kid's Choir / Chapel (Due to Communion) 9:00 AM  
Sabbath School Classes (Early Dismissal 10:30) 10:00 AM  
Children's 13th Sabbath School Program 10:30 AM  
Sanctuary (Traditional) Worship / Communion 11:10 AM  
Choral Training / Choir Room 2:00 PM  
Pathfinders Meeting / Chapel, Rms 1,2,3,5,6 2:30 PM  
Easter Concert Choir Practice / Sanctuary 3:00 PM  
Ubumwe Youth Bible Study /Side Rooms A & B 3:00 PM  
Town Hall Meeting / Camelback SDA 4:00 PM  
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rm 1 6:30 AM  
Rental Group-1 / Sanctuary 8:00 AM  
Pathfinders Honors Class / Gym, FH (TBA) 9:00 AM