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

Friday Night Service
6:30 p.m.  Contemporary (Chapel)

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

Latest Sermons

CALENDAR

Friday, January 19, 2018 - Friday, January 26, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
"Risen" Band Practice/Chapel 3:30 PM  
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Room 1 6:00 PM  
Friday Night Sabbath Celebration / Service/Chapel 6:30 PM  
Adult Bible Study/Wagner's Home 7:00 PM  
Glendale Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Sanctuary 7:00 PM  
Saturday, January 20, 2018
LIFEcenter Contemporary Worship 8:30 AM  
Bell Choir/Music Room 9:00 AM  
Kid's Choir / Room 6 9:00 AM  
Sabbath School Classes 10:00 AM  
Pathfinder Bible Experience / Chapel 11:00 AM  
Sanctuary (Traditional) Worship 11:10 AM  
Come for Prayer / Prayer Room 12:50 PM  
Pathfinders Potluck / Room 6 1:00 PM  
Pathfinder Class / Chapel, Rooms 1,2,3,5, & 6 2:00 PM  
Adventurers Club Meeting/Chapel, Rooms 1,2,3,5, & 6 5:30 PM  
Open Gym Night 7:30 PM  
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Room 1 6:30 AM  
Rental Group-1/Sanctuary 8:00 AM  
Pathfinder Honor Day / FH & Gym 9:00 AM  
Ubumwe Choir Practice/Rm 3 2:00 PM  
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Room 1 & B 3:00 PM  
Vegetarian Cooking / Kitchen & FH 4:00 PM  
Monday, January 22, 2018
Church Office Closed  
Volleyball Renters/Gym 6:00 PM  
Depression Recovery / Room 1 6:30 PM  
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Staff Meeting/Myles' Office (Not This Week) 9:30 AM  
Produce Delivery/ Community Service/Kitchen 10:00 AM  
Basketball Renters/Gym 6:00 PM  
Bread Delivery/ Community Service/FH 6:30 PM  
Depression Recovery / Room 1 6:30 PM  
Foundations Class / Room 2 7:00 PM  
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Room 1 7:00 AM  
BULLETIN DEADLINE 9:00 AM  
Food Bag Distribution for Glendale Members/Kitchen 3:15 PM  
Food Bag Distribution for the Public/Kitchen 4:45 PM  
Diabetes Undone / Room 1 6:30 PM  
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Room 1 & B 4:00 PM  
Basketball Renters/Gym 6:00 PM  
Diabetes Undone / Room 1 6:30 PM  
Friday, January 26, 2018
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Room 1 6:00 PM  
Adult Bible Study/Wagner's Home 7:00 PM  
Glendale Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal/Sanctuary 7:00 PM