New Director of Bells & Voice

A Big Welcome to our New Bellmaster and Choral Director


We are excited to welcome to Velda Rose United Methodist Church

our new Bellmaster and Choral Director, Douglas J. Benton.

Doug comes to us with a rich and diversified experience. He studied Organ
Performance at both Arizona State University and Northern Arizona
University, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1992 with a Bachelor of
Arts in Organ Performance.

Doug has spent over fifty years as a professional church musician in
the Phoenix area. He has served on State, Area and National Boards of
the Handbell Musicians of America (formerly American Guild of English
Handbell Ringers), including Chair of the Education Department, and is a
frequent contributor for Overtones, including the first major research on
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and Handbell Ringing. He has also directed
massed choirs at National, Area, State and Local Festivals, and has been
a clinician at international, national, area, and state events.

Doug has served on the board of the Central Arizona Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists, and is currently the Chair of Repertoire and
Resources for Music in Worship for the Arizona Chapter of the American
Choral Directors Association.

He is an ASCP award winning composer/arranger of music for brass,
choir, handbells, orchestra, and organ. Most recently, until his retirement,
Doug was the full time Director of Music Ministries for Gold Canyon
United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona. There he
administered a large choral program and directed an orchestra and
handbells. He also managed a ten-event Performing Arts Series annually
for the church, and hosted the Canyon Sounds Series for the Gold
Canyon Arts Council.

Doug brings to his ministry at Velda Rose unique gifts and graces. We
eagerly embrace him as he joins the Velda Rose family!

Christmas Pops Concert At Mesa Arts Center

All 50 tickets are sold! If you are transporting yourselves, you may pick up your tickets in the church office. If you are riding the busses, you may get them when you board. Busses will be leaving promptly at 2 pm

 

Sunday December 15th at 3 pm, The Salt River Brass Ensemble will preform their Annual Christmas Pops Concert. Velda Rose has acquired 50 tickets in the 1st 3 rows of the Mezzanine. This includes 3 Wheelchair seats, and all other seats involve no more than 2 steps. We will operate the church buses that can transport the first 28 people who sign up. The remaining will either drive themselves, or the Valley Metro Light Rail stops right at the Front Door!

Tickets are just $20 and you can sign up at the Sunday Welcome Kiosk, stopping in to or calling the Church Office.

School Supply Update

We have put our school supply shopping list on our Amazon Smile page!                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Click to button to go directly to our supply shopping list and Amazon will ship the donation directly to the church!

School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive

4 Mesa public elementary schools east of our Church has About 2,400 students and 75 – 80% of them qualify for free lunch! They need proper tools to succeed!

 WE NEED:
  • Spiral notebooks – wide ruled

  • Boxes of 24 crayons

  • Colored pencils

  • #2 pencils

  • Glue sticks

  • Pocket folders

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Copy paper

  • Dry erase markers

  • Tissues

Shopping Carts will bee on campus during Sunday Services, or drop at the church office. You can also make a cash donation via the Sunday Offering (please note School Supplies on the envelope or memo), or electronically by clicking the button below. Be sure to select the School Supply Fund!

Family Movie Night

 

             PG | 2h | Drama

      

Serving Hot Dogs before the movie!

Grace (Melissa Joan Hart), a Christian teacher, is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her a career she loves and expel God from the classroom.

LAST CALL FOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!

Join us in the Sanctuary for a family movie on our new video system TOMORROW, Friday June 21st at 5:30 pm. We will watch “WONDER” starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name and written by R. J. Palacio, WONDER is an inspiring story of a loving family whose son, born with facial differences, enters a mainstream school for the first time. Run Time: 117 minutes Rating: PG

We’ll be celebrating the “Strawberry Solstice” with Strawberry Shortcake for all. Email receptiondesk@veldarose.org or call the office 480-832-2111 to let us know how many you plan to bring.

New Bible Study

NEW BIBLE STUDY

 

A morning summer study starting Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 AM in Martin Hall

A Covenant in Christ Jesus
Ruth | 1 Samuel | Matthew | Luke | Ephesians

This summer, our lessons focus on how Jesus fulfilled the Law in the sense that it was given full meaning. Jesus emphasized the deep, underlying messages of the gospel; and this same message is continued through the apostle Paul and the writer of Hebrews. Relationships of faith empower us to live the covenant and spread the gospel message. The writer of the student book lessons is Kevin Baker; the teacher book writer is Timothy Bryan.

A Fulfilled Covenant
The first unit, in four lessons, reveals a new sign of the covenant for Jewish and Gentile believers, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, Hebrews, and Colossians. During the celebration of the Passover, Jesus explained to the disciples that he would initiate a new covenant through his death. Paul explains that the sign of the covenant is now a relationship of the heart between God and God’s people, not circumcision.

A Heartfelt Covenant
The four lessons in this unit give new meaning and purpose to the Law. According to Matthew, Jesus began teaching the Law in a way that gave life to the hearer and the doer. Unlike other teachers of the Law, Jesus preached the transforming righteousness of the Kingdom. Jesus challenged the mere external observance of God’s law without internal transformation.

Covenant: A Personal Perspective
The four lessons in this unit focus on personal relationships between people in 1 Samuel, Ruth, and Ephesians. Ultimately, those relationships pave the way for the Messiah. After Christ established the New Testament church, relationships between people have been based on relationship with Christ Jesus. These relationships continue the work of Christ Jesus by spreading the gospel message.

Books are $10 and are available during study sessions, or at the church office.

Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Join us in the Sanctuary for a family movie on our new video system on Friday June 21st at 5:30 pm. We will watch “WONDER” starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts.  Based on the best-selling book of the same name and written by R. J. Palacio, WONDER is an inspiring story of a loving family whose son, born with facial differences, enters a mainstream school for the first time.
Run Time: 117 minutes
Rating: PG

We’ll be celebrating the “Strawberry Solstice” with Strawberry Shortcake for all. 

New Website Live

Our new look website is here! Take a look around and tell us what you like or if you find any problems by emailing webmaster@veldarose.org . We will be testing the contact links over the next couple of days.

We are now Hosted by United Methodist Communications. We have been awarded a Grant from them to provide our 1st year of hosting for free, free training for our staff, upgrade to WordPress, the premier website editor, and free SSL Security to enable secure payments and communication. After the initial free year our cost will less than our previous host without the Security package and software.