We're glad you're emerging from your 3 year hermitage!
Great that you're interested in checking out the church I attend - internet makes for a small world.
Hmmm - ways to get involved? Given your background, I should think you have a knack for finding ways to be active in your community. If I didn't already mention N Touch News, http://www.ntouchaz.com/index.shtml
check them out - they, like Echo Magazine, are great at keeping one up to date on what's going on around the LGBT community in AZ.
Do you know about the 1 voice community center? They have classes, meetings, etc. I've never actually been to any of their events, but the classes often look very interesting, and many of them are free!
Our 7 Straight Nights project in Phoenix just wrapped up last week so I'm trying to take a little rest time for myself and my own life, now that's all over.
Glad you checked back in. Maybe we'll see each other at church some Sunday.