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Large Church Initiative 2017

The Large Church Initiative (LCI) is a conference that will equip you as a pastor or church staff member to be more effective in your ministry for...
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Speaking from the Heart

Dear friends,

I need to apologize.

When speaking with you via phone, I find myself interrupting your comments. It’s not intentional; I just can’t see you to know when you have completed your thought or comment.

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Reaching New People – Making Room for God to Act

For decades when people moved around the country they were told, “To make friends, find a church.” That worked well for a long time. I would guess that even in the last ten years that when some people moved one of the first things they did was to look online to find a church that sounded interesting to them.

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Church partnership with I.C.E.

Find the updated Needs List, register online as a volunteer, commit to pray for the project, and/or to give money or items. Then use www.dscumc.org/theinnproject/ to share this news through Social Media or on church websites.

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The Inn Project Update

I love that part of the story, and the “no place for them in the inn” is always a haunting image. Because of that image, we want everyone to have a place to go, a family to be with, at Christmas time.

It is rare in life when we get to change such a powerful image, but this year that is exactly what happened. Our conference has been asked to assist in housing single parents and children who were picked up by authorities, processed, and are now heading to their family in the US. They are travelers seeking a place to call home and seeking to reunite with loved ones. They come with young children, most often toddlers.

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Reaching New People

Reaching New People

How might we (the church) need to become NEW in order to reach NEW people? And we expect to keep on doing the looking the same as we did 25, 30, 50 years ago and expect to reach new people?

Dayspring UMC Syrian Sweets

Dayspring UMC Syrian Sweets

Late on a mid-June evening, the Dayspring United Methodist Church Refugee Focus team waited excitedly at the airport to welcome the Al Naeem family to Arizona. After their long journey that began in Syria years before, Ali and Maisoun, along with their children Ihsan (4), Naseem (13), Mohammad (16) and Waseem (18) walked off the plane looking exhausted and nervous, but happy to be done traveling.

From the desk of Dottie…March 2017

I’ve been thinking aout the Church…your church. Why are we here, and what is our reason for existence? We all know that we are called to ministry in the local church, but do you know why you are called?

Reaching New People – Let them catch you praying

Reaching New People – Let them catch you praying

Almost every church is serving a community experiencing some kind of transition. Sometimes it is a changing economic base. Other times, the community is changing ethnically. Or perhaps people just seem to be moving away never to return. But as long as people live nearby, prayer and presence open us up to the possibilities only God can make happen.

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Website
520-847-2392
Mailing address: P.O. Box 56, Bowie, AZ 85605-0056

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Website
602-753-7184
Mailing address: P.O. Box 13462, Phoenix, AZ 85002-3462

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Website
775-726-3665
Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Caliente, NV 89008-0544

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928-359-9251
Mailing address: P.O. Box 135, Duncan, AZ 85534-0135

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520-377-0338
Mailing address: P.O. Box 307, Nogales, AZ 85628-0307

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Mailing address: P.O. Box 910, Bisbee, AZ 85603-0910

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760-572-0322
Mailing address: P.O. Box 844, Yuma, AZ 85366-8844

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Website
928-639-3871
Mailing address: P.O. Box 186., Jerome, AZ 86331-0186

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928-524-3753
Mailing address: P.O. Box 276, Holbrook, AZ 86025-0276

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520-456-1301
Mailing address: P.O. Box 4828, Huachuca City, AZ 85616-0828

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Website
480-620-4864
Mailing address: P.O. Box 684, Maricopa, AZ 85139

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Website
702-346-4663
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2940, Mesquite, NV 89024-2940

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Website
928-645-2881
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1345, Page, AZ 86040-1345

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Website
520-394-2274
Mailing address: P.O. Box 315, Patagonia, AZ 85624-0315

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Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida

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520-507-1253
Mailing address: P.O. Box 304, San Simon, AZ 85632

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Shepherd of the Pines UMC

Website
928-535-5208
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1402, Overgaard, AZ 85933-1402

Shepherd of the Valley UMC

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Song of Life UMC

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St. John's UMC of Tucson

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Tongan UMC

480-655-8323
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1309, Mesa, AZ 85211-6160

Trinity Heights UMC

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Website
520-836-8630
Mailing address: P.O. Box 12007, Casa Grande, AZ 85130-0549

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UMC of the Good Shepherd

Website
520-363-7283
Mailing address: P O Box 729, Kearny, AZ 85237-0729

University UMC

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White Mountain UMC

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Website
520-384-3482
Mailing address: PO BOX 307, Willcox, AZ 85644-0307

Willowbrook UMC

Youngtown UMC

623-933-1267
Mailing address: PO BOX 8, Youngtown, AZ 85363-0008

Zion UMC

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