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Judicial Council Meeting

Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, Grace and peace to you in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior! I am...
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The World Didn’t Change on Easter

I woke up Easter morning wanting the world to be different. In my faith and heart, I understood that Christ had risen, risen indeed! There was a part of me that wanted our world to be changed by such a radical message. With all the hate and judgmentalism and fear that is growing, I wanted Easter to bring about the end to all that divides us and create a place of radical love. But it didn’t. Our world was the same as it was the day before.

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Our Faith Journey in this Easter Season

A “white-out” storm is one that greatly reduces visibility and can arise quickly. Judy and I found ourselves in such a storm traveling between Johnstown and Altoona back in Pennsylvania, and the only guide we had to follow were the rear brake lights of the vehicle in front of us. Since there was nowhere to pull off, we were very thankful that these lights kept us on the road and helped us to arrive safely home.

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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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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 to share this news through Social Media or on church websites.

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Reaching new people:  Are you waiting for people to come to your church?

Reaching new people: Are you waiting for people to come to your church?

It is hardly a lightning-bolt revelation to say that the culture has changed and is changing ever more rapidly. Today, we have a couple of generations of people whose parents and grandparents didn’t go to church and didn’t pass on any religious heritage. How likely do you think it is that these folk are going to just show up at our front door?

Welcome New Certified Lay Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Emri of Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa has become the East District’s newest Certified Lay Speaker.

Catalina UMC Caring for Creation Bible Study

Catalina UMC Caring for Creation Bible Study

Catalina is offering a Caring for Creation Bible Study that starts this Wednesday night, April 26th, and will run for 5 consecutive weeks.
A meal will be served at 5:30pm and the Bible Study will begin at 6:00pm in Room E-23. All are welcome.

Become an At-Large Lay Member to Annual Conference

Annual Conference is a gathering of clergy and laity from all the churches in the Desert Southwest Conference.

The Districts of the Desert Southwest Conference are looking for people to be District At Large Members to Annual Conference Thursday, June 15 – Sunday, June 18. This year’s event will be at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305. Deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, April 19.

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A Grain of Mustard Seed UMF

Advent UMC

Ajo Federated Church

Aldersgate UMC

Arizona Korean UMF

Boulder City UMF

Bowie UMC

Mailing address: P.O. Box 56, Bowie, AZ 85605-0056

Calvary UMC

Camp Verde UMC

Catalina UMC

Central UMC

Chandler UMC

Chino Valley UMC

Christ Church UM

Christ Community UMC

City Square UMF

Mailing address: P.O. Box 13462, Phoenix, AZ 85002-3462

Community Church of Buckeye

Community UMC of Caliente

Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Caliente, NV 89008-0544

Community UMC of Williams

Cross In The Desert UMC

Cross Roads UMC

Dayspring UMC

Desert Chapel UMC

Desert Foothills UMC

Desert Mission UMC

Desert Skies UMC

Desert Spring UMC

Dove of the Desert UMC

Duncan UMC

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

El Mesias UMC

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

Epworth UMC & Nuevo Pacto UMF

Faith UMC

Federated Community Church

First UMC of Henderson

First Tongan UMF

First UMC of Gilbert

First UMC of Glendale

First UMC of Mesa

First UMC of Tucson

First UMC of Bisbee

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

First UMC of Eloy

First UMC of Phoenix

First UMC of Sun City

First UMC of Safford

First UMC of Winslow

First UMC of Yuma

First UMC of Tempe

Fort Yuma UMC

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

Gila Mountain UMC

Gold Canyon UMC

Grace UMC of Douglas

Grace UMC of Mesa

Green Valley UMC

Haven UMC

Mailing address: P.O. Box 186., Jerome, AZ 86331-0186

Holbrook UMC

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

Huachuca UMC

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

Journey UMC

Journey UMF

Mailing address: P.O. Box 684, Maricopa, AZ 85139

Korean UMC of Las Vegas

Korean UMF of Tucson

Lakeview UMC

Liberty UMC

Maranatha UMF

Menlo Park UMC

Mesquite UMC

Mailing address: P.O. Box 2940, Mesquite, NV 89024-2940

Mission Bell UMC

Mohave Valley UMC

Mountain View UMC

New Song UMC

North Scottsdale UMC

Page Community UMC

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1345, Page, AZ 86040-1345

Pahrump Valley UMC

Paradise Valley UMC

Parker UMC

Patagonia Community UMC

Mailing address: P.O. Box 315, Patagonia, AZ 85624-0315

Payson UMC

Phoenix Native American Fellowship

Prescott UMC

Prescott Valley UMC

Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida

Red Mountain UMC

San Pedro Valley UMC

San Simon UMC

Mailing address: P.O. Box 304, San Simon, AZ 85632

Sanctuary UMC

Santa Clara UMC

Santa Cruz Valley UMC

Scottsdale UMC

Sedona UMC

Shepherd of the Hills UMC

Shepherd of the Pines UMC

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1402, Overgaard, AZ 85933-1402

Shepherd of the Valley UMC

Sierra Vista UMC

Song of Life UMC

Spirit of Hope UMC

Spirit of Joy UMC

Spirit Song UMC

St. Francis in the Foothills UMC

St. James UMC

St. John's UMC of Tucson

St. John's UMC of Kingman

St. Mark's UMC

St. Matthew UMC

St. Michael's UMC

St. Paul's UMC of Globe

St. Paul's UMC of Tucson

Sun Lakes UMC

Sunrise UMC

The Bridge UMC

The Fountains UMC

Tongan UMC

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

Trinity Heights UMC

Trinity UMC of Las Vegas

Trinity UMC of Phoenix

Trinity UMC of Bisbee

Trinity UMC of Yuma

UMC of Casa Grande

Mailing address: P.O. Box 12007, Casa Grande, AZ 85130-0549

UMC of Green Valley

UMC of the Good Shepherd

Mailing address: P O Box 729, Kearny, AZ 85237-0729

University UMC

Velda Rose UMC

Vista de la Montana UMC

Wesley UMC

White Mountain UMC

Willcox UMC

Mailing address: PO BOX 307, Willcox, AZ 85644-0307

Willowbrook UMC

Youngtown UMC

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

Zion UMC

Global Community UMC

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