Desert Southwest Annual Conference

Special Session | September 14, 2019

Tentative Schedule 9 AM-5 PM | Check-in starts at 7:30 AM

Gold Canyon UMC, 6640 S Kings Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

(The closest airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway)

Special Session Live Stream

Special Session Documents

Sept. Proceedings

2019 Legislation

Sept. Legislation Packet


Words of Grace for Today and Beyond

Since the conclusion of General Conference 2019, the date of January 1, 2020 has loomed as a feared time of escalation of restrictive prohibitions against LGBTQIA+ siblings and pastors who officiate at same gender weddings. Now that January 1 is upon us, I would like to share some of my thoughts related to these new restrictions.

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Reverse Advent:  It’s Never Too Late!

Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, Grace and peace to you in the name and spirit of the Child of the Bethlehem Manger! These days, so much of the news about The United Methodist Church has centered on the turmoil and the anxiety many of us...

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Living in the Gap

At the Special Session of the Desert Southwest Conference, one of the resolutions passed was the “Theological Statement of the Desert Southwest Conference Way Forward.”

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Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Doors Wide Open

“We in the Desert Southwest Conference stand for these values. These are the things we hold dear to us. This is what we hope for even as we keep hoping, praying, and working toward unity in our future.” – Bishop Bob Hoshibata

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Words, whether they come from God or from human mouths, have power and influence. We can use our words to do good or to do harm.

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DSC Book of Resolutions

Resolutions & Petitions of Desert Southwest Annual Conference 1985 – September 2019

2019 Journal

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2019 AC Wrap Up Report

2019 Livestream Archives

2019 AC Mission Projects

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