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Where Love Lives: We are The United Methodist Church

Where Love Lives: We are The United Methodist Church

By Rev. Matt Ashley, District Superintendent of the South District We are the United Methodist Church, and we are what our name says. We are United. Formed in 1968 by the union of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church, we are an expression of...
Summer Camp is Back!

Summer Camp is Back!

Young people experience God in real and meaningful ways at camp. After all, throughout the Bible people frequently encounter the sacred on mountaintops.

A Time to Wait and A Time to Act

A Time to Wait and A Time to Act

Last week my wife Felida and I were blessed to receive the first dose of a Covid vaccine. After more than a year of waiting, a slight prick of a needle launched our immune systems’ defenses against a horrible disease. We have one more dose to receive but by early May we’ll enjoy the full measure of the vaccine’s protection. That doesn’t mean we’ll go all the way back to life as usual. Felida and I will continue to wear masks and keep a safe distance from others in public until the science says that vaccinated persons no longer need to do so. We believe that loving our neighbors means giving up some freedoms to make sure we’re not being asymptomatic carriers who pass the virus on to someone else.

A Season of Waiting

A Season of Waiting

We are in a season of waiting. Maybe God is teaching us patience as we learn to be thankful for what is rather than lamenting what is not. There is goodness to be experienced, and there is good to do. Our churches are gathering in new and different ways, and servant leaders across our district and the Desert Southwest Conference continue to share the light and love of Jesus Christ with the world.

Planting Seeds of Faith

Planting Seeds of Faith

Look at the Facebook page of Frontera Wesley, our campus ministry in the South District, and you’ll see pictures of college students planting a community garden together between the Campus Christian Center and First United Methodist Church of Tucson, just off Park Avenue. With shovels and laughter and joy, some young people planted seeds of faith that will one day soon be a living testimony of God’s abundance and goodness to the University of Arizona community walking past. 

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