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Update from IRC: Afghan Refugees

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As our churches continue to pray and explore ways to support the Afghan refugees who are being relocated to our Conference area, we do have new information to share. The International Rescue Commission (IRC) who...

disAbilities Awareness Sunday on October 17

By Howard G. Guetherman, disAbilities Representative to DSC Health & Caring Ministries In the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church, DisAbility Awareness Sunday is celebrated on the third Sunday of October. This year that is October 17. The...

Afghan Refugee Update

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice and Rev. David Felten, The Fountains UMC On September 24th Rev. David Felten, Rev. Rachel Gilmore and I took part in the Welcome Tent Interfaith Collaboration meeting supporting Afghan refugees. This effort is...

Mask Mandate in Schools

By Meredith Joubert, member, DSC Conference Board of Church & Society On July 27, 2021, Governor Ducey signed legislation that bans mask mandates for Arizona schools. This ban has fueled a debate between the value of individual freedoms over the collective good....
Four Corners Native American Ministries needs your help

Four Corners Native American Ministries needs your help

By Rev. Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete, Executive Director of Four Corners Native American Ministry Four Corners Native American Ministry in Shiprock, New Mexico, held their kid Fest last week to give gifts and backpacks with school supplies. We gave out close to 100...

A New Water Paradigm

By JP Smith, Dove of the Desert UMC, EarthKeeper “In a First, U.S. Declares Shortage on Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts Arizona farmers will take the initial brunt, but wider reductions loom as climate change continues to affect flows into the river.”(1) OK… we are...

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