The initiation and growth of the ministry, Walking the Prayer Labyrinths, developed in a very organic way over the past several years. It is an example of cooperative partnerships and connections which cause a rippling effect which expands a ministry beyond any...
North District Notes
This is where you’ll find the archives of the North District Superintendent’s notes for the Conference-wide newsletter.
Even though we have just passed through the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, these can feel like dark times. Inflation in the cost of living from eggs to the fuel pump; mid-term political rivals painting one another as evil; the distress of the action of the SCOTUS on the retraction of Roe vs Wade; the roller-coaster of the Stock Market -- each continues to cause us to spin and rock back on our heels.
Potosi Pines Camp continues on the move as the Great Connection reaching out to bring the mountain-top experience into the valley.
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month in our country. As I was reading some poems of Asian American authors, I came across one that caught my attention by Lee Herrick, an author who was born in Daejeon, Korea and was adopted in the United States at ten months old. Since during this month we also celebrate Mother’s Day, I thought this poem was appropriate for the occasion.
The Zion UMC Urban Farm and Community Garden Park continues to be a model of community partnering. Recent funding and work has again expanded the farm and garden. It has become a showcase in North Las Vegas and even Clark County and beyond.
Discover ways to put our United Methodist connection to work. Our Great Connection Guide offers four modules for individuals, ministry teams, or small groups to explore the assets of what we name as connectionalism.
I was frustrated, disappointed, and sad that our North District Leadership Conference was not to be in-person, but rather online -- on zoom. I was ready to enjoy conversation in the same room with leaders across the district. I was looking forward to those one-to-one conversations that don't happen quite so well on the phone, email, or even web video. I wasn't thinking so clearly. I needed to get out for my evening walk to move, reflect on the day, and plan for the next.
Since John Wesley began a movement which came to be known as the Methodist Church, connecting has been a value, a practice, and a part of the fabric of the organization. Through the years, The United Methodist Church has created a structure to keep the connection strong.
by Rev. Dan Morley, North District Missional Strategist and Superintendent The season of Advent is a mix of traditions and new possibilities. In an unexpected way, it is the tradition which guides and propels us into a new future. The 2020-2021 Pandemic has brought...
We are deep into Church Conference season. As I travel the circuit and gather with leaders for our annual church meetings, I am able to take close up "snap-shots" of each charge and then see the blessing of a panoramic view from the collection of snaps.