We do ministry as team, as cohorts, as co-servants. Our annual church/charge conferences are a testament to this way and method of ministry. In our local church conferences, we meet as a covenantal team aligned toward a vision, ministry, and call.
North District Lay Leader(s) Blog
Perhaps at first they talked of little things that spring evening. The upper room was dim with lamplight as Jesus sat with the twelve and remembered. Then quietly he said, "There is one here whose kiss will bring me betrayal by and by." They did not look at Judas, but each man murmured, "Master, is it I?"
Being a part of a connectional church allows us to be delighted when we encounter other members in our public lives. Thanks to Maggie Orr from Caliente UMC for sharing this special experience of engaging Zion UMC (North Las Vegas, NV) in her professional life.
"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as...
As I write this, my city of Las Vegas is observing a day of painful memories of the Oct 1, 2017 mass shooting that took place here. At that time, we came together with candles to shine light into the darkness we felt, and to shine hope into the lives of those in our community, and out into the world. Today we find different darknesses trying to invade our lives. Politics, natural disasters, violence, injustices, and the continuing pandemic threaten our sense of hope and security. And in much more restrained gatherings we share candlelight vigils for peace, justice, mercy, and memorials.
Churches in the North District have been busy 'being the Church' outside the walls for several months. Feeding the hungry, checking on others, shopping for those who can't, and cleaning out our spaces to donate
to charities who support our communities.
This year has been an exciting year for Mesquite United Methodist Church. The church celebrated its 25th Anniversary and also launched small group ministries in a BIG way! Well over 100 people engaged with Connecting Circles and new groups continue to form.