Creating Online Communities of Faith

By Wendy Swanson, Chair of the DSC Vital Faith Committee There is very little that can be said that is positive about how COVID 19 has affected our communities, but the development of new ministries by our churches is one. Many churches have worked hard and fast to...

E-Lumination subscribe option coming soon!

Churches, clergy, and lay members to Annual Conference are receiving a special news edition from Bishop Bob that includes responses to questions he’s hearing, news on his mind, messages from him or the Conference Lay Leader, and more. These timely and to the...

Resources for discussing racism with children

By UM News NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bringing children into calm, educated discussions can help a younger generation confront the reality of racism and be part of ending racial injustice. UMC.org suggests books and other resources to help address this difficult topic with...

Adapting to changing communication needs

From UM Communications Lately, the church has undergone dramatic forced change. Watch a Zoom chat as leaders talk through early blindspots, skepticism and battles with unknown cables during this time of “screens not people.” We talk with: Kristen from a...

2020 Desert Southwest Annual Conference Report

The 36th Desert Southwest Annual Conference session was held on-line on June 12-13, 2020, thanks to the accessibility of Zoom webinars, courageous efforts to learn something new from our laity and clergy, and the excellent support from GNTV staff combined with the...

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