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What If?

What If?

Do you live your life asking ‘what if’ about what might be or might have been? Where is your faith? As it states in 2 Timothy 1:7, For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.

Church Re-Opening Process

Every church is required to present a plan to the District Superintendent and receive approval for any in-person activity. Guidelines can be found on the Conference website, https://dscumc.org/church-opening-guidelines/. New to this webpage is a link to the Re-Open...
One in Christ

One in Christ

When the disciple Philip invited Nathanael to meet Jesus, his response was “Can anything from Nazareth be good?” (John 1: 46) When God sent Peter to meet Cornelius, the Italian soldier, God had to visit Peter with a vision and tell him three times to open his mind and heart to someone he considered an abomination, a non-Jewish person. (Acts 10:1-48) Prejudging people is not new.

Loving Our Neighbors – Racial Justice

Loving Our Neighbors – Racial Justice

ike many Americans, I have been shocked and deeply disturbed by the videos showing the mistreatment and ultimately the killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans. While I knew that racism still exists in our society, the depth and breadth of it was a surprise. Like a fish in water, I assumed that everyone is treated the way I am. The cell phone videos and stories from one black person after another show that assumption is just not true. It became clear to me that part of Jesus’ call to love my neighbor included doing some hard self-reflection, learning, and action related to racial equality and justice.

New Local Pastors

Congratulations to the newest Local Pastors in the West District. Joel Arvizu and Ian Oliver completed licensing school over the summer and became Licensed Local Pastors of the Desert Southwest Conference on September 1, 2020. Joel has been appointed to Nuevo Pacto...

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