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Western Jurisdictional Conference-Postponed

On May 26, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church announced new dates for the 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States that were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jurisdictional Conferences in the U.S. will now be held Nov....

Opportunity to Assist Asylum-seeking Refugees

Phoenix area churches have an opportunity to join in a ministry to asylum seeking refugees from Central America who are being released from detention into the community.

Register Early – Lay Servant Ministries Training

Make a commiMake a commitment to yourself and your ministry. Plan to attend the next Lay Servant Ministries. Please register early to prevent cancellation of courses and allow our leaders time to prepare for the event. The last event of the year is November 16-17 at Trinity UMC, Phoenix.

Lay Servant Ministries Training

Make a commitment to yourself and your ministry. Plan to attend an upcoming Lay Servant Ministries Training.  The purpose of Lay Servant Ministries is to enlist, train, guide and support lay servants as they equip and prepare others “for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”  (Ephesians 4:12)

Chrysalis Weekend for Youth

Chrysalis is a 3 day spiritual renewal retreat that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about faith; to experience Christian love and support; and a chance to make new commitments in their faith journey. The content of the 3 days focuses on God’s grace, how one experiences Christ as friend in the body of Christ and how one is called into discipleship giving love to a needful world.  

Lay Servant Ministries Classes

The purpose of Lay Servant Ministries is to enlist, train, guide and support lay servants as they equip and prepare others “for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”  (Ephesians 4:12) Lay Servant Ministries is deeply embedded in the history of United Methodism as John Wesley

Nurture Outreach Witness Model Webinar

Small vital congregations are growing through missional outreach and nurturing people. How does the N.O.W. ministry model work in your congregation? This webinar shares “vitality on the journey” from the lens of helping congregational leaders walk through the steps of making changes to increase missional-focused outreach.

Creative Worship at Vista de la Montana UMC, Tucson

Creative Worship at Vista de la Montana UMC, Tucson

Vista de la Montana UMC is involved in two amazing projects at the present time.  First is we are developing a “Live Streaming” worship ministry.  Our services are live streamed for anyone to see at 10 am on Sunday mornings.

Summer Camp Volunteers Needed

Summer Camp Volunteers Needed

Camp and Retreat Ministries of the Desert Southwest Conference offers a number of fun and meaningful summer camps for children and youth at our two locations – Mingus Mountain Methodist Camp & Retreat Center in Prescott and Potosi Pines Methodist Camp in Las Vegas.

A Different Type of Lent – #3

A Different Type of Lent – #3

Lent is an invitation to unburden ourselves from the times we have not lived up to our highest Christian ideals, and then to be free to fully live as Christ would have us live. The Vision of our Annual Conference challenges us to embody Christ in our churches in ways that are courageous. In ways that are loving like Jesus, acting for justice, and united in hope. This past Sunday I had the opportunity to witness how a group of people came together to experience the shared vision in a way that was holy and exciting all at the same time. Below is a little bit of that story.

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