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Communications News

Share this fraud prevent reminder

Last year the Desert Southwest Conference set up an anonymous hotline for reporting criminal activities such as financial fraud or sexual abuse in our churches. Each church received custom magnets with the hotline information. This summer remind your church and staff...

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Using the Acapella App to make a collaborative song recording

By David Topping At Song of Life UMC in Queen Creek, the "praise band" (including instruments and singers) is named Leap of Faith. Once the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for the group to practice, perform, or record in the same physical space, we made a "leap...

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Need some help to start a virtual choir?

Check out the newest webinar offerings available to Desert Southwest Conference churches. From communication and file coordination to video and audio software, this month is packed with training videos, webinars, and articles that will help your church create its own...

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Training: YouTube for Churches

Is your church live streaming on YouTube already? Do you need some guidance on best practices or how to increase your online reach? Don't miss the three-week training series "YouTube for Churches" by Glade Kynaston from Lakeview UMC via Zoom. Beginning on Wednesday,...

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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 large metro...

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Introducing The Bishop’s E-Lumination. Bishop Bob Hoshibata in collaboration with Christina Dillabough, Director of Communications for the Desert Southwest Conference, is publishing a bi-weekly news blast to share some quick notes and helpful information for our...

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Worship from home? You can do this!

Using your phone or laptop and a set of headphones with a mic attached, you can record and live stream your sermon. Find out how and watch a demo video of how easy it is.

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Is Zoom safe?

“We take security extremely seriously at Zoom. We are always looking to ensure we are protecting our customers and creating a safe environment for all users. We updated our privacy policy the other day to reassure all customers of this commitment.” Jared Heidt, Zoom Account Executive-VAST

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New Advertising Grant for Large UMCs

Do you want to promote your online worship services on a billboard? How about in a radio commercial or magazine? A new matching grant, up to $1,000, will aid in securing local media to raise awareness of connecting with your church online. Our expert will help your...

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