Continuing Mission Ministry 

DSC COVID-19 Response

 

The offical guidance from Bishop Hoshibata is for all groups and ministries in local churches to suspend all in person work at this time.  This includes recommendations that church office staff be allowed to work remotely.  There are many alternatives to meeting in person, please check out our resources below to learn more.

Online Churches

Many of our churches have online communities, connect to one today!

Conference Urban Ministries

Outreach ministries across Arizona and Southern Nevada have been impacted learn how you can help.

Campus Ministries

Campus Ministries are serving students and communities in unique ways, learn how you can help.

Updates

The recommendations for churches and communities changes rapidly.  Find the most recent information about COVID-19 in the DSC here.

DSC Churches Online

Many churches offer various online resources such as worship, bible study, and family ministry.  Explore our online connection below.  The conference recommends that if your church is not already doing online or livestream worship that you partner with a church below.

DSC Churches Alternatives to Online

In addition to our online churches, various communities are offering resources such as worship, bible study, and family ministry in other ways.  Explore our “alternative to online”  connection below.

North District Churches

 

East District Churches

South District Churches

  • Christ Church UM – 520-327-1116
  • Menlo Park UMC – 928-315-8832
  • Patagonia Community UMC – Radio Boradcast 30 Min Worship Service – 520-394-2274
  • Santa Cruz Valley UMC – Zoom Worship
  • UMC of Green Valley – Radio Worship
  • UMC of the Good Shepherd – Drive-up/Parking Lot Worship – 702-239-4219

West District Churches

About COVID-19

Nevada Department of Health

Arizona Department of Health

Outreach and Justice Ministries

Guns in the Time of Coronavirus

By  Gerry Hills, Gun Violence Awareness Task Force chairperson We are living in uncertain and unsettling times. People are scared and looking for ways to keep themselves and their families safe. Washing our hands, social distancing and wearing masks and gloves are...

Conference Connectional Ministries

Conference Urban Ministries

A Request for God’s Children

By Billie K. Fidlin March 16

In these times we are facing, we hear of more and more families who are unable to meet the basic needs for their own family. We know that the people of the streets continue to struggle, and be ever so vulnerable.
At some point the grocery stores will again stock shelves with needed product. But in the meantime, we are hearing of babies who need formula and diapers, urban ministries needing supplies of same and more. While many of us may be worried about our own needs, none the less, we might feel better if we can help someone else along the way. What can we share, how can we help someone who is particularly vulnerable at this time?
Each of our churches can use their local networks to publish to their surrounding community how they might be able to help. Everything from meals delivered to the elderly, cards of greeting to say hello to someone who is homebound, or those precious rolls of toilet paper if you can spare one or two!
Calls to our urban ministries asking what they need would be wonderful.
  • For the Phoenix area:
    • UMOM can be reached at: 602.275.7852;
    • Justa Center can be reached at 602.254.6524;
    • Wesley Community Center & Health Clinic at 602.257.4323;
    • Golden Gate Community Center & Health Clinic at 602.233.0017.
  • In Tucson, please contact TMM Family Services at 520.322.9557
  • In the North District please contact your District Superintendent office at: 702.757.3507.

A friendly “How can I help?” I’m sure would be most welcomed by all of these ministries. Please note that how volunteers are being used may have new guidelines, so if you want to be on site be sure to check with each ministry.

Remember that your well-being is extremely important as well. But helping others might just help you! Thank you for your giving, servant heart friends, and know that your prayers will be most appreciated of all.

Guidance for Shelters

Guidance for Food Banks

Guidance for Communities

Phoenix Area Food Resources

Offered by Google Maps

Campus Ministries

Remembering Our Students

By Billie K. Fidlin March 19

Caring For Campus Ministries During COVID-19

The news is filled with new updates regarding actions related to COVID 19. Three feet, then six feet. Groups of 50 restrictions now down to 10. Messages from federal, state and municipal sources, and of course even our own bishop. Among those reports have been guidelines regarding university best practices during this time. I wanted to hear from our campus ministers how things were going with them, and their students…

NAU

Contact Campus Minister

Valley Wesley

ASU Campus Ministry Center

Frontera Wesley

U of A Campus Ministry

 

Oasis Campus Ministry

UNLV Campus Ministry

Bishop’s Updates

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