Responding to Disaster

Every time a natural disaster strikes, The United Methodist Church is there. Get involved today.

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Bishops gather to discuss future of The United Methodist Church

Originally published at https://www.unitedmethodistbishops.org/newsdetail/bishops-gather-to-discuss-future-of-united-methodist-church-16608385 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the midst of ongoing challenges related to Covid-19 and church disaffiliations, the Council of Bishops...

Conference Board of Pension & Health Benefits Meeting Minutes for 8/18/2022

Desert Southwest Conference Board of Pension & Health Benefits (CBOPHB) Minutes of Meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2022   Attendance In attendance were Lynn Bartlow, Randy Bowman, Brandon Gilmore, Peter Hang, Janet Kendall, Matt Kuss, Dan Morley, Mickey Price, Dina...

A statement by The Pacific Islander Ministry Plan Advisory Committee

Originally published at https://umcmission.org/news-statements/by-faith-our-journey-continues/ The Pacific Islander Ministry Plan Advisory Committee met, under the banner of By Faith…Let Us Run with Perseverance, on Aug. 8-9, 2022, at the Garden Grove United Methodist...

In Memory of Rev. Andrew Werft

In sadness, we share the news that The Rev. Allan Nesbitt, died on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Appointment Announcements August 15, 2022

An announcement of clergy appointments in the Desert Southwest Conference.

United Methodist updates and resources

Dorian Response

Hurricane Dorian has ravaged communities in the Atlantic Ocean.  The Bahamas were hit particularly hard.   The Desert Southwest Conference needs your help to respond.  Financial gifts, UMCOR flood buckets, and trained responders are needed. Click below to learn more about how you can help.

We will be sending disaster response (ERT) teams to affected areas, check the trip link at the top of the page for more information, or contact Tom or Polly today.