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August Happenings at Camp

The Tied Together fundraising campaign kicked off July 1 with great success!  We are over half way to our goal of selling 500 t-shirts by August 31!  For each gift of up to $25, we will create a 4x4 inch "tie-dyed t-shirt" complete with the camp logo and your name....

2021 Local Initiatives Grant Application for Ecumenical and Interreligious Ministries

2021 Local Initiatives Grant Application for Ecumenical and Interreligious Ministries

Every year the Council of Bishops awards three grants to annual conferences from around the world that are involved in ecumenical and/or interreligious ministry.  These grants are for $1,000 US each and must be used for ministry projects that focus on...

DSC RACE Announces Anti-Racism Initiatives for Desert Southwest Conference

        DSC-RACE.com Newly Formed Coalition Presents Actionable Steps to Combat Racism Phoenix, AZ: Today, the DSC RACE Coalition announced that, on September 1, 2020, they will be releasing educational materials to all members...

When Pain Finds Its Wings

When Pain Finds Its Wings

Weariness is a reality right now.  People are weary of COVID, and all the ways the virus has impacted life.  The prayer I hear many praying is a prayer of lament, as they name the losses that are so very present. 

Creating Online Communities of Faith

By Wendy Swanson, Chair of the DSC Vital Faith Committee There is very little that can be said that is positive about how COVID 19 has affected our communities, but the development of new ministries by our churches is one. Many churches have worked hard and fast to...

Camp & Retreat Ministries: Summer Events

Although we are not currently able to hold summer camps and retreats, your Camp & Retreat Ministries staff has been busy planning activities to make your summer fun! July 1 kicks off our Tied Together fundraising campaign.  For each gift of up to $25, we will...

Walking in the Waters of our Baptism

Walking in the Waters of our Baptism

The murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the hate crime causing George Floyd’s horrific death have brought our nation and our church to a tipping place. The Appointive Cabinet denounces the sin of systemic racism and commits to taking action to end a culture of white privilege in our society and in our church.

UMOM’s Annual Back to School Drive

Each year, UMOM has a Back to School Drive to set up all our school-aged kids up for success. UMOM is dedicated to outfitting 600 kids and teens with backpacks, school supplies, uniforms, and shoes. These items are essential to give to each student, but UMOM needs...

Camp & Retreat Ministries: Coping During Covid

Covid-19 has impacted us in many ways and many of them aren’t good. With the cancellations of school years, birthday parties, events and even camps our children and youth are grieving these losses just as adults are experiencing grief around the changes. If you or...

Wait Until

Wait Until

Growth, I believe, is an intentional process. The disciples were just getting used to a new normal, when forty days into things Jesus let them know that more change was ahead, “Wait here, until…”
I don’t know about you, but who wants to listen to, “wait here until…”

Water for the Reservation – AC 2020 Mission Project

Imagine. For just a moment, walk with me, through more than 27,000* square miles in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 27,000 square miles of many homes without running water or other infrastructure that many of us simply live with daily as part of our “normal”. A place...

In Such a Time as This

In Such a Time as This

If, during this COVID 19 time, you have walked into a grocery store and left without everything you needed – you have now experienced what many people experience every day. They walk into a grocery store; consider how much money they have and often leave without everything they need for their families.

7 Ways to Keep Revenue and Donations Flowing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Your congregation may have curtailed in-person services and activities because of the coronavirus, but there’s no stopping your congregation’s payroll, mortgage, and other financial obligations. Stewardship expert Rob Blezard outlines steps your church can take to address the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis in this article posted by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

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