Adjust Your Focus

When you want to do something new in life, you have to adjust your focus. I really didn’t like what he had to say to me, mostly because it meant I would have to be different. I had a terrific professional coach and we were talking about the reality that in this day and age people were making choices that kept them from growing in faith. Sundays are no longer saved for church.

Youth 2019 National Gathering

The national gathering for United Methodist youth and their leaders in Kansas City next July 10-14 promises four days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, big-name musical artists, service opportunities and life-changing fun. Early bird registration is available through Jan. 31 and includes a discounted rate, plus a free spot for every 10 paid registrants. And adults who volunteer for the event get registration at half-price. YOUTH 2019 is for youth grades 6-12 and their leaders.

Hispanic Heritage Month outreach

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and new tools are available to help your church celebrate the contributions of Hispanic-Latino individuals in your community. Use these resources to invite your community to join you for worship and events throughout the month and to celebrate and build awareness of Hispanic-Latino culture and traditions.

Mission Trip Opportunity

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Coordinators for the Desert Southwest Conference are initiating a Conference-wide home build in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico, through 1Mission as an effort to involve people who are unlikely to go on a mission trip, to participate in an awesome weekend mission experience with brothers and sisters in Christ. This is going to be fun!

Who Would Have Guessed?

In 2012 a man named Luke Mickelson learned that there were children sleeping on what he called a nest of piled up clothes. He couldn’t imagine what that must have been like, so he decided to build a few bunk beds to give for the kids to sleep in. He had no idea when he started how big the need really was. That first year he built 11 bunk beds. For the next several years he found himself building more and more beds, recruiting others to help with the project. The task changed into a calling and led Mickelson to start a non-profit agency called, “Sleep Heavenly Peace.”

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.  

Register for Mission u Today

United Methodist Women’s Mission u is fast approaching. The date and location for the East and West District Mission u is August 3-4, 2018, at Velda Rose UMC, 5540 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85205-8720. Deadline for Registration is Friday, July 27, 2018. 2018 Studies (Click...

You are invited —

This year at Annual Conference we were challenged to “Give God Our Best.” It is a challenge that calls us to carefully pay attention to our lives, how we live as disciples of Jesus Christ. So many times, the thought of giving our best is a daunting one. It brings to mind all the times we tried to do our best, but failed terribly along the way. You know what I’m talking about. The weight of the times we failed keeps us from seeing the possibilities around us, so we give up, stop growing, become comfortable with our spiritual malaise. “It’s just the way things are.”

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