The Desert Southwest Camp and Retreat Ministries offers a variety of summer camps for elementary age children through just graduated seniors.
As our denomination focuses on decisions to be made at General Conference in May, our churches have set their attention firmly on the call of God to be in ministry with the least of these. What follows is a powerfully touching story about the value of one life and the congregation that surrounded him.
The East and West District Office has a new mailing address. Please send all mail to PO Box 32830, Phoenix, AZ 85064.
Next Tuesday, January 28 is the District Single Board Governance webinar. This is the second in a series for of training webinars for the new year.
Reserve these dates for an opportunity for learning and inspiration from the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
January 6, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Grace and peace be with you. On January 3, 2020, the Council of Bishops issued a press release reporting that United Methodist Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives & Bishops have signed an agreement aimed at...
In prayerful consideration as we approach January 1, 2020, the Appointive Cabinet of The Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church responds to the Western Jurisdiction Safe Harbor Declaration.1 We remain heartbroken by the harm caused by the 2019...
In a Christmas message to the people of The United Methodist Church on behalf of the Council of Bishops, Council President Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., encourages us with a message.
The East District will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Holidays Friday, December 20 – Sunday, December 29 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
When it comes to planning your 2020 Lent services, don’t be stressed—be blessed! Take a minute now to plan ahead for next year and head into the end of Advent feeling planned ahead!
The last day to register for The Gathering is Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Christmas provides a unique opportunity to reach people who no longer ordinarily attend church. What’s surprising is that many churches don’t really engage the Christmas celebration to make the impact it could. Over the years at our church, the Christmas services win hands-down for both overall attendance and attendance by unchurched people.
It was more than he could handle. John Wesley’s movement was about taking the love of Christ beyond the institutional walls of a stiff and cold church and making that love practical, accessible, and truly transformative for the people who were at the very margins of life, struggling to exist.
The East and West District Office will be closed Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving. We will return to the office Monday, November 28.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
May your holiday be filled with peace, love and joy.
Lay Servants are to serve the local church or charge in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspires the laity to deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. Classes are offered monthly in the East and West District of the Desert Southwest Conference.
Are you looking for ideas to turn your church towards an outward focus?
Have you ever thought something like this, “there’s just something special about that person?” You came into their presence, or observed what they were doing and found yourself inspired? Who was that person? What did you admire about her/him?
Is your church lacking an online presence? Do you want to replace your current website? Grants are available!
No longer can we simply ask, “What can we do to get people to come to our church?” We must also consider, “How can we go into the world to encounter those in need of the gospel?”
Heard about the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit on November 14-16? Learn about the purpose of the summit and share your concerns. What questions are surfacing at the local church about the future of The UMC? What do you hope for from this jurisdictional summit? Join the hour-long discussion via Zoom.