Called Anew to Follow

Called Anew to Follow

Even from a distance, I am feeling a sense of the pain for the people of El Paso and Dayton after the violence and death caused by a shooter in their communities this past weekend. My feelings no doubt relate to the October 1st Las Vegas shooting. Right now the pain is more of a numbness.

There are bugs in the beehive

Almost 30 years ago Marcy Luedtke of First Henderson UMC, in Nevada, felt a call to use her significant gifts as a pianist to minister to the residents of a local nursing home. She invited some other church members to join her and thus began the rich history of a passionate group called the Luv Bugs.
Called Anew to Follow–Our DSC Way Forward

Called Anew to Follow–Our DSC Way Forward

Our 2019 session of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference was a stretch of experience and emotion for me. In some respect it was like the crazy roller coaster ride at the county fair — not like the slick coasters at the big name parks, but the wooden coaster that has seen some weathered days with great character and test of time.

There are Bugs in the Bee Hive!

Many people do a browser web search to find a nearby church or to confirm worship times. When they do, their search often includes umc.org, especially if seeking a UMC.
Called Anew to Follow

Called Anew to Follow

Almost 30 years ago Marcy Luedtke of First Henderson UMC, in Nevada, felt a call to use her significant gifts as a pianist to minister to the residents of a local nursing home. She invited some other church members to join her and thus began the rich history of a passionate group called the Luv Bugs.

6/4/2019 Things You Missed

Jeffrey Poland, architect and member of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, studied the labyrinth design and prepared plans for an installation using LED rope lights. Find out more.
Called Anew out of Brokenness

Called Anew out of Brokenness

Check out a list of events and updates, from the 2019 Pre-conference Briefing video for your viewing, to the June 2019 Prayer Focus.

Welcome Pastor Terry and Ivanka Kim

I am confident that the Spirit, even now in this time of brokenness in our UMC, calls us to be the church. Perhaps in a very new form, but always the church, the Body of Christ. Let us pray to have the creative inspiration to take ash and mud and re-make our church anew.
Together We Rise

Together We Rise

The First Henderson UMC welcomed Pastor Terry into the appointment and pulpit this past Sunday, May 5.

5/7/2019 Things you missed

by Karin Salzman, Director of Children's Ministries, Green Valley UMC Green Valley UMC's Pioneer Club kids started raising money in February for our spring mission project which benefits the non-profit Together We Rise. We set a goal of $2500 which would buy 100...

Register for Summer Camps

Register for Summer Camps

Check out a list of events and updates, from the 2019 Pre-conference Briefing video for your viewing, to the June 2019 Prayer Focus.
Jesus shows us an alternative

Jesus shows us an alternative

The Desert Southwest Camp and Retreat Ministries offers a variety of summer camps for elementary age children through just graduated seniors.

God’s grace and provision

In his book, Strength to Love, Martin Luther King, Jr wrote -- "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Potosi Pines Camp Paint Night & Silent Auction

As the facilitator of the food ministry at the Society of St. Stephen (SOSS), a ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church in Las Vegas, I have often wondered about the biblical story of feeding 5,000.... until one day, I was blessed to have a small glimpse into how God both provides abundance, while also using common people as a blessing to their community.

Register for Summer Camps

Many people do a browser web search to find a nearby church or to confirm worship times. When they do, their search often includes umc.org, especially if seeking a UMC.
Post Special General Conference message from Dan

Post Special General Conference message from Dan

Almost 30 years ago Marcy Luedtke of First Henderson UMC, in Nevada, felt a call to use her significant gifts as a pianist to minister to the residents of a local nursing home. She invited some other church members to join her and thus began the rich history of a passionate group called the Luv Bugs.
Praying our way forward – into a future in Christ

Praying our way forward – into a future in Christ

Our 2019 session of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference was a stretch of experience and emotion for me. In some respect it was like the crazy roller coaster ride at the county fair — not like the slick coasters at the big name parks, but the wooden coaster that has seen some weathered days with great character and test of time.

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