It is an honor to share the good news. Pastor Sandy Johnson, a longtime member of St. Michael’s United Methodist Church (UMC), and a chaplain for Hospice of Havasu in Lake Havasu, AZ, graduated from the Claremont School of Theology local pastor course of study program this past Saturday, July 7th.
Ripples becoming waves becoming ripples was a part of the message and experience of our 2018 Desert Southwest Annual Conference. Throughout the conference, we considered the many ways in which our individual actions make an impact far beyond ourselves. As we collectively participate in the movement, the ripple carries an increasingly greater impact (don’t miss the 7-second video at the end of the article).
The North District Lay Servant Academy hosted by St. Johns United Methodist Church (UMC) in Kingman, Arizona will begin Friday, June 29, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will continue Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A two-day basic course and a two-day advanced course will be offered. Each Course Fee – $10 and Registration Deadline – June 22, 2018.
Have you registered for Annual Conference yet? Don’t put it off. Register for Annual Conference by May 30 to avoid late fees.
Imbued with Hope through Inconvenient Obedience – Northern Arizona University Campus Ministry in Puerto Rico
Over spring break, United Christian Ministry at NAU traveled to Puerto Rico as a group of 10 to experience the hope and the challenges facing our brothers and sisters in the Puerto Rico Methodist Church. We were hosted by a 100 + year old Methodist congregation in Arecibo that poured out loving hospitality and friendship and were directed by the relief and rebuild arm of the Puerto Rico Methodist Church..
Save the date. Potosi Pines celebrates 60 years of ministry October 6, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
By Fred Heggestad, Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Desert Southwest Conference Recently, a Disaster Relief Team from the Desert Southwest Conference traveled to serve in the remote area of Jayuya, Puerto Rico, a mountainous region in the center of the...
Join us for this beautiful experience. The labyrinth at San Martin is a sacred space in the center of a place of healing and hope. Come May 22, 9:30-11:00 a.m. to St. Rose Hospital, San Martin Campus, 8280 West Warm Springs Rd. San Martin is on West Warm Springs Rd. between Durango Dr. and Buffalo. The best parking for the Labyrinth is near the ER, and there will be signs or greeters from there.
United Methodist Women’s Mission u is fast approaching. The date and location for the North District Mission u is July 13-14, 2018, at Advent UMC, 3460 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130-3126. The Studies are:
Over the past several years, Lay Servant Ministries (LSM) has undergone changes in its form, but not in its mission to equip laity for their role in ministry as disciples of Jesus Christ. North District Lay Servant Ministries Team takes its responsibility for bringing that opportunity to laity very seriously. How do we do that?
This ‘Pastor Team’ is set to travel on a red-eye flight to Puerto Rico on Monday, April 23 for a nine-day mission. Puerto Rico is looking for additional teams to serve throughout 2018. If anyone would like to join a future disaster relief team to Puerto Rico, contact your pastor or me, the Conference Disaster Relief Coordinator, Fred Heggestad.
Mission Leaders from First UMC Gilbert invite interested individuals to join in a post-Hurricane Harvey rebuild mission trip to the Rio Texas Conference May 1-6.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Volunteers can apply online to serve as marshals or pages during the special 2019 General Conference. The top legislative assembly of The United Methodist Church will meet Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. About 150 volunteers are needed. The deadline to apply is July 31.
This has truly been a year of challenge and blessing, and I am pleased to serve the Desert Southwest Conference in leading the North District in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through collegiate ministries at UNLV.
Proms, senior trips, graduations are the excitement of the season when loved ones and friends celebrate the milestone of graduation. This is also the time to lay the groundwork so that our youth maintain the connection to ministry.
In the spirit of radical hospitality and biblical obedience, we invite you to participate in this workshop to learn the basics of building an inclusive community and meet the leaders of the Reconciling movement in your district.
Suffering is something we do our best to avoid — not walk straight into. But in this Holy Week, our scripture passages and remembrances; our worship times and spiritual practices, take us into some rather uncomfortable places. Our culture and media have not quite figured out what to do with this week Christians call Holy. Most only dance around its edges of pageants and parties, but never mention the passion of it all.
Interested in learning about a new District-wide ministry serving youth and young adults who are exiting from the foster care system and in need of support? Please join us at University UMC on April 6 to learn about a program called Open Table that will allow United...
This is a reminder of the Lay Servant Academy coming up real soon at Journey UMC on April 7th and 14th, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on both days. The Basic Course and the Advanced Course “Discover Your Spiritual Gifts” will be offered. Registration deadline is March 31. Registration forms with more details and information are available in your church office.
For 70 years, The Advance has been a vital means through which United Methodists and their predecessors have shared the love of God throughout the world. Today, The Advance supports more than 300 missionaries and more than 600 projects.