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The Great Connection

The Great Connection

Since John Wesley began a movement which came to be known as the Methodist Church, connecting has been a value, a practice, and a part of the fabric of the organization. Through the years, The United Methodist Church has created a structure to keep the connection strong.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

The District Offices will be closed Monday, December 20 through Monday, January 3, reopening on Tuesday, January 4 for the Christmas holiday. We will return to the office Tuesday, January 4, 2022. "And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone....

The Birth of New

The Birth of New

by Rev. Dan Morley, North District Missional Strategist and Superintendent The season of Advent is a mix of traditions and new possibilities. In an unexpected way, it is the tradition which guides and propels us into a new future. The 2020-2021 Pandemic has brought...

District Office Holiday Hours

District Office Holiday Hours

The District Offices will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return to the office Monday, November 29. Our offices will also be closed Monday, December 20 through Monday, January 3, reopening on Tuesday,...

Our Church Conference Season

Our Church Conference Season

We are deep into Church Conference season. As I travel the circuit and gather with leaders for our annual church meetings, I am able to take close up “snap-shots” of each charge and then see the blessing of a panoramic view from the collection of snaps.

Ministry Certification Programs Available

The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College announced a new IFD Certification in Music Ministry coming in January 2022! This certification is for anyone, paid or volunteer, who serves in a music-related capacity in the local church: church choir, special music, music directors, praise team members, etc. The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College offers certifications in several ministry-related areas.

The Thread of Trust

The Thread of Trust

The annual church conference is one part of a larger vision and practice of Methodism. We can approach the annual meeting as simply perfunctory or obligatory. Or, we can instill it with the intended purpose and meaning. Let us choose to spend our time on purpose.

North District Lay Leaders

North District Lay Leaders

We do ministry as team, as cohorts, as co-servants. Our annual church/charge conferences are a testament to this way and method of ministry. In our local church conferences, we meet as a covenantal team aligned toward a vision, ministry, and call.

Immigration and Justice at the Border

Please join us for a conversation on Immigration and Justice at the Border on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The participants will be Professor Ernesto Todd Mireles from Prescott College; Immigration Attorney, Margo Cowan from Keep Tucson Together; and “Dreamers.” Franceny Gardea and Sergio Gonzalez.

Beauty through Hardship

Beauty through Hardship

Perhaps you have read The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The story focuses upon a small town and faith community in the midst of a crucible of stress, fear, anxiety, and tension. Though it was set in the later 1600’s, the setting reminds the reader of our contemporary life. When under the pressure and heat of a crucible, one’s values, priorities, and heart are revealed.

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

I have been enjoying getting out and cycling. It feels good early in the day before the wind and the heat build. But those are the known and expected challenges. What is tough and sometimes overwhelming are the unexpected or unforeseen challenges.

Pioneers Who Blaze the Way

Pioneers Who Blaze the Way

Seems we all have a safe-mode we switch into when the going gets tough, we have run out of juice, or the old parts just don’t work like they used to. From time to time my laptop does just that — switches to safe-mode until I reboot and give it a fresh start. If it happens too often, it may mean I need an operating system upgrade or even a whole new operating system.

Welcome Our New Appointments!

Welcome Our New Appointments!

Welcome to the new appointments in the North District! The United Methodist Church engages in the practice of itinerancy. It is a system of deploying clergy across a conference in order to assure each congregation has the needed pastoral leadership.

Holding Them in Prayer

Holding Them in Prayer

Early on Memorial Day, I hiked up into the Spring Mountains near Mount Potosi. I needed some fresh air and exercise. But even more than that, I needed a new view — a view from on high. I made my way off-trail and up the steep terrain, over boulders, and across the loose shale rock.

Two Things That Don’t Seem to Go Together…

Two Things That Don’t Seem to Go Together…

May brings many celebrations. It begins with the May Day celebration when spring is in full bloom and heading into summer. It is about life and play with May Day baskets, flowers, and dancing.

What’s In A Name?

The name of a ministry is very important according to Laurie Wilson, co-chair of the Lord’s Treasures ministry at Pahrump Valley UMC.

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