Potosi Pines Camp 60th Anniversary – 2018 is going to be BIG!

2018 is our 60th anniversary here at Potosi Pines Camp and we have A LOT going on! Girl Teen Retreat, Women’s Retreat, Summer Camps and more – we hope you will plan to be a part of some or all of what we have to offer, including our anniversary celebration activities.

The United Methodist Foundation of Southern Nevada

It has been a good year for the United Methodist Foundation of Southern Nevada!  Our purpose is to help churches, their ministries, and church agencies in the North District through grants and loans.

Desert Spring UMC senior handyman ministry

When church members grow older and simple task create accident hazards, Desert Spring UMC initiates a senior ministry to care for its members and to help prevent those accidents.

Family Resource and Health Fair – supplies needed to set-up homes

The Nevada Homeless Alliance Family Connect 2018  event is a little different from Project Homeless Connect. It is smaller, and more intimate and focuses on families and children. The amount of items we need to be successful is considerably less than Project Homeless Connect. At Family Connect, we are hoping to serve 500 families. With our housing providers, we are anticipating providing housing for up to 50 families THAT DAY.

Boulder City UMC mission with UMCOR – UMCOR Sunday March 11th

Last year, Boulder City UMC sent a group of ten people to Baton Rouge, LA to participate in a rebuilding project that resulted from severe flooding in that area. That rebuild endeavor was a joint project of UMCOR and Habitat for Humanity.  Like many churches in the Desert Southwest Conference, Boulder City UMC is campaigning within the church to continue supporting UMCOR by taking a special offering on March 11th.

Lay Servant Academy – April 7th and continues April 14th

The Basic Course will be led by District Superintendent Rev. Dan Morley and Erna Snukis. The Advanced Course, Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, will be led by Rev. Robyne Mayer. $10 registration fee, Registration deadline is March 31 – Order your book now to read it prior to the beginning of class. There will be no books for sale on site. The instructors may be in contact with you to give additional preparation prior to the start of class. Click browser link for more details.

Potosi Pines Camp work day March 17

We need your help with spring cleaning March 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come and enjoy the peaceful and serene setting of Mt Potosi Pines while cleaning in preparation for a new season of campers.  It will be a blessing to the camping ministry and to you as well.

TRAINING – United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM)

Effective team leader training can make the difference between a successful mission and an experience better forgotten. Prepared team leaders have the tools, insight, and knowledge to successfully lead groups in a mission experience that glorifies God through service done effectively.

Hurricanes, Fires, Blizzards – ERT Update

Help is needed. The United Methodist Church has a tradition of helping those in need from the beginning of its existence to the current day. Read more to see the needs.

UMCOR Sunday – March 11

Natural disasters may destroy homes, communities, and cities, but they do not destroy the love of God. A new video highlights the long‑term, vital work of hope and healing accomplished by UMCOR………

Message from Dan: This is the world I want to live in. . .

Through the years I keep having the same dream, over and over. . .it is a place of my childhood in which I would play in the neighborhood streets freely and openly with friends well past dark. It is a place in which as a child I would walk to and from school without my parents being worried about my well-being.  It is a dream about a time in which school and church were places of sanctuary and safety.

Lent and Easter: Sharing the message of God’s love

During Lent, we enter into a season of preparation, self-reflection, and repentance when we seek to literally “turn around” and realign our lives and focus toward God. It is a time to give up things as well as take on new life-giving practices, helping us rid...

What churches can learn from the Olympics

You turn on your television and see a large rock sliding down what looks like a shuffleboard made of ice. In front of this rock are two people, sometimes in crazy pants, furiously brushing the ice with what looks like an industrial strength Swiffer. Next thing you know, three hours have passed, and you’ve become a passionate fan of the winter olympic sport of curling.

Voccalis International Singing Repertory – Desert Spring UMC

VOCCALIS INTERNATIONAL SINGING REPERTORY will be presenting its award-winning African American Spirituals concert on Sunday, February 25 from 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in the Desert Spring United Methodist Church Sanctuary. Voccalis International is presenting this performance to our community for a free will offering at no other cost. Bring your families and plan to attend this powerful performance! This concert is a perfect way to celebrate and commemorate Black History Month.

New Things Learned — Our Experiment of One District Conference—Three Sites

Here is a quick listing of some of the learnings and experiences from our 2018 North District Leadership Conference (February 3). We tried something new – One District Conference in Three Sites (Mohave Valley, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas). Perhaps everyone who braved the experiment should receive an “I survived…” t-shirt! If you have something to add to the list – please send me an email note (dmorley@dscumc.org). It is a blessing to serve with the dedicated and gifted disciples across our United Methodist connection.

Hidden Treasures – Spiritual Retreat among the Wonders of Nature

Rediscover God’s Hidden Treasures among the hidden treasures of Nature. Just 2.5-hour drive from Las Vegas. Follow scenic US 93 from the parched desert of Las Vegas to abundant springs of Pahranagat Valley to the extensive Joshua tree forest of Delamar Valley to Caliente, NV in Rainbow Canyon.

Free Leadership Development Webinars

Discipleship Ministries has a series of free Leadership Development Webinars available These training sessions provided by Discipleship Ministries are made possible by support given to the World Service Fund. Register for one or all of the webinars by clicking on the title.

“Hello Neighbor,” says Dan Morley

The focus of our 2018 Leadership Conference, Saturday, February 3, 2018, is “Neighbor to Neighbor”. We are continuing to expand ways in which we are connecting as neighbors as we answer the question asked of Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”, Luke 10:29. As we connect neighbor to neighbor, we practice our calling to love like Jesus, act for Justice, and offer hope to our world today. I am impressed with our many workshop offerings. I would like to attend every workshop and glean the insights from each leader….

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