Congratulations Pastor Sandra Lee Johnson

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 – Message from Dan

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).

North District Lay Servant Academy

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.

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..

Puerto Rico Trip Review

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...

Walking the Prayer Labyrinths of Las Vegas

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.

2018 Mission u Scholarship – North District

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:

Lay Servant Ministries…”a very good place to start”

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?

Conference Disaster Relief Committee sending team of pastors to Puerto Rico

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.

ERT Update

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.

Pages, marshals sought for special General Conference 2019

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.

Loving like Jesus on UNLV Campus

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.

The season of graduation

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.

Building an inclusive church

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

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.

A new way to partner for lasting change

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...

North District Lay Servant Academy Deadline March 31st

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.  

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance

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.

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