Loaves and Fishes

By Michelle Gold, Desert Spring United Methodist Church Loaves and Fishes: Trust that God has provided all we need- to succeed in what we are called to do…  I hold this truth in all I do. When I first started as a volunteer coordinator for hospice in 2013, I was...

Register for Summer Camps

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

Praying our way forward – into a future in Christ

Remember the movie -- Pay it Forward? I like that movie and the idea behind it (or in front of it). But I have been thinking about Praying it Forward. Now, that is a neat idea and way of life. Prayers are often about things that have happened and asking the Lord to...

Message from Dan

By Rev. Dan Morley, North District Superintendent Our District Leadership Conference is a beautiful example of the strength of our connectional church. Many, many servant-leaders made the Conference happen.  It was like Paul's example of the body with many members...

DSC and District E-News Redesigned

Beginning Tuesday, February 12, our District and Conference E-News will be published jointly and then on the following first Tuesday of each month.

Praying our Way Forward

February 3rd – March 3rd is the Conference-wide month of prayer for the work of the Special Session of General Conference 2019 and the future of The United Methodist Church. How will you instigate prayer in your church community?

Successful North District Leadership Conference Mission ‘Ripple Project’

The idea for this North District Ripple Project came about through a collaboration between our UNLV Campus Ministry, UNLV School of Social Work, and Clark County Step Up. Judy Tudor, a UNLV instructor who trains social workers about the needs of foster youth, meets regularly with college students who are alumni of the foster care system. She asked them what keeps them motivated to stay in school. Some had seen their friends receive care packages from their families and expressed a desire to receive something thoughtful like that.

Providing Grief Support in Our Communities

On Several occasions, Chaplain Johnson has led her community through seasons of grief — at a high school following a family suicide/murder, many teen and several adult suicides (in one case providing support at the largest area car dealership). This workshop will focus on ways to offer support when we are called to lead the community in times of tragedy.

North District Leadership Conference Mission Project: Time to Ripple

We are going to cause a ripple that reaches at least 50 college students who are alumni of Foster Care. Remember that challenge we were given at Annual Conference last June to create a ripple in our community? Here’s one great way we can start a ripple together as a...

Learning Session with Jon Katov, The Abundant Church Model

Jon Katov is the Founder and CEO of Open Table (www.theopentable.org). Jon’s mantra is – “A Movement of Us! Relationship Transforms Communities. We can’t restore our communities until we restore our relationships with each other.”

Let’s do the math: mentoring leaders who mentor leaders

I love math. It is constant. 2×2=4 every time! Two leaders who mentor 2 leaders equals 4 leaders. It is just that simple. In this workshop, we will talk about how to mentor leaders who will mentor leaders who will . . . (you can do the math).

Zion UMC Set to Rebuild

Sunday, January 6, Zion United Methodist Church voted to hire a contracting firm and begin construction on the rebuilding of their sanctuary!

Fraud in the Church

From the time they were born, George and I raised our daughters in the church. We wanted to raise them to have hearts open to all people. We struggled though, with how to raise them to seek the best in all people and be safe for we knew there were people who would use their trust to harm them.

A New Worshiping Community Begins

Pastor Tim Hunsinger celebrates a first Sunday (January 6, 2019) in worship for the Northwest campus of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, the beginning of a New Year, the  beginning of a new community in Christ.  Pastor Hunsinger says it well, "I was blessed...

Slowing Down to Enjoy Christmas

Over the years, I have wondered what it would be like to have a personal assistant in my home.  I would ask my personal assistant to straighten my sock drawer, run up to the store for that forgotten item, sort out my email inbox, make sure I don’t forget important birthdays . . .

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