In case you missed it. Read about the various scholarship and grant opportunities published by The United Methodist News Service last week. Council of Bishops Young adult scholarships for unity, ecumenical events WASHINGTON — The Council of Bishops is offering...
After a month and a half, we finally have our Sierra Vista house ready to go onto the market. This house was my home for 4 ½ years. As I walked through the house last week, it struck me that this is no longer my home. It has reverted to being just a house.
What brought on this change? The biggest factor is that my wife was not there. She was at our new home in Sahuarita. We also no longer have any of our possessions in Sierra Vista except for my 1968 Mustang (we are working on the details to get it moved). The possessions that mean the most to me, and help to make a house into my home, are the ones that connect me with memories of people that I love.
Don’t miss out. Tomorrow is the last day to register for the 2018 South District Leadership Event. Registration is now $20. We hope you will join us as we gather together.
Imagine all 30,000 members of the Desert Southwest Conference coming together to pray. What might happen, what might God do? In support of this Lenten season, the Connectional Ministries office will be hosting a weekly online prayer space by Zoom. Beginning Tuesday,...
A teenage girl and her family came to the U.S. seeking asylum, leaving behind family and friends. She left behind the hope of having a Quinceanera party, a right of passage to adulthood. Three teenage girls helped make that dream come true. Watch the dream unfold...
When we think of God’s generosity it seems to stir our own generosity. We appreciate the sacrifices made by all of our churches and congratulate the 71% of them that were able to contribute 100% or more of their apportionments in 2017.
This is the fourth article in a bimonthly series by the Economic Inequality Task Force of the DSC Board of Church & Society that offer guidance as to why and how the church should be involved in social justice concerns. By Rev. Jane Baker “We claim all economic...
Traveling this year on New Year’s Day created a bit of a dilemma for me. When would I make our traditional black-eyed peas and cornbread?
Both my wife and myself have family roots in the south. The tradition is that on New Year’s Day we need to eat black-eyed peas and cornbread to have a lucky year. My wife’s side also includes cabbage. I don’t like cabbage, so I follow my family’s practices.
The Welcome and Reconciling Committee is hosting a workshop on The Basics Of The Reconciling Process Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 27, 2018, and register to attend the first ever, Invitation to Earth Care and Advocacy workshop at the Desert Southwest Conference Center in Phoenix from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm MT. The event cost is $10 per person and includes lunch.
The South District Leadership Event is a time to connect as the people of God, to learn and grow, and to become better equipped to make disciples in the name of Jesus Christ. Rev. Gina Gilland Pollard, our featured speaker, will be sharing “Worship: God’s People At Full Stretch Before God.” Later in the day, Rev. Mark Conrad, our new District Superintendent will talk about “Looking Forward.”
The call for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief received from effected conferences in Texas at the end of August were answered by the Desert Southwest Conference in many ways.
This is just a reminder that our offices will be closed through January 1st. Email and phone calls will be checked periodically. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.
The South District Leadership is Saturday, January 20th. Our featured speaker this year is Rev. Gina Gilland Pollard. Gina will be speaking about “Worship: God’s People At Full Stretch Before God.” Later in the day, Rev. Mark Conrad, our new District Superintendent, will speak about his vision for the South District: “Looking Forward.” We encourage you to attend and engage with clergy and lay colleagues in the South District.
Jim Griffith is coming in February to host his workshop “How to Reach New People”. Even though it is in Phoenix, we hope you will take this opportunity to attend if you have not attended the workshop in the past.
I’m in some shock that Christmas Eve is this next Sunday. For the children that I know, it has taken forever for Christmas to arrive. For most of the adults that I know, it has only taken a blink of an eye.
The South District Leadership Event is a time to connect as the people of God, to learn and grow, and to become better equipped to make disciples in the name of Jesus Christ. Rev. Gina Gilland Pollard, our featured speaker, will be sharing “Worship: God’s People At Full Stretch Before God.” Later in the day,, Rev. Mark Conrad, our new District Superintendent will talk about “Looking Forward.”
Consider joining the Desert Southwest Conference Early Response Team (ERT). The next ERT training will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Desert Mission UMC, Scottsdale, AZ, from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Lay leaders and lay members to Annual Conference who engage in mission and ministry as part of a disciple-making movement have a significant impact on the vitality of the local church as they partner together with their clergy leadership. Join Jodi Cataldo,...
This last week I moved our motorhome out of the backyard of our Sierra Vista home for the very last time. I’m ecstatic! Technically our house had an RV gate, but the reality was that it was barely wide enough. I had to approach the gate through our side-yard while scraping bushes on either side of the motorhome. Our side-yard was sloped, so there was always the risk of hitting the top of our house if I positioned the motorhome wrong. The gate was so tight that I had to pull both mirrors in to the side of the motorhome, and literally only had a couple of inches on either side of the motorhome to spare. Once I committed my entry through the gate there was no way for me to get out of the motorhome to check my progress. I came to hate moving the motorhome through the gate!