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August Happenings at Camp

The Tied Together fundraising campaign kicked off July 1 with great success!  We are over half way to our goal of selling 500 t-shirts by August 31!  For each gift of up to $25, we will create a 4x4 inch "tie-dyed t-shirt" complete with the camp logo and your name....

2021 Local Initiatives Grant Application for Ecumenical and Interreligious Ministries

2021 Local Initiatives Grant Application for Ecumenical and Interreligious Ministries

Every year the Council of Bishops awards three grants to annual conferences from around the world that are involved in ecumenical and/or interreligious ministry.  These grants are for $1,000 US each and must be used for ministry projects that focus on...

DSC RACE Announces Anti-Racism Initiatives for Desert Southwest Conference

        DSC-RACE.com Newly Formed Coalition Presents Actionable Steps to Combat Racism Phoenix, AZ: Today, the DSC RACE Coalition announced that, on September 1, 2020, they will be releasing educational materials to all members...

Thoughts From Matt – Learning Together

Thoughts From Matt – Learning Together

But we are disciples, and so we commit ourselves to learning together.  We are on a lifelong journey of seeking truth together, and we are blessed in that journey.  Reading and learning, both individually and together, are spiritual disciplines that help us grow deeper roots of faith and a clearer understanding of God’s will and purpose for our lives and for the Church. 

Creating Online Communities of Faith

By Wendy Swanson, Chair of the DSC Vital Faith Committee There is very little that can be said that is positive about how COVID 19 has affected our communities, but the development of new ministries by our churches is one. Many churches have worked hard and fast to...

Camp & Retreat Ministries: Summer Events

Although we are not currently able to hold summer camps and retreats, your Camp & Retreat Ministries staff has been busy planning activities to make your summer fun! July 1 kicks off our Tied Together fundraising campaign.  For each gift of up to $25, we will...

Mark’s Musings – Seeing the Invisible

Mark’s Musings – Seeing the Invisible

One of the most striking things I’ve learned about Jesus is how he could see the “invisible people”. Story after story in the Bible tells us how Jesus saw all people. A favorite for me is the healing of the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19). No matter their previous stations in life, lepers became invisible. It was a death sentence with no cure. Jesus, however, saw them.  As followers of Christ, who do we see? Are we able to see all people?

Camp & Retreat Ministries: Coping During Covid

Covid-19 has impacted us in many ways and many of them aren’t good. With the cancellations of school years, birthday parties, events and even camps our children and youth are grieving these losses just as adults are experiencing grief around the changes. If you or...

Appointive Cabinet Response to Council of Bishop’s Press Release

January 6, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Grace and peace be with you. On January 3, 2020, the Council of Bishops issued a press release reporting that United Methodist Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives & Bishops have signed an agreement aimed at...

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