The Desert Southwest Camp and Retreat Ministries offers a variety of summer camps for elementary age children through just graduated seniors.
As I have traveled to the West District churches, people ask about how appointments are made and that’s what I’m going to talk about in this article.
The East and West District Office has a new mailing address. Please send all mail to PO Box 32830, Phoenix, AZ 85064.
Next Tuesday, January 28 is the District Single Board Governance webinar. This is the second in a series for of training webinars for the new year.
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...
In prayerful consideration as we approach January 1, 2020, the Appointive Cabinet of The Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church responds to the Western Jurisdiction Safe Harbor Declaration.1 We remain heartbroken by the harm caused by the 2019...
This is the season when we celebrate God’s great Christmas gift, Jesus. The Creator who is larger than our imagination chose to come to us in the form of a baby. The all-powerful God chose to come to us as a vulnerable child born in a stable
To start the New Year, Rev. Cushman will be hosting a series of training webinars for Local Church Administrative Committee chairs and members. Consider joining together as a committee at your church for this training opportunity. There will be a time for Q and A with each of the presenters. Webinars are free but registration is required. You will receive a link to join the conversation after you register.
Nancy and Carla wish you and your churches a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The last day to register for The Gathering is Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Recently my heart and hands were having a difficult time ‘letting go’ of a very special ministry in my life for the past five years … but, while sharing my concerns with our West District Superintendent, Rev. Nancy Cushman, I was able to work through ‘letting go’
Any day is a good day to count our blessings for contentment and gratitude bring us peace and happiness. Oh, to be like the apostle Paul when he said in Philippians 4: 11b-13 …
The East and West District Office will be closed Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving. We will return to the office Monday, November 28.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
May your holiday be filled with peace, love and joy.
Lay Servants are to serve the local church or charge in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspires the laity to deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. Classes are offered monthly in the East and West District of the Desert Southwest Conference.
In this era of social media and 24-hour news, it is easy to become focused on the latest tweet or developing story, to lose the sense of seasons of life in our world, in our churches, in our individual lives.
Lay Servant Ministries is part of the discipling and leadership development work of our United Methodist Church. Lay Servants, Lay Speakers, and Certified Lay Ministers are professing members of a local church.
Is your church lacking an online presence? Do you want to replace your current website? Grants are available!
Heard about the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit on November 14-16? Learn about the purpose of the summit and share your concerns. What questions are surfacing at the local church about the future of The UMC? What do you hope for from this jurisdictional summit? Join the hour-long discussion via Zoom.
Register now for fall retreats at Mingus Mountain!
This year Charge Conference season is going to be a little different. In this time of uncertainty in our United Methodist Church, it seems important to set aside time for us to think about and discuss our identity as local churches.