Are we really appreciative of the beautiful works of tapestries and rugs we see displayed in museums? Some were originally displayed on the floors of palaces…and, of course, now can be seen on the Antiques Roadshow! They were crafted centuries ago…but, beware, some were copied and created recently then promoted as original works.
Please join us for a conversation on Immigration and Justice at the Border on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The participants will be Professor Ernesto Todd Mireles from Prescott College; Immigration Attorney, Margo Cowan from Keep Tucson Together; and “Dreamers.” Franceny Gardea and Sergio Gonzalez.
Hopefully you will have an opportunity to watch the service and worship. The service is available on Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/593843050.
ResourceUMC has assembled a collection of resources that you can download to promote this Special Sunday in your church on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
By Patricia Pegram, Camp & Retreat Ministries Upcoming Camp Events DSC Family Camp at Mingus Mountain - October 15-17, 2021 Bring your family to camp to enjoy the beautiful fall weather! Activities include hiking, campfires, crafts, games, bouncy house, hayride,...
On September 18, 2021, Lakeview UMC in Sun City will host a virtual Welcome Celebration for our new District Superintendent, Rev. Javier Olivares. Due to the current surge of COVID-19, this event will be livestreamed only.
The Lay Servant Ministries program is an Adult Christian Education program intended to provide support services to all lay adults in The United Methodist Church. Lay ministry is the work of mission or ministry to which each believer is called. As Christians we are all called to this ministry or priesthood—not just clergy. Each of us has a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others in love.
In Matthew 4:19, “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Have you caught any fish lately? If not, why not?
By Dina Reid, Camp & Retreat Ministries End of the Summer Camp Season Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines Camps have wrapped up another amazing season of summer camps. Our campers and young adult summer staff are back in school or anticipating the start of the school...
It is with deep personal sadness and great joy that we announce the upcoming retirement of two Conference staff persons, Cynthia Satchel, Pension & Health Benefits Officer, and Dale Cook, Assistant Treasurer. As of September 1, 2021, both long-time staffers will...
The Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church is looking for an experienced and detail-oriented accountant to replace a retiring Assistant Treasurer. The ideal candidate would be a Certified Public Accountant with experience in financial software,...
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
Thank you for your gifts to Hope for the Hopeless in honor of my ministry.
Meet Rev. Dave Summers recently appointed to Lakeview UMC.
Meet Pastor Michael Wilkerson recently appointed to First UMC in Yuma, Arizona.
Meet Rev. Donna Hughes recently appointed to Sunrise UMC.
Meet Pastor Daisy Ho recently appointed to Community Church of Buckeye.
Do you enjoy having opportunities to grow as a leader and to learn from other leaders? Do you find it enriching to share leadership ideas, concepts, and inspiration with others? Opportunities are available to anyone in the Desert Southwest Conference interested in...
By Dina Reid, Camp & Retreat Ministries After the Covid pause of last summer, it has been so great to fill our camps with the laughter of children and smiley, happy faces! We have had an action-packed, fun-filled summer at Potosi Pines and Mingus Mountain...
ERT mission teams respond to natural disasters across the country, bringing Christian presence of hope when a home has been damaged. We remove debris and salvage belongings to create a safe, sanitary, and secure home. Other times we work in a disaster center helping them make necessary decisions or meeting their special needs. We work with many other religious, government, and secular organizations to mitigate their losses.