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.
After opening with worship that reminded us of Paul’s words on the character of love (1 Corinthians 13), the Special Session of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference considered eight resolutions. Seven resolutions passed with large majorities and one passed with...
The Yuma area churches are leading a Hurricane Dorian Community Relief Project. The effort involves donating UMCOR hygiene kits for those who have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
Come join us at Red Mountain UMC, 2936 N. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215 on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM to hear from Ben Lesser, one of the world’s remaining Holocaust survivors.
Register now for fall retreats at Mingus Mountain!
Registration for the Special Session of the Annual Conference at Gold Canyon UMC, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, is open.
The Lay Servant Ministries program offers classes to help you be a better leader for your congregation. Register today for one of the remaining 2019 classes in the East or West District.
Justa Center has always been a ministry of love for Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. You were the first to see the crisis of homelessness among seniors and the first to respond. Together, we have helped over 6,000 seniors in their journey back to home.
Join the UMOM New Day Center for their 11th Annual Walk the Walk to End Homelessness on Saturday, September 21 at the Phoenix Zoo from 6-9 AM. This family friendly event
Stewardship comes in many forms. Stewardship can be how we care for our church facilities; it can involve giving campaigns and practices. Stewardship can also include making sure our churches and church events are safe places for all people.
Ten teams of DSC Way Forward were convened at the June session of Annual Conference and they are hard at work. I have passion around the “why” questions of our Way Forward, so I joined the theology team.
Come join United Methodist Communications as they help church leaders begin a journey to build and implement a strategic marketing plan for their church. We will explore the planning process, branding ideas, social media, and more.
Please welcome the new clergy in the West District.
Arizona has over 800 youth aging out of foster care alone each year. They face sad statistics.
The promise of God, “I am with you. I seek your well-being. I am yours and you are mine forever,” undergirds our being and our work as an Annual Conference.
Congregations can help a new pastor get off to a strong start with these 50 Ways to acclimate a new pastor and make that new pastor feel truly welcome. The article from ResourceUMC also offers ways to say goodbye to your current pastor in a healthy way.
Spring is the time of year when appointments are made, and people get very nervous when the District Superintendent (DS) calls. In fact, when I call people about non-appointment business, I often start by saying, “Hello, this is Nancy and my call has nothing to do...
What you need to know about the 2019 Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has created a page for Treasurers to find resources.
Come join United Methodist Communications as we help church leaders begin a journey to build and implement a strategic marketing plan for their church. We will explore the planning process, branding ideas, social media, and more.