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District Training for Local Church Administrative Committees

In the first months of the year, people who have been elected to local church leadership begin their new ministry roles. The Desert Southwest Conference recognizes the importance of these church leaders and the importance of training them on the disciplinary duties of the local church administrative committees.

Announcing New Conference Clergy Wellness Task Force

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Conference Clergy Wellness Task Force at the direction of the Connectional Ministries Team. Structurally this task force will fall within the Health & Caring Ministries Team. Members include Melissa Rynders, Tom...

A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

Nancy and Carla and the conference staff wish you a blessed Advent and Merry Christmas. Our Christmas prayer for you and yours is: O God, whose love blesses and unites us no matter where we are, we come before you weary from this pandemic needing this holy season, its...

2021 Virtual Lay Servant Ministry Classes

2021 Virtual Lay Servant Ministry Classes

The West District Director of Lay Servant Ministries will be offering the Advanced course, Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, virtually. There will be offering two sessions – a day class to meet the needs of those not able to attend an evening class and an evening / early Saturday morning class for those not able to meet during the day.

Two Covid-19 Friendly Mission Projects for your Whole Church!

Timely! Useful! Practical!   Assemble Cleaning Buckets One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect...

Finding Your Voice: An Online Contemplative Writing Retreat

Finding Your Voice: An Online Contemplative Writing Retreat

When the pandemic crisis hit, many of us were stunned into silence with the loss of social freedom, the threat of infection, as well as concerns about friends and neighbors. The killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed heightened our need to “find our...

Enhance Your Pastoral Counseling Skills

During this pandemic one of the things we have learned is the need to care for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, any number of COVID related problems.  A member of Desert Mission UMC, Tres Adames – a pastoral counselor in private practice in the west...

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