Don't miss this excellent Podcast from MyCom on storytelling and marketing for churches. Resources referenced in podcast How to move people to give or take action Use the art of storytelling to resonate These Four Levers Will Move People And Sell Products The United...read more
By Tricia Brown | UMCOM Dealing with loss from a natural disaster is very different than responding to violence. Coping with a loss involving children or helping children or youth cope with a crisis will be an even greater challenge. You may feel helpless, but you are...read more
Prayer requests are emailed to those in the clergy covenant. Retired, active, lay persons assigned, extension ministers, deacons, and clergy on leave are all part of this covenant. Read this week’s prayer requests and join them in prayer.read more
One of the core values for the Desert Southwest Conference Initiative on Vitality and Growth is Authenticity – We live into our identity as followers of Jesus, while upholding the diverse expression of God’s calling in each ministry setting. Merriam Webster defines authentic as true to one’s personality, spirit, or character.read more
As we did in 2017, the East and West Districts will combine for Administrative Training for new and continuing committee members on the morning of Saturday, January 13, 2018. This Administrative Training will include workshops for new and continuing local church...read more
Remember that old gospel song, “There’s Room on the Roof for You?” Well, maybe that wasn’t the wording, but the message is correct.
YOU AND YOUR CONGREGATION are invited to join the Mighty Methodist Coalition as we plan for our 2018 Habitat for Humanity build. The Coalition comprises some 20+ congregations who fund and share construction days to build a home for a qualifying family.
It is a spiritual practice of many religions and a hallmark of Christianity: gratitude, giving thanks, showing appreciation for all that we have and the wonderful world God gave us. Gratitude journals and lists are all the rage in popular culture, but how often do we plan thankfulness as an activity of the church?read more
I like it when I hear an emphasis on “random acts of kindness” in our communities. In my head I tend to change it to “random acts of love”. I try to practice this approach when I see opportunities come up. I’m not sure, though, that I’m always observant enough to recognize the opportunities when they happen. I’m still looking for opportunities, but my major approach is what I call “planned acts of love”. For short I’m calling this P.A.L. (yeah, I know that there is also an “o”, but “P.A.O.L.” doesn’t work as well). This is where I intentionally look for, and plan, ways of loving other people.read more
Catalina United Methodist Church has been ministering in the heart of Tucson for 95 years.read more
As we did in 2017, we are offering two separate leadership events. The first is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, January 13, 2018. This Administrative Training will include workshops for new and continuing local church committee/commission members. Individual sessions will be held concurrently for Finance, Trustees, and Staff/Parish Relations. The training will be from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at Dove of the Desert UMC in Glendale. Registration is required.read more