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From the president …

by Alberta Farnsworth, president Thank you to all of my United Methodists sisters who attended the Annual Celebration on October 9, 2021. The video message from the Bishop set the stage for an inspiration filled day; seeing all the faces on the screen was...

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Vision from the vice president

by Cyndi Heinecke, vice president October 9 was a good day. Our Annual Celebration finally arrived. What a joy to see so many women, even if was on Zoom. Everyone was eager and ready to go. We had so many good parts of the day. The video message from our new Bishop...

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What does it mean to “empty the treasury?”

by June Hanson, treasurer Many of you have likely heard the phrase “empty the treasury.” What does this mean? United Methodist Women Chief Financial Officer Tamara Clark explains: "Toward the end of the year, some local United Methodist Women groups find that they...

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Focus on Mission Outreach

Focus on Mission Outreach

by Jeannine Reynolds, mission coordinator of educating members for mission From our beginning in 1869, it appears to me that United Methodist Women (collectively and individually) has recognized that “the world is our parish” (Wesley’s words were “my parish” in...

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Climate Justice Initiative

by Maria Hase, mission coordinator of social action Today when I was pumping gas, I could not help but think about the oil spill in California on Saturday, October 2, 2021. My mind wandered to the perpetrator/s, but then I looked at the gas I was pumping, and it...

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Ministry Certification Programs Available

The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College announced a new IFD Certification in Music Ministry coming in January 2022! This certification is for anyone, paid or volunteer, who serves in a music-related capacity in the local church: church choir, special music, music directors, praise team members, etc. The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College offers certifications in several ministry-related areas.

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When An Ending Was Really Just A New Beginning

By: David McPherson, Director of New and Vital Faith Communities “It’s not about us!” That was the mantra in the sermon from Rev. Tom Kiracofe at the last service for Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Some pews were marked off for social distancing, but there were...

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Update from IRC: Afghan Refugees

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As our churches continue to pray and explore ways to support the Afghan refugees who are being relocated to our Conference area, we do have new information to share. The International Rescue Commission (IRC) who...

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disAbilities Awareness Sunday on October 17

By Howard G. Guetherman, disAbilities Representative to DSC Health & Caring Ministries In the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church, DisAbility Awareness Sunday is celebrated on the third Sunday of October. This year that is October 17. The...

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