WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Local Initiatives Grants. Bishop Sally Dyck, Ecumenical Officer for the Council of Bishops said the grants are used to deepen ecumenical and/or...
In conjunction with the Desert Southwest Conference Health & Caring Committee, Rev. Louie Lyon extends an invitation to expand your church’s ministry to the online community. By Rev. Louie Lyon This is a written invitation to any church in the Desert Southwest...
Children’s Sabbath is October 16-18, 2020. Churches are encouraged to raise awareness of children’s issues and provide opportunities for individuals to develop and participate in ministries that benefit the children of their community and congregation.
A commentary by Deb Browning, Desert Southwest Conference Chair of Status & Role of Women describing the September 19, 2020, vigil in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
ike many Americans, I have been shocked and deeply disturbed by the videos showing the mistreatment and ultimately the killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans. While I knew that racism still exists in our society, the depth and breadth of it was a surprise. Like a fish in water, I assumed that everyone is treated the way I am. The cell phone videos and stories from one black person after another show that assumption is just not true. It became clear to me that part of Jesus’ call to love my neighbor included doing some hard self-reflection, learning, and action related to racial equality and justice.
September continues to bring the anticipation of familiar change. New school year, changes in weather patterns, and all that an approaching final quarter of the year brings.
In the church, our attention begins to shift to new schedules, new ministries, the church conference season, and we make plans for our All Saints, Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas celebrations.
Congratulations to the newest Local Pastors in the West District. Joel Arvizu and Ian Oliver completed licensing school over the summer and became Licensed Local Pastors of the Desert Southwest Conference on September 1, 2020. Joel has been appointed to Nuevo Pacto...
Meet Rev. Lee Weber recently appointed to St. Michael’s UMC.
Meet Rev. Mary Dotson recently appointed to Green Valley UMC.
Meet Rev. David Wasson recently appointed to Dove of the Desert UMC.