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Words from your District Superintendents

North District
Rev Dan Morley

Called Anew out of Brokenness

I am confident that the Spirit, even now in this time of brokenness in our UMC, calls us to be the church. Perhaps in a very new form, but always the church, the Body of Christ. Let us pray to have the creative inspiration to take ash and mud and re-make our church anew.

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East District
Rev N Susan Brims

Called Anew

What do you do when your world is shattered, or your heart is broken? Life was not the same after her spouse died. They had been together for 44 years when he suddenly became ill and died by the end of the week.

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West District
Rev Nancy Cushman

Called Anew

As I listen around the conference, I hear anxiety and frustration about the future of our church. What is going on? Is anything happening? Should we stay? Should we leave?

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South District
Rev Mark Conrad

Mark’s Musings – May 7, 2019

This last week I made a large purchase (literally) few people will understand, and even fewer will be excited about. I bought a 51 year old front bench seat for my 1968 Mustang GT/CS (California Special). At some point in the past the original bench seat was replaced by bucket seats. Since I bought my ’68 Mustang, part of my vision for the car has been to return it to having a bench seat. Having the internet as a tool, I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult to find a ’68 bench seat. I obviously didn’t know how hard it would be to make this vision happen!

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Laity in Action! Our Lay Leadership at Work

North District
Lay Leader

Phyllis Murray

 

East District
Lay Leaders Trinity Donovan and Ginny Hildebrand 

Called Anew to Follow

Called Anew to Follow

Remember Isaiah 43: 19 “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”

Conference Lay Leader:  Laurie Lineberry

New Connections!

New Connections!

Learn How You Can Connect Grace and Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  Great news!!  The Laity of the Conference are now connected!  For the first time since I was elected your Conference Lay Leader, we (all your Conference-Elected Lay...

South District
Lay Leader Maritza Velazquez Cota

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United Methodist Men

President David James

Celebrating UMM in the South District

Celebrating UMM in the South District

The South District Ramp Mission for 2019 is excited to announce that plans for our first ramp have been kicked off. This coming Friday, March 22, a Site Survey will be conducted to determine the design and associated requirements which will ultimately allow building a...

United Methodist Women

President Alberta Farnsworth

150 Years in Ministry: Celebrating UMW

On March 23, 2019, United Methodist Women celebrated 150 years of women being organized to do mission with women, children and youth.  During the past 150 years women from all the predecessor organizations that make up the United Methodist Church have all felt...

Creating Disciples: stories

"Camp is where I met Jesus for the first time." "I saw the face of God out here," "You can see the Holy Spirit move and change things at camp" - quotes from campers.

Our camping ministries are a vital part of our life as disciples of Christ Christ. Click on the Links below to learn more about our camping ministry events!

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Mingus Fund Raiser

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Engaging Our Vision

 

Advertising grants for churches

In light of the 2019 General Conference and the media attention it generated, we are offering local churches in the U.S. an opportunity to apply for a Community Impact Media Grant!

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Asylum Seekers Update

People of faith have stepped up and are doing their best to help even though these faith congregations are being taxed financially and with getting enough volunteers, especially for jobs like preparing a meal for 100 people or letting a family stay overnight in their home.

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April Apportionments Decline Significantly

April’s apportionment receipts declined significantly. For the first 4 months of 2019, our churches contributed 25.7% of their apportionments. As you can see from the detailed report, this was 2.2% below last year and 1.2% below our average apportionment contributions...

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UMC News

General Conference 2020 Seeks Liturgists

To apply for the opportunity to write or provide original liturgy for General Conference, individuals are asked to submit a letter of application that includes a sample of liturgy with a 5-minute devotion, a call to worship, and a prayer of confession all based on Philippians 3:14.

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Creation is in crisis

Do you feel a deep sense of God’s call to care for the environment, recognize the urgency of the environmental crisis, and are ready to take bold action?

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Statement from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church has ruled on the constitutionality of the plan known as “The Traditional Plan” that was passed at the Special Called Session of General Conference...

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Conference urges apportionment support

While some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

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