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Desert Southwest Conference

North District

From Rev. Dan Morley
Morley, Rev. Dan

North District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click Here To Access Phyllis Murray’s Blog

Events

Click here to find all the North District events.

Contact Us

Contact the North District office via email at cwhitmire@dscumc.org or call (702) 369-7055.

District Website

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East District

From Rev. Melissa Rynders
Rev. Melissa Rynders

East District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click Here to Read Trinity Donovan’s Blog

Events

Click here to find all the East District events.

Contact Us

Contact the East District office via email at cholly@dscumc.org or call (602) 798-8236.

District Website

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West District

From Rev. Javier Olivares
Rev. Javier Olivares

West District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click here to read the articles from Jeannie Ward, Lay Leader, or the Associate Lay Leaders, Sandy Kerr, Joyce Trevolt, and John Huie.

Events

Click here to find all the West District Events.

Contact Us

Contact the West District office via email at cwhitmire@dscumc.org or call (602) 798-8236.

District Website

Click here to access the District website and latest news.

South District

From Rev. Matt Ashley
Rev. Matt Ashley

South District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click Here to Read Deborah William’s Blog

Events

Click here to find all the South District events.

Contact Us

Contact the South District office via email at cholly@dscumc.org or call (520) 325-2775.

District Website

Click here to access the District website and latest news.

Engaging Our Vision

 

Tuesday Talks – Nov 15, 2022

In case you missed this week’s Tuesday Talks session with church communicators, watch the recording on YouTube or read through this week’s wrap up notes.

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EcoTip for December 2022

This Christmas, try out permanent gift wrapping. The options are varied: kitchen towels/napkins, fashion scarves, wine bags, small curtains, tote bags, and boxes/baskets of all types, in seasonal colors of course. If this is your first year for a non-disposable wrap,...

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DSC Delegation concludes historic work at WJC

We are tremendously excited to welcome Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut, his wife Radie, and sons Caleb and Titus to the Phoenix Episcopal Area. We are certain the people of the Desert Southwest Conference will be thrilled to work alongside Bishop Rapanut beginning on January 1, 2023.

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Free Webinar from New and Vital Faith

On December 1, 2022, Mountain Sky Conference and the Desert Southwest Conference are hosting a two-part webinar from 9:00-11:00 AM entitled “Welcome your guests on Christmas Eve and beyond: Current Practices for Radical Hospitality and Intentional Safety Teams.” 

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Leadership Talk: Care of Self, Care of Soul

The Leadership Talk on Monday, November 14th at 7:00 PM, is entitled “Care of Self, Care of Soul.”  Our presenter will be Rev. Lynn Bartlow, lead pastor of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Tucson. Register today and join us on Monday.

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Being Thankful: Politics and Family

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. I have read many authors who suggest that taking time to remember at least one thing each day for which you are thankful will keep you content. I am very thankful for my family; my children and my husband, my siblings and their...

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Grateful, Grateful, Grateful!

By Patricia Pegram, Camp & Retreat Ministries Just because the Summer Camp season has come to an end and campers have headed back to school doesn't mean camps are slowing down! The fall retreat season is here and DSC C&RM is delighted to share our upcoming...

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UMC News

Meet two Global Ministries Missionaries

Global Ministries connects congregations, conferences, other organizations and individuals to extend their mission outreach by sending missionaries, supporting evangelism and church revitalization, providing humanitarian relief led by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and improving the health of communities and individuals around the world.

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DSC Delegation concludes historic work at WJC

We are tremendously excited to welcome Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut, his wife Radie, and sons Caleb and Titus to the Phoenix Episcopal Area. We are certain the people of the Desert Southwest Conference will be thrilled to work alongside Bishop Rapanut beginning on January 1, 2023.

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Western Jurisdiction News & Live Stream

Subscribers of DSC news will automatically receive the “Western Jurisdiction Update,” a newsletter focused on the 2022 WJC event and its actions. Through the Western Jurisdiction Update, we’ll provide you with a daily summary of the significant actions.

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Desert Southwest Conference bishop transition team announced

On November 2-5, 2022, as approved by the Council of Bishops, Western Jurisdiction delegates will meet to conduct the business of the jurisdiction, which includes election and assignments of new bishops. News about the new bishops and their appointments will be...

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