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Bishop’s update about the Protocol

A Moment of Spiritual Support in Challenging Times

Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, I invite you to join me for A Moment of Spiritual Support in Challenging Times! When I was a child, I had a special place I would go to when I was afraid or alone. There was a huge tree with enormous...

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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

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Contact Us

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

District Website

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East District

From Rev. Susan Brims
Brims, Rev. Susan

East District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click Here to Read Ginny Hildebrand’s Blog

Events

Click here to find all the East District events.

Contact Us

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

District Website

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West District

From Rev. Nancy Cushman
Cushman, Rev. Nancy

West District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click here to read the articles from Keith Roberts, Lay Leader, or the Associate Lay Leaders, Sandy Kerr and Jeannie Ward.

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

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South District

From Rev. Mark Conrad
Conrad, Rev. Mark

South District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click Here to Read Maritza Velazquez’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

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Creating Disciples: stories

A Word from Your Camp & Retreat Ministries Family

The staff at Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines are holding you in our thoughts and are praying for your continued health and well-being during these chaotic times. With the many changes happening on a day-to-day basis we also wanted to bring a message of hope for...

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Summer Camp Registration Open

The Desert Southwest Camp and Retreat Ministries offer a variety of summer camps for elementary-age children through just graduated seniors. Click here to find out more.

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JJ Warren to speak at University UMC in Las Vegas

University UMC Las Vegas is excited to welcome J.J. Warren on Sunday, March 8th from 1:00-3:00 PM. Join us and hear from someone on the front line of the efforts to change The UMC from the inside out, sharing a message of hope within our community.

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Engaging Our Vision

 

March 2020 Apportionments Report

Our year-to-date apportionment contributions are likely not as low as they may get if the COVID-19 impact lasts for many months. Those 03/31/2020 apportionment receipts are shown in the following…

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New immigration Public Charge Rule closes door to the poor

Earlier this year the Supreme Court decided to allow the Department of Homeland Security to implement newly revised rule regarding whether intending immigrants that are currently low-income would be deemed “likely to become a Public Charge.” This new rule forces millions of immigrant families to choose between protecting their…

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Annual Conference deadlines – Heads Up

The 2020 Annual Conference planning committee, called Sessions, met on January 27 to begin planning this year's Annual Conference Session and set some deadlines. However, with General Conference looming before us, planning business, as usual, isn't suitable this time....

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UMC News

New Advertising Grant for Large UMCs

Do you want to promote your online worship services on a billboard? How about in a radio commercial or magazine? A new matching grant, up to $1,000, will aid in securing local media to raise awareness of connecting with your church online. Our expert will help your...

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Daily Training on Facebook from UM Communications

As you shift to digital ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic, turn to our Facebook page for guidance. We are posting daily Local Church Learning Sessions through April 2, all developed specifically to support your church during this extraordinary time. Experts will...

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FREE 4-week Online Community Care Series

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Claremont School of Theology professor Nicholas Grier, along with his colleagues from the Coloring Mental Health Collective have decided to move their upcoming conference to fully online and to change the format and content to be...

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General Conference to move to 2021

Nashville, Tenn.: Subsequent to the announcement by the Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference that the 2020 General Conference will be postponed, the full Commission met March 21, 2020 to determine next steps to take in setting a new date....

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UMCOR turns 80!

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” — Matthew 25:35, NRSV Dear friends in Christ, United Methodists will celebrate UMCOR Sunday on March 22, 2020. Eighty years ago, World War...

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