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Welcome Message from Bishop Grant

The direct effect that the global pandemic has had on our United Methodist Church is what has brought me to be in relationship with all of you. I will continue to serve both the California-Pacific Conference and the Desert Southwest Conference during this interim period.

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North District

From Rev. Dan Morley
Morley, Rev. Dan

North District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

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Events

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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

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Events

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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

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District Website

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South District

From Rev. Matt Ashley
Conrad, Rev. Mark

South District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

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Events

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Contact Us

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

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Creating Disciples: stories

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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September 2021 Apportionments Report

By Randy Bowman, Director of Finance & Administration August apportionment receipts were the lowest of any month so far in 2021. Apportionment receipts improved somewhat in September, but they were still below average. Our total apportionment receipts through...

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Take a deep breath; Fall is in the air.

By Patricia Pegram, Camp & Retreat Ministries Upcoming Camp Events DSC Family Camp at Mingus Mountain - October 15-17, 2021 Registration closes October 8! REGISTER HERE! Bring your family to camp to enjoy the beautiful fall...

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Afghan Refugee Update

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice and Rev. David Felten, The Fountains UMC On September 24th Rev. David Felten, Rev. Rachel Gilmore and I took part in the Welcome Tent Interfaith Collaboration meeting supporting Afghan refugees. This effort is...

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IRC Phoenix Welcome Center Needs Assistance

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice Many of our churches have asked how they might help people who are seeking asylum. The following article first appeared in the Arizona Faith Network's newsletter. The Arizona Faith Network is a ministry partner...

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Engaging Our Vision

 

The latest worship data and some reflections

By Paul Nickerson, CEO of Nickerson Coaching I often hear the following comments from church leaders: "When will everyone come back to in-person worship?" "Is our online ministry keeping people at home, rather than in-person services?" Both questions are predominantly...

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Message from the DSC Episcopacy Committee

We give thanks to God for God’s faithfulness, and we give thanks for Bishop’s Bob’s ministry with us. And in joyful anticipation, we will welcome our new bishop on October 1, 2021.

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2021 Historical Journal now available!

By Jennifer Barber, Conference Archivist In celebration of 151 years of Methodism in Arizona and 106 years in southern Nevada, Archives and History published an updated Historical Journal in 2021. Available free as a downloadable PDF and print on demand. Visit...

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UMC News

Book reimagines Advent story

WASHINGTON — The United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race has created an Advent 2021 resource for congregations, with the theme of "decolonizing" the Advent journey. "Reimagine Advent. Discover The Liberating Christ" looks at the Advent story through the eyes...

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Virtual church is the new ministry paradigm

Commentary by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo Sept. 27, 2021 | HARARE, Zimbabwe (UM News) Key points: The shift from physical gatherings to a “church without walls” was deemed unthinkable just a few years ago, but COVID-19 lockdowns fast-tracked the practice of online...

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United Methodist Bishops remember victims of 9/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are paying homage to those who were lost and injured during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years ago in the United States. Changed forever on that day was not only the future of the United States but also...

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