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Faced with God’s Call . . . Again!

The DSC Way Forward has already begun its work of dreaming of ways to reinvent The United Methodist Church as a church that practices inclusion of all in the work of ministry and mission; or of creating a new expression of the church that is rooted in Wesleyan theology and open to all. We are still looking for persons with passion and energy to engage in this work.

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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  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

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Contact Us

Contact the East District office via email at 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

Keith Roberts is the West District Lay Leader. His blog will be available soon.

Events

Click here to find all the West District Events.

Contact Us

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

District Website

Click here to access the District website and latest news.

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

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Contact Us

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

District Website

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June Apportionments Decline Sharply

June’s apportionment receipts declined for the fifth consecutive month, this time to a much greater extent. For the first six months of 2019, our churches contributed 38.1% of their apportionments. As you can see from the detailed report, this was 3.7% (and $300,000)...

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2019 Retirees

During the 35th session of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference, six clergy-members retired. Their names are Rev. Beverly Devine, Rev. Brian Green, Rev. L. Michael Kelley, Rev. Jean Newell, Rev. Dr. David Patterson, and Rev. Terry Reid.

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Engaging Our Vision

 

Grant Funds for DSC Way Forward

Many conversations are being held globally, nationally, and jurisdictionally about the possible future of The United Methodist Church, and some of these conversations are open to all persons. The Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection in September is a...

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Conflict Resolution Workshop

Connectional Ministry hosting a workshop on August 3rd at Day Spring UMC in Tempe to train and prepare laity and clergy in a process for navigating difficult conversations around conflict in congregations, especially related to the questions facing the denomination right now.

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Social Media & Marketing Workshop

Build & implement a strategic storytelling & marketing plan. Explore the planning process, branding ideas, & ways churches can reach individuals & make an impact. Register now to save your spot!

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Legislation Writing Workshop

On July 13, a video resource will be available for local church use about legislation writing. If you have questions about legislation please submit those this week so that they can be addressed in the video resource.

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Special Called Session of Annual Conference

The purpose of the special session is to consider all remaining petitions and resolutions submitted to the June 2019 session of Annual Conference and new legislation related to the 2019 special session of the General Conference, the future of the Desert Southwest Conference, or the future of The United Methodist Church.

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UMC News

Gay deacon ordained in Desert Southwest

During the 35th session of the Desert Southwest Conference, the Rev. Joshua L. Warner, third from left, was ordained as a deacon. Warner is a gay man. The ordination and commission service included commissioning of Jamie Lynn Booth and Timothy Robert Hunsinger for the work of an elder.

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