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March 15, 2021 IMPORTANT UPDATE on COVID-19

While the CDC has issued new recommendations for persons who have been fully vaccinated which relax some restrictions, these guidelines can change with the discovery of new information about COVID-19. For this reason, we must continue to be patient and do our part to protect those among us who are still vulnerable.

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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

Click Here to Read Trinity Donovan’s Blog

Events

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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 Jeannie Ward, Lay Leader, or the Associate Lay Leaders, Sandy Kerr, Joyce Trevolt, and John Huie.

Events

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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. Matt Ashley
Conrad, Rev. Mark

South District Superintendent

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From the Lay Leader

Click Here to Read Deborah William’s Blog

Events

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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

Conference Leadership Invitation

Are you looking for a place to serve on a Conference or District team? The ministry leadership of the Desert Southwest Conference is shared by over 300 people who serve on our many committees, task forces, teams, and working groups.

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Path 1 Webinars

If you are discerning to start a new faith community or currently working in a church planting team in your area, Path 1 invites you to join these monthly Zoom webinars. The first webinar starts on Tuesday, April 13.

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April News from Camp & Retreat Ministries

By Dina Reid, Camp & Retreat Ministries Register for Summer Camp! We've been busy hiring summer staff, registering campers, and preparing the camps for summer!! Some camp sessions are at or near capacity.  Register soon so that your campers are not disappointed! ...

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Annual Conference Mission Project – Student Hunger

A Glimpse of Hunger at ASU By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice, and Rev. Jamie Booth, ASU Valley Wesley There are students on university campuses across the country who have difficulty securing regular meals during the best of times. In these times...

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Engaging Our Vision

 

March 2021 Apportionments Report

By Randy Bowman, Conference Treasurer The Desert Southwest Conference remains in strong financial shape. That strength allowed us to credit all of our churches with one month apportionment dividend payment in January. As a result, our total apportionment receipts...

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2020 Mission Project Comes to a Close with Record Donations

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice Last year’s Annual Conference Mission Project was a success during the usual Annual Conference giving period. But the joy carried on! The generosity of our Conference has continued, and as we draw the 2020...

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Economic Inequality and Prison Reform Event

by Bud Clark, Chair, Economic Inequality Task Force On May 6, 2021, from 7:00-8:00 PM (Pacific Time) the Desert Southwest Conference Economic Inequality Task Force of the Conference Board of Church & Society, will present the third webinar in the series for 2021....

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UMC News

Bishops cancel May 8 General Conference

The United Methodist Council of Bishops has canceled its call for a special virtual General Conference on May 8. The bishops made the decision to cancel during a March 22 online meeting that was closed to the public.

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