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A Pledge to Keep

In the aftermath of a tragic violent shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, how does our baptismal covenant guide us?

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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.

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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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Contact Us

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

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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

Showing God’s love during back to school season

(Previously published by Heather Hahn, UMNS) Prescott United Methodist Church in Arizona is converting its longtime back-to-school distribution of backpacks, socks, and shoes to provide youngsters with laptops instead. Denise Woolsey, lay leader of the congregation’s...

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Finding Our Voice: An Online Contemplative Writing Retreat

When the pandemic crisis hit, many of us were stunned into silence with the loss of social freedom, the threat of infection, as well as concerns about friends and neighbors. The killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed, heightened our need to “find our voice” as we listen more deeply to God’s call on our lives. In response, the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church and The Upper Room are offering an online guided retreat for lay and clergy to move us from silence to prayer and to witness.

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Engaging Our Vision

 

Calling all Sermons!

Ok, well, maybe not ALL sermons. Here's an idea for all Desert Southwest Conference pastors. What if there was a place on the Conference website where great sermons were curated and readily available? Grouped by topic and easily accessible to anyone searching for...

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August 2020 Apportionments Improve Slightly

Apportionment receipts improved slightly compared to historical averages for the month of August, although we remained down on a year-to-date basis.  In total for the first eight months of 2020, our churches contributed 46.7% of their apportionments. This was 2.8%...

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UMC News

UMC Group Ruling Update from GCFA

Church leaders, it never hurts to have a recent certification letter from GCFA on hand.  Get yours now. It’s easy. Many organizations want a church to provide a recent (within a year) letter proving the exemption. And you never know when you’re going to need it. So we encourage you to read the following communication from the GCFA Legal department and apply for a current group ruling letter today.

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COVID-19 support for Asian American churches

By the Rev. John Oda Aug. 3, 2020 | SAN FRANCISCO (UM News) About four months ago, the Asian American Language Ministry Plan began to hear about some urgent needs that churches were facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan’s committee quickly came together...

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