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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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Camp News for September

Family Day Hikes at Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines Camps We are excited to offer self guided Family Day Hikes at both camps!  Enjoy nature, beautiful views, stunning flora, and maybe even some fauna, in the beauty of creation at Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines....

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July 2020 Apportionments, Financial Results are a Mixed Bag

There were some positives and some no-quite-so-positives in the Desert Southwest Conference's financial results for July. The most amazing positive related to our 2020 annual conference mission project, where our churches impressively raised nearly $112,000 to help...

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August Happenings at Camp

The Tied Together fundraising campaign kicked off July 1 with great success!  We are over half way to our goal of selling 500 t-shirts by August 31!  For each gift of up to $25, we will create a 4x4 inch "tie-dyed t-shirt" complete with the camp logo and your name....

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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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Join the Webinar on Private Prisons

“Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured” (Hebrews 13:3) For-profit private prisons are a multi-billion dollar industry in this country. The industry’s sole...

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Greetings from Sandy Kerr

The laity of each church is the backbone of every church. We are vital to the growth of the church and spreading God’s word. Wesley feared the movement known as Methodists would vanish from the earth.

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DSC RACE Announces Anti-Racism Initiatives for Desert Southwest Conference

An abbreviation for Reflection, Action, Courageous Dialogue, and Engagement, the DSC RACE Coalition actively works to promote racially-focused education and dialogue within the DSC, as well as eliminate all forms of racism within the conference. Sitting on the DSC RACE Coalition are Rev. Javier Olivares, Julie O’Neal, Pastor Diamond Pate, Rev. Timote Piukala, Rev. Kimberly Scott, Rev. Khalif Smith, Pastor Christopher Wurpts, with DSC representation by Billie Fidlin.

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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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Turning to Wesley’s class model amid pandemic

By Kudzai Chingwe July 31, 2020 | HARARE, Zimbabwe (UM News) “John Wesley wrote a book titled ‘Primitive Physic,’ teaching people to use natural things to treat their ailments, including herbs,” he said, adding that he also established clinics in Britain, Bristol,...

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Unsnarling US and church racial history

WASHINGTON (UM News) — Historians and other church leaders joined a livestreamed town hall to explore Methodism's complicated and sometimes suppressed record on race. They hoped to help United Methodists turn away from past sins and dismantle racism. Heather Hahn...

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