Where Love Lives
A nearly year-long campaign centering on the faith values that have undergirded the Western Jurisdiction’s long-term commitment to a scripturally based fully inclusive ministry. Churches in the Desert Southwest Conference are encouraged to use these resources in local settings as faithful, inviting, open, safe, and loving places for all people and encourage congregational engagement and conversation.
Committed to its Wesleyan roots
Will ordain and consecrate LGBTQ+ people
Cares more about people than its building
Believes in keeping the UMC name
Committed to diversity
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Just as we are called to study, pray, and worship, we are called to acts of compassion and justice. In works of piety, we grow, and in works of mercy, we live out our love for God in service to our neighbors. This month's theme is We are grounded in social action. In...
As we wait with anxiety for the results of the US elections, words from the Psalmist, ring in my heart: “How long, O Lord?”
By Gerry Hills, Chairperson of the Desert Southwest Conference Board of Church & Society Scripture Reading: Proverbs: 29:7 “The righteous are concerned for the rights of the poor, the wicked does not understand such concern.” “Overcoming poverty is not a task of...
By Suanne Ware-Diaz, Kiowa Native American UMC of Southern California As a cradle Methodist, I’d been nourished on scripture from my earliest years with verses and whole chapters committed to memory. Stories of Joseph with His Coat of Many Colors, Daniel in the Lion’s...
In gratefulness, today, we receive the voice of four of our younger persons within the California-Pacific Conference about how scripture is primary to them in creating a place where love lives. The following are excerpts and links to the full posts. “Though the...
Clergy of the West District share their favorite scripture as part of the Where Love Lives campaign We always keep scripture primary November theme.
By Deaconess Sharon McCart, Chair, Cal-Pac DisAbility Ministries Task Force, and Vice Chair, DisAbility Ministries Committee of The United Methodist Church In Genesis 1:27a, we read, “God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them….”...
By Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan President Claremont School of Theology at Willamette University I grew up in a Methodist church in Malaysia and spent a lot of time at church. I grew up loving the Bible and attended regular Bible study as a youth. We did a lot of...
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” [Galatians 3:28, CEB] One of the favorite classes I teach during confirmation is the Wesley Quadrilateral. I use a wind chime as a...
Watch the video message from Bishop Grant Hagiya on how the Western Jurisdiction keeps scripture primary in being Where Love Lives.