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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.

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EACH MONTH’S THEMES

Subject to change, click on the month’s language link to access downloadable resources in that language.

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OCTOBER

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Strongly committed to radical inclusion of all people

[PRESS RELEASE]  [VIDEO MESSAGE]

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NOVEMBER

[KOREAN]  [SPANISH]  [ENGLISH]

We will always keep scripture primary

[Nov Article]   [Nov Video]

DECEMBER

[KOREAN]  [SPANISH]  [ENGLISH]

Seeking to be the light of God

[DECEMBER RESOURCES]

JANUARY

[KOREAN]  [SPANISH]  [ENGLISH]

Same-gender weddings are always an option

[RESOURCES]   [DOWNLOADS]

FEBRUARY

[KOREAN]  [SPANISH]  [ENGLISH]

Committed to its Wesleyan roots

[RESOURCES]   [DOWNLOADS]

MARCH

[KOREAN]  [SPANISH]  [ENGLISH]

Fair and equal ordination

[RESOURCES]   [DOWNLOADS]

APRIL

Cares more about people than its building

[RESOURCES]   [DOWNLOADS]

MAY

We are what our name says 

JUNE

Committed to diversity

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Where Love Lives March Resources

Where Love Lives March Resources

In this month's Desert Southwest Conference resources for the Western Jurisdiction's Where Love Lives media campaign, Bishop Bob starts us off with a video message and pastoral prayer about the desire and actions from the Conferences in the Western Jurisdiction...

Where Love Lives April Resources

Where Love Lives April Resources

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to love God and each other. As members of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, we do that through acts of justice, community outreach, and personal practices of devotion. In April's video message of...

Where Love Lives February Resources

Where Love Lives February Resources

“Committed to its Wesleyan Roots” We are in a time when the nation is divided, and so is the Church. United Methodists are rooted in the teachings of Jesus.  We are also influenced by some of the beliefs of the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. Wesley believed in...

Where Love Lives January Resources

Where Love Lives January Resources

January's messages for the Western Jurisdiction's #WhereLoveLivesUMC campaign address a topic that has separated many people from one another, the subject of marriage equality. Use the resources provided to Invite your community to find the non-anxious presence of God...

Devotion for the week of December 27th

Devotion for the week of December 27th

Director of Outreach & Justice Scripture Reading: Luke 16:19-21 There was a rich man who…lived in luxury every day. At his gate was… Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. "It's not enough to simply complain about...

Introducing the ‘Equipping Leaders’ webinar series

In this video, Kristina Gonzalez offers this short introduction to the ‘Equipping Leaders for Relational Community Work’ webinar series available now as part of the Western Jurisdiction’s ‘Where Love Lives’ campaign. [button...

Devotion for the week of December 14, 2020

Devotion for the week of December 14, 2020

Patricia Magyar, Chaplain, UMOM New Day Center Chair and Chair of 2021 Desert Southwest Conference Task Force on Children and Poverty Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4: 8-10 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to...

Seeking to Be God’s Light in the World – An Advent Message

Seeking to Be God’s Light in the World – An Advent Message

Isaiah 40         A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the?Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places...

Devotion for the week of December 7, 2020

Devotion for the week of December 7, 2020

Gretchen Lopez, Director of The Inn and Chair of the Desert Southwest Conference Board of Global Ministries Inspiration: “I seek to always bring God’s love to those in need.” God’s love is not just for me, it is not just for you. God’s love is for everyone, for all…...

Where Love Lives – December Resources

Where Love Lives – December Resources

For the month of December, members associated with the Outreach & Justice Ministries are honored to bring you these devotions, book suggestions and videos for your spiritual practice this holiday season. On behalf of our team, Happy Christmas and many blessings. ~...

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