Desert Southwest Annual Conference
June 10-13, 2021 

 

Sunday, June 13, 2021
 

9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service – Pastor Stephanie Soon preaching – Sanctuary

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship Hall Live Streaming

 

Please join us for Pastor Alma Aguirre–Olivares’ Ordination.

 

 

2021 Conference Mission Project Donation

The 2021 Annual Conference Mission Project’s goal is to support students on university campuses who have food security issues.  There are students on university campuses across the country who have difficulty securing regular meals during the best of times. In these times of COVID-19, this has become even more of a challenge for many. Students have lost jobs, lost scholarships, have had safe transportation issues. Times are difficult for many in our nation, and some students are facing equally difficult circumstances.

 Pre-COVID, the ASU Foodbank was helping about 400 students a semester across seven sites. However, earlier this year, one week saw 200 students signed up for nutrition assistance on the Tempe campus alone. This illustrates the increase in students needing assistance.

 The campus ministries in the Desert Southwest Conference are asking for our help. Gift cards in $20 increments or any amount of cash donations are welcomed, and can be brought to Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church by June 8th.

You can also give online by credit card directly to the Desert Annual Conference at https://bit.ly/2021Mission.  Make sure you note 2021 Conference Mission Project Donation on the “purpose of Payment” box. Our Conference generosity will be announced at Annual Conference in the report on the 2021 Mission Project. Thank you!

 

  
Lay Servant Training
 
 

“Leading Bible Study”  Lay Servant Ministry

This Advanced ZOOM class is taught by long time Bible Teacher Eli Reeves from Lakeview UMC in Sun City. Two ZOOM Classes will be offered in mid-July, one during the day and one evening class.

To register for the classes go to: https://dscumc.org/lay-servant-ministries-training-sessions/ The class is $15. If you have to cancel or postpone you will get a credit for a future class. There will only be twelve (12) students per ZOOM class so please register as soon as possible. The book you need to purchase and read completely before class begins is Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap. It is available at Cokesbury.com or Amazon.
 

The Daytime Session is: Wednesday to Friday – July 14, 15 and 16, 8:30 A.M. to Noon

The Evening Session is:  5:30 – 9 P.M.  Wednesday to Friday – July 14, 15 & 16, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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Introduction to Lay Ministry

Lay Servant Ministries “The Basic Course : Introduction to Lay Ministry” This Basic ZOOM class is taught by Jeannie Ward, the West District Lay Leader from Prescott Valley UMC.

 To register for the classes go to: https://dscumc.org/lay-servant-ministries-training-sessions/ The class is $15. If you have to cancel or postpone you will get a credit for a future class. There will only be twelve (12) students per ZOOM class so please register as soon as possible. The book you need to purchase and read completely before class begins is Lay Servant Ministries (the Participant Book). It is available at Cokesbury.com or Amazon (also in e-book formats).

The Daytime Session is: Wednesday to Friday – August 25, 26, and 27, 8:30 A.M. to Noon

The Evening / Saturday Session is: Thursday and Friday – August 26 & 27, 5:30 to 9 P.M.

Saturday Morning Class August 28, 8:30 A.M. to Noon

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“Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century”  Lay Servant Ministry

Lay Servant Ministries “Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century” This Advanced ZOOM class is taught by Pastor Linda DeAtley from Lakeview UMC in Sun City. Two ZOOM classes will be offered in October, one during the day and one evening class.

To register for the classes go to: https://dscumc.org/lay-servant-ministries-training-sessions/ The class is $15. If you have to cancel or postpone you will get a credit for a future class. There will only be twelve (12) students per ZOOM class so please register as soon as possible. The book you need to purchase and read completely before class begins is Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century. It is available at Cokesbury.com or Amazon.

The Daytime Session is: Wednesdays – October 6, 13, and 20, 8:30 A.M. to Noon

The Evening Session is: Wednesdays – October 6, 13, and 20, 5:30 to 9 P.M.

Blessings,

Betty Stewart, West District Director Lay Servant Ministries

bettyboop491@cox.net  or  Cell #480-658-7713