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Desert Southwest Annual Conference

An associate pastor from a Las Vegas UMC poignantly describes what it has been like to counsel and comfort survivors and residents after the Route 91 Festival shootings. Read more

Global Health

Traditionalist leaders who failed to be elected as delegates to General Conference 2020 come from different annual conferences but share a network of connections. Read more

UMC Future 2 Comments

A Southwest Texas pastor reports from UMC-Next's opening day; a San Diego pastor charts a new group; Drew University will monitor UMC relationship; news from Minnesota, Desert Southwest and media mentions. Read more

General Conference 2019 6 Comments

United Methodists who came to the aid of some 120 immigrants stranded at the Tucson bus station showed the church at its best, loving those Jesus loves, writes the Rev. Dottie Escobedo-Frank. Read more

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Gerry Hills

UM Insight Screen Cap from Arizona PBS

United Methodist laywoman Gerry Hills, chair of the Desert Southwest Conference's Gun Violence Awareness Task Force, shares her views on the critical need for better gun control on Arizona PBS program Read more

Global Health

Montana Burning Video

UM Insight Screencap from YouTube

The devastation wrought by wildfires in the western United States over the past few years – along with United Methodists' efforts to cope with the effects – pose a long-term disaster recovery challenge for the region as great as hurricanes elsewhere. Read more

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