Please join us beginning Sunday, October 22 from 10:45am - 11:45am for the first of a new Adult Sunday School class. You are welcome to join this class at any time.
We will begin with a 13 - 15 week study of the parables of Jesus. Topics will include not only select parables, but also an introduction to what a parable is, the types of parables Jesus used and the general subject matter of the parables. We will seek to answer questions such as, "Why did Jesus teach in parables?" and "Who are the parables intended for?"
The leader is Brian Kern. Brian, his wife LaToria and son Tristan are relatively new members of Desert Spring Church. Brian possesses a varied background in Christian leadership having been ordained as a Deacon in a Baptist Church and also serving as Chairperson of a United Methodist Church Council, where he also occasionally delivered sermons.
While serving as the leader, Brian readily acknowledges the true class leader is the Holy Spirit. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences; but more importantly, learning from the knowledge and experiences of fellow class members.
Desert Spring's 2017 Fall Fellowship Season "We Are the Church Together" is in full swing! Bring a friend to our fall fellowship events to double your fun!
Big Band Concert & Reception
Sunday, October 22
3:00pm - Mellowtones Big Band Concert with Dessert Reception
This is one of our favorite annual events for our church family! Mellowtones Big Band plays at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary, and we'll enjoy some desserts and coffee in the Multi-Purpose Room afterward. Please bring a friend!Big Band Sunday & Thanksgiving FeastSunday, November 198am & 9:30am - worship with the Mellowtones Big Band11am - worship with Desert Spring's Contemporary Praise Band5:30pm Thanksgiving Feast potluck dinner
Desert Spring Church's United Methodist Women's group holds an annual Holiday Fair in support of UMW worldwide missions. United Methodist Women's purpose is to turn Faith, Hope and Love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
Please join us for our much loved 2017 Holiday Fair.
If you would like information on being a vendor, please click the link below to download the vendor application.
If you need general information regarding the Holiday Fair, please email DesertSpringUMWHolidayFair@gmail.com
BOOK CLUB’S SELECTION for November 9 is: UNWRITTEN by Charles Martin.
It seems that the Florida Coast is a good place to hide if one doesn’t want to be found. Katie Quinn is a world-famous actress whose fame has driven her to self-destruct. Father Capri knows about helping others. From the Florida Coast, where he has chosen seclusion and serenity, they meet and travel to the coast of France. There they both discover their unwritten story of both their pasts and their futures. It’s a “page-turner.”
The Book Club meets on the second Thursday if each month at 11:30 to eat brown bag lunches, discuss the book and pray. Please join us. If you have questions, feel free to email Irene Johnson at RenieAndVern@ gmail.com.
Mark your calendars for this year's Men's Retreat at Potosi Pines Camp.
The 2017 Men's Retreat will be held on November 10 @ 5pm - November 11 @ Noon.
Come for one or both days depending on your schedule and availability.
Enjoy great meals and company as we gather to bond and support each other as men of Christ.
The cost is $75 per person. We welcome all men ages 18 and above.
If you have any questions, please contact Bill Kasimoff (BillKasimoff@gmail.com) or
Cree Hamilton (OrthoCree@earthlink.net).
No registration is necessary, but please RSVP to either Bill or Cree if you are interested in attending.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Plans are underway for a cruise to the cities of antiquity and the holy land.
Join us for this memorable experience.
Mark your calendar for October 7, 2018 when we will board the Celebrity Constellation (shown left) in Rome for a 12 day cruise roundtrip to the holy land.
Fares start at $1,999 plus tax and port charges.
For more information, please contact Ed Wynn at EdWynn34@gmail.com
United Methodist Women would like to announce their "Adopt A Cause" results for 2018.
We are proud to be partnering with Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) in the coming year.
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members. UMW was formed in 1869 by eight women in Boston. Their first mission was to send an educator and doctor to India. Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
Our Desert Spring UMW members share in a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. We support the United Methodist Women's vision of "Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world."
Circle Meeting Times & Locations:
Ruth Circle - meets the second Sunday of each month at 1:00pm. Their mission focus is "Street Teens" which provides necessities for teens who do not live at home.
Deborah Circle - meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30am. Their mission focus is "The Walter Hoving Home for Women" which meets the needs of women transitioning from incarceration.
Serendipity Circle - meets the third Thursday of each month at 10:00am. Their mission focus is "The Wesley Community and Health Center" which is a United Methodist Women Mission Ministry.
Hands In Mission Circle - meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30am. Their mission focus is to make crafts in order to fund various mission projects.
Membership in United Methodist Women is open to all women who are committed to mission. We encourage all women to attend one or more circle meetings in order to discover what works best for you in order to nurture your faith in community.
Pastor David's Wednesday night/Thursday morning Bible Study is taking a look at "Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus". This study will take students on a journey through the life of Jesus in all four gospels. This class is repeated twice a week on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, so pick you most convenient day & time and come on down!
Christian Believer Bible Study will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm for 30 weeks with several breaks. Course materials include a study guide and video segment each session. Classes include a short break and participants are welcome to bring a snack or light lunch if they wish.
Prerequisite for attendance is completion of Disciple 1 Bible Study.
This 30 week study focuses on Scripture and Christian belief. The study is on classical teachings of the Christian faith through the use of words, symbols and hymns. Participants examine Scripture, early Christian documents, writings of Roman Catholic and Protestant theologians, including John Wesley.
Please contact the church office at DesertSpringUMC@gmail.com to register or for more information.
“Thirst in the Desert”, your local charter of United Methodist Men, is an active group of men striving to be better Brothers in Christ. We are a small group but have evolved into a group of men that feel we can trust each other to discuss anything on our minds in a caring and supportive atmosphere.
We are looking forward to supporting mission projects, hosting several retreat opportunities for men each year, and serving our church in the parking lot ministry.
We welcome any and all men to join us at our Men’s Breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 8:00am.
You can reach us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Common Ground book study group is currently studying "Islam: Religion, Practice, Culture & World Order" by Ismaial R. Al-Faruqi.
Although limited copies of the book are available, an electronic version can be downloaded from Amazon Kindle books or Google Play Books for less than $5.
We gather in Room 9 every Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Anyone interested in learning more about Islam is welcome to join.
The workshop format is convenient for busy people, and many of our foundational classes use this format. We meet one time, on a Sunday after church, and learn an entire class in one afternoon.
These workshops are offered multiple times per year:
Introduction to the Bible
Introduction to Prayer
Dave Ramsey’s updated Financial Peace University (FPU) program for churches will begin again with a nine week, bible based program that offers practical tools to make better financial choices that lead to financial peace.
The classes are 1 and ½ hours, consisting of a 50 minute video by Dave Ramsey and is followed by a group discussion.
The approximate price is $85, per individual/couple.
This life-changing course includes a lifetime membership and all FPU materials.
Remember that You CAN take control of your money!
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