The Common Ground book study group is starting a new book entitled, "Islam: Religion, Practice, Culture & World Order" by Ismaial R. Al-Faruqi. For our July 27 meeting, please come prepared to discuss Part 1, pages 2 - 23.
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.
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.
Please plan to attend our informational meeting on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00pm in Room 16.
North District United Methodist Women is sponsoring a Rockathon at Journey United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 5 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
UMW members are using rocking chairs to raise money for the Legacy 150 fund which ensures UMW continues in mission for the next 150 years! Our goal is to raise $1,869 symbolizing the year our foremothers organized and raised money to send the first female doctor and educator to India.
Come rock out with us! Bring your rocking chair - we'll get it into the church!
Or sponsor a rocker by signing up with a rockin' UMW member.
Journey UMC is located at 6450 E. Stewart, Las Vegas, NV
To learn more about United Methodist Women and what we do, please click here to visit: UnitedMethodistWomen.org
Desert Spring's Nevadans for the Common Group next team meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00pm. Discover how diverse institutions work together to build relationships, find common ground on issues and act in nonpartisan ways to improve life for all Nevadans.
This month’s selection: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Marie-Laure is a young, blind French girl living in Paris during the Nazi occupation of France. A German ophan boy named Werner crosses paths with her as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. This Puliter Prize winning author illuminates the ways, against all odds, that people try to be good to one another.
The book club meets on Thursdsay, August 10 at 11:30am in room 18 to eat lunch and discuss the book. Join us and bring a friend!
Pastor David's Wednesday night/Thursday morning Bible Study begins a new study on August 23 @ 7:00pm & August 24 @ 10:00am. "Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus" 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!
A new bible study class is now forming. Christian Believer Bible Study will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm for 30 weeks. Each class will include a short break.
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 founders of Protestant denominations and more.
Course materials include a study guide and a video segment each session. Participants are welcome to bring a snack or light lunch if they wish. Please contact the church office at DesertSpringUMC@gmail.com to register or for more information. Sign ups will continue through August 20.
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'svision of "Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world."
2017 HOLIDAY FAIR UPDATE:
Plans are in progress for our United Methodist Women sponsored Holiday Fair on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
If you are interested in being a vendor (cost $70 for one table), please contact Tyler Janes at Tyler@ntjanes.com.
If you are interested in helping in the planning or volunteering at the event, please contact Sharon Scobie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please put the date on your calendar and help us to support women, children, and youth who are in need.
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.
“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 email@example.com
Our Senior Care Giving Ministry helps seniors and their families.
Please contact Ann Alton Riley at AENAlton@msn.com for more information about any of our services.
New Friend Visits
Do you need someone to sit with your loved one while you run errands?
Are you a senior who has had friends or family move away?
Would you like to meet someone new?
Please contact Marianne Case at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up home visits.
Handy Person to the Rescue
Are you unable to climb ladders to change batteries or light bulbs?
Do you have a small home repair?
Please contact Betty Brewer at email@example.com to schedule help.
Does your family live out of town?
Would you be more comfortable if you had someone checking on you on a regular basis?
Please contact JoAnn Beall at BeallJT@embarqmail.com to schedule calls.
Do you need a ride to the doctor?
Do you no longer drive at night and need a ride to an evening event at church?
We ask for two weeks notice of your need.
Please contact Charlotte Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a ride.
The "Messengers" ministry was born out of a desire to provide meaningful worship for residents of assisted living facilities around the valley who would otherwise be unable to attend worship.
At present we have ministries serving two different assisted living facilities: The Atria team led by Wayne Williams on 1st & 3rd Sundays and The Pacifica team led by Carolyn Wood each Sunday.
Periodically, our Youth Group comes and participates in these services and the residents particularly love it when they are there.
We ask for your prayers around this ministry – those who lead and those who participate. If you would like to join in this special service opportunity, please contact Carolyn Wood, Torch451@embarqmail.com
Dancing with Parkinson’s – Las Vegas
Instructor: Pamela Lappen, Dance for PD® Teaching Member M.A., U.C.L.A, Dance and Education B.F.A., U.W. – Milwaukee, Dance and Theatre Performance
Come and experience the essence of movement - joy, in an environment that focuses on art, wellness, and creativity! In this dance class, participants should experience an improvement in their thinking as we build stamina, flexibility, postural stability, coordination, confidence, and relationships with partners, in a fun and supportive community. Class exercises begin in a seated position and move to a standing position. Caregivers and spouses are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate.
The dance class will be held on Thursdays, from 1:00pm - 2:00PM.
Please arrive a few minutes early, so we can begin class on time.
Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in.
Questions are welcome. Please contact the instructor, Pam Lappen at email@example.com.
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
Disciple Bible Studies provides an excellent bible study curriculum for people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text.
Desert Spring offers Disciple Bible Study beginning at various times during the year.
One participant said: "I've completed Disciple 1 and 2 at DSUMC. These courses taught me how to be disciplined about a daily Bible study program. The face to face interaction with the coordinator and other students in our class discussions gave me the human element that I could not get from self-study or internet study. I made many friends. And the Disciple experience has enhanced my spirituality. I can't wait to start Disciple 3."
Another participant said: "Although I have been a Christian since I was about eight years old, I did not know much about the Bible. I married a Christian man who knew the Bible well and I admired that about him. I have spent most of my life wanting to learn more about the Bible but never taking the time to do it. When it was in the church bulletin that Disciple I was being offered, I knew it was a step I wanted to take. After completing both Disciple I and II classes, I am anxious to take Disciple III. I always enjoy the comradery the class offers with the other Disciples and I am committed to continuing this journey."
A participant: ""All are welcome", is what the Pastor has often said. I am not a member of DSUMC. I am a Snow Bird from Chicago who has completed Disciple 2. I returned to Chicago before the class was over. My wonderful Christian classmates would not allow me to become a dropout. We began to Skype two and a half hours per week for the next two months. The opportunity to study and grow in God's word was great! The teacher and students showed the fruit of the Holy Spirit in action. All are welcome to join us in Disciple 3."
Another participant: "Disciple 1-my mind was made clear and when the Pastor spoke of a certain scripture, I knew what came before! Disciple 2-my heart was opened-how can I take this knowledge out into the world and do good. Disciple 3-Remember who you are-connection between memory-identity as people of God. CANNOT wait to begin this study."
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
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.
To learn more about Dave Ramsey and FPU, you can explore the website at: http://www.daveramsey.com and you can contact John or Susan Bull, for more information about the actual costs and registration procedures.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact John or Susan Bull, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that You CAN take control of your money!