EVENTS ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Sunday mornings, 10:45am - 11:45am, beginning April 22
Book of Joshua
Imagine you are a member of a large group led by a dynamic and well-loved leader who has led the group through crisis after crisis. Suddenly, the leader dies and you find yourself appointed as the new leader at a critical time for the group. What challenges would you face? How would you handle your new role? Who would you call on to assist you? All of these questions were faced by Joshua upon the death of Moses. Please join us as we study the Old Testament book of Joshua to see how Joshua addressed these issues as he led the Israelites out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land. The study is open to all.
Thursday evenings, 6:30pm - 7:45pm, beginning April 26
Introduction to the Parables
“Let him who has ears, hear” was a phrase often used by Jesus as he taught in parables, but exactly what does it mean? Imagine you are a Pharisee or Jewish leader in the crowd as Jesus taught. What would your thoughts be? Would you challenge Jesus’ authority and/or seek to engage him in a debate? How would you react if you were one of Jesus’ followers? Why did Jesus teach in parables anyway? Please join us for as we examine the parables and seek to answer these questions and more. Some of you may have already completed this study previously held on Sundays, but you are welcome to attend again. The study is open to all.
Brian Kern will serve as the Bible Study leader for both studies, but he readily acknowledges that the true class leader is the Holy Spirit, and we will follow where the Spirit leads. Brian looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences; but more importantly, looks forward to learning from the knowledge and experience of other participants.
We are now in the planning stages for the 2018 Holiday Craft Fair.
If you are interested in working on the planning team, or would like to help with the Holiday Craft Fair, please email Sharon Scobie at SScobie42@gmail.com.
Staterooms are still available!
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
Pastor David's Wednesday night/Thursday morning Bible Study is currently taking a look at 1 Peter, and will be beginning 2 Peter by mid-April.
This class is repeated twice a week on Wednesday night at 7:00pm, and Thursday morning at 10:00am - pick your most convenient day & time and come on down! No registration is required to join.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wellness Revelation is an 8 week journey to physical and spiritual fitness for women. Lose what weighs you down so you can love God, yourself and others.
- 8 week study
- weekly video teaching from author Alisa Keeton
- workout calendar with live links to instructor led workouts
- Bible study
- live weekly small group meetings or attend via free online web casting
- food journal
- private accountability group with an accountability/prayer partner
- support, encouragement and prayer from a licensed facilitator
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.
This 12 week study is Part I and looks at the Old Testament.
DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, personal Bible reading and study, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.
Another 12 week study, Part 2, is coming up and looks at the New Testament.
We will update this space as the class forms.
Dave Ramsey’s updated Financial Peace University (FPU) program for churches is a nine week, bible based program that offers practical tools to make better financial choices that lead to financial peace.
The average FPU attendee pays off $5300 in debt, and saves $2700 in their first 90 days with the program.
The approximate price is $109, per individual/couple.
This life-changing course includes a lifetime membership and all FPU materials.
Remember that You CAN take control of your money!
Christian Believer Bible Study meets 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.