Dove of the Desert UMC, Glendale, AZ
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome to Dove of the Desert!

Increasing Love for God and Neighbor
by Going Deeper - Reaching Farther - Transforming Lives

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A message from Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata....

A Plea for Unaccompanied Children.  Click here for this special message.

Dove of the Desert Hosts New Support Group - "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"

Duet is launching a new support group that will meet on Dove's campus on the 1st Saturday of each month, 9am-11am.  See this special page for more details.

New Member Class

If you are interested in becoming a member of Dove of the Desert UMC or would like to learn more about Dove and the Methodist Church, please join us on Sunday mornings, July 13 and July 20 at 9:30am in Room 12.  Childcare will be available: Children under age 3 in the nursery, and Sunday School for children age 3 through Grade 3 in Room 10.  Please call the Dove office at 623-572-7334.

Travelling or Taking a Vacation?  Grab a "Flat Dove" !!

If you will be travelling this coming holiday weekend, or if you will be taking a vacation somewhere, anywhere, even if it is a "Staycation", please come to the Dove office and grab a "Flat Dove" to take with you.  Take a picture of yourself and/or your family with the "Flat Dove" and post the picture on Dove Twitter Page or on the Dove Facebook Page with the hashtag #LoveAtDove and tell us where you are with the "Flat Dove"  Let's see how many places we can get our Dove to show up. As a safety reminder, please wait until you return from your trip to post your pictures.

UMC Market Re-launches Website

The UMC Market has re-launched their website, offering a new look and improved services.  Take a look here for more information how you can do your shopping and support Dove of the Desert at the same time!

Water Collection Starts

This summer, Dove will again collect individual size bottles of water for Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, an outreach for homeless teens.  Please bring the water to Dove.  All water collected will be distributed to youth on the streets of Arizona.  Please donate if you are able to help with this mission project.

Dove 25th Anniversary

Do you have anything of interest to share for Dove’s 25th Anniversary celebration? We are looking for items from Dove’s beginning to the current time. Please email: We will use as many items that relate to the history of Dove as possible.  Please be sure to put your name on any items you would like returned. Would you like to help with the celebration? Send a note to Colleen Centner at

Imagine No Malaria

Check out our new poster in the Narthex showing our progress!!
Every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa. It kills an estimated 655,000 people each year, most of them children under 5 and pregnant women. Transmitted through the bite of a female anopheles mosquito, malaria is a parasite that initially causes fever, vomiting and joint pain. Left untreated, its symptoms progress to convulsions, organ failure and death. It's time to imagine a United Methodist Church that feels and responds to the vision of a world without malaria and includes us all in this mighty work. Dove joins with the Desert Southwest Conference in working towards a goal of saving 200,000 lives. More  

Love Dove through Prayer:  

We celebrate the work that God has enabled us to do together as we continue to seek renewal as a congregation.
We praise God for the great ministry done by our Halo’s Choir.
We praise God for the many, many volunteers who continue to do work so that others may experience God’s love and presence.

What else is going on at Dove?

There's always something going on!
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Isaiah 43:19
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
I am about to do a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert.  
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