Annual Conference

June 16-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

Secretary of the Annual Conference: Rev. Nancy Cushman,

Renaissance Hotel

The primary source of information about the 2016 Desert Southwest Annual Conference is in our Guidebook app, which is available both in mobile and web versions. Use the links on the right to download the app to your mobile device(s) or to access the information from any web browser (visit the Guidebook app instructions page for more details).

Live Stream Schedule

Click on the session name to go to the live stream. Use the list of photo topics below as an inspiration for the photo contest. Take your photo and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #dscumc including a quote from Annual Conference that inspired the photo. Photos will be shared during break times of Annual Conference.




9:00 - 9:40 am

Plenary & Worship


9:45 - 11:45 am

Laity Session


2:15 - 4:15 pm

Plenary Session


4:45 - 5:45 pm

Worship: A Service of Memorial




8:30 - 12:00 pm

Plenary Session


1:00 - 4:45 pm

Plenary Session




8:00 - 12:00 pm

Plenary: Day of Learning


1:30 - 4:40 pm

Plenary Session


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Worship: A Service of Commissioing and Ordination




8:30  - 10:30 am

Plenary Session


10:30 - 11:50 am

Worship: A Service of Sending Forth