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Handbell/Choral Director Available

My name is John Dunning and I am singer, voice instructor, choral director, and teacher who has been involved with music since the age of 10. I earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree (Vocal Performance) and Bachelor of Music Education Degree (Vocal Music Education) from Culver-Stockton College (Canton, MO) in 1998 and 2000 respectively. My Master of Music Degree in vocal pedagogy was achieved from Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) in 2002.

I am currently seeking a choir director and/or handbell choir director position. I have 10+ years of experience directing choir, handbell choir, and children's choir. My resume outlines my experience in more detail and would be happy to send it to you.

I appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about a possible position. Please contact me at and put "Music Interest" in the subject line. You can also contact me via phone or text at 602-819-2722.

Journal Archives

DSC Archives & History is looking for copies of Journals from the following Conferences:

  • Arizona Mission, Methodist Episcopal Church – 1881, 1883-1907, 1914, 1916
  • Los Angeles Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South – 1870-1920
  • Arizona Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South – 1933, 1935

If you or your church has a copy of any of these Journals, please contact the Conference Archivist, Jennifer Barber at or 602-266-6956 ext. 264.

Van needed for the Justa Center

Justa Center is in need of a van in order to transport members to and from appointments and to pick up the women at Watkins Emergency Shelter for church on Sundays. If you have a van that's in good condition, please consider donating or loaning it to the Center, one of the urban ministries of the Desert Southwest Conference. For more information, please contact Susan at 602-254-6524 or at For more information about the Justa Center, visit their website, at

Handbells Wanted

New Song United Methodist Church in Surprise, AZ would like to start a handbell choir but they do NOT have any handbells. If there is a church that has handbells but no longer uses/needs them, please contact Mr. David Norris, Music Director: (623) 327-9450 (home) or (623) 340-2779 (cell).

White Cassock with Lace Insets & Cincture...

All items are in excellent condition and will like to pass on to active clergy through selling or gifting.

Stoles: (small) children of the world with self-fringe

Communion: Cross, chalice with grapes & wheat with gold fringe

Greek cross: reversible white/blue & tan homespun

Please contact Kathy Burt at for more information. (05-16-16)

Lowrey Royale organ (click here to view)

The organ is located in Sun City at approximately 111th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. Please contact Gail Lass at (602) 369-0548 or to find out more. (10-12-15)


First United Methodist Church in Glendale has paraments that they are no longer using. Please contact Linda Hardesty at if your church can use them. (9-24-15)

Choir Robes 

Donated by Catalina UMC in Tucson, AZ are 100 used pale-blue traditional choir robes in various sizes. The robes are in good condition. Contact Leslie Boll at 520-622-5656 or email at for more information. (9-24-15)

8-channel Audio Mixer

A 20-year old audio mixer used in a church sound system is available at no cost. Contact Steve Marshall at to inquire more. (posted 3/24/15)