Prayers from the Council of Bishops - Friday, November 10

Friends,   I have been at the Council of Bishops’ fall meeting this week. I thank you for your prayers for us.  You have been in my prayers.  This has been a critical week as we have considered a ...

Migration — a personal reflection - Thursday, November 09

Migration has been a part of my entire life and ministry. Perhaps it is because my father was an immigrant from Mexico who first came to the U.S. under the Bracero program in the 1940s. In the ...

Advocating for a Clean Dream Act - Thursday, November 02

Friends,   As you know, I spent yesterday in Washington D.C. advocating on behalf of The United Methodist Church for a Clean Dream Act.  You may want to consider our United Methodist Resolution on ...

All Saints Day - Wednesday, November 01

Brothers and Sisters,   On this All Saints Day may the saints you have known in your life inspire you to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ!   I am in Washington D.C. representing our United ...

Visiting Napa and Novato - Wednesday, October 18

October 18, 2017   Brothers and Sisters,   Today was another very meaningful day.  United Methodists from our beloved California-Nevada Conference continue to amaze me with their faithfulness.   Rev. ...

Bishop Carcaño's Pastoral Itineration During the Wildfires - Tuesday, October 17

Visiting Napa and Novato October 18, 2017   Brothers and Sisters,   Today was another very meaningful day.  United Methodists from our beloved California-Nevada Conference continue to amaze me with ...

Visit with the Mendocino Circuit - Tuesday, October 17

October 17, 2017   Friends,   I start this pastoral report with an apology.  In yesterday’s report, I forgot to acknowledge Rev. Jola Bortner, pastor of the Rohnert Park UMC where we gathered for the ...

Visiting with Sonoma Circuit - Monday, October 16

October 16, 2017   Sisters and Brothers,   I pray this has been a blessed Autumn day for you.  As Rev. Linda Caldwell and I drove up to Rohnert Park to visit with pastors and leaders of the Sonoma ...

Visiting First UMC Santa Rosa Today - Sunday, October 15

October 15, 2017   First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa was full this morning; full of worshipers and full of faith.  The members of Christ Church United Methodist Church also joined them.  ...

Donating to Wildfires and Continuous Prayer - Saturday, October 14

October 14, 2017   Brothers and Sisters,   Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus!  I have finally arrived home.  I was delayed by almost a day because of airline mechanical problems, but ...
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