Offering Hope to Our Neighbors
A workshop on Attracting and Connecting with Visitors takes place Saturday, Aug. 18 at First UMC of Loomis
By Dave Bunje
Circuit leader, Circuit on the Rise
Within a mile of each of our churches are scores of people yearning for a connection to a grace-filled fellowship, desiring reminders for making ethical daily choices, and hungering for grounding in the holy, which would give their lives meaning and hope.
Worried about just maintaining our own programs, we find it...
New Circuits List Posted
The 2012 Circuits List has been posted to the Conference website, www.cnumc.org.
To access it, click on "Directories," located under "Quick Links" on the right side of the Home Page, then select "Circuits & Districts" from the menu on the right.
Scroll down on the Circuits & Districts page and click on the link, "Download 2012 Circuits List."
The link is located on the subpage, "Information for Circuit Leaders," also....
Registration Opens for 'Leading Beyond the Walls' Workshops
Registration is open now for two Church of the Resurrection mini-institutes at Loomis United Methodist Church, "Leading Beyond the Walls" and "Catch."
The workshops, being offered by "On the Rise" circuit, Great Northern Circuit #1 in the Foothills – with support from the Great Northern District 2% Fund – are a follow-up to Adam Hamilton's presentations at Annual Conference 2011 and will focus on developing congregations with a heart for the...
Circuit Hosts Church of the Resurrection Mini-Institutes in June and August
Developing congregations with a heart for the unchurched
By Joan Pell
Pastor, Cornerstone UMC, Rocklin, CA
"On the Rise" circuit, Great Northern Circuit #1 in the Foothills, invites you to receive some encouragement, insight, and concrete strategies – as we all seek to increase our vitality around the vital congregation goals that we are setting. Following up on Adam Hamilton's presentations at Annual Conference 2011, we are hosting two Church of the Resurrection...
Circuit Youth Rally Energizes Participants
Genesis United Methodist Church in San Jose hosted the quarterly youth rally for El Camino Real Circuit 8, this past Saturday (Feb. 4, 2012). Called "TRUTH," the rally was the second event of its kind – the first one having been hosted by Green Korean UMC in Milpitas, in November.
There were 100-plus youth in attendance, representing Genesis UMC, Green Korean UMC, St. Paul UMC and First UMC in Fremont, and Alum Rock UMC in San Jose.
"Pastors in the circuit...
Registration Opens for March 14 Gathering of Clergy
Register now to attend a day of soul-satisfying worship and re-affirmation of your call to ministry, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, California.
This day of worship and renewal for all clergy and candidates – in all orders of ministry, active and retired, appointed and not-currently-appointed – features worship and music leaders Mark Miller and Marcia McFee and is sponsored by the California-Nevada Annual...
'O for a Thousand Tongues' Combined Worship Service Was Aptly Named
It was an amazing event. Last Sunday (March 13), the first Sunday of Lent, eight congregations of the Silicon Valley Circuit – nicknamed the "Integrated Circuit" – conducted a combined worship service so huge that only a high school could accommodate it.
Leigh High School in San Jose did the honors. Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. preached, Dr. Marcia McFee designed and led worship, and the Spirit moved!
The service was aptly named "O for a Thousand Tongues...
Local Churches in SF, Silicon Valley Celebrate Ministry Together
Two years ago "circuits" was an alien concept. Today, circuits not only are familiar, but they're doing amazing things – and serving as a model for other Conferences in The United Methodist Church. (The South Georgia Annual Conference, for instance, contacted California-Nevada when it began exploring ways for clergy and laity to connect within smaller geographic groups.)
This year at Annual Conference Session, clergy and lay members will be seated by circuit, as a further...