New Ministry in Action Stories Posted

May 05, 2011

Three inspirational stories of Ministry in Action within the California-Nevada Annual Conference have been posted in the Ministry in Action section of the Conference website at

  • Adam Walker Cleaveland writes about an "Interfaith Works: Service and Learning" event he hosted last Saturday (April 30, 2011) at Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, California where he is Minister for Youth and Young Adults.

    Twenty-five interfaith high school students and leaders participated, and it was such a success that he was asked, "So … when is the next interfaith youth thing?" 

    But let him tell the story! Read it here.
  • First UMC in Palo Alto is shaking things up with its brand new "UPSTREAM" worship service, which debuted on Sunday (May 1). The "spirited, high-energy" 9 a.m. service "welcomes a new and growing congregation of disciples," which is in alignment with "Creating new places for new people," one of the Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church. Read more here.
  • And Sanger UMC had "drive-through prayer" on Sunday, inspired by an article in Interpreter magazine. The church's pastor, Rev. George Bennett, says "at one point we had a line of cars waiting to pray. These were not members of our church, but people who needed prayer." Read more here.
Check out all the Ministry in Action stories by selecting "News" on the main navigation bar on the Home Page, then clicking on "Ministry in Action" in the menu on the right side of the page.
Highlights of Ministry in Action stories show up in random rotation in the lower right corner of the Home Page. Underneath that feature is a link for you to "Tell us how you've made a difference!" at your church. Just click on "share your story" to submit the details of what your church is doing!