New 2012 ACS Videos Uploaded to REEL Witness

August 09, 2012

As of Thursday, Aug. 9, 27 videos from the California-Nevada Annual Conference 2012 Annual Conference Session have been uploaded to REEL Witness, the video library on the Conference website (www.cnumc.org).

You'll find a link to REEL Witness on the right side of the Home Page, under "Areas of Interest."
 
After opening REEL Witness, rest your cursor over the "Videos" tab, then select "ACS 2012" to locate all videos from this year's session.
 
Here is the complete list of what's available now, to watch or download*:
 

 
 
The Rev. Rudy Rasmus, pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, delivers the first of two keynote talks to 2012 Annual Conference Session, Friday, June 22, 2012. (Runs 59 min., 13 sec.)
 
 
The Rev. Juanita Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas delivers the second keynote address at ACS 2012, Saturday, June 23. This is Session One of three sessions. (Runs 49 min., 26 sec.)
 
 
The Rev. Juanita Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, delivers the keynote address at ACS 2012, Saturday, June 23. This is Session Two (of three). (Runs 39 min., 40 sec.)
 
 
The Rev. Juanita Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, delivers the keynote address at ACS 2012, Saturday, June 23. This is Session Three (of three). (Runs 24 min., 56 sec.)
 
 
California-Nevada's delegates to the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church report what happened at the legislative session, and reflect on their experiences. (Part 1 of 2. Runs 17 min., 11 sec.)
 
 
California-Nevada's delegates to the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church report what happened at the legislative session, and reflect on their experiences. (Part 2 of 2. Runs Runs 22 min., 50 sec.) 
 
 
Discussion of proposed apportionment formula change (to a "tithe") at 2012 Annual Conference Session on Friday, June 22. (Runs 32 min., 25 sec.)
 
 
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. recognizes the Revs. Ted Virts and Jerry Smith for their years of dedicated service on the Cabinet – Virts as Conference Superintendent and Dean of the Cabinet, and Smith as Great Northern District Superintendent. (Runs 7 min., 28 sec.)
 
 
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr.'s message to the Laity Session at the 2012 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session in Sacramento, California. (Runs 15 min., 27 sec.)
 
 
The Rev. Greg Bergquist, Conference Superintendent for Leadership Development in the California-Nevada Annual Conference, is introduced to lay leaders at Laity Session of the 2012 ACS in Sacramento, California. (Runs 4 min., 42 sec.)
 
 
Kelly Newell, Director of Young People's Ministries and Camping for the California-Nevada Annual Conference, promotes young people's involvement in churches, at the 2012 ACS Laity Session in Sacramento, California. (Runs 8 min., 23 sec.)
 
 
JoAnn Lawson, president of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women, addresses the 2012 Annual Conference Session Laity Session and talks about UMW events planned for the fall. (Runs 11 min., 1 sec.)
 
 
Conference Benefits Officer Paul Extrum-Fernandez talks "wellness" at the Laity Session of the 2012 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session in Sacramento, California. (Runs 18 min., 16 sec.)
 
 
Recognition of District Lay Leaders, whose positions are being phased out (as the Conference Board of Laity is dissolved) due to a restructuring of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2012. (Runs 3 min., 45 sec.)
 
 
A focus on the Certified Lay Minister (CLayM) program, including an explanation of the program, testimony by a CLayM graduate who is serving a local church, and recognition of the most recent CLayM grads. (Runs 12 min., 44 sec.)
 
 
The Rev. Linda Caldwell, Conference Superintendent for Mission Collaboration, introduces the Conference Structure Core Team members at 2012 Annual Conference Session, Wednesday, June 20. (Runs 6 min., 1 sec.)
 
 
Core Team members share information and details about the new Conference structure. (Runs 20 min., 11 sec.)
 
 
Members of the CA-NV Annual Conference Cabinet give the Cabinet Report at ACS, Saturday, June 23, 2012. (Runs 34 min., 27 sec.)
 
 
Laity Session at the 2012 ACS concludes with an anointing and prayer. (Runs 12 min., 50 sec.)
 
 
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. delivers the sermon for the Communion Service at the 2012 Annual Conference Session, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. (Runs 38 min., 40 sec.)
 
 
Conference Co-Lay Leaders, Gayle Shearman and Burt Yin, deliver the Laity Address at 2012 Annual Conference Session, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (Runs 19 min., 19 sec.)
 
 
The Rev. Don Fado preaches the sermon for the Journey of the Saints service at 2012 Annual Conference Session, Thursday, June 21. Rev. Fado began the sermon by playing a video of Methodist Blues by Garrison Keillor, which takes a humorous look at the denomination. (To listen, watch, or read lyrics, visit http//prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs and type Methodist Blues in the search window, then click on the second result.) (Runs 26 min., 48 sec.)
 
 
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. gives the State of the Conference address at 2012 Annual Conference Session. (Runs 33 min., 17 sec.)
 
 
At the 2012 Annual Conference Session, the 2012 Bishop Melvin Talbert Award for Racial Justice went to the Rev. Schuyler Rhodes, pastor of Temple United Methodist Church in San Francisco. (Runs 6 min., 40 sec.)
 
 
Midweek at the 2012 Cal-Nevada Annual Conference Session, roving reporter Hulita Fakalata asked participants, "How do you plan to put the GO of the ACS theme into effect when you get home?" (Runs 3 min., 46 sec.)
 
 
On Friday, June 22, roving reporter Hulita Fakalata asked ACS 2012 participants, "What's been the highlight of Annual Conference Session so far?" (Runs 2 min., 19 sec.)
 
 
Celebration of the ministry of the San Pablo United Methodist Church in Selma, CA. (Runs 2 min. 32 sec.)
 

 
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