Rancho Cordova UMC Opens New Food Bank Distribution

“Our desire was to provide as much fresh food as possible and to allow people to select what they wanted, rather than to give them a pre-prepared package or box of food. We believed that people will use more and waste less if they get to select what they want, need, and like.” – Rev. Elizabeth Brick, pastor of Rancho Cordova UMC, on the August 20 opening of the church's first monthly Peoples’ Pantry Food Bank distribution. “We have always had a heart for service to the community," Brick says.

Good Samaritan Youth Fellowship Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Ninety people from all over the U.S. gathered at the Good Samaritan UMC in Cupertino, CA Aug. 2-4, 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their high school Youth Fellowship...

'Out of the Ashes': Community UMC in Lower Lake Breaks Ground

Community United Methodist Church in Lower Lake, CA burned down during the Clayton Wildfire in 2016. Finally, on Sunday, August 11, 2019, ground was broken for a new building....

First UMC Reno Brings in Brian McLaren for ‘Shining Lights’

First UMC of Reno will host renowned Christian progressive and global activist Brian McLaren for a daylong symposium, Shining Lights on a Guided Path, on Saturday, October 12,...

Bishop Carcaño to Speak at Evolving Faith Conference

The 2019 Evolving Faith Conference, Oct. 4-5 in Denver, will feature more than 20 inspirational speakers, including Resident Bishop of the San Francisco Area, Minerva G. ...

September 'Faith Service Xtreme!': Hands-on Service Opportunity for Youth

“FAITH SERVICE XTREME! is like a weekend Sierra Service Project or a taste of a weekend Volunteers-in-Mission,” according to Rev. Dr. Felicisimo (“Fel”) Cao, California-Nevada...

Three-Part Fall 2019 Webinar Introduces Churches to NETworX Anti-Poverty Model

Children and Poverty and NETworX USA will host a three-part webinar (CEUs offered) Sept. 12, Oct. 3, and Nov. 7. Sign up by Sept. 2 for a better understanding of holistic ...

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