Wildfire Poses New Threat, Is Quickly Managed

The Executive Director of the California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation was among the El Dorado County residents threatened with evacuation when a 10-acre wildfire erupted early this afternoon on Meyers Road in Camino, off 8 Mile Road. It had reportedly jumped Highway 50, Caltrans District 3 said on Twitter, in announcing that the highway was closed in both directions at the 8 Mile Road location. UMF Executive Director Susan Peters was among residents told to prepare to leave her home as the sheriff’s department began evacuations, but in her case the fire’s forward spread was stopped before she was forced to go. At 3 p.m. Peters reported water was still being dropped from the sky, but the smoke had cleared measurably. With wildfire season still well underway, Peters says, “My advice to everybody is, have your emergency kit all packed!”

Memorial UMC in Clovis 'Lives Its Mission Through Generosity'

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Planning for 2019 ACS Is Underway

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World Communion Sunday Is October 7

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Western Jurisdiction Mission Cabinet endorses the One Church Plan

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Missionary Assigned to the Western Jurisdiction for Hispanic/Latino Ministry Work

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Donate to Fire Relief

This helps the Conference to respond quickly to immediate needs and to partner with UMCOR for both emergency and long term recovery.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and new tools are available to help your church celebrate the contributions of Hispanic-Latino individuals in your community.

Perspectives on Decision 2019

Circuit Rider, a publication of the United Methodist Publishing House, offers varied perspectives as The United Methodist Church prepares for the special General Conference in...

Website Development Grants

Website Development Grants are for local United Methodist churches and church entities who do not currently have a website.

Exploring Your Ministry Style

“Exploring Your Ministry Style” is a two-day workshop for pastoral leaders sponsored by the California-Nevada Office of Congregational Development featuring Jim Griffith, ...

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