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Published on December 01, 2022 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development News
The 2023 LSM Course Schedule is now up on the website. You will notice the schedule has a new look. In addition to the courses for lay servant and lay speaking preparation, there are three new courses: Introduction to Congregational Care for lay ...
Published on November 30, 2022 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development Resources
The 2023 Lay Servant Ministries Course Schedule is now up on our website!!! To view the course schedule including new courses being offered, use the link below. 2023 LSM Course Schedule   
Published on November 14, 2022 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development News
We have added another Spiritual Gifts Course to be taught in December.  Friday December 9th (Session1) 6:00pm-8:30pm Saturday December 10th (Session 2) 9:00am-3:00pm Cost $20 Instructor: Pastor Jeff Holder To register, click HERE!
Published on October 04, 2022 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development Videos
Click HERE to watch the recording of the Lay Development Summit #2 that was held on Saturday October 1st, 2022 via zoom.
Published on September 28, 2022 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development Resources
The membership of the Conference Lay Leadership Development Committee (CLLDC) of the California/Nevada Conference is hosting the 2022 Laity Summit on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10am until 1pm.  The Laity Summit is a virtual leadership event for ...
Published on September 28, 2022 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development Resources
The California-Nevada Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development  (CCLLD) invites you to the Lay Development Summit that is scheduled for Saturday, October 1,  2022 from 9am until 1pm.  The Summit is a virtual leadership event for district ...
Published on September 08, 2022 Commission on Religion and Race Resources
In California-Nevada we are fond of claiming that we are the most diverse conference in the US UMC.  Yet, how well do we know our neighbors?   Who is my neighbor? is a series of videos and articles presented by our Conference Commission on Race and ...
Published on July 21, 2022 Commission on Religion and Race Resources
Editor's note: Our Conference Commission on Religion and Race is tasked cares for the functions related to the objectives and scope of the work of the General Commission on Religion and Race, where applicable, and such other responsibilities as the ...
Published on July 06, 2022 Core Team Videos
Videos   Chair - Sam Yun ​Secretary - Gwen Bortner Leadership Development MFA Convener - Rev. Motoe Yamada-Foor Congregational Development MFA Convener - Rev. Tikiko Lesuma Compassion and Justice MFA Convener - Rev. George Edd-Bennett Partners in ...
Published on June 29, 2022 Commission on Religion and Race Resources
In California-Nevada we are fond of claiming that we are the most diverse conference in the US UMC.  Yet, how well do we know our neighbors?   Who is my neighbor? is a new series of videos and articles presented by our conference Commission on Race ...
Published on June 08, 2022 Committee on Native American Ministry Resources
An Interim Report from CONAM on Methodist Involvement at Indian Schools is now available. Read it here.
Published on June 02, 2022 Conference Committee on Clergy Leadership Development Resources
https://www.cnumc.org/lifelong-learning
Chaplains and Spiritual Care professionals work across a diversity of settings, and serve multi-religious and non-religious communities and individuals. We hope the professional experience of trained chaplains will provide a framework with how to ...
Published on May 20, 2022 Commission on Religion and Race Resources
In California-Nevada we are fond of claiming that we are the most diverse conference in the US UMC.  Yet, how well do we know our neighbors?   Who is my neighbor? is a new series of videos and articles presented by our conference Commission on Race ...
Published on May 18, 2022 Commission on Religion and Race Resources
In California-Nevada we are fond of claiming that we are the most diverse conference in the US UMC.  Yet, how well do we know our neighbors? Considering this, our Conference Committee on Religion and Race brought a proposal to the communications ...
Published on May 12, 2022 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
Date: May 15, 2022 T heme: Love One Another Scripture: John 13: 31-35 This week: Pastor Bobby Jones of Florin United Methodist Church greets the children and shares a message about a quiet revolution! Mort wakes up early but has a difficult time, can...
Published on May 11, 2022 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
Hey, kids! Let's learn more about our past and study about Asian American history makers like inventors and scientists! Mort and Lamb-see-do partner up and fill us in! Mort, the snail and Lamb-see-do are puppet characters created by JB Brayfindley ...
  Click Here to view the recording of the Laity Summit that was held on Saturday April 30th, 2022.
Published on February 01, 2022 Committee on Native American Ministry Resources
Submitted by: Committee on Native American Ministries Number of Members: 9 Members present when voting: 6 Members voting for: 6 Members voting against: 0 Date adopted: October 27, 2021 Contact persons: Nathan Sam-Whistler (Nathan.samwhistler@cnumc.or...
Published on December 14, 2021 Core Team Resources
Published on October 20, 2021 Conference Advocacy and Justice Committee Videos
Who is your neighbor? What can you do to end the assault and criminalization of our children and youth? Join us as we explore the work that we have been doing on Dismantling Racism and Ending the Criminalization of Children and Youth. Learn how you ...
Published on October 20, 2021 Conference Advocacy and Justice Committee Videos
A timely and sobering discussion about this important topic on addressing the hate and violence against our Asian and Asian American Communities. Come and hear what is happening, learn about the history, and join us in a call to action and support.
Published on October 20, 2021 Conference Advocacy and Justice Committee Videos
When it comes to addressing social justice issues in our communities, churches can have a huge impact. We don’t seem to know just how powerful and impactful we can be. We can follow in Jesus’ footsteps in addressing our day’s social ills in the ...
Published on October 20, 2021 Conference Advocacy and Justice Committee Videos
UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned the world of the New Cold War, referring to the tension between the US and China. In the new international political climate, the threat of global nuclear catastrophe has become more pronounced. North ...
An African Prayer Book, by Desmond Tutu: https://www.google.com/books/edition/An_African_Prayer_Book/Uee6dQWxdN0C?hl=en&gbpv=0 To Bless The Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, by John O’Donohue: https://www.google.com/books/edition/To_Bless_the_S...
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew—Three Women Search For Understanding, by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Faith_Club/HrVPGGs4kBAC?hl=en&gbpv=0  Blood Brothers: The Dramatic ...
These Interfaith Thanksgiving services (from 2015-2019) are shared by the Interfaith Alliance of Central CA:   2014 Thanksgiving First Draft 2019 IACC Thanksgiving Draft First Thanksgiving Draft 2016 Thanksgiving Amended 2017 Thanksgiving Service ...
In the Fall of 2019, CUIR sent out a survey to all California-Nevada Annual Conference churches. Nearly 100 people responded. In the survey we inquired about various areas of ecumenical and interreligious engagement, how relationships are built or ...
United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT): http://www.ocuir.org/umeit-resources/ and http://www.ocuir.org/resources UMEIT Resources on the Council of Bishops Website https://www.unitedmethodistbishops.org/umeit-online “Called ...
World Council of Churches: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/index Fratelli Tutti: A Prayer to The Creator, by Pope Francis: https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/A-prayer-to-the-Creator Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute: ...
Roots: https://www.friendsofroots.net/: a non-violent grassroots movement between Israelis and Palestinians working for understanding and transformation Interfaith Alliance: https://interfaithalliance.org/ Interfaith Resources: www.interfaithresourc...
http://teachingculturalcompassion.com/: a database of children’s books highlighting communities of color, teaching about tolerance, and stories about children of various faith traditions; created and maintained by a United Methodist deacon
Christianity Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, by Amy-Jill Levine: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Entering_the_Passion_of_Jesus/449eswEACAAJ?hl=en Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial ...
Islamic Networks Group: http://www.ing.org/: Muslim speakers about Islam or an Interfaith Panel
The Conference Committee on Nominations seeks to connect passionate, compassionate, visionary, initiative-taking, and spiritual leaders with task groups, activities, structures, agencies, committees and councils that are committed to the primary task...
Bahá'í   Bahá'í Peace Prayer Bahá'u'lláh Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an ...
Published on August 12, 2021 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development Resources
Certified Lay Ministers are meant to enhance to quality of ministry to small-membership churches and to expand team ministry in churches.  Certified Lay Ministers preach the Word, provide a care ministry to the congregation, assist in program ...
Published on August 12, 2021 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development Resources
Ministry to develop and promote programs to cultivate an adequate understanding of the theological and biblical basis for ministry of the laity among the members of the churches of the Annual Conference and to offer special opportunities that will ...
Published on June 11, 2021 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
This week's theme is the Mustard Seed Parable. The scripture is Matthew 13:31-32. This week Margie Shunk from St. Mark's United Methodist Church greets the children and gives a special message about a seed; Ryland Fernandez from Sacramento Japanese ...
Published on June 03, 2021 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
This week's theme is God Makes Me Brave. The scripture is Psalm 138:1-3 This week Rev. Mary Maaga greets children and shares a special message about courage; Pastor Rod helps Mort build courage and Mort, in a way, helps back! (Watch to the very ...
Published on May 27, 2021 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
Children’s Worship is celebrating its’ YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  THANK you for all the children and adults who have made this possible! We started out reaching those churches in the Sacramento Pentecost Circuit and then, later, increased our viewership to ...
Published on May 20, 2021 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
This week's theme is Waiting The scripture is  Luke 24:49 This week Pastor Latulala Toetuu from Sacramento First Taulang-Ū UMC welcomes the children; JB Brayfindley from Sacramento First UMC shows kids and Mort ways they wait like the disciples ...
Published on May 16, 2021 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
This week's theme is Waiting The scripture is  Luke 24:49 This week Pastor Latulala Toetuu from Sacramento First Taulang-Ū UMC welcomes the children; JB Brayfindley from Sacramento First UMC shows kids and Mort ways they wait like the disciples ...
Published on May 13, 2021 Israel-Palestine Task Force News
Putting our words into action! We support church divestment from the Israeli Occupation. wherein we align Christian spiritual principles and policies of the United Methodist Church with investment practices of California-Nevada Annual Conference. ...
Published on May 05, 2021 Children's Ministry Task Force Videos
Theme: Joy in Jesus' love Scripture: John 15:9-11 This week Rev. Renae Extrum-Fernandez welcomes the children; children from Wayside UMC in Vallejo read scripture and The Lord's Prayer; Carrie Todd from Wayside gives a message about a glass of water;...
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