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February 2020

Fresno Interfaith Scholar Weekend

Friday, February 21, 2020 to Sunday, February 23, 2020
Since 1998, the Fresno Interfaith Scholar Weekend has brought a renown scholar from one of the represented religious traditions to Fresno for a weekend of lectures and events on topics of interest to interfaith audiences.  Each year, Interfaith ...

Lenten Reconciling Retreat

Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Christ Church UMC
Join us at the start of the Lenten season as we reflect on this time of uncertainty for LGBTQ folks and The United Methodist Church.  

Planning Meeting of the Conference Committee on African American/Black Ministry & Black Methodists for Church Renewal

Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

Early Response Team Training (ERT)

Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Los Altos UMC - Creekside Center
The Mission of an Early Response Team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. The team is not a “first response” group, nor is it a recovery, rebuild, or repair team. It is assigned various tasks, usually ...
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Deeper Into the Bible with Rev. Rod Brayfindley

Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: First UMC, Lodi
Rev. Rod Brayfindley currently is the Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Sacramento. He has served four other churches in his career. He is a frequent speaker at church events throughout the Western USA, and is author of the adult spiritual ...

Trained Lay Minister Course

Monday, March 16, 2020 8:30 AM to Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: Conference Center
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 ...

Connecting Neighbors Training Module 3

Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: California-Nevada Annual Conference
“The Sacramento Pentecost Circuit is sponsoring a Connecting Neighbors Workshop February 15th and March 21st.  The goal of using the Connecting Neighbors resource is to inspire individual congregations and communities to be better able to minimize ...

Clergy Spouse Spiritual Renewal Retreat

Friday, March 27, 2020 4:00 PM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12:01 PM
California Nevada Conference Clergy Spouse Spiritual Renewal Retreat weekend for spouses of active and retired clergy, pastors, missionary, diaconal ministers or CLM. Rev. Dave Thompson will be leading the event entitled, "Fruits of the Spirit." The ...

2020 Classic Century Bike Ride - Fresno

Saturday, April 4, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020
Location: Chukchansi Park
We are celebrating our 10th year!  The California Classic Half Marathon and the California Classic Century rides are on the same weekend, giving you the option to do one event or both in our Michelob ULTRA Challenge!   Join us Saturday April ...
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UMVIM Team Leader Training

Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: California-Nevada Annual Conference
The Mission Volunteer Team Leader training teaches you how to create and lead small groups of volunteers, create hands-on ministry projects, facilitate a powerful spiritual journey and host team projects that transform individuals and make a ...
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Trained Lay Minister Course

Monday, April 20, 2020 8:30 AM to Friday, April 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: Conference Center
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 ...

The Art of Hospitality

Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: Church of the Resurrection
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection will host The Art of Hospitality Conference April 23 – 24, 2020. The conference takes place at Church of the Resurrection’s Leawood, KS Campus and focuses on the ministry of welcome and intentional ...
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CA-NV Conference UMW Social Action Event

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:15 AM to 3:45 PM
Location: Sacramento Japanese UMC
Theme: Interrupting the Cradle to Prison Pipeline: Part 2 This is event is open to all. We have scholarships available especially for youth and young adults and others available for the general population. We will have Bible study in the morning and ...

General Conference 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
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2020 Discernment Retreat Lake Tahoe

Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:00 PM to Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Discernment is the practice of listening for the guidance of the Holy Spirit calling us to deeper understanding of where love and grace live. It requires that we want what God wants, and from this posture, we can cultivate the capacities for ...
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29th Annual America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride

Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
The 72-mile America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. It includes a challenging 800 foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000 foot climb to Spooner ...
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California-Nevada Annual Conference Session 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020 to Monday, June 15, 2020
Location: Double Tree Hotel Modesto
  The annual conference is the basic body in The United Methodist Church and sessions of the annual conference have historically been a time for the people called Methodists to gather, give account to God of the work they have done and their ...
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2020 Adult & Family Camp - Silver Spur

Sunday, June 14, 2020 to Sunday, June 21, 2020
Location: Silver Spur Conference Center
Family Camp, where singles are also welcome, is a camp for all ages. Family Camp is informal and flexible. The day begins with singing and a Bible story; the day concludes with campfire singing, skits and inspiration. By choice, activities include a ...
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2020 Asian Camp 6th-9th grade

Sunday, June 28, 2020 to Friday, July 3, 2020
Location: Camp Lodestar
Junior High Camp is a camp geared towards incoming 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. We strive for our youth to leave with a sense of relationship to Christ through tangible and practical life applications. In addition, we encourage their growth ...
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2020 Toyon L.I.T Camp

Monday, July 6, 2020 10:00 AM to Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Location: Monte Toyon
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2020! L.I.T (Leaders In Training) is for teens ages 15-17 who are going into their sophomore year of high school. L.I.T campers will go through a series of training session that will provide leadership skills and ...
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2020 Toyon Camp

Monday, July 6, 2020 4:30 PM to Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Location: Monte Toyon
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2020! Toyon Camp serves children entering 3rd grade through 9th grade. Come spend a week in nature and deepen your relationship with God. This is an opportunity for your children and youth to be a part of a week of ...
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2020 Lodestar L.I.T Camp

Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:00 AM to Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Location: Camp Lodestar
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2020! L.I.T (Leaders In Training) is for teens ages 15-17 who are going into their sophomore year of high school. L.I.T campers will go through a series of training session that will provide leadership skills and ...
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2020 Camp Lodestar

Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:00 PM to Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Location: Camp Lodestar
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2020! Camp Lodestar is for children entering 3rd grade through 9th grade.This is an opportunity for your children and youth to be a part of a week of faith formation through an intentional Christian living community, ...
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Western Jurisdictional Conference 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Saturday, July 18, 2020
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2020 Shasta Family Camp

Saturday, July 18, 2020 to Thursday, July 23, 2020
Location: Shasta Camp
Shasta Family Camp is a United Methodist Church camp that has met up at Shasta every summer for decades. From hikes around the flower-filled fields to walks by the creek, this is the perfect spot to bond with friends and family and to be drawn closer...
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2020 Asian Camp 10th-13th grade

Sunday, July 19, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020
Location: Camp Lodestar
The United Methodist Church Asian American Summer Camp, in its 45 year history of empowering and inspirational ministry, has developed a reputation amongst its participants as a family-like community, yielding lifelong relationships and faithful ...
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2020 Quilting at the Lake Retreat

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:00 AM to Friday, July 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Lake Tahoe UMC and Retreat Center
Enjoy time with other quilters in an intimate setting at Lake Tahoe UMC and Retreat Center. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own projects and materials. We will have two small kits available for purchase. REMEMBER YOUR SUPPLIES! The closest quilt...
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2020 Christmas Institute

Saturday, December 26, 2020 to Wednesday, December 30, 2020
NorCal CHRISTMAS INSTITUTE 2020 THEME: TBA WHO WE ARE: We are a loving community unified by faith, putting into practice the connectional aspect of the United Methodist Church in youth, young adults, and their respective communities through year ...

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