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August 11, 2022 | Admin
The purpose of the Discipleship Ministries Racial Ethnic Local Church Grants (RELCC) is to provide funding to strengthen the ethnic local church through leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship, and spiritual formation as they engage ...

August 11, 2022 | Admin
Did you know that California-Nevada has Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr accounts?  All four of our social media streams are a great way for you to get more involved with the life and work of our conference, especially in those in between ...

August 11, 2022 | Admin
The General Commission on Religion & Race is hosting Facing the Future on November 16, 2022, 1-7 pm EST. The conference will be all virtual and themed Be Still as a Spiritual Practice: Online Event for Pastors Serving Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural, ...

August 11, 2022 | Steve Elliott
It seems so overwhelming when you lose your home.  Traumatizing in so many ways.  And for the Oak Fire, a widespread extended power cutoff expanded the damage footprint to hundreds more households that struggle to make ends meet anyway.   Our Cal-Nev...

August 04, 2022 | Philippe Kituka Lolonga
Bishops, clergy and laity representing the country’s four episcopal regions of The United Methodist Church gathered recently to celebrate the first 100 years of Methodist mission in Eastern Congo. A century ago, chiefs in what is now the Democratic ...

August 04, 2022 | Admin
After careful consideration, and consultation with the Central Valley District Superintendency Committee, Interim Bishop Sally Dyck has decided to re-locate the Central Valley District Office to the UM Center in West Sacramento effective August 1. ...

August 04, 2022 | Admin
Many among our California-Nevada faith family will be joining commemorations of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings early this month.  Here are just two of the events happening in our region. Making the Unthinkable Impossible: A virtual rally and ...

August 04, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
 Editor's note: Go, Sow, Grow is a prayer initiative that launched early in 2022 in which local churches were invited to pray for one another in order to align our prayers for God's vision of growth and abundance to manifest among us.  As a companion...

August 04, 2022 | Admin
Kandi Weider is well known across California-Nevada for her investment in lay ministries, so when she says she has stepped out of her comfort zone, she is saying something. The life long member of Sonoma UMC and newly minted Lay Leader for the Los ...

August 04, 2022 | Diane Degnan
A 281-page ruling last Friday in the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) bankruptcy proceedings indicates that most of the reorganization plan meets the criteria of bankruptcy law and is constitutional. The ruling approves the United Methodist portion of ...

July 28, 2022 | Sharon Elizabeth Delgado
The California-Nevada Climate Justice Ministries Task Force is making progress in accordance with the annual conference Recommendation mandating its formation. It now includes a diverse group of clergy and laity from around the conference but is ...

July 28, 2022 | CN Committee on Native American Ministry
Editor's note: To read the CONAM interim report on Methodist Involvement in Indian Schools and Indian Missions presented at California-Nevada's 2022 Annual Conference and learn more about the work of the committee click here.  Pope Francis’ much ...

July 28, 2022 | Admin
As the Oak Fire rages, California-Nevada Disaster Response Ministry is organizing relief and recovery for the area. Responding to disasters requires a culture of preparedness.  That is why volunteers across the conference build fire buckets year ...

July 28, 2022 | Jenny Copello,Kristie Olah
 In 2021, The Endowment Board and the Retired Clergy Association were called upon by the family of the late Rev. Jane Schlager and The Table UMC to establish a one-time scholarship in her name to support women in process toward ordination as an elder...

July 28, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
 This week's theme is Greed. This week's scripture is Luke 12:13-21. This week  Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor of Sacramento Japanese UMC Garden Church and director of Children's Worship greets the children; children of SJUMC present a short skit and Rev. ...

July 28, 2022 | Steve Elliott
As if we needed a reminder, we are well into wildfire season. Thousands of evacuees of the Oak Fire in Mariposa County need our prayers and support. Pastor Mark Buenafe of Mariposa UMC reports, “While several outlying communities have been impacted, ...

July 28, 2022 | Press Release: United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information
United Methodist Communications has announced plans for the inaugural United Methodist Podcast-a-thon event to take place on August 2, 2022. The day-long event will showcase eight podcasts from the United Methodist general agencies delivered via ...

July 28, 2022 | Tatiana Dwyer,Betty Gittens
“Many women cannot afford to feed their families. We are blessed that we can sell the eggs and use the proceeds to buy food,” said Pauline Juma from Busia United Women in Faith in Kenya, who has, like many in her circle, received chickens for rearing...

July 28, 2022 | Admin
The newly updated Ministry Resource Guide published by The General Council on Finance and Administration is here! GCFA’s Ministry Resource Guide features special offers, discounts, and programs from vetted ministry partners, designed to help local ...

July 21, 2022 | Conference Commission on Religion and Race
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 ...

July 21, 2022 | Dr. Mary Cheng
We are excited to announce the upcoming course for Certified Lay Ministry to begin in January 2023. This 5 month course will take participants through all the modules needed to become a Trained/Certified Lay Minister. Registration will begin in the ...

July 21, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Learning to Pray. This week's scripture is Luke 11:1-13. This week This week: United Methodist pastor Rev. Jae -Kuk Jo of Willow Glen UMC in San Jose, Ca. greets the children and share a message on prayer. Mort gives a special ...

July 21, 2022 | Admin
The Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner invites all laity who are discerning a call to ministry to attend a virtual discernment event taking place on  August 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET. This event is for laity in the United Methodist Church who feel ...

July 21, 2022 | Admin
There is still time to register for UWF Mission u August 5-7 at Sparks UMC. Click here for more information.

July 21, 2022 | Dr. Marcia McFee
Friends, we need each other in this work. Well, we need each other... period. But we especially need each other as we continue our work of leading in this moment and offering the hope of a sustaining faith community in the midst of so much turmoil. ...

July 21, 2022 | United Women of Faith Communications Office
Geovania Da Graca Goncalves, 23, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Africa University in June 2023. She plans to become one of “tomorrow’s leaders of Angola.”  Like many of the United Women in Faith scholars ...

July 14, 2022 | Becky Officer
Greetings to all those in the California Nevada Districts. You have a wonderful opportunity to assist your Older Adults by applying for a Beulah Older Adult Ministry Grant. Please see the application provided for more information. Deadline for the ...

July 14, 2022 | Melissa Lauber
Mary McLeod Bethune’s faith enabled her to create a legacy that speaks through time and space into today’s culture. On July 13, this legacy will be elevated, as a monument to this United Methodist civil rights leader and educator is installed in ...

July 14, 2022 | Admin
The California-Nevada Conference office announces the departure of Toua Yang, Communications Associate, with gratitude for his years of service, expertise, and collegial friendship. His last day in the office was Friday, July 8th. Toua has been well ...

July 14, 2022 | Admin
Rising COVID rates and staffing shortages contributed to the cancellation of Toyon and Lodestar summer camps across California-Nevada for the third straight year. Yet, disappointed campers were not forgotten. In 2021 the conference office of Camping...

July 14, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Mary and Martha. This week's scripture is Luke 10:38-42. This week United Methodist pastor Rev. David Johnson of Point Pleasant UMC and his children greet us all and shares about a cup or coffee and following Jesus. Mort takes ...

July 14, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's note: Go, Sow, Grow is a prayer initiative that launched early in 2022 in which local churches were invited to pray for one another in order to align our prayers for God's vision of growth and abundance to manifest among us.  As a companion ...

July 14, 2022 | Pastora Robin Mathews-Johnson
At the invitation of our newest young adult members, Dr. Rev. Mary Maaga will facilitate a workshop discussion with us on Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 am - noon in John Wesley Hall (the sanctuary,) with breakfast provided. Wesley UMC in Fresno is ...

July 14, 2022 | Admin
On May 2, 2022 the Western Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy issued a public call for people who would like to be a part of a new way of electing bishops. In order to cast a wider net for candidates, the committee developed a discernment process ...

July 07, 2022 | Deborah Lee
Last month we completed a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind, interfaith spiritual pilgrimage to visit each of the remaining immigrant detention sites in California. We prayed for the closures of each site, the safe release of those on the inside, and the...

July 07, 2022 | Admin
Aldersgate UMC in Chico, CA will host the 2022 Great Northern District men's retreat from August 19-22, which will take place at the United Methodist Shasta Camp. This year's theme is B.L.E.S.S.: Love your neighbor as yourself.  B.L.E.S.S. stands ...

July 07, 2022 | Steve Elliott
Rewarding work, Christian comradery, and making a difference – the perfect formula for a successful mission trip. The last week in June, a team from three East Bay churches (Asbury UMC in Livermore, Lynnewood UMC in Pleasanton and San Ramon Valley ...

July 07, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is the Good Samaritan. The Scripture is Luke 10:25-37. This week Retired United Methodist pastor Rev. Becky Goodwin greets the children in her cape and tiara and shares about the Super Power of love. Mort confuses the word 'soup or...

July 07, 2022 | Chenayi Kumuterera
More than 60 members of Harare’s Inner City Circuit United Methodist Church gathered recently at the Agriculture Research Trust farm to gain new skills that will help them prepare for retirement. The church-related farming ministry focuses on life ...

July 07, 2022 | Matt Pearson,Betsy Schwarzentraub
We would like to announce and extend an invitation to you for an upcoming Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Leading Worship Course for Lay Leaders or anyone interested in fulfilling an advanced course. We are beyond excited for our first HYBRID ...

July 07, 2022 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Note: Click here to access Item 22 on page 44 of the packet. Click here to access the Amendment to Item 22. CUIR had the honor of proposing a resolution during Annual Conference this month entitled “Invitation to Establish Relationships With Our ...

July 07, 2022 | Admin
United Methodist leaders and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have reached an agreement about new Affiliation and Facility Use Agreements between congregations, scouting units and the BSA.   Over the last year, leaders of The United Methodist Church ...

July 06, 2022 | Helen Kung
Thank you to our sibling UMC churches for reaching out, for your prayers, and for your solidarity with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in downtown San Jose. We feel strong and resolute in making an impact despite this time of crisis, building ...

June 30, 2022 | Sharon Elizabeth Delgado
I am happy to announce that this year’s Annual Conference Session, held June 10-13, passed a Recommendation to Convene a Climate Justice Ministries Task Force, which required an amendment to the Annual Conference Standing Rules. The task force will ...

June 30, 2022 | Rev. Mike A. Harrell
The 2022-23 Appointment & Assignment lists are now available on the Conference website. As ad-interim appointment changes are made over the course of this appointment year, the lists will be revised accordingly. Questions, concerns, or corrections ...

June 30, 2022 | JB Brayfindley,Selby Ewing
The 174th California-Nevada Annual Conference Session of The United Methodist Church met via online Legislative Section, May 20, 2022; and in-person Plenary, Clergy, and Laity sessions and several opportunities for worship from June 10-13, 2022, at ...

June 30, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
The theme this week is Light of the world. The scripture is Luke 10:1-12. This week Rev. Rod Brayfindley of Sacramento First United Methodist Church greets the children and shares about being the Light of the World. Mort decides to be a light in a ...

June 30, 2022 | Bishop Sally Dyck
 Happy new year! For United Methodist clergy and churches, July 1 is really the start of a new year! Some clergy are officially moving to a new appointment. Others continue an appointment started in years past. But all of us have this sense of rhythm...

June 30, 2022 | Matt Pearson,Betsy Schwarzentraub
We would like to announce and extend an invitation to you for an upcoming Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Leading Worship Course for Lay Leaders or anyone interested in fulfilling an advanced course. We are beyond excited for our first HYBRID ...

June 30, 2022 | Sandra Metzger
As a result of the Mission Handcrafts sale at the recent California-Nevada Annual Conference, $2,219 was raised for the following missions supported by the project: $436 - Advance Special #07779A – Wholistic Development of Women, Bolivia $350 - ...

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