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November 25, 2020 | Admin
 The theme for Children's Worship, Sunday November 29th is HOPE (The First Sunday of Advent) The scripture is: Mark 1:2-3 This week Rev. Motoe Yamada-Foor greets and blesses the children; we light our first Advent candle; Momoko Tamaoki Newsome ...

November 25, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
According to Jim Wallis, “Racism is the original sin of America.”[1] Therefore, there must be a repentance from people who have committed the Original Sin and then participate in courageous actions in dismantling racism. Children of Color suffer from...

November 25, 2020 | Tre’ Cyrus-Franklin
I’m a double P.K.  My father is a United Methodist pastor and my mother is a Presbyterian clergyperson.  I’ve probably seen a lot more scripture than the average kid.  I’ve had many opportunities to read and learn about new scriptures in the Bible. ...

November 25, 2020 | Taimane Yasuda
Scriptures have become an intricate part of my everyday routine; from waking up and reading the daily verse of the day to get myself started and refreshed to evening devotions and prayer with my family. Oftentimes, I find that a specific verse from ...

November 25, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
I, as an ordained Elder and Nerice, a commissioned Deaconess in our United Methodist Church, participated in the Poor People’s Campaign for Moral Recovery Caravan on Monday, November 23, 2020. We shared the same calling that we needed to stand up for...

November 25, 2020 | Admin
Pastor Anthony Jenkins and the folks at Taylor Memorial UMC know a thing or two about working with corporate, ecumenical, interfaith and community partners, especially when it comes to caring for neighbors in North, East, and West Oakland. Since the...

November 25, 2020 | Heather Hahn
The popular American image of the first Thanksgiving looks a bit like a United Methodist potluck — 17th-century style.   We imagine Pilgrims in funny hats and American Indians in feathery headdresses solemnly bowing their heads in gratitude for God’s...

November 25, 2020 | Erich Grimm-Schmitt
As Youth Ministry Coordinator at Pacific Beach United Methodist Church, the importance of young people always rests on the forefront of my mind. It’s a wonderful blessing bestowed upon me to have the privilege of guiding children and youth through ...

November 25, 2020 | Valerie Hungalu
Hafa Adai, Aloha, Talofa, and Malo E Lelei! James 1:22-24 says, “​But be doers of the word and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in the mirror, for ...

November 24, 2020 | Admin
On this Giving Tuesday let’s give to the UMCOR Sheltering in Love campaign so that vulnerable families in our communities and around the world most affected by COVID-19 can be supported.  Your gift will assist the poor, among them racial-ethnic and ...

November 19, 2020 | Admin
Faith and political leaders across the country joined MAZON this week for a virtual Jewish Clergy Justice Mission (JCJM) gathering. The annual event normally takes place in Washington, DC and is a time for participants​ to learn about hunger in ...

November 19, 2020 | Jenny Copello
The Endowment Board (also known as The Conference Claimants’ Endowment Board) has long played a vital role in the financial security of the retired clergy and spouses of the CA/NV Annual Conference. Via pre-82 pension contributions, healthcare cost ...

November 19, 2020 |
The theme for Children's Worship this week is Thanks Giving. The scripture is: Psalm 100 This week Rev. Mary Maaga welcomes children; Rev. Mahsea Evans shares his favorite scripture and a special message; Delilah Fakalaka shares her thanks and some ...

November 19, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
We’ve heard and read very disturbing news about the increased number of families that have been lining up for several hours to pick up food from the food banks all over the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic that put many parents lost their jobs ...

November 19, 2020 | Linda Bloom
In a year when one disaster seemed to follow another, the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s longtime investment into the training and support of church members who respond — both in the U.S. and globally — is paying off. As directors of UMCOR ...

November 19, 2020 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Tara Macy, a member of our Conference Committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships, is a part of Shasta Interfaith.  They will be holding their annual Thanksgiving service this Sunday at 4pm on Facebook Live!  You are welcome to ...

November 19, 2020 | Gloria Fearn
 Did you know that Pillsbury, the company famous for holiday dinner rolls, has a factory in an illegal Israeli settlement?  And why is this important? The 2012 General Conference of the United Methodist Church called on us to boycott products made ...

November 19, 2020 | Linda Bloom
The United Methodist Judicial Council expects to decide soon whether it has the jurisdiction to consider the constitutionality of legislation for a proposed plan for separating the denomination. A March 11 request from the Council of Bishops for a ...

November 19, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's note:  Wednesday Webinar will be on holiday next week for Thanksgiving. Please join us on December 2nd when we will discuss planting churches in the midst of a pandemic. Click here to register.  “It would be manageable if it was one child…”...

November 19, 2020 | Admin
Save the Date! Gathering of the Orders will be meeting virtually on Monday January 25th from 9 am - 4 pm. Stay tuned for more details and connection information.  

November 19, 2020 | Deaconess Sharon McCart
In Genesis 1:27a, we read, “God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them….” There is no separate category for “disability” in the Creation Story. Humanity is not divided into “us” and “them” by our differences on any ...

November 19, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan
I grew up in a Methodist church in Malaysia and spent a lot of time at church. I grew up loving the Bible and attended regular Bible study as a youth. We did a lot of memorization of the Bible. I remember that one of the activities I enjoyed as a ...

November 19, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Joel Hortiales
“Where love lives, is a place where the stranger is welcomed.” Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño. In the Western Jurisdiction, we see the Bible as an authority when it comes to forming our views toward immigrants and immigration. While the Scriptures do not ...

November 12, 2020 | Admin
The theme for this week's Children's worship is Follow God. The Scripture is Matthew 16:24 This week Cath Fenimore-Brown leads the kids in music singing and dancing; The Yang family from Rancho Cordova bring the scripture, more music and message; ...

November 12, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
We all love the hymn, “Jesus Loves Me,” found in our United Methodist Hymnal, number 191 translated into four (4) languages namely, Cherokee, German, Japanese and Spanish. We are pretty sure there are other language adaptations though they are not ...

November 12, 2020 | Admin
The work of starting new things in a local church requires creativity and vision for ministry at a whole new level. Whether you are considering a call to plant a new church or want to discover how to start a new church right where you are, the ...

November 12, 2020 | Admin
 It is with great sadness and deepest condolences for the Jones family that we share the news that Don E. Jones died on November 10th following a long illness.  Jones was 73 years old and is survived by his wife, Cynthia, his daughter DawnL, and son ...

November 12, 2020 | Admin
Editor’s Note: On Thursday November 5th, the California-Nevada Conference announced it had reached a settlement in its lawsuit against the Glide Foundation Board of Trustees.  Since then, related questions have been raised by members of our ...

November 12, 2020 | Admin
Between November 1 and December 31, with a special focus on Giving Tuesday, churches will have the opportunity be a part of the Give Love campaign to help transform the lives of people around the world. This year-end campaign offers stories of the ...

November 12, 2020 |
The 2020 annual gathering of MARCHA, Metodistas Asociados Representando la Causa Hispana Americana, will take place online, November 13 from 6 p.m. to  9 p.m. EST. The Theme is Lamento in Communidad, Camino a la Esperanza, Lament in Community, On the...

November 12, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“Relationships, relationships, relationships—this is all about building connections,” stated Rev. Alan Jones of St. Mark’s UMC and member of the Conference Committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (CCUIR) speaking at the recent ...

November 12, 2020 |
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 ...

November 12, 2020 | Rev. Denyse Barnes
Editor's Note:  On October 7th Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of people engaged in mission throughout the conferences of the WJ. Each conference within...

November 11, 2020 | Admin
Editor’s Note: On Thursday November 5th, the California-Nevada Conference announced it had reached a settlement in its lawsuit against the Glide Foundation Board of Trustees.  Since then, related questions have been raised by members of our ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
The California-Nevada Conference has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against the Glide Foundation. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño stated "It is with hope for the future that I share that the lawsuit the Board of Trustees of the California-Nevada ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
Children's Worship for this Sunday, November 8th. Theme: The Greatest Commandment Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40 This week Rev. Barbara Horikoshi-Firebaugh greets children; the Strathdees and youth from St. Mark's UMC lead the signing of 'Love the ...

November 05, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” (i) is an affirmation to Jesus’ teaching of prioritizing the children in our community. The saying of Jesus that, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as ...

November 05, 2020 | Press Release: The Connectional Table
The Connectional Table The United Methodist Church FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/03/2020 Chicago, Illinois - The Connectional Table’s Emerging Project is launching video segments about the future of the United Methodist Church. The Emerging Project is ...

November 05, 2020 | Sonja Edd-Bennett
We’re excited to welcome Will Ebeler, our new AmeriCorps Member with the Disaster Response Ministry.  AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides opportunities for people to participate in community development projects that address the ...

November 05, 2020 |
Pastor Marylee Sheffer (Napa, California) launched a 24-hour peace vigil preceding the Nov 3 election. Using a sign-up software called Doodle, members of the congregation signed up for prayer in 15- minute increments—as many as they could string ...

November 05, 2020 | Jim Patterson
Real progress on racial issues in The United Methodist Church is impossible unless LGBTQ people are accepted as full participants in every aspect of the denomination, said both panelists during a sometimes emotional online discussion. “You can’t ...

November 05, 2020 | Christie R. House
Editor's Note:  California-Nevada Disaster Response Ministry Director Sonja Edd-Bennett was among sources of information and images for this story for Global Ministries / UMCOR. Henry* made a life choice to live off the grid in Northeastern ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin ,Akiko Miyake-Stoner
The Wednesday Webinar on November 11 will be hosted by your friendly Conference Committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (CUIR). We want to highlight our Annual Conference resolution, “Encouraging Individual Congregations to be ...

November 05, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
 “In the words of the psalmist, how good and how pleasant it is for us to be together in unity to pray and ask for God’s blessing on our living in these times,” stated Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño as she introduced the Concert of Prayer for Healing ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
On October 7th Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of people engaged in mission throughout the conferences of the WJ. November's theme for the 12 month ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño joined members of the Conference Committee on Young People's Ministry (CCYPM) to host young people from around the California-Nevada Conference for an election eve gathering on Monday November 2nd, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 ...

October 29, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's Note: In case you missed the webinar click here to access the recording.  More than one hundred clergy and laity from Bakersfield, California to Sparks, Nevada were on Zoom to hear Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño speak about the upcoming election...

October 29, 2020 |
"As United Methodists we believe elections should be free, fair and safe, worthy of our protection. Let us VOTE and express our commitment to mercy, compassion and justice."

October 29, 2020 | Rev. Victoria Schlintz
 If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care—then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love...

October 29, 2020 | Admin
The theme for Children's Worship this week is All Saints Day. The Scripture is Hebrews 12:1 This week St. Mark's UMC welcomes and blesses the children. Jim and Jean Strathdee teach sign language and Harry, The Rabbit is back! Mort appears in ...

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