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May 19, 2022 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Bystander Intervention Training @ Annual Conference Saturday, June 11; 12-1:45pm, SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Room A7 Sponsored jointly by the Commission on Religion and Race, the Committee on Advocacy and Justice, and the Committee on ...

May 19, 2022 | Admin
Less than one month from now we will be gathered at the SAFE Convention Center in Sacramento moving through our Annual Conference 2022 agenda.  As you prepare, here are some updates.  Although the Legislative Section will be virtual and ACS 22 ...

May 19, 2022 | Jim Patterson
The Rev. Giovanni Arroyo poses a difficult question to white United Methodists who say they want an end to racism. Do you want racial justice enough to voluntarily relinquish some of your power? Even those who say “yes” to this tend to make such ...

May 19, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Plan on Changes The scripture is John 14:23-27 This week: Rev. Marylee Sheffer of Santa Rose United Methodist Church greets the children showing a piece of artwork in her church to illustrate change; Rev. Rod Brayfindley of ...

May 19, 2022 | Heather Hahn
Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church stands a few blocks from the grocery store where a gunman opened fire May 14 — killing 10 people and injuring three. But for members of the largely Black congregation in Buffalo, what officials labeled a white...

May 19, 2022 | Mallory Naake
You are invited to attend the Interreligious Chaplain Panel sponsored by our conference Christian Unity and Interreligious Committee (CUIR) on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:00-7:15 pm via Zoom. The goal of this panel is twofold. First, to educate clergy and...

May 19, 2022 | Admin
The Changemaker Initiative at Los Altos United Methodist Church will use a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help launch Change the Story, a young adult innovation hub designed to nurture the spiritual lives of young adults ages 23-29 ...

May 19, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
After serving as Lay Leader, Roy Pina became a Certified Lay Minister at the Round Valley United Methodist Church to pastor the community in Covelo, California including members of the Round Valley Indian Tribes (RVIT) whose tribal council center is ...

May 19, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's Note: The Western Jurisdiction conferences are coming together to support Tonga relief efforts with their offerings received at annual conference sessions. Many local churches are also holding fundraisers.  Click here to give to the ...

May 19, 2022 | Mallory Naake
You Are Warmly Invited to the 2022 Conference Committee on Reconciliation Hybrid Lunch!  A series of speakers will explore what the UMC will look like tomorrow. The lunch will take place from 12p - 1:30p on Saturday June 11th at First UMC ...

May 18, 2022 | Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops
On March 9, 2022, the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops and the Western Jurisdiction Committee on the Episcopacy announced that complaints had been filed against Bishop Minerva Carcaño.  They also placed her on suspension for 60 days, to ...

May 18, 2022 | Bishop Sally Dyck
Dear Friends and Members of the California-Nevada Annual Conference,      Peace and grace to you in this Easter season!    A meme during this Easter season says: “How does Resurrection stay with us?…Breathe In, Breathe Out, KEEP RESURRECTING” (From ...

May 12, 2022 | Admin
One month from now we will be gathered at the SAFE Convention Center in Sacramento moving through our Annual Conference 2022 agenda.  As you prepare, here are some updates around the COVID protocols for ACS 2022 and information around how to schedule...

May 12, 2022 |
The Beulah Older Adult Committee of the California-Nevada UWF is now accepting applications for grants that support older adults with needs ranging from physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs as well as everyday essentials such as ...

May 12, 2022 | Selby Ewing
The California-Nevada Conference is home to The Gum Moon Residence Hall, one of two missions institutions supported by  The United Women in Faith (UWF).  The Gum Moon Residence Hall and the Asian Women's Resource Centers (AWRC) provides safe housing...

May 12, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Love One Another. The scripture is 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, ...

May 12, 2022 | Heather Hahn
U.S. annual conferences have no authority under current church law to withdraw from The United Methodist Church, the denomination’s top court ruled. “There is no basis in Church law for any annual conference to adopt stopgap policies, pass ...

May 12, 2022 | Mallory Naake
You are invited to attend the Interreligious Chaplain Panel sponsored by our conference Christian Unity and Interreligious Committee (CUIR) on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:00-7:15 pm via Zoom. The goal of this panel is twofold. First, to educate clergy and...

May 12, 2022 | Admin
Heritage Sunday shall be observed on Aldersgate Day (May 24), or the Sunday preceding that date (this year it is May 22). The day provides an opportunity for reflection on heritage, celebration of where the Church has been, how it understands itself ...

May 12, 2022 | Admin
On Sunday May 22nd, First UMC of Turlock will host a Tongan themed worship and luncheon to raise awareness and funds around the post-disaster situation in Tonga. The funds will go to the Annual Conference 2022 main offering supporting ongoing relief ...

May 12, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
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! Click here to see the video which features the inventors of the USB drive, the ...

May 12, 2022 | Steve Elliott
Note: This is the last of three articles about how the Cal-Nev Conference is helping with wildfire recovery. Click here for the first article and here for the second article. For more information, contact Steve Elliott, Disaster Response Coordinator,...

May 05, 2022 | Admin
California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church offers transitional workshops. Two Different Types of workshops are offered; one for clergy and one for church leaders. When there is a change in pastoral leadership both the pastor ...

May 05, 2022 | Admin
Annual Conference 2022 is a little more than a month away! Here are a couple of reminders and tips to help you get ready for ACS 2022, June 10th - 13th at the SAFE Convention Center in Sacramento: All members must register themselves for Annual ...

May 05, 2022 | Admin
 The Conference Commission on Religion and Race is accepting grant applications for Leadership Training Programs, especially those targeting youth and young adults and for programs that seek to dismantle racism and/or bridge cultural differences. ...

May 05, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Mother’s Day - The Good Shepherd The scripture is John 10:11-18. This week: Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor of Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church greets the children and shares the message about how a Good Shepherd protects and ...

May 05, 2022 | Jim Patterson
One of the most celebrated and influential United Methodists is lending his name to an institute at Vanderbilt University that will promote and study nonviolence. The Rev. James Lawson, who has been called the “architect of the civil rights movement,...

May 05, 2022 | Meghan Starick
My name is Meg (Meghan) Starick and I attend Sparks UMC. I’m a senior in high school. I wrote this poem in dedication to my mom who has been there for me through the thick and thin. She and most moms show compassionate love to their children. My mom ...

May 05, 2022 |
It is a complex time within The United Methodist Church and given our history, that says a lot. As we try and keep abreast of the latest updates from Judicial Council, The Council of Bishops, our own jurisdiction and conferences, perhaps it is a ...

May 05, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
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 ...

May 05, 2022 | Kristen Caldwell
For those who may feel called to become an episcopal leader – or those who may know someone who feels called to leadership – the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church’s Committee on Episcopacy is ready to engage with those discerning ...

April 28, 2022 | Admin
Global tensions are dramatically rising from the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the forefront of these tensions is the heightened alert toward nuclear weapon use. For many born in the last few decades, this is the first time in their lives ...

April 28, 2022 | Heather Hahn
After long wishing that United Methodists could remain together in one body, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey acknowledged that the time has come when some will break away. “Every part of the body is important to the whole,” Harvey preached April 25 ...

April 28, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Note from JB: Mort got to meet Rev. Kevin Johnson, the Children’s Ministries Director of the UMC Board of Discipleship in a webinar that we were featured in! Mort had fun but he got hungry, too and I had to peel a banana for him during the webinar… ...

April 28, 2022 | UMNews Staff
 World Press Freedom Day is Tuesday, May 3, 2022, a day of support for and awareness of the importance of freedom of the press.  For The United Methodist Church, World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity to celebrate United Methodist News, the ...

April 28, 2022 |
Heritage Sunday shall be observed on Aldersgate Day (May 24), or the Sunday preceding that date (this year it is May 22). The day provides an opportunity for reflection on heritage, celebration of where the Church has been, how it understands itself ...

April 28, 2022 | Admin
May 1st is Native American Ministries Sunday and we encourage everyone across our faith family in California-Nevada to give generously to support Native American ministries across our conference and throughout the US.  But why wait until May 1st? ...

April 28, 2022 | Admin
The California-Nevada conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women will host a panel discussion webinar on Saturday May 7th at 10 AM to examine what is COSROW's role in the United Methodist Church. Panelists will unpack the history of both ...

April 28, 2022 | Admin
California-Nevada 2022 District Conferences will be held virtually on May 25th, so save the date! The day will begin at 7 p.m. with a shared worship with all 5 districts, and then move to individual district meetings. Be sure to check your email ...

April 28, 2022 | Kathy Gilbert
DeLaris Johnson Risher doesn’t look, act or talk like a trailblazing, fearless woman — but she is. In 1952, she and Leila Robinson Dabbs, both Black women, quietly integrated Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee, two years ...

April 28, 2022 |
The General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM) is introducing a “modern way” of doing men’s ministry. Greg Arnold, General Secretary & CEO, said we are approaching men’s and scouting ministry with a much larger and more modern vision. The ...

April 28, 2022 | Steve Elliott
Note: This is the second of three articles about current wildfire recovery involvement by the Cal-Nev Conference. For more information, contact Steve Elliott, Disaster Response Coordinator, at UMVIMCoordinator@calnevumc.org. Click here to access the ...

April 21, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Jesus is Risen!  The scripture is John 20:19-23 This week: Deacon Cheryl Gärlick shares a pop up book story with the children; Rev. Quentisha Davis Wiles of Pittsburg UMC recites the Lord's Prayer with her daughter; and Rev. Rod...

April 21, 2022 | Heather Hahn
When does a resolution related to LGBTQ people count as aspirational and when does it condone violations of church law? The United Methodist Church’s top court released two decisions related to such resolutions along with two other rulings April 19. ...

April 21, 2022 | Rev. Kevin Johnson
Every church is looking for creative ways to be inclusive of children and their families. Finding ways to offer intergenerational worship over the past few years has allowed pastors, worship leaders, and children and family ministries leaders to ...

April 21, 2022 |
First UMC of Lodi is working with a ministry statement to guide their work in this season. It reads, "When the Holy Spirit is leading the church, We come to life in love", and the social media hashtag they have chosen is #hopeisfoundhere. So it ...

April 21, 2022 |
Since 1989, United Methodist congregations have observed the third Sunday after Easter as Native American Ministries Sunday. The purpose is to elevate and support the contributions and voices of Native/Indigenous people in our church. A special ...

April 21, 2022 | Admin
Ezekial 11:19 …then I’ll give them a united heart, placing a new spirit within them… The Western Jurisdiction held its Spring Leadership Meetings from March 29 through April 2, 2022, in Des Moines, Washington. During the several days of open ...

April 21, 2022 | Admin
Laity across California-Nevada will gather virtually on April 30th for a time of celebration and strategic planning to deepen mission engagement and impact as well as to strengthen clergy - lay collaboration. All laity who are district, circuit or ...

April 21, 2022 | Admin
It is time to register for California-Nevada UWF Mission u 2022! This year, Mission u will be meeting in 2 locations with 2 different sets of dates. The first Mission u will be held at Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA  from June 3-5, 2022, and the second will...

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