news

November 24, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Hope--The First Sunday of Advent. The scripture is  Jeremiah. This week: Rev. Darren Cowdrey, the interim director of Young People's Ministry and Camping and Retreats, welcomes and encourages the children and shares a special ...

November 18, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note: On Memorial Day of this year Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Connectional Ministries executive Jorge Domingues and other faith leaders in California-Nevada joined an interfaith vigil at the Yuba County Jail calling for the release of 11 ...

November 18, 2021 | Admin
The Western Jurisdiction Course of Study is the basic five-year theological education program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry taught by faculty from Claremont who are leaders in their field from across the Western Jurisdiction. ...

November 18, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note: This season of gratitude calendar is adapted from one originally published in the November-December 2017 issue of Interpreter magazine. Contributors and their affiliations then included Alabama-West Florida Conference: Mary Catherine ...

November 18, 2021 | Mary Lou Greenwood Boice
Editor's Note:  In support of long-time partner Church World Service’s efforts in welcoming and resettling Afghan families, UMCOR is launching the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Reimbursement program. It will reimburse up to $1,000 to local UMC’s in the...

November 18, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Thanksgiving. The scripture is 2 Samuel 23:1-7. This week: Rev. Dr. Fel Cao of Riverside and Faith UMCs in Sacramento welcomes and encourages the children and shares a special message; Mort is thankful in many ways-- watch to ...

November 18, 2021 | Admin
Advent is an invitation. For many, it is the invitation to get into that Christmas spirit, to count down the days to the grand celebration, and let the holiday transform everything around us. We’re not all about Christmas, the holiday, about ...

November 18, 2021 | Admin
Before the global pandemic, the majority of congregations who were streaming worship online were (more or less) creating an experience for the people gathered in-person in their buildings. Leaders would often (at some point) look into the camera and ...

November 18, 2021 | Admin
After over 18 months of doing our best to live into BOTH/AND, many churches are feeling a mixture of exhilaration and exhaustion when thinking about the continuation of hybrid worship. While many have seen their reach extended, some have begun to ...

November 17, 2021 | Jim Gregory
The inaugural free food distribution, in partnership with Kings Community Action Organization and USDA was a success.  All the food, including large frozen turkeys, pumpkins, and boxes of various food items, brought for the community distribution ...

November 11, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
The Council of Bishops ended its Fall meeting on Friday having spent time in worship, plenary and covenant groups as they seek God’s guidance to lead The United Methodist Church. The worship services were coordinated by Bishops Sharma Lewis and ...

November 11, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Centering on God’s Love at Meals The scripture is Luke 22:14-20  This week: Rev. Bobby Jones of Florin UMC in Sacramento welcomes and encourages the children plus shares a special message; Youth Delegates at 2021 Annual ...

November 11, 2021 | Judi Jensen
The Reno-Sparks CROP Hunger Walk, dedicated to the memory of Rita Jeffers, a long-time volunteer, celebrated their 30th Annual Walk on October 17th. Breezy but sunny weather greeted 104 walkers from 11 churches and other organizations for the 3 mile...

November 11, 2021 | Admin
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) has a new website and a new resource to help people affected by sexual harassment within The United Methodist Church. GCSRW partnered with United Methodist Communications (UMCOM) to ...

November 11, 2021 | Admin
The California Nevada Conference, in partnership with the National Plan For Hispanic/Latino Ministries, is sponsoring a lay missioner training designed to support Hispanic/Latino communities within the conference.  This program is for lay persons who...

November 11, 2021 | Admin
A new Advance project has been set up to support UNICEF and COVAX in the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.  The project is being led by First UMC, Boise, Idaho.  and will be introduced to the wider church during a webinar ...

November 11, 2021 | Ken Iritani
The stories and lessons of Resurrection are not just in the Bible. The stories are in our annual conference and the heroes of these stories are among us. In 2018 an assessment study recommended that Walnut Avenue UMC not continue as an independent ...

November 11, 2021 | Sandra Metzger
Editor's Note: The Etsy online store for Mission Handcrafts is getting up and running. Please retry the link if you have issues. Mission Handcrafts, a non-profit operating under the corporate structure of the Novato United Methodist Church, will be ...

November 11, 2021 | Steve Elliott
Editor's note: If you would like to get involved in the conference preparedness movement click here to learn more about becoming a Volunteer in Mission (VIM), Disaster Response Ministry and being trained as an Emergency Response Trainee (ERT), and to...

November 04, 2021 | Admin
Although Annual Conference 2021 is adjourned, folks still may want to review reports, recommendations, resolutions and petitions; the consent calendar and the videos of worship and plenary sessions. Click here to find all these items and more.

November 04, 2021 | Emily Newman
In November, the United States celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage month. We use this time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples, as well as to lift up indigenous cultures and heritage in our country. ...

November 04, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
Bishop Thomas Bickerton, the residential bishop of New York Conference, was elected today as the next president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church during the bishops’ online meeting via Zoom.   "It is very humbling to be asked ...

November 04, 2021 | Heather Hahn
A group of United Methodists is urging bishops to allow congregations that want to do so to leave with property now — rather than wait for General Conference. “As the writer of Ecclesiastes notes, ‘For everything there is a season,’ and the season ...

November 04, 2021 | Ken Iritani
The scene warms the heart of United Methodists everywhere. New people, young people, unchurched people finding community growing vegetables at Table Farm & Table Bread, a social enterprise of The Table at Central United Methodist Church. The scene ...

November 04, 2021 | Steve Elliott
Thankfully, this year’s wildfire season is now behind us.  But it resulted in a significant loss of homes and lives impacted.  Your California-Nevada Conference responded by providing a ministry of presence and direct assistance to thousands of ...

November 02, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“Presenté! We’re getting the hang of it,” announced Bishop Minerva G Carcaño during the Service of Sending Forth on the final day of the in-person 2021 Annual Conference session in Sacramento. “We are… you are with us …scripture expands the vision … ...

November 02, 2021 | Mort The Snail
Today was fun! I got to see kids that are called “youhth”! They got to talk at the “poad-deum.” “Poad-deums” are cool.  “Youhth” are cool. They are brave to stand at a “poad-deum.” I am brave. I am not scared to stand at a poad-deum. I want to be a ...

November 02, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Annual Session of the California-Nevada Conference The United Methodist Church October 31, 2021   Jeremiah 29:1-7                                  Mark 1:40-45 ¡Presente!   Editor's Note:  Click here to see the video of Bishop Minerva giving her ...

November 02, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Over the first two days of November, many in the Latino community celebrate Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead.  Families and friends of those who died over the last year gather to remember their beloved. Beautiful altars with the pictures of those...

October 31, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Conference opens again with more than 500 attendees sitting two by two at rows of tables in Ballroom A upstairs of the downtown Sacramento convention hall on J Street.   The Rev. Angela Brown, chair of the Order of Deacons, introduced the special ...

October 31, 2021 | Mort The Snail
Today was fun! I got to really scare Lamb-see-do before I went to “con-ferr-verse”! Lamb-see-do says she scared me, but I don’t get scared. I am brave. That’s why I can go to “con-i-ver-ous.”   I saw a LOT of “dee-cons”! “Dee-cons” help people ...

October 30, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“God can work through the hardest of times…” preaches Rev. Dr. David Niu, Central Valley District Superintendent during the morning worship. “With God’s shalom and Jesus Christ, be present!” Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño officially calls the 173 session...

October 30, 2021 | Mort The Snail
I didn’t have to wear a mask to conference! Everybody at the “con-ben-shun” have to wear masks. I was at home. We don’t wear masks at home. I saw the bishop and she prayed the Lord’s Prayer by memory. I can do that, too. I prayed with the bishop! We...

October 29, 2021 | Mort The Snail
I was brave. I left my house and went to a “con-nin-ten-sion” that’s a big place with an escalator! I like riding the escalator. We don’t have that at home. Everything is so big and tall, I almost broke my neck looking around. There is so much to ...

October 29, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Lay and clergy members of the California-Nevada Annual Conference are gathering on Friday, October 29, 2021 in Ballroom A upstairs, above the West Lobby at the recently remodeled SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, California. The ...

October 25, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
For weeks we have been lifting up our eyes towards this region of our Conference and praying for all of you as we have watched the news reports of what came to be called the Dixie and the Caldor fires.    With the whole world we saw on our TVs and on...

October 25, 2021 | Selby Ewing
Author's note: The Dixie and Caldor fires are extinguished and the burn scars remain. Yet, signs of rebirth are emerging from the ashes in Northern California. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño led a conference delegation that included Director of ...

October 25, 2021 | Selby Ewing
Author's note: The Dixie and Caldor fires are extinguished and the burn scars remain. Yet, signs of rebirth are emerging from the ashes in Northern California. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño led a conference delegation that included Director of ...

October 25, 2021 | Selby Ewing
Author's note: The Dixie and Caldor fires are extinguished and the burn scars remain. Yet, signs of rebirth are emerging from the ashes in Northern California. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño led a conference delegation that included Director of ...

October 21, 2021 | Brittany Sky McRay
 The Children’s and Family ministries at Los Altos UMC has created a deck of cards for advent that families can use either stand alone or alongside the book Keep Watch With Me. Family Advent Deck The Family Advent Deck is a deck of 50 cards inspired ...

October 21, 2021 | Steve Elliott
The Camp Fire, November 2018, was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Tragically, 85 people died.  The fire burned over 150,000 acres and more than 18,000 structures.  The towns of Paradise, Concow, Magalia and Butte ...

October 21, 2021 | Blake Busick
Would you be willing to pause what you are doing this Friday, October 22nd at noon, reflect on Psalm 121 and join Bishop Minerva Carcaño and others in prayer for the Dixie and Caldor fire victims?  It is at this time that the Episcopal team will be ...

October 21, 2021 | Patricia Daughtery
Friends of Wadi Foquin invites you to an online zoom forum Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 8 pm Palestine  This forum is being co-sponsored by the IP Task Force. Join us as we receive "on the ground" updates from the Bethlehem ...

October 21, 2021 | Dan Curran
The United Methodist Global Ministries is launching a new initiative and joining interfaith partners in an effort to increase the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine around the world. Funds donated to a new Advance giving project will ...

October 18, 2021 | Admin
Getting ready for the California-Nevada 137th Annual Conference?  Click here!

October 15, 2021 | Mark R. Wharf
Greetings,  Please find attached a compilation of reports to the 2021 Annual Conference. These reports demonstrate the outstanding work of conference officers, agencies, staff, and servant leaders in partnerships together, with our congregations, and...

October 14, 2021 | Diane Knudsen
Dear Members of the Cal-Nev UMC Annual Conference, Yesterday you received an email from Bishop Carcano and Rev. Gary Pope-Sears, Chairperson of the Commission on the Annual Conference Session.  Here is a link to that message:  https://www.cnumc.org/n...

October 14, 2021 | Admin
Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope shares a message with our conference faith family in preparation and celebration of Laity Sunday, October 17th, 2021 Click here to view Micheal's message.

October 14, 2021 | Admin
As we prepare for Annual Conference 2021, videojournalist JB Brayfindley has been touring the conference and asking folks about how they are present for one another. Whether it is serving in a food pantry, training as an Emergency Response Team ...

October 14, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Although there are no activities for children onsite this year at the in person California-Nevada 2021 Annual Conference Session (ACS), children will have an opportunity to participate online in four big ways. Our Conference Children’s Ministry Task ...

Page 1 of 30 1 2 3 4 5 ... 30 next

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS


CONTACT INFORMATION
California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500