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December 01, 2022 | Admin
Lay Servant Ministries (LSM) is a training program for everyday people to step up their service within the church across our conference. It is one of the fastest growing program in California-Nevada, due in large part to our emphasis on clergy-laity ...

December 01, 2022 | Admin
United Methodist Communications has created a special presentation called We are the church. Together. that will remind congregations of their identity as United Methodists while also inviting them to have constructive conversations about what they ...

December 01, 2022 | Kalesita Fa'asisila
“Ke tau nofo‘aki tali kia Sihova ē; Na‘e nofo‘aki tali hotau laumālie: Pea ‘i he‘ene folofola na‘a tau ‘amanaki pē.” Psalm 130:5, ko ‘emau tautapa ia kia Sihova he ‘aho fkkoloa ni, fakataha moe potu Saame, ‘aki ha loto hounga’ia ‘aupito………….ke tau ...

December 01, 2022 | UMNews Staff
United Methodists in the United States, the Philippines and Central and Southern Europe are meeting in November to elect and consecrate new bishops and assign bishops to specific regions or episcopal areas. Bishops are the top clergy leaders of The ...

December 01, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
“The first thing to understand is that a Home Missioner is a lay person,” states Ray Jellison, member of Pioneer UMC in Auburn, California, and candidate for the office of Home Missioner in the UMC. He hopes to be consecrated in April 2023 and ...

November 23, 2022 | Heather Hahn
As the number of church disaffiliations rises, United Methodist financial leaders have started preparing what will be the denomination’s lowest budget sent to General Conference in nearly 40 years. The board of the denomination’s finance agency, the ...

November 23, 2022 | Steve Elliott
In November, First UMC of Bakersfield generously donated a well-equipped tool trailer to the Disaster Response Ministry of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church. District Superintendent David Niu accepted this donation from ...

November 23, 2022 | Admin
People across California-Nevada are invited to give generously to our Native American Ministries this Giving Tuesday, November 29th. November is recognized as Native American Heritage month and it is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the ...

November 23, 2022 | The Western Jurisdiction LGBTQIA+ Ministries Team
We come with hearts broken, yet again, by another senseless act of violence perpetrated against the LGBTQIA+ community, this time at Club Q in Colorado Springs on the eve of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  Because we believe that God’s heart is ...

November 23, 2022 | Bishop Sally Dyck
A couple weeks ago this tweet appeared, written by a young woman identified as Garden Coffee Lady, in Sacramento:   my husband and i wake up every morning and bring our coffee out to our garden and sit and talk for hours. every morning. it never gets...

November 17, 2022 | Admin
The Committee on the Annual Conference Session (COACS) met on November 14th and confirmed the dates for our 175th Annual Conference: Thursday June 15th through Sunday June 18th.  An incorrect set of dates had been printed in the 2022 Journal naming ...

November 17, 2022 | John Chamberlain
 In May, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta was again elected president of East Timor (now renamed Timor-Leste in honor of its Portuguese cultural heritage).  He took the oath of office at midnight on May 20, when the nation celebrated its 20...

November 17, 2022 | Kathy Gilbert
In 2001, the Rev. John Holler and a mission team from South Carolina traveled thousands of miles to work at the Fairfield Children’s Home. They fell in love with the orphans and The United Methodist Church’s Old Mutare Mission that was caring for ...

November 17, 2022 | Amanda Garcia
The office of Leadership Development has added another Spiritual Gifts Course that will be held in December.  Session one of the course will take place on Friday December 9th, from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Session 2 of the course will take place the next day, ...

November 17, 2022 | Heather Leslie Hammer
Rev. Heather Leslie Hammer, has published a book of historical fiction based on the life of her great-great-grandmother, who lived in the Shetland Islands in the 1800s: Shetland Mist: A Shetland Family in the Methodist Movement.  The story was first...

November 10, 2022 | Sharon Delgado
The Cal-Nevada Climate Justice Ministries Task Force is planning ways to help our annual conference become informed, motivated, and organized for action. We are creating an email network of churches and individuals who are concerned about God’s ...

November 10, 2022 | UMNews Staff
United Methodists in the United States, the Philippines and Central and Southern Europe are meeting in November to elect and consecrate new bishops and assign bishops to specific regions or episcopal areas. Bishops are the top clergy leaders of The ...

November 10, 2022 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
Global Ministries Team of the Conference Committee on Christian Service Recognizes Support to GBGM Missionaries Twenty-five (25) Local United Methodist Churches and two (2) United Women in Faith units in the California-Nevada Conference have ...

November 10, 2022 | Amanda Garcia
The Office of Leadership Development announces that registration is now open for Certified Lay Ministry Training Program, starting January 8, 2023. Laity who are interested in applying for this program should visit https://www.cnumc.org/clm-program-...

November 08, 2022 | Kristen Caldwell,Selby Ewing
After electing three new bishops on Friday, delegates to the Western Jurisdictional Conference learned on Saturday (Nov. 5) bishops new and recently elected were assigned to episcopal areas for the remainder of the 2020-2024 quadrennium. In addition ...

November 08, 2022 | Bishop Sally Dyck
Dear Friends and Members of California-Nevada Conference, Greetings from Geneva, Switzerland. As part of being the Ecumenical Officer of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, I went from the North Central Jurisdictional Conference ...

November 07, 2022 | Kristen Caldwell,Selby Ewing
After 19 rounds of votes, just before dinner, the Western Jurisdiction happily celebrated the election of its third new episcopal leader. While the focus of the day was the election, pieces of legislation were introduced, discussions over racism were...

November 07, 2022 | Kristen Caldwell,Selby Ewing
Day two of Western Jurisdictional Conference in Salt Lake City brought eight ballots, introduced us to a few pieces of legislation and gave us time to honor the departed in our beloved WJ connection. Yet no new episcopal elections to announce. Here’s...

November 03, 2022 | Kristen Caldwell,Selby Ewing
Editor's Note: Click here to follow the WJC livestream.  The first day of the Western Jurisdictional Conference in Salt Lake City began with an episcopal address, the introduction of the 33 episcopal candidates, one certifying ballot and two other ...

October 31, 2022 | Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops
Many questions have been raised about the complaints brought against Bishop Minerva Carcaño, resident bishop of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, for violating the sacred trust of ordained ministry. The Western Jurisdiction began a process of ...

October 27, 2022 |
Dear Friends and Members of the California-Nevada Conference, Many of you may know that the Judicial Council ruled not to consider the appeal which was submitted by Bishop Carcaño earlier this year. In Judicial Council Memorandum 1450, the Judicial ...

October 27, 2022 | Eveline Chikwanah
Africa University has a major role to play in the development of the continent, said the keynote speaker at the United Methodist institution’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Michael Ugwueke, president and chief executive officer of Methodist Le ...

October 27, 2022 | Kevin Murphy
 Two promising opportunities to strengthen the Annual Conference’s Native ministries are being highlighted just as the Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) is announcing that it faces a shortfall in funding. CONAM is sending a ...

October 27, 2022 | Betsy Schwarzentraub
It’s time to party!  With the worst of pandemic isolation behind us, retired pastor Betsy Schwarzentraub invites people to her long delayed book parties in Auburn and in Elk Grove for Tossed In Time: Steering by the Christian Seasons. This is a ...

October 27, 2022 | Admin
United Methodist Communications has created a special presentation called We are the church. Together. that will remind congregations of their identity as United Methodists while also inviting them to have constructive conversations about what they ...

October 27, 2022 | Heather Hahn
The United Methodist Church’s top court declined to rule on a judicial complaint against a bishop while the church judicial process is ongoing. Leaders in the Western Jurisdiction announced March 9 that they had placed California-Nevada Conference ...

October 27, 2022 | Amanda Garcia
Have you wondered what can happen when the people of God respond to their calling and are equipped to join you in mission and ministry? We will address this topic in the first virtual Clergy Forum designed to answer your questions about training and...

October 27, 2022 | Admin
 Disaster Response Ministry (DRM) has received support and donations from across the California-Nevada conference. More people are being trained as Early Response Team leaders, volunteering in local communities to provide relief and recover to ...

October 27, 2022 | Admin ,Earl Arrants
On Friday October 21st the community of Galt came together to kick off a year of fundraising to support the expansion of the Sunshine Food Pantry and community resource center. The pandemic and its impact on the working poor led Galt UMC and its ...

October 27, 2022 | Amanda Garcia
It is never too early to start making plans for the new year, and if yours include going deeper into ministry as a lay person we have good news for you! The California-Nevada conference office of Leadership Development and the CLM Taskforce will be ...

October 27, 2022 | Amanda Garcia
MissionInsight is a cloud-based technology platform that allows users to view churches, people & communities. With the tools that MissionInsight provides, you can create reports based off many different demographics.  MissionInsight reveals insights...

October 27, 2022 | Patricia Daughtery
The Israel-Palestine Task Force invites you to join its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 10am, which will feature a conversation with Rev, Dr. Alex Awad who will be discussing how people of faith can show up for Palestinian Human Rights during ...

October 27, 2022 | Admin
Communicators from across the West will be working as a team to inform and update church members as The Western Jurisdiction gathers next week. Building on their past coalition and strong shared values for transparency in messaging and inclusion for ...

October 20, 2022 | Steve Elliott
Our heartfelt thanks to the many individuals and congregations that so generously participate in the Conference Disaster Response Ministry.  We can not serve survivors without you. – Steve Elliott, Disaster Response Coordinator, Cal-Nev Conference   ...

October 20, 2022 | Ivana V. Heang
On October 14, 2022. A group of people from the California Nevada Annual Conference made a trip down to Los Angeles, CA to visit the Japanese American National Museum for their Sutra & Bible Exhibit. The Japanese American National Museum was founded ...

October 20, 2022 | Admin
In this season of hope and uncertainty, two UMC agencies have announced the pending retirements of their General Secretaries.     The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) announced that General Secretary Susan Henry-Crowe has informed the ...

October 20, 2022 | Heather Hahn
Just ahead of Americans heading to the polls for Election Day, United Methodist delegates will be heading to five simultaneous jurisdictional conferences across the U.S. to elect new bishops. But unlike during previous bishop elections, ...

October 20, 2022 | Admin
On November 16th at 4 pm PT, Rev. Dr. Fel Cao, Conference Secretary of Global Ministries and the Global Ministries Team of the Conference Committee on Mission Service, will be hosting a panel presentation around how you and your local church can ...

October 20, 2022 | Sam Hodges
Editorial Note: If you are interested in learning more about the disaffiliation process in California-Nevada, click here.  A Dallas-area megachurch has announced it is leaving The United Methodist Church, but without taking a congregational vote or ...

October 20, 2022 | Patricia Daughtery
Dr. Jonathan Kuttab, Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) will speak at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley but you are invited to join via Zoom, Wednesday, October 26th at 12 noon. Link to join: http://www.shorturl.at...

October 20, 2022 | Admin
St. Mark's UMC in Sacramento is partnering with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to provide an in person Bystander Intervention Training on Sunday November 6th from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm PT.  The training will be held at St. Mark's ...

October 20, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
In the flat, fertile valleys of the Feather, Sacramento, and Yuba Rivers, churches of the Three Rivers Circuit nourish their congregations and link together to serve their communities. The churches all participate in a local coalition of 32 area ...

October 20, 2022 | Tamara Crabtree
What does it look like for a Methodist leader (or congregation) to respond to God’s call now? What biblical texts, stories from our past, and core Wesleyan convictions can guide us from this point? And are we at Good Friday or at Easter? In Will ...

October 14, 2022 | Admin
California-Nevada Lay Leader Micheal Pope brings a message of gratitude to laity across our conference.  Sunday October 16th is Laity Sunday. How will you honor your lay community? Click here for Laity Sunday resources from Discipleship Ministries.

October 13, 2022 | Admin
The California-Nevada Conference office announces the departure of Shari Sandoval, Administrative Assistant, who served many departments throughout her 20+ years of service at the conference center including Disaster Response Ministry, Volunteers in ...

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