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June 04, 2020 | Fel Cao
THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CHANGEMAKERS: Voices of Hope   “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they ...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
The Pentecost Circuit of Los Rios District and Debra 'JB' Brayfindley have developed a children's video worship series   Click here to access the second installment of the series for this Sunday, June 7. Click here to read about how the series came...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
By Melissa Cancio Manuel, Henry Josh Pablo, III, Hannah Lee Pablo, JR Dizon, Kayla Cape, Victor Jake Manuel We stand with the marginalized; we mourn with them, we pray for them, and we will fight for them. Silence is not an option. Neutrality is not...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
Pastor Anthony Jenkins of Taylor Memorial UMC knows how critical having access to healthy food is for families, especially in this time of pandemic when many folks are simply going without.    Oakland is a diverse community outside of San Fransisco ...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
Editor's note: The following is excerpted from a letter written by Mark Harrison, Director of Peace with Justice, General Board of Church and Society   "A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great." — Proverbs 18:16, NIV...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
Pastors across the UMC connection are always busy, yet they have been especially busy with the additional task of producing weekly online worship services which often includ video taping, editorial, and sharing several live elements within each ...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
by Western Jurisdiction UMC | May 29, 2020   On May 26, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church announced new dates for the 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States that were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
...And know that I am God. The theme for the 172nd annual gathering of California-Nevada Conference annual is appropriate in all times, and perhaps never more pertinent than in this time of pandemic. Plans for the rescheduled California-Nevada ...

June 04, 2020 | Admin
Annual Conferenceof 2019 established the Task Force on Criminalization of Children & Youth, whose task was to examine the ways in which our systems treat children and youth of color in disproportionately punitive ways as compared with white children,...

June 04, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“What was surprising was our Bible studies,” said Robbie Frederiksen of Central United Methodist Church, Stockton. Robbie Frederiksen works with students on the Delta Wesley and University of the Pacific campuses as the youth and young adult director...

May 29, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Carcaño names our cruelty, particularly toward African American men and boys, from historic legal slavery to modern day slavery, encompassing unjust policing practices, modern day lynching and economic injustice that traps people of color in ...

May 28, 2020 | John Oda
May 27, 2020 | SAN FRANCISCO (UM News)   The tradition of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month was initially an idea from a Chinese American congressional staffer named Jeanie Jew back in the 1970s. She approached U.S. Rep. Frank ...

May 28, 2020 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
May 28, 2020 Beloved Pastors, Lay Ministers and Lay Members of the Churches of the California-Nevada Conference, I pray you are safe and well.  Your conference and district staff members join me in sending you our support and love.  We are here for ...

May 28, 2020 | Aileen Marble
Last month, the Patterson Federated Church came together with two other churches in the San-Joaquin Circuit of the Central Valley District, FUMC Modesto and FUMC Turlock, to collect items to be used in activity bags for 34 homeless children and ...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Smith
Every Sunday during worship at Mt. Tamalpais UMC church members bring food for the Food Bank offering; the youth and children collect the various cans and bags from people in the pews as they come up to the altar for the children’s story.  The ...

May 28, 2020 | Admin
by Rev. Tikiko Lesuma, Chairperson, CCORR The Conference Commission on Religion & Race invites members of the California-Nevada Conference to submit names of those who have worked to build bridges to all ethnic groups and persons. Nominees ought be...

May 28, 2020 | Admin
Editor's Note: California-Nevada Conference staff are busy putting the finishing touches on a comprehensive protocol of guidelines that will help our local churches begin to re-open their buildings. What follows is a summary of those guidelines, ...

May 28, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“Consider these questions when you want to help,” said Sonja Edd-Bennett, California-Nevada Annual Conference Director of Disaster Response. During the CNUMC Wednesday webinar on May 27 at 4:00 p.m. Edd-Bennett emphasized planning to respond by ...

May 28, 2020 | Admin
Wesley UMC Bakersfield is using technology to stay together while staying safe and what began as a weekly worship service has branched out to include a noon time prayer gathering enjoyed by dozens of folks each day, as well as a children's reading ...

May 26, 2020 | Admin
 On Saturday, May 16, two members of Nevada City UMC travelled to Chico, armed with clothing, food supplies, $300 of gift cards, and, more importantly, the financial and moral support of their Pastor, David Niu and several other church members. They...

May 21, 2020 | Admin
People throughout our Conference connection have been impacted by the many ripples and consequences of COVID-19. The challenges we face in our everyday lives have become more complex and at times insurmountable.   The faith family of Fale Maama ...

May 21, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“Praise God!” exclaimed Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, pastor at Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church, in response to pieces coming together on a Sacramento Pentecost Circuit video project. “We are so excited to offer this to our local congregations ...

May 21, 2020 | Admin
On May 5 El Camino Real District Superintendent Shinya Goto reached out to the El Camino Real family with a request to support a district wide fundraiser for undocumented families whose income sources evaporated as a result of the pandemic in what ...

May 21, 2020 | Admin
As new cases of coronavirus and deaths as a result of COVID-19 begin to decline in Nevada and California shelter in place restrictions are beginning to ease in phases. As we venture out with masks and hand sanitizer into our new normal, the ...

May 21, 2020 | Admin
After weeks of online worship Watsonville First UMC pastor, Robin Mathews-Johnson, felt something might be missing. And of course it was - most of us have been missing the in between time on Sunday morning where we catch up with one another: the ...

May 21, 2020 | Admin
"But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." — Hebrews 13:16, NKJV Hebrews 13:16 informs us that God is pleased when we do good and share with each other. Our Peace with Justice Sunday celebration is two...

May 21, 2020 |
Panel to explore leadership styles, SHEroes and heroes, racism and sexism, and leadership tips for both men and women   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Larry R. Hygh, Jr., Ed.D. – 626-755-6948 – Larry.Hygh@csusb.edu   SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Five ...

May 21, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“We have had small social groups going online since week two,” said Cindy Lawler, pastor at Lake Isabella and Kernville United Methodist Churches and participant in this week’s CNUMC’s Wednesday webinar. Lawler’s church has a lot of vulnerable groups...

May 14, 2020 | Admin
When Fel Cao, California-Nevada Director Camping and Retreat Ministries and Young People’s Ministry, was training at Union Theological School in in the Philippines a mentor challenged him to preach a sermon in 5 minutes or less.  Over the years Fel ...

May 14, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“Peggy C is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting,” said a recent email to Helen Lund, member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in San Jose. The invite provided the online discussion link along with the title of the study book by Peter Kalmus,...

May 14, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“There is a revolution happening,” stated Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, president of the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley while hosting a recent webinar featuring three guest speakers including Bishop Minerva Carcaño of the ...

May 14, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“The Book of Discipline is your friend!” said Rev. Debra Brady, District Superintendent of the Central Valley District and one of two guest speakers featured during the May 13th CNUMC Webinar entitled, “Ordering the Life of The Church During a ...

May 12, 2020 | Selby Ewing
Editorial: Learning the wisdom of Divine love as we shelter in place I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or ...

May 08, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva, as she is affectionately known not only within our conference but throughout the wider UMC, ecumenical and interfaith connection, does not have 'slow' weeks. On any given day Bishop can be found leading and developing advocacy ...

May 08, 2020 | Admin
LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2020 - The Pacific Islanders COVID-19 Response Team with the Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence (PI-CoPCE) today released the following statement in response to new data showing the alarming ...

May 08, 2020 | Admin
By Mark Harrison, Director of Peace with Justice, General Board of Church and Society Peace with Justice Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost. Join us on June 7, 2020, as we gather for our online worship service to celebrate this important ...

May 07, 2020 | Admin
San Fransisco, like many California cities, has a large population that is unhoused and is at high risk for exposure to coronavirus which causes COVID-19.  Area shelters are often crowded and unable to create social distancing protocols while ...

May 07, 2020 | Admin
Editor's note: The following article includes detailed comments from Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño around the pandemic's impact upon migrants around the globe. Bishop Carcaño serves as the chair of the denomination's Immigration Task Force.  Click here ...

May 07, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Alternating between topics on local church program or ministries and administrative issues, the California Nevada United Methodist Annual Conference has presented webinars each Wednesday at 4 p.m. followed by a Q & A session since April 1st, 2020. ...

May 07, 2020 | Admin
California-Nevada conference has started offering weekly video reflections considering lectionary passages for the coming Sunday.  Posted each Tuesday,  the video reflections will feature clergy and lay leaders from across the conference sharing ...

April 30, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will join California Industrial Area Foundation (IAF) leaders for a virtual statewide action on Tuesday May 5th at 5:45p.  There 8 Industrial Area Foundation (IAF) broad-based organizations and sponsoring committees in ...

April 30, 2020 | Fel Cao
The crisis of the pandemic we're all facing is calling us to be creative in staying connected and staying healthy. While we are very mindful of the people on the front lines that are serving us and risking their lives more so that we remain safe and ...

April 30, 2020 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Greetings Conference Family,   Grace and peace to you in the precious name of our Risen Lord, Christ Jesus!  I am holding you close in prayer.  Thank you for your gifts of emails of support, cards of love, and masks that your lovely and loving hands ...

April 30, 2020 | Mickey Choi
National Network of Korean-American United Methodist Women (NNKUMW) members in seven jurisdictions across the US have made protective masks. The masks are being donated to vulnerable neighbors, such as the homeless, nursing homes, and mission ...

April 28, 2020 | Admin
California-Nevada Conference Coronavirus COVID-19 Communications Timeline    Editor’s Note: After weeks of sheltering in place and being immersed in news of the pandemic from across the world it is easy to lose track of where we are – home – and how ...

April 28, 2020 | Admin
Editor's notes: On April 28, 2020, Nevada leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The United Methodist Church called on Governor Steve Sisolak to extend the 'Stay Home for Nevada" order until reliable testing was more widely ...

April 27, 2020 | Laura Steed
Students and Staff from the University of the Pacific, California's only United Methodist-related university, shared a special message on TikTok. Student Leaders from various religious and spiritual groups, including the Open Door Methodist Student ...

April 23, 2020 | Admin
For many of us sheltering in place may bring on a case of FOMO - fear of missing out. While we can't open your favorite restaurant, get you tickets to the big game or send you on that vacation that now seems like a distant dream we can help you stay...

April 23, 2020 | Admin
On Wednesday April 22nd Giovanni Arroryo, GCORR team leader for Program Ministries hosted a conversation on Facebook Live with Rev. Lydia Muñoz and Ryan Bowers about the hurdles and inequities communities and churches of color are experiencing when ...

April 23, 2020 | Kevin Murphy
Native American Sunday arrives this week, nearly four years since the Annual Conference’s Act of Repentance created new healing among members of our regional connection. Since then, Native American Sunday funds have been given to provide critical...

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