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July 22, 2021 | Heather Hahn
Two United Methodist jurisdictions held special online sessions in recent days with an eye toward the denomination’s future. On July 21, the Southeastern Jurisdiction — by a vote of 335 to 3 — approved the long-sought union of the Tennessee and ...

July 22, 2021 | Jean Reynolds
We, who call ourselves United Methodists, are called to works of justice, to discover the reasons why the homeless are homeless, why the working poor don’t make a living wage, to stand with those who have no voice in our system, to address underlying...

July 22, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Listening to God The scripture is 1 Samuel 3:1-10. This week is the final week in the 63 week series of online Children's Worship services. JB Brayfindley greets viewers with a special message,; Rev. Motoe Yamada-Foor of ...

July 22, 2021 | Craig Brown
 Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño and the Connectional Ministries staff of the California-Nevada Conference are pleased to share that Dr. Mary Cheng will begin serving as the new Director of Leadership Development effective July 26, 2021. Dr. Cheng succeeds...

July 22, 2021 | Martha Parker
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño keynoted opening worship for Mission u 2021 at 7pm on July 22nd.  In case you missed her message, click here to view the recording.  Registration is still available for the four Mission u online studies that extend over the...

July 22, 2021 | Admin
The small yet mighty faith family at Rancho Cordova UMC felt called to do more to help their community. So they did. After praying, dreaming, and scheming about ways that they might expand their witness, a team from Rancho Cordova approached the ...

July 22, 2021 | Susan Henry-Crowe
We stand in a most critical moment in United States history. Democracy is threatened by the many attempts, at every level of government, to suppress the vote. People of faith see fair representation, voting rights, and accountability for elected ...

July 22, 2021 | Steve Elliott
Ukiah UMC joined Pinole UMC, Holy Cross in Stockton and the Sacramento Conference Office as a location where California-Nevada Disaster Response Ministry is stocking wildfire response supplies.  Each location includes some, or all, of the following -...

July 22, 2021 | Ronda Cordill
Education is an integral part of the United Methodists Volunteers in Mission Program (UMVIM ).  Rather than meeting in person for trainings as the pandemic winds down, UMVIM jurisdiction coordinators around the US are offering virtual trainings for ...

July 16, 2021 | Admin
The Western Jurisdiction is gathering for a Special Session on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Tune in at 10:00 AM Pacific, 11:00 AM Mountain, 9:00 AM AKDT on YouTube at https://youtu.be/h9g1CSdurSg, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wjumc, or the ...

July 15, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Author's note: Children’s Worship is a free innovative online worship experience for children everywhere. The production is a collaborative effort sponsored by the United Methodist Churches of the Pentecost Circuit. The 20 minute videos include ...

July 15, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is The Feeding of 5000 with leftovers! The scripture is John 6:1-13 This week Rev. Dr. Fel Cao of Riverside and Faith UMC greets and blesses the children; Gordon Barbosa shares the Bible through cartoon; Marge Shunk welcomes ...

July 15, 2021 | Martha Parker
Applications for Beulah Fund grants for older adult ministries are now being accepted from conference UMW groups and local churches. The fund makes grants to provide quality of life for elders. Click here for the application. The deadline for ...

July 15, 2021 | Rev. Kristen Stoneking
The Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) met in a special meeting on July 8 focusing on a review of financial data in the first half of 2021 and the preparation of the conference spending plan for 2022. The good news is total ...

July 15, 2021 | Annette Apitz
On September 29, 1995, volunteers for the Global Media Monitoring Project in 71 countries spent the day watching TV, reading the paper and listening to the radio. They were monitoring how women were represented in the world’s news. What they found ...

July 08, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Love God by loving like God. The scripture is John 14:23. This week Rev. Marylee Sheffer from Napa United Methodist Church and her dogs share what loving like God is like; Sacramento First UMC's Tracee Siminoni-Clarke reads the ...

July 08, 2021 | Lucia 'Olive
“Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence” is an 8-hour Mission-u study for youth to be held via Zoom. Mission-u is a collaborative educational effort of the UMW and the Annual Conference.   The class is four two-hour sessions from Friday, ...

July 08, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's Note: ON THE ROAD is an exploration of local church ministry in the 21st century happening across California-Nevada. Journalist JB Brayfindley is partnering with our district superintendents and communications team to spotlight local ...

July 08, 2021 | John Oda
Racism and the Latinx Community What are the unique challenges of racism for the Latinx communities? July 20th at 5:00pm Pacific /8:00pm Eastern   Atlanta, Georgia, July 2, 2021 - On August 3, 2019, a shooter killed 23 people in El Paso, Texas. His ...

July 08, 2021 | Mark R. Wharf
It is time to turn our attention to legislation for the 2021 Annual Conference Session, coming October 29-31. Please note the guidelines in our conference Standing Rules, Division I. F. 4. found on pages 242-243 of the 2020 Journal.   ...

July 08, 2021 | UM News Staff
Starting Sept 1, United Methodist bishops across the United States will take on additional work as some of their colleagues retire. With the second pandemic-caused delay of General Conference, the Council of Bishops has also postponed the ...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
If you missed the Service of Commissioning, Ordination, Licensing and Recognition of Orders, watch the recording on Facebook or Youtube. 

July 01, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus!  Today we begin a new Conference Year.  We are so grateful to God for having brought us thus far!    The Cabinet joins me in praying for all of you with special prayers for those who have moved to a...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Prayer The scripture is Luke 11: 1-4 This week Lamb-see-do greets and blesses the children; Momoko Tamaoki-Newsome from Sacramento Japanese UMC gives her last message as part of Children's Worship; and Mort sings a prayer ... ...

July 01, 2021 | Heather Hahn
United Methodist congregations in the U.S. will soon have a new way to break down the gender of its members. By a voice vote June 25, the General Council on Finance and Administration board approved revising local-church statistical forms to include ...

July 01, 2021 | Martha Parker
“The Serenity Prayer” continues to be profoundly relevant during these uncertain times, before, during and moving out of this year of pandemic uncertainty. Using prayer as a scaffold, Finding Peace in an Anxious World explores ways to discover peace ...

July 01, 2021 | Rev. Gerald C. Liu, PhD
Once again, GBHEM’s Office of Collegiate Ministry welcomes and encourages your annual conference to nominate one individual, lay or clergy, for the Francis Asbury Award. Named for early American Bishop Francis Asbury, who called for the building of ...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
"Expanding the Table" is GCORR's new podcast on practicing anti-racism. In episode 2, three Asian-American Christian theologians examine the history and current realities of anti-Asian racism in the United States and what every Christian should know...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
GCSRW is taking last year’s I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit and bringing you I AM Her Lunch and Learn! Bring your lunch and join this movement of women to be inspired, be empowered, and to be equipped to do the work both personally, and ...

July 01, 2021 | Sunae Cho
We are so grateful for the continued outreach of our many congregations over the past year. The pandemic did not deter churches from living their faith through feeding those who needed a meal, addressing social justice and assisting with immigration ...

July 01, 2021 | Mort The Snail
Editor's note: Mort, the snail, is a lively recurring character in the Children's Worship video series created by the Pentecost Circuit. Both Mort and Lamb-see-do attended 2020 Annual Conference and filed daily written and video reports to give ...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
In accordance with The Book of Discipline, ¶ 407, The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations from the WJ College of Bishops for the Desert Southwest Conference in light of Bishop Robert ...

July 01, 2021 | Michael Yoshii
In June, Friends of Wadi Foquin presented a webinar on current land confiscation in the West Bank village of Wadi Foquin for construction of a new segregated road that will serve the illegal Israeli settlements and expand Israel’s apartheid ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
The California-Nevada conference hybrid 2021 Annual Conference Session will begin this weekend as we host the Clergy Session on Saturday June 26th and the Service of Commissioning, Ordination, Licensing and Recognition of the Orders on Sunday June ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will give a message as a part of the Great Preacher Series for the Children's Defense Fund's 2021 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry on July 20th at 4:50p PT. This year's Proctor Institute theme is "Listening to ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Jesus Heals The scripture is Matthew 9:18-26 This week Kelly Vaughn, Los Rios District Lay Leader, welcomes and blesses the children; JB Brayfindley from First UMC Sacramento teaches a new song about the church; Lamb-see-do ...

June 24, 2021 | Sonja Edd-Bennett
Editor's Note: California-Nevada Director of Disaster Response Sonja Edd-Bennett shares a story about our UMC connection works together to build and transport sifters to areas ravaged by wildfires.  In fall of 2020 I attended a meeting of the ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
Forecasts for fire season 2021 are grim with many scientists calling the potential damage catastrophic and California-Nevada Director of Disaster Response Sonja Edd-Bennett is hard at work making sure relief and recovery resources are built and ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
On Sunday June 27th ordinands and their guests will gather in person at St. Marks UMC for the Service of Commissioning, Ordination, Licensing and Recognition of Orders from 10a until 12 Noon.  Our entire faith family is invited to virtually join this...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
Volunteers from over 20 churches gathered at the California-Nevada conference center on Saturday June 12th to assemble fire relief and recovery bucket kits. Materials to build the fire buckets were received at the conference center thanks to the ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Jesus Calms the Storm The scripture is Mark 4:35-41 This week Pastor Pedro Cervantes of Emanuel UMC in Sacramento greets and blesses the children; Miss Quincy, the Cat makes a guest appearance from Susan's Holy Zoo; lots of kids...

June 17, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“My daughter probably wouldn’t be alive right now,” shared Crystal reflecting on the impact of her participation in the Uplift People of Elk Grove, a non-profit primarily started by Elk Grove United Methodist Church.  During the weekly Tuesday night ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
On June 16th conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope hosted a webinar entitled Our Commitment to Diversity Webinar: Examining United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice, as a part of California-Nevada's latest contributions to the Western ...

June 17, 2021 | Kandi Weider
The early church knew what today’s church is rediscovering that Christians, depend on God’s spiritual gifts to provide the foundation for their ministry. Consider taking this virtual course available to all hosted by the Los Rios District and their ...

June 17, 2021 | John Oda
The Asian American Language Ministry Plan, the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists and Church and Society are co-sponsoring a webinar series called "Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism".  The goal of the webinars is to create a safe ...

June 17, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
Join us for this special online seminar for experienced leaders who have led a mission in the past.  It is a refresher on best practices and an update on the latest news – Covid protocols, team insurance, new national UMVIM website, mission ...

June 17, 2021 | Mary Cheng
 In Jesus’ own words, he came to bring good news to the poor, release the captives, restore sight to the blind, and to let the oppressed go free (Luke 4: 18-20). What is the responsibility of the church to follow Christ’s example in word and deed? ...

June 17, 2021 | Jenna Stark
Keep the spirit of camping ministry alive... sign your family up for Lodestar or Toyon Family Camp Days! Our camps are designed to provide camping ministry in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Families can come up to Lodestar or Toyon for one day to ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
On June 22 and 24 the California-Nevada conference will host the two remaining webinars that explore our commitment to diversity as a part of the Western Jurisdiction campaign Where Love Lives.  Register today using the links below or plan to watch ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
The California-Nevada conference is examining our commitment to diversity in the month of June as a part of the the Western Jurisdiction campaign "Where Love Lives". As a part of our resource offerings, we developed a pre recorded worship service ...

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