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September 16, 2021 | Admin
This past year, lay folks and clergy across the Annual Conference have been present in ministry in their communities. The Annual Conference worship planning team is looking for stories/images/videos about such ministry of presence to include in our ...

September 16, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Clergy and Lay Members of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ, our Lord!   In an effort to continue to do the work of the 2021 Annual Conference Session  in a manner that ...

September 16, 2021 | Iunisi Tovo
 The Conference Commission on Religion and Race is accepting grant applications for Leadership Training Programs, especially those targeting youth and young adults. Application deadline has been extended to October 8, 2021.  Applicants need to ...

September 16, 2021 | Tim Tanton
“Whither am I going? To the New World. What to do? To gain honour? No, if I know my own heart. To get money? No: I am going to live to God, and to bring others so to do.” — Francis Asbury, writing in his journal, Sept. 12, 1771 On Sept. 4, 1771, a ...


September 16, 2021 | Steve Elliott
In the Fall of 2020, the Slater Fire, destroyed 200 homes and burned about 157,000 acres.  Hardest hit was the historic mining community of Happy Camp and vicinity.  Happy Camp is 70 miles West of Yreka in far Northern California on the scenic ...

September 16, 2021 | Admin
National Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15th and will continue through October 15th. The commemorative month begins September 15  to note the 1821 independence anniversary of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Chile ...

September 16, 2021 | Elissa Diaz
Editor's note: Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is among the many faith leaders across the country who have signed on to the Church World Service (CWS) effort in support of refugee resettlement.  The United Methodist Church is among 38 member denominations ...

September 16, 2021 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
This Tuesday, September 21, is the International Day of Peace.  In this spirit, your CUIR members have collected prayers for peace from various religious traditions.  Click here to find them on our webpage under the Resources tab on the right hand ...

September 16, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note: The California-Nevada Annual Conference 2021 main offering will go to support DACA students. Over the next several weeks we will be running a series of stories and articles to help unpack DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood ...

September 09, 2021 | Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka
UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned the world of the New Cold War, referring to the tension between the US and China. In the new international political climate, the threat of global nuclear catastrophe has become more pronounced. North ...

September 09, 2021 | Rev. Mike A. Harrell
A memorial service for Bishop Beverly Shamana, will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10a.m. PT at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. The memorial service will also be live-streamed.  Please click here to join the service ...

September 09, 2021 |
 Esther Taufa and Lesila Leger spend a lot of time listening and leading. When 2020 brought the pandemic, lock downs, protests and polarizing violence, many of us felt isolated and untethered. Both members of Pittsburg UMC, Lesila and Esther were ...

September 09, 2021 | Sam Hodges
United Methodist-related colleges and United Methodist seminaries are scrambling with the rest of higher education as another fall term begins in the COVID-19 pandemic. The arrival of vaccines earlier this year promised a return to something like ...

September 09, 2021 | Kathy Gilbert
Editor's Note: The California-Nevada Annual Conference 2021 main offering will go to support DACA students. This story, written by Kathy Gilbert, now retired reporter for United Methodist News Service, first appeared in June of 2020. Over the next ...

September 09, 2021 | John Oda
The Asian American Language Ministry Plan, the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) and the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM), host a monthly webinars entitled “Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism”.  Please join us for...

September 09, 2021 | Admin
Supporting community is a passion for the faith family at Rancho Cordova UMC. On September 21st, the folks at Rancho Cordova UMC will host another food pantry and vaccine clinic on their church grounds, 2101 Zinfandel Drive, Sacramento, CA 95670. ...

September 09, 2021 | Admin
Join Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao and the faith family at Riverside UMC in Sacramento this Friday September 10th at 7pm PT for a Community Outdoor Concert featuring the music of Lisa Phenix and Friends. Bring a blanket, your favorite snacks and get to ...

September 09, 2021 | Steve Elliott
Dear Friends in Faith,   Greetings from the Connectional Ministries office and on behalf of our Conference Committee on Mission Service! Putting our faith into action is an integral part of what it means to be a United Methodist.  As we continue to...

September 07, 2021 | Steve Elliott
Editor's Note:  Give Now!  Right now, our financial support is crucial.  Our dollars make gift cards, hotel rooms, groceries, and clean water possible for our brothers and sisters affected by the Dixie Fire and their calls for help are coming. Click...

September 02, 2021 | Admin
 “Tuesdays at the Table: Should I stay? Or should I go?” is a new discussion series for United Methodists, presented by the Connectional Table (CT) in cooperation with general agencies and contributors. Weekly segments will explore topics aimed at ...

September 02, 2021 | Admin
The General Commission on Religion and Race has just released new resources around critical race theory and for Advent 2021. GCORR shares, "Critical Race Theory (CRT) examines how laws in the United States have built and supported racial inequities....

September 02, 2021 | Admin
Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk October 16, 2021 Location: Watsonville Second Harvest Food Bank, 800 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville CA 95076 Check in time: 8:00 am             Walk time: 8:30 am     Pajaro Valley CROP Hunger Walk is sponsored by ...

September 01, 2021 | Admin
As we look forward to gathering as a conference family October 29-31 at the SAFE Credit Union Conference Center in Sacramento, the Commission on the Annual Conference is mindful that infections due to the Delta variant of the COVID virus are on the ...

September 01, 2021 | Marj Goosey
As you can well imagine, it has been a very challenging 25 days since we learned that most of Greenville is gone.  A lot has happened - and then again, it seems time has stood still, too.  We received much needed help from the American Legion ...

September 01, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Friends, grace and peace to you in the name of Christ our Lord!  You continue to be in my prayers.  I am so very grateful to God for your faithfulness and abounding love of God and all God’s children. I wanted to reach out to you and give you an ...

August 31, 2021 | The Rev. Dr. Laura Barnes
Editor's Note: As the Caldor Fire rages in the south Lake Tahoe region, California-Nevada Director of Disaster Response Ministries Sonja Edd-Bennett. Volunteers in Mission coordinator Steve Elliott, and volunteers Doug and Mary Ellen Huey are on the ...

August 27, 2021 | Steve Elliott
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August 26, 2021 | Admin
This past year, lay folks and clergy across the Annual Conference have been present in ministry in their communities. The Annual Conference worship planning team is looking for stories/images/videos about such ministry of presence to include in our ...

August 26, 2021 | Admin
We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. United Methodist Social Principles, ¶162.H   The 2021 California-Nevada Annual Conference offering will support students working under ...

August 26, 2021 | TaniQua Lightsey
If you are looking for a class that will help you strengthen your sermon preparation and preaching (both in person and virtual), consider taking this virtual course available to all hosted by the Great Northern and Los Rios Districts. This is an ...

August 26, 2021 | Heather Hahn
The fund that supports The United Methodist Church’s bishops is no longer in immediate danger of going into the red. However, United Methodist financial leaders still warn of possible perils ahead for the Episcopal Fund — especially with a potential ...

August 26, 2021 | Admin
On Sunday August 15, Rev. Dr. Debra Murray, an African-American woman and the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto, experienced a disturbing incident where she was threatened because of her Black Lives Matter sign. This was ...

August 26, 2021 | Admin
Support women pursuing ordination by giving to The Rev. Jane Schlager Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Pastor Jane's family to continue her remarkable legacy of service. The family selected The Endowment Board to care for and...

August 26, 2021 | Admin
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is providing response and recovery efforts literally around the world. Click here to read UMCOR's report on work happening in Afghanistan. Click here to read UMCOR's report on work happening in Haiti....

August 26, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
The Mission of an Early Response Team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. ERTs typically provide assistance after the “first responders” and before recovery and rebuilding. ERTs are assigned various tasks;...

August 26, 2021 | Heather Hahn
Whether General Conference can go forward next year as scheduled remains a big question mark. With the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus surging around the globe, some governments are reinstating lockdowns, and many travel restrictions...

August 23, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has added her name in support of a Church World Service (CWS) faith sign on letter to President Biden calling for humanitarian protections and greater support for Afghans in danger.   Bishop Minerva invites our conference ...

August 19, 2021 | Sam Hodges
Jesus talked a lot about money. So did John Wesley, Methodism’s founder. Now there’s a money-management program meant to reflect Wesleyan Christian values, one that draws on the expertise of a diverse group of United Methodists. It’s called Saving ...

August 19, 2021 | Admin
The Council of Bishops provides leadership for the ecumenical and interreligious ministries of The United Methodist Church. To that end they are offering 3 grants, each in the amount of $1,000 to groups within United Methodist Annual Conferences for...

August 19, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
Are you interested in learning more about how to participate in responding to a disaster, such as the current wildfires?  Curious about the process and what the United Methodist Church does?  Want to learn about what is involved?  This new seminar ...

August 19, 2021 | Larry R. Hygh, Jr., EdD.
“Leadership has to do with clarifying what your position is as one who is making decisions about people’s lives, making decisions about churches, making decisions that have to do with outreach and faith of the conferences … . I’ve tried to be clear ...

August 19, 2021 | Marj Goosey
Editor's Note:  Give Now!  Right now, our financial support is crucial.  Our dollars make gift cards, hotel rooms, groceries, and clean water possible for our brothers and sisters affected by the Dixie Fire and their calls for help are coming. Click...

August 19, 2021 | Admin
Over the past several weeks we have been sharing stories from the Dixie fire and the many ways our conference faith family is coming together to help with relief and prepare for recover efforts in the area. As we consider ways we can be in ministry ...

August 19, 2021 | Steve Elliott
Editor's Note: Give Now!  Right now, our financial support is crucial.  Our dollars make gift cards, hotel rooms, groceries, and clean water possible for our brothers and sisters affected by the Dixie Fire and their calls for help are coming. Click ...

August 19, 2021 | Admin
We Gather Together is a new webinar series produced by the United Methodist Publishing House that lifts up pastors, small-group leaders, and digital experts talking about how church leaders can help their congregations and communities continue to ...

August 12, 2021 | Sam Hodges
Bishop Beverly Shamana played the piano, directed choirs, turned gourds into works of art and answered a call to ministry that led her to become the second female African American bishop of The United Methodist Church. “When you got to know her, you ...

August 12, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
Are you interested in learning more about how to participate in responding to a disaster, such as the current wildfires?  Curious about the process and what the United Methodist Church does?  Want to learn about what is involved?  This new seminar ...

August 12, 2021 | Marj Goosey
Editor's Note: In her reflections Marj, and I'm sure many others, are wondering at the absence of FEMA.  FEMA can only come in once an area has been declared a national disaster. When and if the Dixie fire area is granted that status, FEMA will be ...

August 12, 2021 | Admin
Over the past several weeks we have been sharing stories from the Dixie fire and the many ways our conference faith family is coming together to help with relief and prepare for recover efforts in the area. As we consider ways we can be in ministry ...

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