Final 2019 Bishop’s Confirmation Rally Is Held in San Jose
The El Camino Real District hosted the final Bishop’s Confirmation Rally of the year, last weekend (Saturday, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) at Almaden Hills United Methodist Church in San Jose. There were 24 confirmands – representing First UMC, San Jose; St. Paul UMC, Fremont; San Ramon Valley UMC in Alamo, and Campbell UMC – along with 14 chaperones and 11 staff members.
Bishop Minerva Carcaño and the California-Nevada Conference Office of Camping and Retreat Ministries and Young People's Ministry offered this year’s Bishop’s Confirmation Rallies as single-day events, akin to a day camp, instead of an overnight retreat as was done in previous years. Three of the conference’s five districts – Central Valley and Great Northern, in addition to El Camino Real – were chosen to host rallies in 2019.