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September 08, 2017 |
Ata Manasra from the Palestinian village of Wadi Foquin, in the West Bank, will visit the California-Nevada Annual Conference September 10 to 20 for an educational and fundraising speaking tour. Manasra is the coordinator of the Narjes community ...

September 05, 2017 |
A Call to Action to The United Methodist Churches in the U.S. September 4, 2017   We have learned that President Trump is considering rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which presently provides undocumented immigrant young ...

August 31, 2017 |
  The Board of Pensions has launched a new web site to communicate their services and news to the clergy, churches, and lay people of the California-Nevada Conference.  It can be found at www.bopumc.org. The web site features pages devoted to ...

August 31, 2017 |
By Kelly Peterson-Cruse   California-Nevada’s summer camping season is over, but the blessings and impact will last far beyond closing campfire and worship.  Camping and Retreat Ministries “branched out” in new and exciting ways this season.   We ...

August 31, 2017 |
  First United Methodist Church of Vallejo hosted a Summer Learning Cafe where many community children and youth came to join with children of the church. Mornings began with breakfast and conversation about the body and nutrition. There were also ...

August 24, 2017 |
Missionary Ken Cruz, who is from The Philippines and serves in Cambodia, will be on itineration this fall in the Conference.  He is available to visit church groups October 25 to November 5.  “Ken is charming, charismatic, and makes an engaging ...

August 23, 2017 |
Some folks who are young at heart came up during the Children's Moment one Sunday recently when there were no children in church. They participated and answered questions as their 6 year old selves. From left to right - Chris Handley, Children's ...

August 09, 2017 |
Our Cabinet went on retreat on August 3rd-6th for spiritual formation and team building, and to think strategically as we prepare for our work for the coming conference year.  We retreated to Yosemite National Park and were reminded of our Creator ...

August 02, 2017 |
Five years ago this Saturday, a white supremacist opened fire inside a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, WI, taking the lives of six people. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño says, "As Christians, we are called to love all God’s children and grieve when one ...

August 02, 2017 |
The Endowment Board bid farewell to Board President the Rev. Dr. Tony Ubalde at their annual meeting on Saturday, June 3. Rev. Dr. Ubalde served as a trustee for 15 years. “We are very grateful for Tony’s dedication over the years,” says Executive ...

July 19, 2017 |
*By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   History was made when the Rev. Tikiko Namata Lesuma was ordained and elder during the service of ordination at the 169th session of the California-Nevada Conference.  Lesuma is the first Fijian person to be ordained an ...

July 19, 2017 |
California-Nevada Conference Lay Leader, Micheal Pope, was one of the keynote speakers at the California Senior Rally Day at the California State Capitol.  Pope is CEO of the Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay (ASEB). To view a highlight video of ...

July 19, 2017 |
On Sunday, July 16, more than 300 members of the California-Nevada Bay District 5-Rainbow Circuit gathered together in unity for worship, a potluck lunch and fellowship at the Castro Valley Community Park. It was the Circuit's second annual Worship ...

July 18, 2017 |
At their 40th anniversary gala, Tri-Valley Haven recognized Asbury United Methodist Church as "Builders of the Beloved Community." Asbury UMC and Tri-Valley Haven envision a world without violence and have long history of working together to serve ...

July 13, 2017 |
The Board of Camping and Retreat Ministries announces the appointment of Lisa Jean Hoefner to the Kings Beach UMC and Retreat Center.  Hoefner is the previous Executive Director of Camping for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.  She, along with ...

July 13, 2017 |
Trinity UMC Berkeley presented four quilts to the four Native American congregations in the California-Nevada Conference during the 2017 Annual Conference Session.  The quilts are in response to the 2016 Annual Conference Session Acts of Repentance ...

July 10, 2017 |
The Gridley United Methodist Church has established a Blessing Box located in front of the church. The Blessing Box will be available to those who need emergency food items. The idea for setting up a Blessing Box came from one of our members Jerry ...

June 28, 2017 |
The Endowment Board supports the retired clergy and spouses of the California-Nevada United Methodist Conference with financial resources, education and connections. Since 1891, the organization has provided security and peace of mind for ministers ...

June 15, 2017 |
The United Methodist Church of Merced is connecting with a movement in the Central Valley called 1 Pueblo 1 Lucha (1 people 1 fight).  After building relationships with leadership to make change in their valley, they are partnering with several ...

June 15, 2017 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño recently served as the preacher for the Baccalaureate service for spring commencement at the University of LaVerne. She is pictured with University President Devorah Lieberman (left), and University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner ...

June 14, 2017 |
East Timor Religious Outreach (ETRO) contributes to Timorese self-determination and development on the micro-level by providing educational opportunities to poor, deserving youth and young adults. Last year, ETRO was able to award $5,000 for ...

June 14, 2017 |
In preparation for the Fijian Youth Annual Camp ‘FJY17’ from July 11 to 14, the men’s group of two churches in Sacramento jumped at a chance to help fix the roof of the Hawks Dorm at Camp Lodestar. A total of eight men from Centennial and Florin ...

June 09, 2017 |
The Rev. Dr. Greg Bergquist, associate general secretary for the Division of Ordained Ministry at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), will be the preacher for the Memorial Service on Thursday, June 22, at 2 p.m. In his GBHEM ...

June 08, 2017 |
Hmong United Methodists in California held their first regional conference at Trinity UMC in Sacramento on April 21 and 22. The event was organized by the National Hmong Caucus to strengthen and revitalize Hmong United Methodists to become vital and...

June 08, 2017 |
*By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   "The saints that have gone before us worked in the church and this is an opportunity for us to give back," says the Rev. Robin Mathews-Johnson, pastor of Watsonville First United Methodist Church (UMC).  Watsonville First...

May 24, 2017 |
The South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP) recently held its annual fundraising dinner and auction. Established in 1970 and located at Bethany Presbyterian Church, the SSIP Food Closet serves families and individuals in need through the ...

May 18, 2017 |
On Thursday June 1st, from 6pm-9pm at Berkeley UMC, 1710 Carleton, Join the Cal-Nev Philippine Solidarity Task Force in raising support for the 2017 Pastoral Solidarity Visit to the Philippines, with the Battle of the Bands & Adobo Cook-Off. Bands ...

May 18, 2017 |
Elko United Methodist Fellowship is celebrating her 26th Founding Anniversary this coming June 11, 2017. The invited guest preacher is the Associate General Secretary and Executive Director of Path 1 of the General Board of Discipleship Rev. Dr. ...

May 08, 2017 |
By the Rev. Lindsey Kerr   Last Tuesday, April 25, at First Congregational Church of Oakland, I witnessed one of the most inspired social justice events I have seen in a long time. The gathering, “A People’s Movement for Just Peace: Understanding the...

May 01, 2017 |
The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus returns to Stockton to perform in the Sanctuary of Central, Sunday, May 7 at 3.00pm. The SGMC was founded in 1984 as a singing group aimed at fostering a sense of community and providing support for Sacramento area gay...

April 26, 2017 |
Saturday May 6, 9 am-3 pm, huge garage sale including electronics, books, kitchen ware, jewelry, art, furniture, records and more. Lunch starting at 11:30 am with Minestrone soup, Chili and homemade pies. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. ...

April 26, 2017 |
Renowned Methodist historian and theologian, Rev. Dr. Justo González, will be offering a Summer course on Latino/a perspectives on church and theology. The class will take place at Pacific School of Religion, in Berkeley, CA, from June 12 to 16 and ...

April 23, 2017 |
Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus comes to the Central Valley. "Puttin' on the Glitz" Concert, Sunday May 7th 3pm at Central UMC 3700 Pacific Ave Stockton. Tickets $10 available at the church office or at the door. Students free.

April 11, 2017 |
Dr. James H. Salley, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for Africa University, will preach for the opening worship of the 2017 Annual Conference Session (ACS) on Wednesday morning, June 21.  The ACS offering will benefit Africa ...

April 11, 2017 |
United Methodist Church Day with the Fresno Grizzlies will take place on June 3 at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and includes a free hat. Proceeds will benefit "Imagine No Malaria." This year there will be auction for a person to throw out ...

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Making new friends, re-connecting with others and learning new things are all part of the upcoming Fall Conferencing event slated for Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 6 pm at First UMC in Sacramento. Art and food creating activities coupled with ...

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