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August 12, 2021 | Charles White
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 11, 2021 | Marj Goosey
Editor's note: In her report Marj mentions the conference ERT members volunteering at the Quincy Local Assistance Center (LAC). Steve Elliott, our Volunteers in Mission (VIM) coordinator was a part of that team. Click here to read his report from ...

August 09, 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 07, 2021 | Admin
Clergy and laity throughout California-Nevada have responded to the call from Bishop MInerva G. Carcaño and are praying with their hearts, hands and feet.  We will continue to send out timely updates like this one reporting activities and needs. ...

August 06, 2021 | Admin
The California-Nevada Disaster Response Ministry Team gathered on Sunday August 1 to begin preparations for a presence at the Quincy Local Assistance Center (LAC).  The group included Jorge Domingues, conference Executive Director of Connectional ...

August 05, 2021 | Jim Patterson
The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building by loyalists to President Trump determined to stop the certification of Joe Biden as president brought forth feelings of shock, sadness, fear — and support from some who identify as Christian ...

August 05, 2021 | Admin
During 2020 many of us were living in lockdown and dealing with daily losses resulting from the pandemic. We lost friends and family to the pandemic, we lost our sense of security and stability and many of us were coping alone. Conference Lay Leader...

August 05, 2021 | Admin
Greenville UMC member Marj Goosey reached out to Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño with thanks after reading Bishop's special message on Thursday July 29th in support of those affected by the Dixie Fire with instructions and ideas for each of us to be a part...

August 05, 2021 | Sunae Cho
Putting our faith into action is an integral part of what it means to be a United Methodist.  I am pleased to share with you selected current initiatives.   One of the by-products of the Pandemic is that we now offer Virtual Mission experiences in ...

August 05, 2021 | Visalia UMC Missions Project Committee
Greetings from Visalia United Methodist Church.  For a number of years VUMC has sponsored a food giveaway program, “Pound of Love”.  Each month we provide food staples to those in our community who need assistance.  We receive the food from the ...

July 29, 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...

July 29, 2021 | Admin
The California-Nevada Conference seeks a full-time Sr. Administrative Assistant who would support both the Episcopal Office and the Office of Connectional Ministries, starting September 2021.  The work in the Episcopal Office entails email tracking,...

July 29, 2021 | John Song
Our Worship Team and Hospitality Team had a robust discussion on how to do Covid safe Communion starting this Sunday.  We decided to cut up Wonder bread in squares the size of a thumb with toothpicks on each square bread. We will arrange them on ...

July 29, 2021 |
We are excited to welcome Chris Carson from Steadi Live to help our churches find solutions for live-streaming that are not cost prohibitive. Chris is a key partner with Jason Moore from Midnight Oil Productions who has already been present with us ...

July 29, 2021 | Martha Parker
Mission u continues this weekend and next with an online course called “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.”  The course will be led by Rev. Neomi Fletcher, a UMW National study leader, and Lynnette Jung Lee, a Charter for Racial ...

July 29, 2021 | JB Brayfindley,Mort The Snail
(Editor’s Note: Mort, the Snail, often reports on UMC activities to inform young and old alike on what it’s like to be a kid learning about our church and faith. Since Mort is a slow talker, writing is a more effective way to share reflections and ...

July 29, 2021 | Pamela Abbey
A job titled “Program Research and Development” may make us think of entrepreneurial start-ups.  But the Retired Clergy Association has just such an opening and are looking for someone to help assess the needs of their far-flung membership, suggest ...

July 29, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Our faith family across California and Nevada are watching and praying as the Dixie Fire engulfs our communities in the north. We follow the news feeling helpless as the acres burn, homes are destroyed, and lives are forever changed by this erratic, ...

July 29, 2021 | Tamara Crabtree
Editor's Note: Our conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope is featured as a panelist on this series. After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together ...

July 29, 2021 | Jim Patterson
Camila Ferreiro had an environmental awakening when she spent a year in Germany. Irene Abra became passionate about climate justice while participating in a scouting program. Mollie Pugmire considers social justice central to her faith. They and ...

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 20, 2021 |
Are you ready to serve? Plan to attend a Mission Volunteers Training Event.  Upcoming Training Events (tentatively planned for In-Person Gatherings)  • Sept 27-30, 2021 in Atlanta, GA • Dec 6-9, 2021 San Antonio, TX To learn more about the training ...

July 19, 2021 |
Touch the Heavens and Change the Earth!   Partners in Mission with Chinese Community UMC, Oakland   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”                       -Nelson Mandela   Over the past 10 years, Chinese...

July 19, 2021 |
Equipping Volunteers, Empowering Partnerships July 12, 2021 All UMVIM teams are reminded to contact their hosts prior to international and domestic travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic 'Summer ...

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 |
In the Fall of 2020, one of the many major wildfires that year, the Slater Fire, destroyed 200 homes and burned about 157,000 acres. Hardest hit was the historic mining community of Happy Camp and vicinity. The Cal-Nev Conference is now assisting ...

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 ...

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