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March 30, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Tuesday of Holy Week grounded in Mark 11:15-18 in which she invites us to wonder with her - what moved people then, and may move people now, to conspire against God's holy work of love, justice and ...

March 29, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites us to wonder what the travelers to Jerusalem must have experienced as we journey together this Holy Week.  Click here to hear Bishop's reflection. You may also read the text of Bishop Minerva's message here:   ...

March 28, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Palm Sunday grounded in Mark 11:1-11. Bishop invites us to wonder about the events of that day, as Jesus made his way into Jerusalem, through the eyes of a young donkey that had never been ridden.  ...

March 28, 2021 | Admin
On Monday March 22nd Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño and Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope convened a group of conference clergy to discuss the surge in violence against Asian Americans happening in their communities. They listened as people shared ...

March 25, 2021 | Dedra Beauchamp
The churches of the Living Waters Circuit, part of the Los Rios District, will hold a joint Maundy Thursday service via Zoom on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7pm PDT. Host churches include Fair Oaks UMC, UMC of Rancho Cordova, St. Mark’s UMC, Rio Linda...

March 25, 2021 | California Nevada Committee on Native American Ministries
In years before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee on Native American Ministries received special offerings from an average of 167 churches from across the California Nevada conference. These offerings allowed CONAM to support our three Native ...

March 25, 2021 | Barbara Dunlap-Berg
Growing up in the Midwest, Joyce D. Sohl learned several important lessons: Think for yourself. Accept all. Always try to do your best. Prepare to be able to support yourself. Those values would serve her well later in life as a pioneer for women’s ...

March 25, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is King Jesus The Scripture is Mark 11:1-11 This week Rev. Lindsey Bell-Kerr's dog Oscar welcomes and blesses the children with a palm branch from Santa Rosa Christ Church; Momoko from Sacramento Japanese UMC returns to share about...

March 25, 2021 | Rev. Josephine Whitley-Fields
Black clergywomen are pioneers of The United Methodist Church who have answered the call to make disciples for the transformation of the world. They have had a positive impact on churches and communities, with spiritual, numerical and financial ...

March 25, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note: The following FEMA Advisory was released on March 24th, 2021. In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease ...

March 25, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
Editors Note:  UMC Support and the Connectional Relations team are part of the General Council of Finance and Administration (GCFA) which work to partner with organizations to create purchasing power for local churches and other UMC entities. ...

March 25, 2021 | Sam Hodges
A judge has ruled for Southern Methodist University over the South Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church in a lawsuit over who controls the Dallas school. The jurisdictional conference sued SMU in December 2019, soon after ...

March 25, 2021 | Linda Bloom
General Conference is the only body that can set denominational budget and apportionment guidelines for The United Methodist Church. That legal requirement, found in Paragraph 806 of the Book of Discipline, applies even when extraordinary ...

March 25, 2021 | Hubert Ivery
When it comes to addressing social justice issues in our communities, churches can have a huge impact. We don’t seem to know just how powerful and impactful we can be. We can follow in Jesus’ footsteps in addressing our day’s social ills in the ...

March 25, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
The March 24, 2021 4:00 p.m. zoom webinar was the last of a series of Wednesday Webinars for the California Nevada UMC. This event was opened up to the Western Jurisdiction and included 123 participants from Seattle, Washington to Scottsdale, Arizona...

March 25, 2021 | Rev. Katie Ladd
As the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church continues its “Where Love Lives” campaign this month, the Greater Northwest Area of The UMC will explore our LGBTQ+ siblings’ call to ministry in a denomination where, by and large, they are ...

March 24, 2021 |
El Camino Real District United Methodist Women invite all women to participate in a two-part virtual Spiritual Retreat on April 16 and 17 to see how we, with others around the world, can take a small amount of hope and transform it into action to ...

March 22, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
For Immediate Release Monday, March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church met on Monday, March 22, 2021 in an additional meeting to consider pressing matters related to the Council’s work. After much ...

March 22, 2021 | Admin
The current surge in violence directed toward our Asian-American siblings is alarming and leaves most of us wondering what we can do to stop the attacks. Join us on March 24th at 4pm PDT for a timely and sobering discussion around addressing the ...

March 20, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
I am deeply grieved by the violence against our Asian-American brothers and sisters.  The killings in Atlanta, GA this week that took the life of 8 including 6 Asian- American women and brought the flippant response of a sheriff’s department captain ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note: The following is the new and revised Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence from the Asian American Language Ministry Plan (AALM), and the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM). The statement has been endorsed by ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is The New Promise. The scripture is Jeremiah 31: 33-34. This week Rev. Lori Sawdon of Santa Rosa First UMC greets the children with Charlie Brown; Snappy and Nora from Lodi First UMC give the message; Mort reads the bible and ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
Are you a United Methodist who is applying to seminary? Are you interested in vocational ministry or further study in theology or religion? Register for this (free) virtual seminary fair with each of the 13 United Methodist theological schools. The ...

March 18, 2021 | Heather Hahn
A group of delegates is pushing back against the bishops’ plans to hold a virtual one-day General Conference and put off new U.S. episcopal elections this year.   “We believe that the Bishops’ plan, in its current form, constitutes an ‘episcopal ...

March 18, 2021 | Will Ebeler
In the second half of 2020, the Disaster Response Ministry responded to wildfires across the California-Nevada Conference. In October, members of our Early Response Team traveled to Butte County to respond to the North Complex Fire. They met people ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
The World Methodist Council joins the World Council of Churches, the Salvation Army and several other Christian bodies in a Week of Prayer on COVID-19 Pandemic. The World Methodist Council will offer a webinar March 25, 2021, 8am - 9am PDT during the...

March 18, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“When clergy and laity come together—when it has synergy,” states Micheal Pope, California-Nevada United Methodist Conference Lay Leader and member of Concord UMC. “glorious things happen!”   Pope is one of three guest speakers at the Wednesday ...

March 18, 2021 | Kevin Murphy
Our small, intrepid Conference Committee has lost a dear friend and leader in the passing this week of Derrick Rainbow, a member of the Quechan nation who grew up on their lands in Yuma, Arizona and who served as Chair of the Committee on Native ...

March 18, 2021 | Rev. Karen Dammann
As we continue our “Where Love Lives: Fair and Equal Ordination for All” storytelling project as part of the Western Jurisdiction campaign for a fully inclusive church, we hear from Rev. Karen Dammann, who this week 17 years ago was put on trial for ...

March 18, 2021 | Amory Peck
Editor's Note: As we continue our “Where Love Lives: Fair and Equal Ordination for All” storytelling project as part of the Western Jurisdiction campaign for a fully inclusive church, we hear from Amory Peck, a lay member of the Pacific Northwest ...

March 18, 2021 | Rev. Thomas Orquiza-Renardo
Editor’s note: When it comes to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the life and ministry of our United Methodist Churches, is ordination fair and equal yet or is it still something to which we aspire? Throughout the month of March, we’ll hear ...

March 11, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
In a video message on March 3, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the California-Nevada Conference shared some of the lessons she has learned about the value of women in helping heal the world and the plan that God has for all of us. Click here to watch ...

March 11, 2021 | Lisa Jancarick
Over the past year, an interracial committee of seven women from San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church (SRVUMC) in Alamo have developed and facilitated a class that explores issues on racial equity and justice. The class response to the curriculum...

March 11, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme: God Makes Us One Scripture Scripture: Ephesians 2:14-16 This week Rev. Robin Wells greets us from Lafayette UMC; Margie Shunk shares about how God makes us one; Rev. Quentisha Davis Wiles and her daughter lead us in prayer; Mort ...

March 11, 2021 | Heather Hahn
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson liked to say, “Discipleship begins with relationship.” At a livestreamed “homegoing service” March 6, United Methodists celebrated Dotson’s life of building relationships and strengthening faith around the globe.   Dotson —...

March 11, 2021 | Roxanne Bucaria
“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. In order to accomplish ...

March 11, 2021 |
This Sunday, March 14th, is designated as UMCOR Sunday. UMCOR has promised to use 100% of gifts received for a specific project towards that mission, not administrative costs. Your gifts for UMCOR Sunday, unlike donations from the rest of the year, ...

March 11, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Dan and Lindsey Bryan from Modesto First UMC use materials dropped off by their church for at home activities to support faith formation for their daughter as well as participate in community service activities. “We’re very supported,” states ...

March 10, 2021 |
Should there be a question mark, or an exclamation point at the end this statement about being a fully inclusive United Methodist Church Where Love Lives. When it comes to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the life and ministry of our United ...

March 04, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Dear Friends,   Grace and peace to you in this season of Lent.    I wanted to inform you that the legal settlement agreement reached some time ago between our California-Nevada Conference and the Glide Foundation Board of Trustees has been approved ...

March 04, 2021 | Sam Altis
Lynnewood UMC in Pleasanton is looking for immigration attorneys willing to help DACA applicants at a reduced rate. Local school social workers have identified several students who need to apply for DACA, but are struggling to come up with the ...

March 04, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is the Ten Commandments. The scripture is Exodius 20:1-17 This week Rev. Barbara Horikoshi-Firebaugh from Faith UMC Sacramento welcomes children; Rev. Marylee Sheffer from Napa UMC uses Godly Play to 'read' the Bible story in ...

March 04, 2021 | Will Ebeler
Help support disaster survivors by giving to wildfire response! In the second half of 2020, the Disaster Response Ministry responded to wildfires across the California-Nevada Conference. In October, members of our Early Response Team traveled to ...

March 04, 2021 | Kris Beck
Our Leadership Team at Community UMC, Yerington, NV, had been praying for many months that God would give our church a project to help us reach out to our community. At a meeting in the Fall of 2019, the vision of providing hygiene and cleaning items...

March 04, 2021 | Lisa Jancarick
Proving COVID can’t keep local residents from working together to save lives, on February 13, two Danville-area congregations from two different faith traditions hosted a successful Red Cross blood drive. The congregations together registered 55 ...

March 04, 2021 |
Join us in celebrating the life of Rev. Junius B. Dotson this coming Saturday, March 6, at 11 AM CST.    The service will be streamed at 11am CST from Houston, TX. Use the link below to watch the service this weekend. View Here UMCdiscipl...

March 04, 2021 | Admin
Time is running out to be a part of The United Methodist Church Virtual Easter choir! Discipleship ministries is accepting submissions through tomorrow March 5. Click here to find out how to download the song, record and submit your video.  

March 04, 2021 | Admin
When disaster strikes around the globe—Haiti’s 2010 earthquake or Typhoon Haiyan in 2013—so many watching the drama unfold on our living room televisions feel entirely helpless. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such ...

March 04, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“There is a lot happening around the conference right now—in spite of and because of the pandemic,” states Sonja Edd-Bennett, the California Nevada United Methodist Director of Disaster Response hosting the Wednesday Webinar on  March 3, 2021. “We ...

March 04, 2021 | Lisa Jancarick
Volunteers at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church (SRVUMC) reached out to older adults, including residents of Danville Post-Acute Rehab with the delivery of one hundred Project Valentine goodie bags this week. COVID-related visitation ...

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