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October 01, 2020 |
Wednesday Webinars resume October 7 with a timely session on disaster response and relief featuring California-Nevada conference director of Disaster Response Ministry Sonja Edd-Bennett. Dr. Reginald T.W Nichols, Director of Leadership Development ...

September 24, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Oliver S. Mangubat
Daly City United Methodist Church is celebrating her 50th founding anniversary on the 27th day of September, 10:30 am. With the theme “Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper and Reaching Higher with the Lord” and guided by Isaiah 40:31 - But those who ...

September 24, 2020 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Every year the US President sets the goal for the number of refugees who will be resettled in the US.  A refugee is someone who has fled their home country and cannot return because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, ...

September 24, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
This week, Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor explains how much Jesus loves children and welcomes them! Mort gets stuck in a glass—again! Children discover how much God loves them. Click here to access the video.  

September 24, 2020 | Admin
Join Watsonville First United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:00 am, when the El Camino Real District United Methodist Women are hosting a Zoom online meeting, “Safe Havens: Encouraging Healthy Relationships at Home.” It is ...

September 24, 2020 | Admin
Join the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women and the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary for I AM Her Women's Leadership Summit October 8-10th, 2020! This summitt will be hosted vitrually with keynote speaker Rev. Nadia ...

September 24, 2020 | Heather Hahn
Jesus calls his followers to love their neighbor. So why have Christians found ways to refuse their neighbors not just love but basic dignity? “We know better,” said the Rev. Mai-Anh Le Tran of United Methodist Garrett-Evangelical Theological ...

September 24, 2020 | Admin
Dr. Marcia McFee is offering a free 6 week training course for clergy and worship leaders in the California-Nevada Conference to help refresh worship. '"Reboot Your Worship" training started on September 20th, 2020. Our participation gives you ...

September 22, 2020 |
In the "before-times", Fair Oaks UMC designated the 1st Sunday of the month as Outreach Sunday. Sunrise Christian Food Ministry, a food bank serving Sacramento suburbs, was one of the ministries included in Outreach Sunday. Congregants were ...

September 20, 2020 | Admin
If you missed the any part of our Virtual Annual Conference Session this week, visit our Sessions-Resource page, our Facebook or our Youtube Channel to relive each moment. The homepage will remain 

September 17, 2020 |
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September 11, 2020 | Admin
The first all-virtual online gathering of the 2020 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session is less than a week away and resources for this year's conference are just a click away. To simplify your virtual annual conference experience, essential ...

September 11, 2020 | Admin
The theme for Children's Worship, Sunday September 13th is Rest and the scripture is Exodus 20:8-11   This week, Pastor Ong welcomes children who get to sing "'A Dazzling Bouquet", see Mort fall asleep, learn about the Sabbath with Marge Shunk and ...

September 11, 2020 | John Chamberlain
EAST TIMOR RELIGIOUS OUTREACH (ETRO) 1183 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541 Telephone: 510-270-8399; email: easttim@jps.net Dear Friends and Supporters, I am writing to you cooped up at home in the midst of a devastating plague, raging wildfires, ...

September 11, 2020 | Jean Reynolds
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”  ― Dom Helder Camara, Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings   Under the Duterte presidency in the Philippines, and in the face of the...

September 11, 2020 | Eveline Chikwanah
The national lockdowns imposed to counter the spread of the coronavirus in many African countries have created a fertile ground for violence against women and girls. United Methodists across the connection are speaking up for abuse survivors and ...

September 09, 2020 | Admin
Beginning September 9, 2020 until October 1, 2020, the Conference homepage will undergo some subtle changes to simplify your virtual annual conference session experience. You will begin to see a progressive transformation of content and resources on ...

September 06, 2020 | Micheal Pope
The Conference Lay Leadership Development team and I would like to invite all California-Nevada clergy to take part in the Laity Session on Friday, September 18th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The Laity Session will provide an opportunity for you to hear...

September 04, 2020 | Admin
Leaders across the California-Nevada conference are at work, preparing for the upcoming 172nd session of our annual conference which takes place September 17th through the 20th. There are several opportunities for each of us to gather and give! ...

September 04, 2020 |
Called To Preach - Register Now! Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Two-Session Course Preaching 1: Claiming the Call to Preach—Text, Context Focus Date: OCT 10, 2020 | Time: 9 AM to 4 PM | Place: via ZOOM | Instructor: Rev. Bob Gilberg Register at htt...

September 04, 2020 | Admin
Sheltering in Love, UMCOR giving campaign designed to care for those impacted by COVID-19 has been named as the recipient of the California-Nevada 2020 Annual Conference Offering. Bishop Minerva recommended Sheltering in Love because she recognized ...

September 03, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is a part of a faith leader cohort regularly in conversation with Governor Gavin Newsom's office around a wide range of issues and challenges facing people in communities around the state. On Friday August 28th Governor ...

September 03, 2020 | Admin
In an Interfaith Lecture series themed The Future We Want, The World We Need hosted by Chautauqua Institute,   Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shared a presentation that included concepts around immigration, the beloved community and our role in building ...

September 03, 2020 | Admin
The theme for Children's Worship, Sunday September 6th is Following God (Moses Leads) and the scripture is Exodus 14:10, 13-14.   This week Pastor Latulala greets children, Snappy talks to a teen about trusting God, Momoko shows pictures of her sons ...

September 03, 2020 | Heather Hahn
“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus…” — Luke 2:1 When first asked to help with this year’s U.S. census, the Rev. Eric Reece was initially hesitant to add to his already packed schedule ministering ...

September 03, 2020 | Pastor Pablo Daniel Rovere
First UMC of Hanford has been called to give “Cleaning Supply Buckets” to ensure families have critical cleaning supplies. Packed with special care, each container holds cleaning supplies that help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including items such...

September 03, 2020 | Admin
The CA-NV Conference United Methodist Women are proud to host a webinar conversation with Rev. Jim Lawson, Jr. and Rev. Phil Lawson about their lives as activists, their insight into today’s events, their hopes for the future and what will be ...

August 28, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“Welcome! What a strange time and what a strange way to be together,” stated Los Rios District Superintendent Shinya Goto and emcee for the recent Pre-Annual Conference Session Briefing for Los Rios, Great Northern and Central Valley districts on ...

August 28, 2020 | Admin
The theme for Children's Worship, August 30th is God's Calling. The scripture is Exodus 3:9-12.   This week Jose Pedro Cervantes welcomes kids, the Strathdees sing, Lamb-See-Do and Snappy return, and Mort helps write a song! Join the fun and share ...

August 28, 2020 | Kathy Gilbert
In one hour, four young United Methodist leaders addressed why now is the time for the church to engage in dismantling racism and how each local church can — and must — make a change in the communities where it is serving. Calling out the names of ...

August 28, 2020 | Admin
Editor's Note: Micheal Pope, California-Nevada Conference Lay Leader and AACLL Member at Large, joined with lay leaders across the United Methodist connection to publicly take a stand on dismantling racism.The following is an excerpt of the letter ...

August 28, 2020 | Fel Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
At the time of completing this collaborative write up on August 26, 2020 to promote and campaign for Children’s Ministry in the connection of all churches in our California-Nevada Conference, we join the many hearts in sadness and pain in the ...

August 28, 2020 | Admin
The CA-NV Conference United Methodist Women are proud to host a webinar conversation with Rev. Jim Lawson, Jr. and Rev. Phil Lawson about their lives as activists, their insight into today’s events, their hopes for the future and what will be ...

August 28, 2020 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
 At our last Committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (CUIR) Zoom meeting, a timely resource was shared that we want to pass along to you, our Conference siblings! I believe the World Council of Churches is the largest ...

August 28, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“Giving is increasing but the way [people] give and how they are inspired is shifting,” stated Rev. Dr. Reggie Nichols, CNUMC Director of Leadership Development, who emceed the final Wednesday Webinar series on August 26, 2020. The discussion ...

August 20, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“It is so easy to talk about the accomplishments of Bishop Beverly Shamana,” wrote Bishop Grant Hagiya, resident bishop of the Los Angeles area of the United Methodist Church. “The hard part is to do it in one minute or so.” Bishop Shamana will be ...

August 20, 2020 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites our conference faith family to join with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) in reaching out to California Governor Gavin Newsom to stop all transfers of people from prisons and jails to ICE.   IM4HI ...

August 20, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
The theme for Children's Worship, August 23rd is God's Protection. The scripture is Exodus 1:22-2:9, the story of baby Moses.  This week, Rev. Mahsea Evans and his daughter greet children and share a special blessing at the end; a Lafayette ...

August 20, 2020 | Sam Hodges
 Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the array of worship services offered by Lovers Lane United Methodist Church included one in American Sign Language. About two dozen people came on a typical Sunday. On March 22, when the Dallas church could no longer ...

August 20, 2020 | Admin
Editor's Note: California-Nevada Director of Disaster Response Sonja Edd- Bennett is your point person for information and assistance and she has been especially busy this early fire season. She is working with those coordinating efforts on the ...

August 20, 2020 | Admin
Editor's note: The General Commission on Religion and Race has developed a new online course that will be available starting September 1. The following includes a brief course description and links to access the course, all accessed from the GCORR ...

August 20, 2020 | Jim Patterson
  United Methodists need to “get off the sidewalks” and engage directly in the campaign for racial equality, said Bishop Joel N. Martinez, during the second of several virtual panel discussions on racism.He cited Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the ...

August 20, 2020 | Admin
Several months ago UMCOR expanded its response in the fight against COVID-19 by launching a new giving campaign entitled “Sheltering in Love.” With all of our help, funds raised have been granted to local communities all around the world.   UMCOR ...

August 20, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
From Bakersfield to Crescent City and Sparks, Nevada, United Methodists seeking innovative and creative ideas for worship and congregational development joined together at the CNUMC Wednesday Webinar on August 19. Panelists Rev. Kathleen McShane, of ...

August 16, 2020 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop John Yambasu was truly one of the great bishops of The United Methodist Church.  I will forever be inspired and encouraged by his strong faith and eternal optimism.  In recent years no one sought to preserve the unity of The UMC as much as he ...

August 13, 2020 | Jan Everhart Hartliff
Members of Central UMC, Stockton have been busy sewing masks. During our August 9 worship service, we dedicated 700 masks for the students, teachers, and staff at Cleveland Elementary School. Central's long partnership with Cleveland dates to 1989 ...

August 13, 2020 | Barbara Dunlap-Berg
Editor's Note:  Elalie Tshipeng Kambaj is an Africa University alumnus and recipient of tuition support from AU and Los Altos UMC United Methodist Women's African Student Education Fund. She received tuition support from 2012-2015 while pursuing a ...

August 13, 2020 | Barbara Dunlap-Berg
When Elisha Friday Ishaya, Allen S.D. Zomonway and Elalie Tshipeng Kambaj graduated from Africa University, they were excited about providing the best health care possible. Then COVID-19 hit. The three graduates had been looking forward to working ...

August 13, 2020 | Fel Cao
The Conference Board of Camping and Retreat Ministries in following the protocols, precautions, preparedness and guidelines prepared by the Office of Disaster Response Ministry of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church, and ...

August 13, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
The Pentecost Circuit of the Los Rios District will continue to produce Children Worship videos into the Fall and we need volunteers in each area including: Welcome, reading Bible verses, reciting The Lord’s Prayer, giving a brief message, singing, a...

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