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January 28, 2021 | Admin
Greetings in the love and joy of Christ to all of the pastors and ministry leaders of the California-Nevada Conference. The Conference Committee on Young People’s Ministry needs your help in discovering the current reality of local churches in your ...

January 28, 2021 | Admin
The continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has required The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) to take additional steps to reduce spending due to weekly sales shortfalls that average 57% of pre-pandemic levels. Thousands of products UMPH ...

January 28, 2021 | Motoe Yamada
“This Lenten Season, please consider sponsoring a child to receive a special Lenten resources,” states Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, pastor of Sacramento Japanese UMC and circuit leader of the Pentecost Circuit. Yamada Foor’s circuit currently sponsors the...

January 28, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“There is no one who is not victimized by racism,” states Ms. Erin Hawkins-Smith, Executive Director for Connectional Ministries with the California Pacific Annual Conference. “The perpetuators are victimized by it as are the people who are on the ...

January 28, 2021 | Selby Ewing
Faith leaders from across California-Nevada have come together to create compelling videos and webinars that will launch in February for the Western Jurisdictional campaign Where Love Lives.   February's theme is Committed to our Wesleyan roots: The ...

January 28, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note:  Where Love Lives is a 12 month-long campaign by and for the conferences of the Western Jurisdiction. Each month has a theme and conference within the jurisdiction take turns supplying content that will be shared by each partner ...

January 21, 2021 | Admin
Theme: Sharing God's Words Scripture: The book of Jonah This week Pastor Latulala Toetuu from First TaulangaŪ Tongan UMC in Sacramento welcomes children and his church family sends their blessings; Gordon Barbosa from Evergreen UMC in Fort Bragg ...

January 21, 2021 | Admin
California-Nevada Lay Leader Micheal Pope will be featured in the third in a series of webinar panel discussions entitled "Raise Your Voice Against Racism Tuesday January 26th, 5pm pacific standard time. The Asian American Language Ministry Plan, ...

January 21, 2021 | Admin
Our friends at the The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation are processing grant applications for UMHEF scholarships and if you are headed to the academy 2021-2022 it is time to submit your application! Applications and all supporting ...

January 21, 2021 | Admin
Join us at 4pm pacific time on Wednesday January 27th to discover ways to make Lenten worship experiences engaging and see some examples of hybrid worship styles as we journey together in worship from our special guest, Dr. Marcia McFee. Click here ...

January 21, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note:  Where Love Lives is a 12 month-long campaign by and for the conferences of the Western Jurisdiction. Each month has a theme and conference within the jurisdiction take turns supplying content that will be shared by each partner ...

January 20, 2021 |
Faith families across the California-Nevada connection made giving a priority in 2020, a year when many were affected by losses of employment and income, the deaths of family and friends.      Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño stated, “In a year of pandemic ...

January 20, 2021 |
In days between the violent insurrection on the Capital and the inauguration of President-Elect Jo Biden, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño joined people of faith gathered in virtual settings to be a balm and a beacon of hope.  On January 15th, Bishop ...

January 19, 2021 |
Prayer Service Please join the National Council of Churches friends and partners for a pre-inauguration prayer service for peace and justice organized by Sojourners today from 4pm - 5pm pacific standard time. People of faith across the country will ...

January 17, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
 Brothers, Sisters, Siblings – Friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ our Lord. I am praying for you, our churches, the communities we are called to serve, and the nation, on this Sunday filled with concern and even fear.  Yesterday ...

January 14, 2021 | Admin
Professor Munashe Furusa, the Fourth Vice Chancellor of Africa University passed away this morning, Wednesday January 13th.    In a statement posted today, Africa University called on all university staff, students, alumni, and partners to lift up ...

January 14, 2021 | Admin
 Theme: "Speak up!" Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-19 This week, we meet many United Methodists from across our conference connection! Rev. Mahsea Evans from Roseville UMC and his daughter welcome everyone; Rev. Dawn Blundell from Epworth UMC in Fallon, ...

January 14, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the US Congress while in session to receive and certify the Electoral College Votes for President-Elect Joe Biden, the Capitol was stormed by violence from people who have been led and believed to undermine the ...

January 14, 2021 | Kimberly Lane-Willis
"I am not a first responder," claims Rev. Kimberly Lane-Willis Ph.D., BCC an Elder in California-Nevada appointed to serve as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA.  Lane-Willis considers herself and the ...

January 14, 2021 | Admin
On January 19th, join the I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist. writers and editor Rudy Rasmus in a robust discussion moderated by M. Garlinda Burton.  In the book, ten Black women and men explore life through the lens of compelling, personal ...

January 14, 2021 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated annually during the 3rd week of January every year and the North State Ecumenical Conference hosts an event for this special week. Our California-Nevada Conference is a part of the North State ...

January 14, 2021 | Edgar De Jesus
The National Association of Filipino American United Methodists (NAFAUM) representing Filipino congregations and ministries through out the United States and Canada including the Filipino migrant ministries globally met via Zoom on January 10, 2021 ...

January 14, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Wonder, curiosity and hands-on activities are all part of “Celebrate Wonder,” one of several curriculum choices for Sunday Schools offered by the United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH). Brittany Sky, senior editor of Children’s Resources at UMPH, ...

January 14, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
The Executive Committee on behalf of the full WJIECC designed the first of the series of conversations on dismantling racism. This action is an outcome of the Executive Committee’s conferring with our Leadership Team Chair, Donna Pritchard that the ...

January 14, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note:  Where Love Lives is a 12 month-long campaign by and for the conferences of the Western Jurisdiction. Each month has a theme and conference within the jurisdiction take turns supplying content that will be shared by each partner ...

January 07, 2021 | Mike DuBose,Kathy Gilbert
More than 750 million people around the world lack reliable water access. Three years in the making, photographer Mike DuBose and reporter Kathy L. Gilbert document the church's efforts to provide clean water to rural Africa in a special photo ...

January 07, 2021 | Patricia Daughtery,Hubert Ivery,Michael Yoshii
Editor's Note: The following article was the work of collaboration between the Conference Task Force on Children Ministry and the Conference Task Force on the Criminalization of Children and Youth.    January 6th is the observance of the Epiphany of ...

January 07, 2021 | Admin
The theme for Sunday January 10th is Jesus is the Light of the World. The Scripture is Matthew 2:1 This week Karen Stoffers-Pugh from Fresno Wesley UMC welcomes and blesses the children; Marylee Sheffer from Napa UMC talks about light and Mort shows...

January 07, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Reginald Nichols
The Trained/Certified Lay Minister (TLM/CLM) course builds upon the Lay Servant Ministry (LSM) and will help the laity work better alongside their Pastor. This course is ten (10) ten (10) hour courses that have both live and video taped trainings. ...

January 07, 2021 | Jim Patterson
A pandemic of biblical proportions was the top story of The United Methodist Church in 2020. Voters selected the church’s response to the coronavirus as the top story over the role of LGBTQ people in the church, which topped voting in 2018 and 2019 ...

January 07, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“The critical moment is upon us, I believe,” states Jason Moore, guest speaker at the January 6, 2021 Wednesday Webinar entitled, “BOTH/AND: Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experiences for Online and In-Person Audiences.”   “As we start to go back to in ...

January 07, 2021 | Admin ,Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
The Inter-Ethnic Coordinating Committee is committed to support our Western Jurisdiction Leadership Team and participate boldly in the call to Stand Up Against Racism. We are a family; a community and we can do our work together of eradicating racism...

January 07, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Reginald Nichols
If you are looking for a class that will help you discern where or how God is nudging you to serve in your church or serve in your community, consider taking this virtual introductory course available to all hosted by the Los Rios District and their ...

January 07, 2021 |
Editor's Note:  Where Love Lives is a 12 month-long campaign by and for the conferences of the Western Jurisdiction. Each month has a theme and conference within the jurisdiction take turns supplying content that will be shared by each partner ...

January 06, 2021 |
On this Day of Epiphany, Christians remember that the Magi guided by a divine light visited the Christ Child bearing gifts and their souls.  Let us pray for the divine light of Christ to manifest the fullness of his righteousness in this our moment ...

January 04, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño reminds us of the power of our tithe offering in this video which illustrates the journey of our mission dollars. Click here to watch the video.

December 29, 2020 |
Editor's Note: The Wednesday Webinar team is busy preparing sessions for January 2021 and the following two offerings will support local pastors and lay leaders to craft worship in a hybrid fashion - digital and in person, for when we can again ...

December 27, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
We invite you to pray with us this week of Christmas Day our children with special needs. We are very grateful for our schoolteachers who are committed in teaching and helping our children with special needs learn. Our teachers specializing in ...

December 25, 2020 |
In this video greeting, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño brings Christmas blessings of hope, love, joy and peace to our faith family across the miles.  Bishop Minerva notes that in the midst of darkness we find a great light that transforms our pain and ...

December 24, 2020 | Admin
On December 23rd, California-Nevada Wednesday Webinar featured a very special Christmas service of Lessons & Carols. Scripture passages read by our conference youth and young adults are interspersed by music from cultural traditions that are the ...

December 21, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites each of us to shout out as witnesses that have seen the great light, even and especially in this time when the shadow of human suffering is long and our daylight hours are short. Bishop reminds us that even now, in ...

December 21, 2020 | Admin
  This year has challenged us in so many ways – fear, devastation, distrust and anger. Our hearts and minds nearly overwhelmed as we’ve watched lives change dramatically and perceptions of what is real and normal shifted. Even the spiritual practices...

December 17, 2020 | Jim Patterson
Black United Methodists warn in a new book of essays that it’s critical the denomination deal with racial issues with a sense of urgency. “I think there’s been a great deal of debate around human sexuality but no conversation, for the most part, ...

December 17, 2020 | Jim Eychaner
 Fatuma (Nana) Olangi Kutela is a United Methodist Church missionary serving in the West Angola Annual Conference agricultural development program since 2017. She is a graduate of Africa University (http://www.africau.edu/) in Zimbabwe with a B.Sc. ...

December 17, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Theme: Peace (Advent week 4) Scripture: John 1:3-4; Isaiah 9:6 This week we meet more United Methodists and hear LOTS of Christmas music! So, bring your voice, dancing feet and drums! Or, like Mort, a tambourine! Click here to watch the video. AND,...

December 17, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
Our beloved United Methodist Church, especially our California Nevada Conference, is offering a table of connectional diversity through our very rich cultures that our children are witnessing and growing with in their journeys of life and faith. ...

December 17, 2020 | Will Ebeler
A perennial problem for the Conference Disaster Response Ministry has been a shortage of storage space. We have historically not had a dedicated space to store the supplies we use in fire response like Fire Buckets, Cleaning Kits, and sifting tools....

December 17, 2020 | Admin
Thanks to Napa Methodist Church congregant Loie Whitmer—and videos taken by a drone—there are a lot more people smiling and waving in Napa these days. Whitmer created a program called, “Just t Say Hi” which allows fellow congregants to stand outside ...

December 17, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Turlock First United Methodist Church began offering a special Blue Christmas Services last year and decided to keep the tradition during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic by using several virtual platforms starting at 12 noon on Monday, December 21, 2020. ...

December 17, 2020 | Sandra Metzger
Sonoma United Methodist Church has held a Mission Handcrafts (formerly Bolivian Handcrafts) sale every year since 1992. The tradition continued in early December 2020 in spite of COVID-19. Handicrafts from around the world were displayed on tables ...

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