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August 21, 2018 |
Although a Korean United Methodist Church said farewell to their children and youth ministry director last June, they have now gained new families and friends in another district as a result of his new appointment. Pastor Peter Hyun Ho Park, a newly ...

August 17, 2018 |
On September 1, 2018, join us at El Sobrante UMC for a day of celebrating the power and importance of singing together as we honor the opening of The Center for Congregational Song (CCS), the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the ...

August 07, 2018 |
How can we extend unconditional welcome and acceptance in a world increasingly marked by bigotry, fear, and exclusion? How can we create spiritual communities that are big enough for everyone? What is the path forward in days that seem more hostile ...

July 28, 2018 |
Sonja Edd-Bennett, director of disaster response for the California-Nevada Conference, has the following update as it relates to the fires and our efforts:   Carr Fire (Redding/Shasta) – This is currently the most aggressive and dangerous fire in ...

July 27, 2018 |
Please join us on September 1, 2018 at El Sobrante UMC, 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante, CA, for a day of celebrating the power and importance of singing together. This event is one of the last of many events during a year-long nationwide tour to ...

July 25, 2018 |
New facility at Hope's Corner will provide case management, food, showers and job training By Kevin Forestieri / Mountain View Voice  Ambitious plans to transform Trinity United Methodist Church into a hub for homeless services will move forward ...

July 19, 2018 |
This is the third year the Fijian Youth Summer Camp has been held attracting campers from a diverse group of youth in the California-Nevada Conference and beyond.    “FJY18” acronym for Fijian Youth 2018, was held form July 10 to 13 at Camp Lodestar....

July 19, 2018 |
The beginning of the new conference year gave First Taulanga U Tongan United Methodist Church (FTTUMC) of Sacramento much to celebrate. FTTUMC welcomed 11 new members and celebrated the baptism of two babies. In addition to welcoming the people, ...

July 19, 2018 |
What began a few years ago as a project of the Watsonville First United Methodist has turned into a backpack giveaway Sunday sponsored by the Las Santa Beclaras Circuit that includes Aptos UMC, Boulder Creek UMC, Gilroy UMC, Hollister UMC, Morgan ...

July 12, 2018 |
A dozen people typically attend council meetings in Dixon, a small town 30 minutes outside Sacramento. On Tuesday night, some 300 people showed up to speak out against a city official’s newspaper column that celebrated “straight pride" and disparaged...

July 12, 2018 |
Emma Kerr-Carpenter won unanimous approval among Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday to complete the unexpired term of a representative in Montana’s House District 49 seat. Kerr-Carpenter served on the Conference Youth Council from 2003 to 2007 ...

June 28, 2018 |
On June 22, The Endowment Board presented their annual grants to Board of Pensions and the Retired Clergy Association at Annual Conference Session. Board of Pensions accepted a check for $1,700,000 (a $100,000 increase from prior year), and the ...

June 25, 2018 |
Collects more than $80,000 for relief efforts of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico *By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   Addressing more than 1,000 attendees, San Francisco Episcopal Area Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño told the 170th session of the ...

June 05, 2018 |
"Open the Door! Art from Within" is an exhibition that is running until July 29.  Exhibition times on Wednesdays, July 11, 18, and 25 are from 6 to 9 p.m.  The Los Gatos United Methodist Church is located at 111 Church Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (...

June 04, 2018 |
Pages and Marshals serve each year at Annual Conference Session, doing the important jobs of distributing approved materials to conference participants, including making certain the conference secretary has copies of any amendments to items (pages) ...

June 01, 2018 |
See this report on the Sierra Pines UMC website: http://sierrapinesumc.org/exodus/report-from-umcor-west-depot-mission-trip/

May 31, 2018 |
The Academy for Spiritual Formation will take place in the California-Nevada Conference beginning in July. Revs. George Edd-Bennett and Jennifer Goto discuss the Academy and its benefits. To view the video, click here. For more information about the...

May 31, 2018 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño recently held a daylong retreat with the class to be ordained at the 2018 Annual Conference Session on Friday, June 22.  From left to right: Revs. Vathanak Heang, Jose Ramos, Hae-Jeong Yoon, Sandra Sanders-West, Bishop ...

May 29, 2018 |
Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry of Merced received a grant from the California-Nevada Conference Board of Higher Education & Campus Ministries (CBHECM). They are a radically inclusive, intentional Christian community that welcomes people of all ...

May 17, 2018 |
Missionary Jim Perdue will be the principal speaker at this year’s Friday Mission Lunch and Saturday United Methodist Women (UMW) Breakfast at annual conference.  He works with the UMC Global Migration Team on justice and humanitarian issues facing ...

May 09, 2018 |
The California-Nevada Annual Conference Committee on Advocacy and Justice invites individuals, churches, and other groups to participate in the nationwide launch of the Poor People's Campaign on May 14.   The Poor People's Campaign is a movement ...

May 03, 2018 |
Interfaith Nevada County members and friends were seen in a prayerful, joyful march on a sunny Sunday afternoon, April 29, in Grass Valley. Stepping off from the corner of South Church Street and Walsh, they took a stroll around downtown.  They were...

April 26, 2018 |
Lay person Nikki Salde addresses the crowd at SFO (photo credit Kira Salde-Azzam) By Rev. Lindsey Kerr   The immigrant who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the immigrant as yourself, for you were immigrants ...

April 26, 2018 |
*By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   “God wants our brothers and sisters on the streets housed, He (God) got this done,” says Jeff Adams, a layperson at St. Mark’s UMC Sacramento, about the church’s completion of the construction of a “tiny house.”  Adams ...

April 19, 2018 |
The United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) has awarded the California-Nevada Conference a $1.3 million grant to support recovery from the 2017 wildfires that devastated parts of northern California. “The grant not only provides much needed ...

April 11, 2018 |
The Rev. Laura Steed, a licensed local pastor serving as the Associate Multifaith Chaplain at the University of the Pacific (UOP), partnered with Robbie Frederiksen, the Youth and Young Adult Director at Central UMC in Stockton, CA, to take a group ...

April 11, 2018 |
Anxious to help with the recovery, a team of seventeen from five Bay Area United Methodist Churches (Los Altos, St. Paul’s, San Ramon Valley, Asbury and Lynnewood) traveled to Puerto Rico in mid-March.  Stationed at a Methodist Women’s retreat ...

April 06, 2018 |
The Immigration Task Force of the California-Nevada Annual Conference will award a $500 scholarship to a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student who is pursuing a higher education.  The deadline for application is May 1, and the ...

March 23, 2018 |
Jubilee Initiative will be hosting a meeting at Centennial UMC on April 14th to share more information about JI and how you can support the ministry in your church. The meeting will begin at 10 am and go until 1 PM with a lite lunch served. Please ...

March 22, 2018 |
California-Nevada Conference churches collectively contributed more than $10,000 on Global Migration Sunday.  Churches that contributed to the December offering include: Almaden Hills UMC, San Jose Asbury UMC, Livermore Community UMC, Fall River ...

March 22, 2018 |
People of all faiths are invited to attend     OAKHURST, CA.  The historic, “Little Church on the Hill” will be host to its first Easter Sunrise Service in more than 30 years.  Sunday, April 1st at 7:00am, all people are invited to celebrate Easter, ...

March 22, 2018 |
The California-Nevada Conference Immigration Task Force recently gathered at the Conference Center in West Sacramento to plan its advocacy and training work.  The task force is working with a volunteer interim coordinator.    Rolland (Rolly) Loomis ...

March 22, 2018 |
This year Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC) will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the original church on Sunday, April 22, 2018, starting with worship services at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Christ, Honoring Our ...

March 13, 2018 |
*By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   The California-Nevada Conference Commission on the Annual Conference Session has chosen “Testify to Love: Do All the Good You Can” as the theme for the 2018 Annual Conference Session.    "The gathering of the people ...

March 13, 2018 |
  Hosted by Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC), Pentecost Circuit members packaged 18,500 meals at their Rise Against Hunger packing event on March 4.  This was the 4th year for this Lenten project.  Rise Against Hunger is an ...

March 05, 2018 |
Join us at the Waller Center (1525 Waller St. San Francisco, CA 94117) for a workshop with Aesha Ash on March 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Aesha will be assisted by Lauren Graves who will be providing creative movement activities while Aesha offers ballet in ...

February 28, 2018 |
By Jayne Muraki Rasmussen, Lay Leader, SJUMC   On Saturday, February 17, the Sacramento Japanese UMC (SJUMC) hosted immigration day, a workshop sponsored by the Sacramento Pentecost Circuit and the South Sacramento UMC Coalition.  A combined group ...

February 27, 2018 |
Wanna keep up with what's happening with the Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteer in Missions? Please join our mailing list to get the monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox. Below are the January and February newsletters for 2018. ...

February 22, 2018 |
The Leadership Mission Focus Area will begin spotlighting leaders throughout the California-Nevada Annual Conference. The goal of "Leadership Spotlight" is to show who we are, "normal everyday people with a calling from God, to do God's work, in God'...

February 15, 2018 |
DACA recipient Ana Laura Mendoza and intern at Frontera Wesley Foundation in Tuscon, AZ, has created a Lenten series, "40 Days in the Desert." Frontera Wesley is the Wesley Foundation that serves the University of Arizona and the Pima County ...

February 13, 2018 |
Save the Date for Gathering of the Orders and the Association of Local Pastors and Associate Members January 29-31. 2019 at a location to be determined.

February 08, 2018 |
*By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   Sonja R. Edd-Bennett has been named the Director of the California-Nevada Conference Disaster Response Ministry.  This is a new position for the annual conference being funded with a grant from the United Methodist ...

February 08, 2018 |
Jaelin is a member of Glide Memorial UMC in San Francisco and has been selected to be a part of the Western Jurisdictional (WJ) Delegation to The Global Young People’s Convocation.   The Global Young People’s Convocation (GYPC) is the global event of...

February 07, 2018 |
Clergy Boundary Training 101 will be offered on April 10, 2018 at Elk Grove UMC--see registrations for more information and to register. Clergy Boundary Training 201 will be offered on April 26, 2018 at Elk Grove UMC--see registrations for more ...

January 25, 2018 |
*By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   For the first time in recent memory, the California-Nevada Conference paid 100 percent of its 2017 General Church (denominational) and Western Jurisdiction apportionments.    "The people of the California-Nevada ...

January 19, 2018 |
Hurricane Maria, one of the most powerful hurricanes in history, devastated the Island of Puerto Rico.  The Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR) has issued an invitation for teams to assist them with recovery and rebuilding.  An Early Response Team...

January 18, 2018 |
Christmas Eve Evening Worship is a regular service for Alum Rock UMC every year. But, because this year it’s on Sunday—we decided to have Sunday morning worship at St James Park in downtown San Jose.   So on Christmas Eve, Alum Rock UMC celebrated ...

January 05, 2018 |
The Korean clergy family retreat as held December 25 to 27 at Zephyr Point Conference Center at Lake Tahoe. The speaker was Sukhan Jung, professor of counseling psychology at the United Graduated School of Theology Yonsei University in South Korea. ...

January 04, 2018 |
Sonoma United Methodist Church will be having a Used Book Sale. Paperback books $1 and Hardback books $2. Friday, January 19, 2018, 9 am-2 pm; Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9 am-2 pm; Sunday, January 21, 2018, 9 am - 12noon. The church is located at ...

December 25, 2017 |
The First United Methodist Church of Roseville will be providing a Christmas Day Meal on Monday, December 25, as part of our Helping Hands Feeding Program which has been preparing a meal each Monday for 36 years. We expect to serve 200 - 240 meals on...

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