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August 06, 2020 | John Oda
Editor's Note: California-Nevada's Rev. John Oda wrote the following commentary for UMNews about the good work that grants from the Asian American Language Ministry Plan makes possible in this time of COVID-19. A total of $22,000 in grants from the ...

August 06, 2020 | Rick Vance
Like you, I hoped we would be further along in the recovery from COVID-19 by this time. This morning’s report from the Centers for Disease Control, tells me that we are not.  This public-health disaster has deeply affected people around the world.  ...

August 06, 2020 | Admin
The role of chickens during the pandemic? For Pastor Marylee Sheffer the answer might be, “Inspiration and comfort.” The small flock she keeps at the Napa parsonage do occasionally earn mention in her sermons. But it was the threat of COVID-19 and ...

August 06, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“I think this is a crucial time for the church to really stand up and--not only for the spiritual journey for youth, but also--care for their educational journey,” stated Wesley Hingano, one of seven panelists speaking at the CNUMC Wednesday Webinar ...

August 06, 2020 | Charles White
With a major forest fire just miles away, Susanville UMC’s recently launched HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) Food Pantry leveraged their network of community partners to rapidly equip Lassen County’s evacuation center with the resources they ...

August 06, 2020 |
 With summer activities being impacted by the pandemic, Vacation Bible School, a big part of our Children's Ministries program at First United Methodist Church Santa Rosa, needed a reboot. Children's Ministries Coordinator, Elizabeth Walton, quickly...

July 30, 2020 | Admin
Join California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Women for a special virtual webinar on Interrupting the Cradle to Prison Pipeline on Saturday August 15th from 10a to noon PDT. UMW will feature presenters Pastor Holly Hillman, Burlingame UMC, and ...

July 30, 2020 | Admin
Join Scarritt Bennett Center’s Racial Justice Ministries on August 3rd, 2p CDT/ 11a PDT for, “Back to School in a Pandemic: A Special COVID-19 Discussion," in partnership with Meharry Medical College featuring Dr. James E. K. Hildreth, and moderated ...

July 30, 2020 | Admin
The Pentecost Circuit of Los Rios District have created another fantastic installment of Children's Worship for Sunday August 2, 2020! Children's Worship for Sunday August 2 features a welcome by Rev. Barbara Horikoshi-Firebaugh; Jesus comes alive ...

July 30, 2020 | Rev. Katie Goetz
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in The Daily Journal which is distributed throughout San Mateo County and Northern Santa Clara County and online at smdailyjournal.com.   One of the biggest dilemmas in our COVID-19 reality is whether ...

July 30, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“We can do these things together,” explained Micheal Pope, CNUMC conference lay leader and recent guest speaker for the Wednesday Webinar on July 29. Pope spoke about ways local churches can serve the needs of older adults. “We don’t have to sit back...

July 25, 2020 | Connie Hunter
Since 1988 when the assets of the Beulah Home property were transferred to the United Methodist Women of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, it was agreed that the income from the permanent fund would be used to award grants to projects or ...

July 23, 2020 | Admin
Editor's Note: Thanks to Rev. Angela Brown, JD, California-Nevada Minister for Community Engagement, Advocacy and Justice and Chair, Order of Deacons, for lifting up the new 2020 Census deadline and the importance of being counted.  There is still ...

July 23, 2020 |
Welcome to Children's Worship for Sunday July 26th! This week's theme is Looking for God's Kingdom and we'll be reflecting on Matthew 13:30-33: The Parable of the Mustard Seed. We'll feature: Pastor Alan has an elephant welcoming children with God's ...

July 23, 2020 | Press Release: United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information
 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amidst heightened demand, the United Methodist Communications training team has launched a new set of online courses designed to assist those in leadership tasked with creating and maintaining engaging online worship experiences ...

July 23, 2020 | Admin
The Christmas Institute (CI) will be hosting a Community Panel consisting of CI youth, leaders, and pastors on July 26th from 4:30p-5:30p PDT via zoom and you are invited! The panel’s goal is to illuminate how various CI leaders are involved in their...

July 23, 2020 | Sam Hodges
Sid Davis never thought he’d be driving all over his sprawling city to have masked, socially distanced curbside visits with choir members. But Davis, director of music and worship arts at Houston’s St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, has faced an ...

July 23, 2020 | Admin
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––United Methodist Men have published a book of prayers for peace with justice and they will host their third day of Prayer, Saturday, July 25. Sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdiction of UM Men, the three hour event will be hosted ...

July 23, 2020 | JB Brayfindley,Mort The Snail
“Humans are TOO big. But kids are just the right size. Well, of course, that’s ME speaking, and I’m a snail. Maybe it seems different to you. I CAN say that kids seem to really like someone like me. It might be because of my size or the deep brown ...

July 23, 2020 | Admin
Folks across the California-Nevada Conference are living into our connectional relationship in new and creative ways during this time of pandemic. Rev. Heather Leslie Hammer, part-time Minister of Pastoral Care at Asbury UMC, Livermore, knew folks ...

July 22, 2020 | Admin
We had planned to meet in-person, but the surge of COVID-19 prohibits us from doing so. But, meet we will! We will meet virtually. - Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

July 16, 2020 |
Jo Ann Lawson, Racial Justice Coordinator for The California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Women, offers a powerful reflection around revised common lectionary scripture for this Sunday: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-42, the parable of wheat and the ...

July 16, 2020 | Admin
Join us on Wednesday July 22nd at 4p to visit with Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor and JB Brayfindley who facilitated the birth of the new online Children’s Worship sponsored by the Los Rios Pentecost Circuit. The webinar is meant for those who regularly ...

July 16, 2020 | Admin
We've all been missing music on Sunday mornings and people across the California-Nevada Conference are thinking outside the box and making music in new and creative ways. Pastor Anne Choy at Community UMC in Fairfield reached out and let us know that...

July 16, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“It is a real challenge,” said Pastor Dennis Hutson newly appointed to Armona and Lemoore United Methodist churches this summer. His churches pre-record services to post on their websites. He sees a challenge in getting to know people and build ...

July 16, 2020 | Jim Patterson
Native Americans, including United Methodists, were jubilant over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming their jurisdiction over criminal prosecutions of tribe members on reservations in Oklahoma. “I’m excited. I am happy,” said Anne Marshall, ...

July 16, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“We have to think strategically about how we are in ministry,” stated Rev. Theon Johnson, III of Downs Memorial UMC during the CNUMC Wednesday webinar on July 15, 2020. Johnson was one of three guest speakers asked to reflect on using online worship ...

July 16, 2020 | Admin
Eat a balanced diet. Exercise 4 times a week. Get a good night's sleep. These age old admonitions on building a healthy life ring in our ears, especially when we are somehow shortcutting our own self care. United Methodist Women and United Methodist ...

July 16, 2020 | Admin/ UMComm
The Methodist Social Creed, predecessor to the Social Principles, originated over a century ago to express concern over the exploitation of millions of workers in factories, mines, mills, tenements and company towns during a time of rapid ...

July 09, 2020 | Admin
Last week we produced a video honoring those retiring from many faithful years of service within The California-Nevada Conference. Unfortunately, several retirees were not included and our sincere apologies for that administrative error. The video ...

July 09, 2020 | Tara Macy
Note from CCUIR:  January and the Gathering of the Orders seem lifetimes ago with all that has been going on in our nation and the world. Nevertheless, there is never a better time than now to remember the ways we are connected and to learn from and ...

July 09, 2020 | Admin
The Conference Committee on Filipino American Ministry (CCFAM) through its young people's ministry most commonly known at Christmas Institute is offering exciting opportunities during the month of July. The following is a listing and description of ...

July 09, 2020 | Aileen Jimenez and Philip J. Brooks
United Methodists are working to dismantle racism as part of the church’s commitment to freedom and justice for all people. Congregations can work toward equality and equity for all by communicating intentionally with different racial/ethnic groups. ...

July 09, 2020 | Admin
On May 5 El Camino Real District launched a fundraiser for undocumented families whose income sources evaporated as a result of the pandemic in what would become known as the COVID-19 Project. A hard working team was assembled with an original goal ...

July 09, 2020 | Linda Bloom
When the pandemic threatened their predominantly African American community in North Nashville, Tennessee, members of Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church knew what they had to do: Re-tool for the new reality and increase capacity. That meant ...

July 09, 2020 | Admin
The Asian American Language Ministry Plan (AALM), housed at the General Board of Global Ministries, has created the AALM COVID-19 Resiliency Fund in direct response to the current needs facing local Asian American United Methodist churches during ...

July 09, 2020 | Admin
Editor's Note: The Ministerio Hispanic/Latinx of the Great Northwest Conference/Pacific Northwest Conference has developed webinars designed to bring people together for engagement opportunities of learning and discussion. We encourage you to find ...

July 09, 2020 | Admin
The Pentecost Circuit of Los Rios District and Debra 'JB' Brayfindley have been busy creating new segments for their children's video worship series, simply titled "Children's Worship" . St. Mark’s UMC led most of the service this week and Gordon ...

July 09, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“You have no choice,” stated Rev. Sadie Stone from Bethany United Methodist church in San Francisco. Stone was the guest speaker for the California Nevada UMC Wednesday Webinar on July 8th, 2020.  “You must embrace social media in your ministry.”   “...

July 08, 2020 | Admin
California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) will host a webinar via zoom with Jessica Nowlin, Executive Director of the Young Women's Freedom Center on Saturday July 25th from 10a-11:30a pacific daylight time. Jessica Nowlan came up ...

July 08, 2020 | Veronica Russell
At Sierra Service Project, we've said over and over again that we wish we could be serving with our partner communities in person. You probably feel the same about your church communities. That said, we have already been blown away at the creativity ...

July 02, 2020 | Admin
  The California-Nevada Conference Assignments and Appointments for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 are normally announced and made official during the annual conference session. Yet, 2020 has not been a normal year and our annual conference ...

July 02, 2020 | Admin
July 1 marks time of transition for many people serving across The United Methodist Church.  For those moving to new appointments, those extending their service in current appointments and for those retiring from pastoral service this time of ...

July 02, 2020 | Fel Cao
The saying, "In every crisis, there is an opportunity," is not new under the sun. Our scheduled summer camps, retreats and other group events have been cancelled at our campsites namely, Monte Toyon Camp, Camp Lodestar, Waller Center, Shasta Camp and...

July 02, 2020 |
Piano for free. Our church has been given a piano for free and don't have the space to store the one we were using. We would love to find a good "home" for this piano. You would need to pay for pick up and delivery of the piano.

July 02, 2020 | Admin
Is your church welcoming a new pastor into a cross-racial and cross-cultural (CR/CC) ministry? Use the following resources to help your church foster a welcoming and meaningful transition for your pastor and the congregation: 3 Ways to Honor Your ...

July 02, 2020 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
I pray you are staying safe and well, though we know that a growing number of members of the California-Nevada Conference have contracted COVID-19.  Let us continue to pray for one another and all God’s children everywhere, that this pandemic may ...

July 02, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Local United Methodist churches across the California Nevada Annual conference are opening virtual doors to children who are interested in attending Summer Vacation Bible School online. Some programs are free, some provide scholarships and others ...

July 02, 2020 |
By Heather Hahn July 1, 2020 | UM News   Methodism’s founder wanted to minister with Native Americans and abolish slavery. But decades after John Wesley’s death, a Methodist bishop was a slaveholder and a Methodist clergyman was responsible for one ...

July 02, 2020 | Admin
The California-Nevada Conference has been monitoring the COVID-19 data for the counties in our area. As of June 29, 2020, there has been a sharp increase of new confirmed cases in California for the last 2 weeks, and in Nevada for the last week. [1] ...

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