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July 01, 2021 | Rev. Gerald C. Liu, PhD
Once again, GBHEM’s Office of Collegiate Ministry welcomes and encourages your annual conference to nominate one individual, lay or clergy, for the Francis Asbury Award. Named for early American Bishop Francis Asbury, who called for the building of ...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
"Expanding the Table" is GCORR's new podcast on practicing anti-racism. In episode 2, three Asian-American Christian theologians examine the history and current realities of anti-Asian racism in the United States and what every Christian should know...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
GCSRW is taking last year’s I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit and bringing you I AM Her Lunch and Learn! Bring your lunch and join this movement of women to be inspired, be empowered, and to be equipped to do the work both personally, and ...

July 01, 2021 | Sunae Cho
We are so grateful for the continued outreach of our many congregations over the past year. The pandemic did not deter churches from living their faith through feeding those who needed a meal, addressing social justice and assisting with immigration ...

July 01, 2021 | Mort The Snail
Editor's note: Mort, the snail, is a lively recurring character in the Children's Worship video series created by the Pentecost Circuit. Both Mort and Lamb-see-do attended 2020 Annual Conference and filed daily written and video reports to give ...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
In accordance with The Book of Discipline, ¶ 407, The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations from the WJ College of Bishops for the Desert Southwest Conference in light of Bishop Robert ...

July 01, 2021 | Michael Yoshii
In June, Friends of Wadi Foquin presented a webinar on current land confiscation in the West Bank village of Wadi Foquin for construction of a new segregated road that will serve the illegal Israeli settlements and expand Israel’s apartheid ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
The California-Nevada conference hybrid 2021 Annual Conference Session will begin this weekend as we host the Clergy Session on Saturday June 26th and the Service of Commissioning, Ordination, Licensing and Recognition of the Orders on Sunday June ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will give a message as a part of the Great Preacher Series for the Children's Defense Fund's 2021 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry on July 20th at 4:50p PT. This year's Proctor Institute theme is "Listening to ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Jesus Heals The scripture is Matthew 9:18-26 This week Kelly Vaughn, Los Rios District Lay Leader, welcomes and blesses the children; JB Brayfindley from First UMC Sacramento teaches a new song about the church; Lamb-see-do ...

June 24, 2021 | Sonja Edd-Bennett
Editor's Note: California-Nevada Director of Disaster Response Sonja Edd-Bennett shares a story about our UMC connection works together to build and transport sifters to areas ravaged by wildfires.  In fall of 2020 I attended a meeting of the ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
Forecasts for fire season 2021 are grim with many scientists calling the potential damage catastrophic and California-Nevada Director of Disaster Response Sonja Edd-Bennett is hard at work making sure relief and recovery resources are built and ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
On Sunday June 27th ordinands and their guests will gather in person at St. Marks UMC for the Service of Commissioning, Ordination, Licensing and Recognition of Orders from 10a until 12 Noon.  Our entire faith family is invited to virtually join this...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
Volunteers from over 20 churches gathered at the California-Nevada conference center on Saturday June 12th to assemble fire relief and recovery bucket kits. Materials to build the fire buckets were received at the conference center thanks to the ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Jesus Calms the Storm The scripture is Mark 4:35-41 This week Pastor Pedro Cervantes of Emanuel UMC in Sacramento greets and blesses the children; Miss Quincy, the Cat makes a guest appearance from Susan's Holy Zoo; lots of kids...

June 17, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“My daughter probably wouldn’t be alive right now,” shared Crystal reflecting on the impact of her participation in the Uplift People of Elk Grove, a non-profit primarily started by Elk Grove United Methodist Church.  During the weekly Tuesday night ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
On June 16th conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope hosted a webinar entitled Our Commitment to Diversity Webinar: Examining United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice, as a part of California-Nevada's latest contributions to the Western ...

June 17, 2021 | Kandi Weider
The early church knew what today’s church is rediscovering that Christians, depend on God’s spiritual gifts to provide the foundation for their ministry. Consider taking this virtual course available to all hosted by the Los Rios District and their ...

June 17, 2021 | John Oda
The Asian American Language Ministry Plan, the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists and Church and Society are co-sponsoring a webinar series called "Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism".  The goal of the webinars is to create a safe ...

June 17, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
Join us for this special online seminar for experienced leaders who have led a mission in the past.  It is a refresher on best practices and an update on the latest news – Covid protocols, team insurance, new national UMVIM website, mission ...

June 17, 2021 | Mary Cheng
 In Jesus’ own words, he came to bring good news to the poor, release the captives, restore sight to the blind, and to let the oppressed go free (Luke 4: 18-20). What is the responsibility of the church to follow Christ’s example in word and deed? ...

June 17, 2021 | Jenna Stark
Keep the spirit of camping ministry alive... sign your family up for Lodestar or Toyon Family Camp Days! Our camps are designed to provide camping ministry in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Families can come up to Lodestar or Toyon for one day to ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
On June 22 and 24 the California-Nevada conference will host the two remaining webinars that explore our commitment to diversity as a part of the Western Jurisdiction campaign Where Love Lives.  Register today using the links below or plan to watch ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
The California-Nevada conference is examining our commitment to diversity in the month of June as a part of the the Western Jurisdiction campaign "Where Love Lives". As a part of our resource offerings, we developed a pre recorded worship service ...

June 17, 2021 | Admin
UMCOR’s work with refugees began in the 1940’s and remains a strong focus today. Together with ecumenical partners, UMCOR’s work is rooted in the biblical mandate to welcome the stranger. Join us in honoring the strength and resiliency of those ...

June 10, 2021 | Tracy Tennies
Last year some of us participated in the 1st Family Promise National Night Without a Bed campaign. This year you can show your support for children and families battling homelessness and raise awareness of this crisis by joining Family Promise’s 2nd ...

June 10, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
Esther Taufa and Lesila Leger are currently workers with young people at Pittsburg United Methodist Church (UMC), whose Sr. Pastor is Quentisha Davis.  Prior to moving to Pittsburg, Esther and Lesila attended Laurel United Methodist Church in ...

June 10, 2021 | Admin
 This week's theme is the Mustard Seed Parable. The scripture is Matthew 13:31-32. This week Margie Shunk from St. Mark's United Methodist Church greets the children and gives a special message about a seed; Ryland Fernandez from Sacramento Japanese...

June 10, 2021 | Admin
Juneteenth (June 19) marks the day in 1865 when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all African Americans were freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the Emancipation ...

June 10, 2021 | Jim Patterson
This week, and every week, thousands of United Methodist men will reflect online and out loud on how well they are living out their faith. This ongoing communication with their peers will continue long after Gilbert C. Hanke retires as chief ...

June 10, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's Note:  We are excited to announce a new multi-media series featuring local churches in the California-Nevada conference entitled "On the Road". After a long year and then some of being locked down journalist JB Brayfindley is partnering with...

June 10, 2021 | Craig Brown
We regret to share that Dr. Reginald T.W. Nichols, the Director of Leadership Development for the California-Nevada Conference, has submitted his resignation effective June 30, 2021. Dr. Nichols, also known as “Reggie”, has served in this capacity ...

June 10, 2021 | Connie Hunter
Mission u is a life changing educational event – and it’s free.  This year Mission u in the CA-NV Conference is being hosted by the Conference United Methodist Women in partnership with the CA-NV Conference UMC.  Everyone is welcome!!   The study, ‘...

June 03, 2021 | Admin
“Expanding the Table,” a new video podcast series from the General Commission on Religion and Race focuses on how individual Christians and church-based entities can and should engage the work of racial justice-making and anti-racism. Read press ...

June 03, 2021 | Admin
Summer 2021 promises to be both hot and windy in California and Nevada, and that means we will probably be experiencing power shutoffs for public safety.   To help alert communities, PG&E is circulating flyers with information on how to stay up to ...

June 03, 2021 | Heather Hahn
Bishop Daniel C. Arichea Jr. — a Bible scholar who championed full inclusion of LGBTQ people in church life — died June 1 in Taguig, Philippines, of complications related to COVID-19. He was 87. As a Bible translator, Arichea helped make Scripture ...

June 03, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is God Makes Me Brave. The scripture is Psalm 138:1-3 This week Rev. Mary Maaga greets children and shares a special message about courage; Pastor Rod helps Mort build courage and Mort, in a way, helps back! (Watch to the very ...

June 03, 2021 | Pastor April Sousa
The Church of the Joyful Healer is putting on a virtual race! Join other Joyful Healers, friends, families and those around the nation on a special 4 Miles for the 4th of July virtual run/walk/dog walk. What is a virtual race event? There is no ...

June 03, 2021 | Will Ebeler
VOLUNTEER ALERT!! Volunteers are needed to help form a “Bucket Brigade” to assemble wildfire buckets, June 12th between 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm at the Conference Center in West Sacramento (1350 Halyard Dr., West Sacramento, CA 95691). Registration ...

June 03, 2021 | Connie Hunter
The CA-NV Conference UMC is partnering with United Methodist Women to offer Mission u 2021.  In light of this partnership, the Office of Leadership Development will award pastors one CEU for each completed course.  At Mission u, everyone is welcome. ...

June 03, 2021 |
While fighting has subsided between Israel and Gaza with the cease fire on May 21st, root causes of the violence remain unresolved.  Palestinian residents of Sheik Jarrah continue to protest the attempted evictions from their homes and provocations ...

June 03, 2021 | Admin
On October 7th, 2020 Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched Where Love Lives: an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of people engaged in mission throughout the conferences of the WJ. During the ...

May 31, 2021 | Becky Officer
That time of year is coming again! The California-Nevada conference United Methodist Women Beulah Committee will be accepting applications for the 2022 calendar year. Applications must be received by or posted marked by August 1, 2021. Since 1988 ...

May 27, 2021 | John Oda
As the current month comes to a close, the Asian American Language Ministry Plan (AALM) and the Comprehensive Plan for Pacific Islander Methodism (PIM), celebrate and honor the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  The month of May has ...

May 27, 2021 | Admin
There is a large supply of vaccines across California and Nevada and yet many people are not willing to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 Task Force of the California Department of Health is working to get COVID vaccinations into as many arms as possible,...

May 27, 2021 | The California Endowment
Los Angeles, CA - The California Endowment has announced the election of a new Board Chair and Vice Chair along with an additional four dynamic individuals to its governing board. The four members represents areas of youth mentoring and engagement, ...

May 27, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Children’s Worship is celebrating its’ YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  THANK you for all the children and adults who have made this possible! We started out reaching those churches in the Sacramento Pentecost Circuit and then, later, increased our viewership to ...

May 27, 2021 | Will Ebeler
As COVID-19 restrictions ease and it becomes safer for some of our congregations to gather, many of our faith families have decided to use the opportunity to build community by helping the Disaster Response Ministry prepare for the upcoming wildfire ...

May 27, 2021 | Admin
The California-Nevada Conference is has joined with a network of partners to sponsor a prayer vigil calling for termination of the ICE contract and the release of 11 remaining immigrant detainees held in ICE custody at the crumbling Yuba County jail....

May 27, 2021 | Admin
Clergy and Lay Leaders of the Congregations of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church: We thank you for your steadfastness in this time of global pandemic.  You have faithfully found ways to be the Church in a time of ...

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