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March 04, 2021 | Kandi Weider,Marie Wilson-Johnson
Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Sonoma Index Tribune on March 1 and is republished here in its entirety by permission of the authors.   Responding to an attack on a sister congregation, we at Sonoma United Methodist Church (one of ...

March 04, 2021 | Benjamin Wong
Have you been cooped-up at home these days?  Too much screen time?  Out of shape?  We have a solution for you ... Chinese Community UMC in Oakland invites you to form a TEAM, put on your WALKING SHOES, and build a PRESCHOOL in Kumi, Uganda! ...

March 04, 2021 | Craig Brown
The Conference began offering the Wednesday Webinars in late March 2020 to connect and provide updates on the many things going on in our Annual Conference and across the denomination. Thank you for joining us over this past year as we journeyed ...

March 01, 2021 | Connie Hunter
    A Path Appears Transforming Lives: Prison and School Reform Saturday, March 20th, 10am – noon via Zoom      All are welcome! The CA-NV Conference UMW is offering an event focused on what we can do to interrupt the cradle to prison pipeline.  We...

February 27, 2021 | Admin
Saturday Mornings with Mr. Wesley is a series of (4) 12-15-minute videos for children and young people examining what it means to be good and do good that will release Saturday mornings across the Western Jurisdiction. In today's video, we're ...

February 25, 2021 | Admin
Press Release February 25, 2021   WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to ...

February 25, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Making Difficult Decisions The scripture is Mark 8: 34 This week Rev. Dr. Mahsea Evans and Niara from Roseville First UMC welcome the children; Gordon Barbosa from Evergreen UMC in Fort Bragg shares an animated story about ...

February 25, 2021 | Sam Hodges
The future of The United Methodist Church has lately been the subject of a flurry of statements and opinion pieces coming from groups and individuals in Africa, Europe and the U.S. An example: Three European bishops weighed in this week saying that ...

February 25, 2021 | Heather Hahn
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, the top executive of Discipleship Ministries, died late Feb. 24, less than a month after announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 55. His unexpected death brought together United Methodists of varied theological...

February 25, 2021 | Madeline White
In a wide-ranging, fact-filled, energetic, and informative interview, Dr. David Agus, a nationally renowned scientist, and long-time adviser to President Biden, speaks with Bishop Sharma Lewis of The Virginia United Methodist Church about the ...

February 25, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Personal holiness and social holiness are intimately wrapped up together,” states Rev. Thomas Hermans-Webster, incoming Professor of United Methodist Studies at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and one of three guest panelists at ...

February 25, 2021 | Admin
California Nevada Disaster Response Ministry Director Sonja Edd-Bennett leads a discussion with Rev. Charles White and others around the work of response and relief efforts in our conference.  We will hear about churches that have started programs ...

February 25, 2021 | Admin
In this 10 minute mini-webinar learn more about what is happening in Great Northern District and use the discussion questions at the end to reflect on what you might do in your ministry context. The folks in California-Nevada's Great Northern ...

February 22, 2021 |
Rev. Yun reminds us that the pursuit of holiness can only be found in community with one another, and that love lives in the spaces and places where God is welcome. Monday School is a a Series of biblical/theological learning videos featuring ...

February 21, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is The Kingdom of God. The Scripture is  Mark 1: 14-15. This week Margie and Sam from St. Mark's UMC welcome children; Momoko from Sacramento Japanese UMC speaks about the beginning of Lent and Mort goes "further up"... in a ...

February 20, 2021 | Admin
Saturday Mornings with Mr. Wesley is a series of (4) 12-15-minute videos for children and young people examining what it means to be good and do good that will release Saturday mornings across the Western Jurisdiction. In today's video, we're ...

February 19, 2021 | Admin
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held the first quarterly board meeting of their year this morning, February 19 2021. Items reported out in a subsequent press release included the 2020 giving and status of general church ...

February 18, 2021 |
The final part of our “Where Love Lives” webinar series, hosted by the Clergy Leadership Development Committee, will explore the intersection of personal piety and social holiness.  Join our host, Rev. Sun Hee Kim, and our distinguished panel of ...

February 18, 2021 |
The Asian American Language Ministry Plan (AALM), which is comprised of the 12 Asian American Caucuses of the United Methodist Church, strongly condemns the recent surge of xenophobic violence against Asian American elderly.  This violence is part of...

February 18, 2021 | Diane Knudsen
Becoming a grandparent changes everything. Karen Foster, Accounting Manager for the Cal-Nev Conference, first became a grandparent in 2018 with the birth of granddaughter Ellie in Nashville. In October 2020, Ellie became a sister to twins Maverick ...

February 18, 2021 | Heather Hahn
United Methodist bishops — faced with dwindling funds and a potential denominational split — want to hit the brakes on electing new bishops in the U.S. and adding more bishops in Africa. Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Council of Bishops president and...

February 18, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“If we are to be the church that worships God on Sunday morning,” explains Dana Gill Port serving the United Methodist of Crescent City, California. “We also have to be the church that creates the Kingdom of God the rest of the week.”   “So, I got ...

February 18, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“Everything we can, we are continuing to do,” states Gary Quintrell, office manager at First United Methodist Church in Eureka, California. Quintrell said Rev. Dr. Rebecca Irelan, assigned in July 2020, makes sure that the church keeps it’s ministry ...

February 18, 2021 | Admin
The Mission Volunteer office of Global Ministries is offering virtual mission discovery events in 2021 for anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities in the U.S. and around the world.  Volunteers join in God’s mission to make ...

February 18, 2021 | Rosie Kumar
Finding Peace: CA-NV United Methodist Women 2021 Zoom Retreat! A Time for Soul Care Saturday March 6th, 10:00am to Noon   UMW Conference Vice President in partnership with her District Counterparts and Conference Mission Coordinator for Spiritual ...

February 18, 2021 |
Adiestramiento en línea: La planificación de la Escuela Bíblica de Verano en tiempos de pandemia Descripción A través de este adiestramiento en línea, el/la participante obtendrá aprendizaje sobre cómo planificar eficazmente una Escuela Bíblica de ...

February 18, 2021 | Shigeko Shibata
For over 50 years, South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP) has hosted one of the top Food Closets in the Sacramento area. They will be having a virtual Pledge-A-Thon & Auction on March 11, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Last year they served over ...

February 18, 2021 | Admin
In this 10 minute mini-webinar learn more about what is happening in the Central Valley District and use the discussion questions at the end to reflect on what you might do in your ministry context. Faith leaders from across Central Valley District ...

February 18, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week.  Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and ...

February 15, 2021 |
Rev. Dr. Kuan shares his thoughts around the spiritual practices of personal piety and our distinctively Methodist commitment to social holiness. Monday School is a a Series of biblical/theological learning videos featuring conference leaders ...

February 13, 2021 | Admin
Saturday Mornings with Mr. Wesley is a series of (4) 12-15-minute videos for children and young people examining what it means to be good and do good that will release Saturday mornings across the Western Jurisdiction. In today's video, we're ...

February 11, 2021 | Admin
 Join us for this opportunity to center ourselves as we journey together through Lent during our conference-wide Ash Wednesday meditation. This meditation with be led by our resident Bishop, Minerva Carcaño. Wednesday February 17th, 4pm PST Link ...

February 11, 2021 | Jean Reynolds
Up to $2000.00 is available to UMC churches and organizations for projects that support Advocacy and Justice ACTIONS. We, who call ourselves United Methodists, are called to works of justice, to discover the reasons why the homeless are homeless, why...

February 11, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme: "How To Love" Scripture: Mark 9: 2-9 This week Pastor Ong from Chinese and Riverside UMC welcomes children by telling them how much God loves them in Cantonese; Pastor Tara Macy from Shasta Lake Community UMC explains the ...

February 11, 2021 | Patricia Daughtery,Roberta Mori
 Over twenty years ago, church youth of Sacramento´s First United Methodist Church (FUMC) initiated a Community Meal program with a desire to welcome and feed unhoused members of the community. Starting with two sit-down hot breakfasts a month, this ...

February 11, 2021 | Karl Coulter
The Gridley UMC started a new outreach ministry this week.  Due to the need for quick snacks for distribution to those who need food immediately, the Gridley UMC has instituted a snack bag distribution process.  Those who are in need of a quick bag ...

February 11, 2021 | Criag Yoshihara
Berkeley United Methodist Church will join United Methodist Churches across the country through the National Japanese United Methodist Caucus for a virtual for the Day of Remembrance commemorating the day President Roosevelt signed Executive Order ...

February 11, 2021 | Admin
In this 15 minute mini-webinar learn more about what is happening in Los Rios District and use the discussion questions at the end to reflect on what you might do in your ministry context. Wesley grew the Methodist movement by reaching out to ...

February 11, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“Can racism really be challenged in a way that will bring some sort of solidarity for all of us?” states Rev. Dr. Douglass Fitch, retired clergy of the California-Nevada United Methodist Conference and past associate general secretary of the ...

February 09, 2021 | Dedra Beauchamp
Pastor Kim Montenegro and Fair Oaks UMC are hosting drive-thru and virtual opportunities for gathering this Lenten season.  Drive-Thru Communion returns for the season of Lent  will be in the church's main parking lot at 9849 Fair Oaks Boulevard in ...

February 08, 2021 | Admin
On Saturday, February 13th, 11am Pacific and 2pm Eastern a webinar facilitated by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Western Pennsylvania Conference and hosted Tyrus Sturgis, Director of Leader Communications at United Methodist Communications, will ...

February 08, 2021 | Admin
California-Nevada Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope shares that deep love for Jesus moves each of us to live out our own call to serve.  Monday School is a a Series of biblical/theological learning videos featuring conference leaders launched each ...

February 07, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Clergy and laity of the California-Nevada Conference, blessings to you as we move into this time of welcomed longer days and hoped for relief from the pandemic we have lived in for much too long. After much prayer and consideration, I have determined...

February 06, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
February 6, 2021 Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on California’s ban on indoor religious services has raised questions from some of  our churches in the California-Nevada Conference.   I want to affirm that as a conference of The United ...

February 06, 2021 | Admin
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 ...

February 04, 2021 | Admin
Folks in the El Camino Real district have developed programs and initiatives that engage communities on the margins to be a part of the solution. Deep listening is an integral part of our Wesleyan heritage and the root of social holiness that ...

February 04, 2021 | Admin
The theme for this Sunday's Children's Worship is: The Big Deal The scripture is : Mark 1: 33-38 This week Cath Fenimore-Brown of St. Mark's UMC leads the original song, "A Dazzling Bouquet"; Merced youth lead the Lord's Prayer; Rev. Rod Brayfindley...

February 04, 2021 |
Editor's note: The UMC Council of Bishops shared this press release and it is reposted here in its entirety. The United Methodist Church is among the denominations that comprise the Churches Uniting in Christ table. Birmingham, AL: Bishop Teresa ...

February 04, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Zoom participants from Bakersfield, California to Battle Mountain, Nevada and United Methodists across the Western Jurisdiction enjoyed a virtual tour of the John Wesley Chapel in Bristol, England on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 during the Wednesday ...

February 01, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño encourages all churches and ministry settings across the Western Jurisdiction to be persons and places where God's love lives. Monday School is a a Series of biblical/theological learning videos featuring conference leaders...

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