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March 08, 2019 |
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March 08, 2019 |
A message from the General Board of Global Ministries about UMCOR Sunday: Lent [began] this Wednesday. UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is traditionally recognized on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is March 31 this year. As part ...

March 08, 2019 |
With the actions of the 2019 General Conference before the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church, some UMs have become aware that they know very little about the body referred to as the denomination’s “High Court” or “Supreme Court.” What ...

March 08, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has shared a letter of support from the bishops of the Western regions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to the bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. Read Bishop Carcaño’s ...

March 08, 2019 |
The California-Nevada Conference’s Youth and Young Adults Gathering 2019, taking place at Sacramento Japanese UMC tomorrow (Saturday, March 9), “opens an opportunity for a Solidarity Action,” according to Conference Director of Young People’s ...

March 07, 2019 |
The Conference Commission on Religion and Race is accepting grant applications for leadership training programs, especially those targeting youth and young adults.   This year, grants will be awarded in two grant cycles. In the first, $2500 will be ...

March 07, 2019 |
By Mary Nakamura, Sacramento Japanese UMC TeamWorks Tools for Creating Vital Faith Communities contains four guidebooks that are designed to help churches create a healthy leadership team that prays, learns, and dreams together. On February 16, 44 ...

March 06, 2019 |
For Immediate Release March 6, 2019   WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality and the meaning, application, and effect of ...

March 05, 2019 |
Transcriptions of the work of the Special Called Session of General Conference, Feb. 23-26, 2019, along with the official record of the legislation approved, are found in the Daily Christian Advocate (DCA), the official journal of the General ...

March 01, 2019 |
Three California-Nevada United Methodist pastors, asked to respond to the actions of the 2019 General Conference, affirmed that their churches will continue to welcome the LGBTQ community. Watch the story from ABC 10 News:  

March 01, 2019 |
United Methodist Communications has released the official video from the 2019 General Conference. Watch video here.

March 01, 2019 |
For Immediate Release March 1, 2019   WASHINGTON, D. C. – In the aftermath of the Special Session of the General Conference, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, President of the Council of Bishops has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16.   “James ...

March 01, 2019 |
[UPDATED 3/15/19] A series of Post-General Conference Episcopal Visits has been scheduled throughout March and April, 2019, at 12 locations in the California-Nevada Annual Conference. On Monday, Feb. 25, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño emailed the ...

February 28, 2019 |
Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction, meeting immediately following the close of the special session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, agreed on the importance of having a common message at this crucial time in the life of the ...

February 27, 2019 |
The long-awaited special-called session of the General Conference 2019 has officially ended. If you were unable to participate or missed out on this historic gathering, you can now find updated and follow-up coverage of all proceedings on the General...

February 26, 2019 |
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 At the 2019 Special Called Session of the General Conference, Rev. Donna Pritchard, chair of the Western Jurisdiction Leadership Team made this statement on behalf of Western Jurisdiction Leadership: "We have long ...

February 26, 2019 |
After hours of delaying tactics by opponents, the United Methodist General Conference 2019 delegates passed The Traditional Plan 438 to 384. A last-ditch effort to bring the One Church Plan back was defeated in the morning and was followed by ...

February 26, 2019 |
As the special session of the 2019 General Conference comes to its conclusion, compassionate delegates take to the mic. View several speeches below. Where will the UMC be in 100 years?   Emily Allen, Lay Delegate Rev. Motoe Yamada-Foor, Clergy ...

February 26, 2019 |
JJ Warren: "No plan to separate us can unite us like God's love." During floor debate over the plans for a way forward, JJ Warren, Lay Delegate from the Upper New York Conference, offered this impassioned testimony for the full inclusion of LGBTQIA ...

February 24, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan Interim Director of Communications, CA-NV Annual Conference of The UMC One thing can be said about United Methodists: We know how to worship! After a year of planning for a General Conference designed to move the denomination ...

February 23, 2019 |
On February 23, 2019, the MARCHA West chapter hosted the WJ Young Adults Latinx group for a dialogue on issues of human sexuality to prep the young adults for what they might hear and experience during the 2019 General Conference Special Session. ...

February 20, 2019 |
Sunday February 24, 2019 - Congregational Prayer for United Methodist Church   Gracious and loving God, who leads, teaches and guides, You who offer compassion, grace and mercy, be with us now.  We passionately seek Your presence during challenging ...

February 20, 2019 |
The Conference Commission on Religion & Race is accepting grant applications for leadership training programs, especially those targeting youth and young adults. Please fill out the application available here and email to Rev. Tikiko Lesuma at: pasto...

February 15, 2019 |
By Rev. Hyok In Kwon Pastor, Berkeley Korean UMC in Oakland  Executive Director, Peace Committee, the Korean Association of The UMC   The fateful dice have been cast for the second summit of the US and North Korea. According to Pres. Trump’s ...

February 14, 2019 |
General Conference 2019 Is in View  Like the Emerald City, St. Louis and General Conference 2019 now are visible on the horizon. In just one week and two days, we’ll arrive at our immediate destination – and the real journey will begin.    Here are...

February 14, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño traveled to the McAllen, Texas area in late January for a meeting of The United Methodist Immigration Task Force that included a visit to the border. Kathy Gilbert, a reporter for United Methodist News Service (UMNS) – along...

February 14, 2019 |
Two members of the California-Nevada Board of Camping and Retreat Ministries represented the conference at the recent 2019 National United Methodist Camp Retreat Ministries Gathering.   Sharon Godbolt and Rev. Lisa Jean Hoefner, Pastor/Director of ...

February 14, 2019 |
For Immediate Release Tuesday, February 12, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bishops of The United Methodist Church are preparing to preside over the three-day Special Session of the General Conference set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.    In a ...

February 14, 2019 |
United Methodist Church to mark 150th anniversary House of worship known for progressive social outreach, welcomes LGBTQ community  Instant Connection editor’s note: As The United Methodist Church prepares to debate its position on LGBTQ rights in a...

February 13, 2019 |
No, it has nothing to do with penguins. The Happy Feet Dinner taking place at Community United Methodist Church in Rio Linda next week is a fundraiser for children with club feet. Elverta UMC and the Rio Linda UMC are joining forces hoping to raise ...

February 13, 2019 |
Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC) hosted a workshop on The Changemaker Initiative at this year’s Gathering of the Orders in Modesto.   Senior Pastor Rev. Kathi McShane, along with Lay Leaders Kim Jones and Melissa Allison, spoke to 40 ...

February 13, 2019 |
We have received an important update regarding travel in Haiti from Ronda Cordill, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) jurisdictional coordinator for the Western Jurisdiction. The message originated with the mission volunteer coordinator ...

February 13, 2019 |
Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This adds up to more than 10 million women and men in the course of one year – and someone in your life may be among them.   Learn how to listen, talk, and...

February 07, 2019 |
The Advocacy and Justice Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference recently selected Jean Reynolds to serve as the conference’s new Peace with Justice Coordinator. I had a chance to visit with her this week about the work of the committee,...

February 07, 2019 |
Western Jurisdiction communicators will provide pool coverage of General Conference 2019 from a jurisdictional perspective, using social media along with the Western Jurisdiction Update, a special limited-run newsletter created solely to communicate ...

February 06, 2019 |
By Adrian Pell Conference Statistician   Next Friday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for all churches to submit the statistical information that is required by the Book of Discipline. Since adoption of our tithe system, this is also essential input to the ...

February 06, 2019 |
Rev. Matthew Pearson, pastor of Elk Grove United Methodist Church in the California-Nevada Annual Conference, was interviewed this week for an ABC Channel 10 report on a controversy over inclusive textbooks. The Elk Grove Board of Education Tuesday ...

February 06, 2019 |
The 2018 tithe report has been updated to reflect final numbers for the year. Finance Director Diane Knudsen says it will be at least a month before the numbers for the “2018 Tithe base” column are available, however. She says 2019 tithe amounts will...

February 06, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan Interim Communications Director The special called 2019 session of General Conference begins in two weeks, in St. Louis. The time frame is compressed – just three days – but the significance of the gathering would be difficult to ...

February 06, 2019 |
The Healthy Church Initiative event “Discipleship is Everything,” Featuring Rev. Nicole Reilley [at left], will be offered February 22-23 at the California-Nevada Conference Center in West Sacramento. Churches unable to send representatives are ...

February 06, 2019 |
United Methodist Communications has launched a new advertising campaign aimed at reassuring churchgoers as the denomination struggles to define itself. “'The Movement Continues' emphasizes our calling,” reads the headline of a press release that ...

February 05, 2019 |
The California-Nevada Annual Conference’s Sacramento Pentecost Circuit is sponsoring a series of Saturday workshops under the heading, “The Disciple Making Process,” beginning this month.   The workshops will utilize TeamWorks Tools for Creating ...

February 04, 2019 |
Join El Sobrante United Methodist Church for an evening of “wonderful Russian music” on Wednesday of next week – Feb. 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at the church. The Konevets Quartet is an all-male a cappella vocal quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia. ...

February 04, 2019 |
The Mission Volunteer Office at Global Ministries, a general agency of The United Methodist Church, is advertising two open volunteer placements that need to be made immediately. They are: Tanzania – Assistant Women's Program Coordinator needed, to ...

February 04, 2019 |
Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2019   Nashville, Tennessee: The Commission on the General Conference has devised a process for determining the order in which legislative proposals will be considered by the ...

February 04, 2019 |
Jim and Jean Strathdee will lead a workshop and perform in concert on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave., in Santa Rosa, CA.   Fee for the 9 a.m. workshop is $20 if you pre-register; $25 at the door.   There ...

January 31, 2019 |
Following a successful stewardship campaign, the California-Nevada Annual Conference has been able to meet its General Church and Western Jurisdiction commitments for the second year in a row. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño made the announcement this ...

January 30, 2019 |
Three churches in Concord, California combined efforts for a Jan. 19 event to benefit two churches in Paradise, California – the community virtually destroyed by a wildfire on Nov. 8, 2018.   Choirs from Concord United Methodist Church, Clayton ...

January 29, 2019 |
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church asks others within the California-Nevada Annual Conference to help promote its 6th Annual Lift Concert – to be held March 9, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. The concert brings together musical talent from throughout the ...

January 29, 2019 |
This Saturday evening (Feb. 2) at 6:00, Rola Al Ashkar, a local Christian ministerial resident, will give a cultural presentation on Syria at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall. Refugee women will speak to their experiences, a Middle Eastern ...

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