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October 11, 2018 |
Here are some stats on the historic Hurricane Michael. pic.twitter.com/OWd39Gl5xQ — NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) October 11, 2018 The Southeast is getting hammered again as Hurricane Michael, now a tropical storm, is producing flash flooding ...

October 10, 2018 |
Marcha-West, in partnership with First United Methodist Church in Selma, California, is hosting a resource fair “to empower … local communities and the Hispanic/Latino population to make smarter and healthier choices” for their families.   With a DJ,...

October 09, 2018 |
Grass Valley United Methodist Church will host “Everybody Sing! A Musical Day with Jim and Strathdee” on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   A “spirited congregational sing-along for all ages” in the morning will feature songs of faith, ...

October 04, 2018 |
Just three months into his new role as Executive Director of Congregational Development for the California-Nevada Annual Conference, The Rev. Craig S. Brown says he doesn’t mind at all if your reaction to hearing his name is – and continues to be – “...

October 02, 2018 |
Merced College students examined the momentous topic of sexual assault and violence toward women in the #MeToo era, when they gathered for Wesley Club on Thursday, September 27. They also discussed the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court justice ...

September 27, 2018 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area doesn’t see the current debate over homosexuality as a reason for the church to split. He feels the church is able to continue God’s mission, even amid ...

September 27, 2018 |
The wildfires of October 2017 had a dramatic impact on the entire region. Dozens of lives were lost; thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed, as were crops; and countless families were displaced as the Northern California firestorm – as the ...

September 27, 2018 |
There is still time – but not a lot of it! – to apply for an Ecumenical Grant of up to $2000 from The Advocacy and Justice Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference.  The committee has a small budget available to support ecumenical and ...

September 27, 2018 |
The Guatemala Mazatenango Medical mission is looking for licensed medical personnel, specifically doctors and pharmacists, to join the team for its July 2019 mission. Last year the mission was not able to fully field a team, due to the departure of ...

September 26, 2018 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sept. 26, 2018 | Discipleship Ministries | – United Methodist youth and young adults attending the Global Young People’s Convocation (GYPC) adopted a Statement of Unity declaring their love of the church, “the unity it offers and how...

September 25, 2018 |
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - Bishops in Africa have resolved not to support any proposed legislation that calls for splitting The United Methodist Church over the issue of human sexuality, according to a statement released on Monday, September 24, 2018. ...

September 25, 2018 |
The Table at Central United Methodist Church in Sacramento is one of only 12 churches chosen to receive a $15,000 grant as part of a year-long partnership with the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. The grant will help ...

September 24, 2018 |
NETworX Orientation Set for November Generational poverty doesn’t have to be something we simply accept – nor should we accept it, as Christians! Some United Methodist churches are taking a unique approach to tackling this issue, and you can join ...

September 23, 2018 |
The school year has started and that means California-Nevada Annual Conference Campus Ministries are in full swing. The Conference supports eight active Campus Ministries, and many local churches are engaged in ministry to college students at nearby ...

September 19, 2018 |
United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2018   Nashville, Tennessee – This fall, The United Methodist Church is deepening its involvement in Hispanic and Latino communities in a concentrated ...

September 19, 2018 |
Being a nurturing, supportive community is important to members of Memorial United Methodist Church in Clovis, California, and they don’t let distance limit their outreach.   The congregation’s two-year-old missions ministry “Friends of the United ...

September 19, 2018 |
The Commission on the Annual Conference Session has begun its work of preparation for the 2019 session, with the Rev. Gary Pope-Sears (left) taking the helm as new commission chair.   At the group’s fall meeting this week, Pope-Sears facilitated a ...

September 18, 2018 |
By the Rev. Anne Schlesinger   My responsibility at the Annual Conference Session (ACS) each year is the pages and marshals. At the Sept. 18, 2018 meeting of the Commission on the Annual Conference Session, one of our tasks was to review the feedback...

September 17, 2018 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Episcopal Leader of the San Francisco Area, will be one of the keynote speakers at Breaking Barriers HIV and AIDS Ministry Conference, Oct. 25-27 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN. She will preach at...

September 17, 2018 |
Blessed as we are with diversity in the California-Nevada Annual Conference, it’s especially appropriate that we celebrate the rich cultural contributions of our Hispanic/Latino members during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15).   Although ...

September 17, 2018 |
Cate Monaghan, left, with Dr. Larry Hygh, Jr. at the 2017 meeting of the United Methodist Association of Communicators.

September 17, 2018 |
A new edition of the Book of Discipline 2016 Errata is now available and includes changes to paragraphs 408.3, 410, and 422. These changes were tied to a constitutional amendment on Paragraph 50 of the Constitution that was passed by the 2016 General...

September 17, 2018 |
The Advocacy and Justice Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference has a small budget available to support ecumenical and interfaith social justice advocacy initiatives. Ecumenical or interfaith organizations may apply for Ecumenical ...

September 17, 2018 |
World Communion Sunday, one of The United Methodist Church’s six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings, calls on us to reach out to all people and model diversity. It is observed on the first Sunday in October (Oct 7, this year) and provides ...

September 13, 2018 |
Our faith calls us to welcome the stranger, express hospitality, and serve the least of our brothers and sisters. A great resource to help develop this aspect of our Christian walk is "Faith on the Move," a presentation by Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, ...

September 13, 2018 |
United Methodists in the California-Nevada Annual Conference are “passionate” about disaster relief and recovery, according to Conference Disaster Response Director Sonja Edd-Bennett. Her metric? People declare their passions “with their feet, and ...

September 13, 2018 |
By the Rev. Felicisimo “Fel” Cao Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries and Young People’s Ministry California-Nevada Annual Conference   Would you be surprised to find a 35-year-old young adult in Young People's Ministries? You just might!   Our...

September 13, 2018 |
Cal-Nev’s Michelle Chun Is One of Ten Young People Selected   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops has selected 10 (ten) young adults as part of its continued strategy to lead The United Methodist Church (UMC) into living more fully in Christian...

August 28, 2018 |
[NOTE: ARTICLE UPDATED Oct. 8, 2019: Rev. Marrero no longer serves in the California-Nevada Annual Conference.] Rev. Elizabeth (Liz) Marrero is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as ...

August 22, 2018 |
Registration for NorCal Chrsitmas Institute (CI) 2018 opening soon! Visit norcalci.org for more information! NorCal CI 2018 Theme: When the Fight Calls WHO WE ARE: We are a loving community unified by faith, putting into practice the connectional ...

August 21, 2018 |
On Saturday, August 25, 2018, La Trinidad UMC and Peace UMC in San Jose are holding a mobile health clinic in partnership with the Lion's Club. The mobile clinic will offer screening for hearing, vision, high blood pressure, and diabetes. ...

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 ...

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