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February 11, 2020 |
After celebrating her 100th birthday, Myrtle Findley, member of Colfax United Methodist church (CUMC), did not stop her volunteer activities at her local church and continues to host fundraising events in her home. “She told me she forgot she was a ...

February 11, 2020 |
Only two weeks remain! To be considered for a scholarship from UMHEF for the 2020-2021 school year, you must submit an application and supporting documents no later than MARCH 1, 2020.   UMHEF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS  General Named Endowed ...

February 11, 2020 |
 by Tikiko Lesuma, California-Nevada Chairperson for the Conference Commission on Religion and Race The General Commission on Religion and Race was created by The United Methodist Church in 1968 to address the turbulent and exciting unrest, disease, ...

February 09, 2020 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño announced today that she will be appointing Rev. Dr. Samuel Hong to serve as the Superintendent of the El Camino Real District beginning on July 1, 2020.  Rev. Shinya Goto who is serving the El Camino Real District will be ...

February 07, 2020 |
The method of selection by nomination and election of youth and young adult delegates to the Annual Conference Session shall be established each year by the Conference Committee on Young People’s Ministry with the approval of the Commission on the ...

February 06, 2020 |
Your Western Jurisdiction First Elected Delegates to General Conference 2020 seek the support of prayer from our members and friends from across the Jurisdiction. We have been hard at work: sharing our hopes and dreams for what our future church may ...

February 06, 2020 |
  Local pastors from across the California-Nevada connection gathered at Livermore UMC January 27-29 to begin training and engagement as new church planters. The 2020 group of 10 is the second pastor cohort to receive training with the Church ...

February 06, 2020 |
On Saturday, February 1, pastors and laity of Los Rios District came together at Davis UMC in an annual time of revival set aside solely for inspiration and empowerment. Drawing on the theme of General Conference 2020 “Know That I am God”, the ...

February 06, 2020 |
Up to $2000.00 is available to UMC churches and organizations for projects that support ADVOCACY AND JUSTICE ACTIONS. We, who call ourselves Methodists, are called to works of justice, to discover the reasons why the homeless are homeless, why the ...

February 06, 2020 |
by Rev. Michael Yoshii, Co-Chair, Order of Elders . Chair, California-Nevada Advocacy & Justice Committee On Tuesday, January 28,  President Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly ...

February 01, 2020 |
Registration for the 172nd Session of the California-Nevada Conference is open and we invite you to visit the Annual Conference Session (ACS) webpage and complete your registration. The ACS 2020 will take place in Modesto, CA, June 12-15, 2020. ...

January 30, 2020 |
California-Nevada held A Gathering of the Orders annual meeting January 28-30 at Asbury UMC in Livermore, California. All clergy including Deacons, Elders and local pastors from across the conference connection came together for a time of worship, ...

January 29, 2020 |
Circuit leaders from each of the 5 California-Nevada conference districts gathered at Asbury UMC in Livermore, CA for a time of training and fellowship. The conference covers a wide geographic region and this annual meeting is often the only time ...

January 28, 2020 |
California-Nevada Called to Wholeness pilot class, comprised of 15 elders, has completed an eight-month process of personal and professional assessment and renewal. Participants were recognized during the conference Gathering of the Orders held ...

January 27, 2020 |
by Rev. Kathi McShane, Los Altos UMC   Every Sunday during the four weeks of Advent, Los Altos UMC (LAUMC), says something like, “We’ve taken a big, courageous step—we’ve set a goal of $150,000 for Advent Generosity. It’s more than we’ve ever raised...

January 27, 2020 |
by Alice Ann Glenn The Retired Clergy Association [RCA] gives out scholarships each year to those in seminary and Course of Study who are Certified Candidates and meet some other criteria.  The monies to support these scholarships come from RCA ...

January 23, 2020 |
Imagine, if you will, never having walked due to a birth deformity; losing a leg to diabetes or other health challenge; or being disabled in a tragic accident, and suddenly the gift of mobility comes into your life.  That was the blessing we offered ...

January 23, 2020 |
Gaza, Iran & U.S. Militarism in the Middle East Ret. Col. Ann Wright will speak about Gaza, Iran & ending U.S. militarism in the Middle East on Thursday Feb 6th at 6:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Sacramento.  A Middle Eastern dinner will ...

January 22, 2020 |
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the highest concentration of Asian Americans in the United States, and some cities, like Daly City, Sunnyvale and Cupertino, even having a majority of their residents ethnically Asian. But what challenges do ...

January 21, 2020 |
The time is rapidly approaching by which all local churches and fellowships should submit their annual statistical return - membership, participation and financial information about the church. This is an important process, the results of which are ...

January 21, 2020 |
California-Nevada Conference has surpassed 2018 tithe giving by 2.9% in 2019 and has met 100% of its apportionments for the third year in a row. In a time when many members of The United Methodist Church may wonder where the money goes and how the ...

January 17, 2020 |
California-Nevada Episcopal Leader Bishop Minerva Carcaño and Executive Director of Connectional Ministries Jorge Domingues welcomed members of the Western Jurisdiction Hispanic Latino Ministry Council (WJHLMC) at the Conference office January 8 and ...

January 15, 2020 |
by Hubert Ivery | Pastor, San Francisco, Geneva Avenue UMC Social injustices continue to be pervasive in our society. How can we best confront them? What is the role of the church? In years past, many churches have been content to address the ...

January 15, 2020 |
by Dedra Beauchamp Local Church Pays 100% of Local School’s Lunch Debt Each year Fair Oaks United Methodist Church (Fair Oaks UMC) donates the offering received at the Christmas Eve service to one of many outreach ministries that are supported ...

January 15, 2020 |
by Hubert Ivery The lack of affordable housing is one of the most pressing issues we face in the San Francisco Bay Area. There is a growing gap between available housing and affordable housing. Lack of housing is a moral and ethical problem. It ...

January 15, 2020 |
by J.B. Brayfindley The Methodist PRIDE Collective (MPC), a group of 13 United Methodist Churches in Northern California, is sponsoring a benefit concert for the Trans & Queer Youth Collective (TQYC) on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The event will be ...

January 10, 2020 |
As California-Nevada Conference prepares to dispatch another team of Volunteers in Mission to Puerto Rico, earthquakes and aftershocks continue to rock the island for the second straight day, hampering recovery efforts and further damaging ...

January 03, 2020 |
UMC Church and Society joins communities of faith to renounce the escalation of violence and call on the United States to work towards lasting peace with Iran.

January 03, 2020 |
Friends,   Grace and peace to you in this New Year. May Christ our Lord bless you and keep you throughout the days to come.   Early this morning the work of a group of faithful leaders of our United Methodist Church pertaining to the division that we...

December 19, 2019 |
A message from Bishop Minerva Carcaño:    It is with great joy that I announce that Ms. Selby Ewing has accepted our invitation to come among us to serve as our director of communications, effective January 1, 2020.    Selby succeeds our interim d...

December 18, 2019 |
The California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church has severed its ties with Fuller Youth Institute, a branch of Fuller Theological Seminary, over the issue of same-sex marriage. The following communication was sent ...

December 18, 2019 |
On behalf of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Kenneth Carter, president of the council, has issued a Christmas letter focusing on what it means to “walk in the light of the Lord.”    Read the letter online through either ...

December 18, 2019 |
You are invited to honor the lives of our sisters and brothers in Santa Clara County who died without homes, by attending the Homeless Persons' Interfaith Memorial service this Saturday in San Jose. Your participation also will help bring awareness ...

December 18, 2019 |
Are you setting your goals for 2020? Is one of them to increase your service to the church and know more about being United Methodist? (And if not, why not?!)   The Los Rios District will offer Basic Lay Servant Training classes in the first quarter ...

December 12, 2019 |
  Churches that form a culture of discipleship and deep small group communities have a proven track record of growth – both in numbers and depth. For that reason, the Healthy Church Initiative welcomes Dr. Phil Maynard to the California-Nevada ...

December 11, 2019 |
The deadline is near for submitting your church’s responses to the three “Listening to Your Church’s Voice” questions: Completed surveys are due December 31, 2019.    Through the district superintendents, the Core Team of the California-Nevada ...

December 11, 2019 |
The Bay District of the California-Nevada Annual Conference will offer an Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Course in January, using the book The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation, by Thomas Porter. Teams from churches are encouraged to attend....

December 10, 2019 |
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For the last six months, Rev. Greg Bergquist has faithfully led the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) as the acting general secretary. Today, the GBHEM Board of Directors is pleased to announce ...

December 05, 2019 |
The Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) for the California-Nevada Conference extends its deep gratitude to those who contributed to the conference’s Giving Tuesday campaign this week.   The focus of the campaign, The United Methodist Church ...

December 04, 2019 |
The National Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM), in partnership with the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), is offering an immigration justice seekers training for young adults, in the new year.   “Game Changers” ...

December 04, 2019 |
By Rev. Mike Friedrich   The United Methodist-based organization, Friends of Wadi Foquin (FoWF), has announced its next Holy Land pilgrimage, to take place April 27-May 8, 2020. Following closely the itinerary of Bishop Warner Brown’s trip of 2016, ...

December 04, 2019 |
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), at its 25th General Convention, has affirmed the November 6, 2019 statement, “Standing Up for Loving God and Serving Our People,” that was issued by NCCP’s officers regarding the “...

December 02, 2019 |
On the 10th anniversary of Kairos Palestine, Saturday, December 14, 2019, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) will host a panel discussion that is sponsored, in part, by the Advocacy and Justice Committee and Israel-Palestine Task Force of the ...

November 22, 2019 |
Get in the Christmas spirit on December 8, 2019, at 4 p.m. when Sunnyvale Singers presents a preview of the group's 2019 winter concert, "Winter Dreams," at Sunnyvale Trinity United Methodist Church, 583 E. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale, California. ...

November 19, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan Interim Communications Director "I’m thankful that the body was willing to put their trust in the people who were here – in nine people, or 10 people, whoever that’s gonna end up being – and I’m hopeful that they can be beyond the ...

November 19, 2019 |
Loaves and Fishes requests donations to help provide a Thanksgiving meal to 1,000 homeless and hungry guests on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. Food donations are needed by tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 22). Visit https://sacloaves.org/holiday/thanksgiving ...

November 18, 2019 |
By Juliane Poirier  Communications Manager, FUMC of Napa, CA   On the last weekend of September, the congregation of Napa’s First United Methodist Church (FUMC) engaged in a full-throttle effort to better the lives of less fortunate members of that ...

November 15, 2019 |
Elmhurst United Methodist Church in Oakland, California cordially invites you to attend a "Holiday Brunch and Fellowship" on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is hosted by the Committee on African American/Black Ministry ...

November 14, 2019 |
The Western Jurisdiction (WJ) Fresh United Methodism Summit opens this afternoon at Rolling Hills UMC in Southern California, and key portions of it will be live streamed. Tune in at 4 p.m. at http://westernjurisdictionumc.org/wj-events/fresh/ for ...

November 13, 2019 |
The California-Nevada Conference Children and Poverty Committee, through the Mission Service Committee, is providing two innovative workshops on Saturday, December 7 at Elk Grove United Methodist Church.   The workshops, “Liberating Communication” ...

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