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November 12, 2020 | Admin
 It is with great sadness and deepest condolences for the Jones family that we share the news that Don E. Jones died on November 10th following a long illness.  Jones was 73 years old and is survived by his wife, Cynthia, his daughter DawnL, and son ...

November 12, 2020 | Admin
Editor’s Note: On Thursday November 5th, the California-Nevada Conference announced it had reached a settlement in its lawsuit against the Glide Foundation Board of Trustees.  Since then, related questions have been raised by members of our ...

November 12, 2020 | Admin
Between November 1 and December 31, with a special focus on Giving Tuesday, churches will have the opportunity be a part of the Give Love campaign to help transform the lives of people around the world. This year-end campaign offers stories of the ...

November 12, 2020 |
The 2020 annual gathering of MARCHA, Metodistas Asociados Representando la Causa Hispana Americana, will take place online, November 13 from 6 p.m. to  9 p.m. EST. The Theme is Lamento in Communidad, Camino a la Esperanza, Lament in Community, On the...

November 12, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“Relationships, relationships, relationships—this is all about building connections,” stated Rev. Alan Jones of St. Mark’s UMC and member of the Conference Committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (CCUIR) speaking at the recent ...

November 12, 2020 |
Who is your neighbor? What can you do to end the assault and criminalization of our children and youth? Join us as we explore the work that we have been doing on Dismantling Racism and Ending the Criminalization of Children and Youth. Learn how you ...

November 12, 2020 | Rev. Denyse Barnes
Editor's Note:  On October 7th Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of people engaged in mission throughout the conferences of the WJ. Each conference within...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
The California-Nevada Conference has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against the Glide Foundation. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño stated "It is with hope for the future that I share that the lawsuit the Board of Trustees of the California-Nevada ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
Children's Worship for this Sunday, November 8th. Theme: The Greatest Commandment Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40 This week Rev. Barbara Horikoshi-Firebaugh greets children; the Strathdees and youth from St. Mark's UMC lead the signing of 'Love the ...

November 05, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Ellen Dizon,Catherine Morris
The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” (i) is an affirmation to Jesus’ teaching of prioritizing the children in our community. The saying of Jesus that, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as ...

November 05, 2020 | Press Release: The Connectional Table
The Connectional Table The United Methodist Church FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/03/2020 Chicago, Illinois - The Connectional Table’s Emerging Project is launching video segments about the future of the United Methodist Church. The Emerging Project is ...

November 05, 2020 | Sonja Edd-Bennett
We’re excited to welcome Will Ebeler, our new AmeriCorps Member with the Disaster Response Ministry.  AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides opportunities for people to participate in community development projects that address the ...

November 05, 2020 |
Pastor Marylee Sheffer (Napa, California) launched a 24-hour peace vigil preceding the Nov 3 election. Using a sign-up software called Doodle, members of the congregation signed up for prayer in 15- minute increments—as many as they could string ...

November 05, 2020 | Jim Patterson
Real progress on racial issues in The United Methodist Church is impossible unless LGBTQ people are accepted as full participants in every aspect of the denomination, said both panelists during a sometimes emotional online discussion. “You can’t ...

November 05, 2020 | Christie R. House
Editor's Note:  California-Nevada Disaster Response Ministry Director Sonja Edd-Bennett was among sources of information and images for this story for Global Ministries / UMCOR. Henry* made a life choice to live off the grid in Northeastern ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin ,Akiko Miyake-Stoner
The Wednesday Webinar on November 11 will be hosted by your friendly Conference Committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (CUIR). We want to highlight our Annual Conference resolution, “Encouraging Individual Congregations to be ...

November 05, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
 “In the words of the psalmist, how good and how pleasant it is for us to be together in unity to pray and ask for God’s blessing on our living in these times,” stated Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño as she introduced the Concert of Prayer for Healing ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
On October 7th Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of people engaged in mission throughout the conferences of the WJ. November's theme for the 12 month ...

November 05, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño joined members of the Conference Committee on Young People's Ministry (CCYPM) to host young people from around the California-Nevada Conference for an election eve gathering on Monday November 2nd, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 ...

October 29, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's Note: In case you missed the webinar click here to access the recording.  More than one hundred clergy and laity from Bakersfield, California to Sparks, Nevada were on Zoom to hear Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño speak about the upcoming election...

October 29, 2020 |
"As United Methodists we believe elections should be free, fair and safe, worthy of our protection. Let us VOTE and express our commitment to mercy, compassion and justice."

October 29, 2020 | Rev. Victoria Schlintz
 If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care—then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love...

October 29, 2020 | Admin
The theme for Children's Worship this week is All Saints Day. The Scripture is Hebrews 12:1 This week St. Mark's UMC welcomes and blesses the children. Jim and Jean Strathdee teach sign language and Harry, The Rabbit is back! Mort appears in ...

October 29, 2020 | Joey Butler
A Nov. 16 deadline is approaching for churches to file paperwork intended to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims and the organization’s bankruptcy ...

October 29, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will join the Young People from around the California-Nevada Conference with the members of the Conference Committee on Young People's Ministry to host an election eve gathering on Monday November 2nd, from 6 p.m. until 7:30...

October 29, 2020 | Admin
The General Commission on Religion and Race, GCORR, is premiering a new resource for advent that invites congregations to a 5 week journey to seek Jesus, justice and peace.  Seeking Jesus, The Advent of Justice and Peace includes 5 weeks of sermon ...

October 29, 2020 | Heather Hahn
With COVID-19 still menacing the globe, organizers are exploring various options for holding what many expect to be a pivotal General Conference. Among the possibilities is for The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly to convene online in...

October 29, 2020 | Kathy La Point-Collup
The Board of Ordained Ministry is looking for qualified persons to serve as our Ministry Assessment Specialists (MAS) for the Licensing and Ordination process for our Annual Conference. Each MAS works with Candidates in the process to interpret the ...

October 29, 2020 | Admin
Please join us on November 4th at 4 p.m. for a very special edition of Wednesday Webinar: A Concert of Prayer for Healing.  The National Election will have come and gone and although we may not have the results of the Presidential or other important...

October 26, 2020 | Connie Hunter
Every year, across the country, in every conference, the United Methodist Women hold Mission u, an educational program where participants can choose from three study topics, one of which is a Spiritual Growth study. It was four years ago that the ...

October 26, 2020 | Dedra Beauchamp
Fair Oaks United Methodist Church’s Back-to-School Drive for Downtown Ministries GOAL EXCEEDED = $1817.76! Even though students are learning from home this fall, they still need supplies, internet access, and clothing. Some students also need masks ...

October 26, 2020 | Admin
Special Edition: Wednesday Webinar Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño speaks to the upcoming Election     Be sure to tune in tomorrow, Wednesday October 28th at 4p.m. PDT for a very special edition of Wednesday Webinar featuring our Episcopal leader Bishop ...

October 22, 2020 | Admin ,JB Brayfindley
San Francisco Episcopal Area Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño called to order the 172nd session of the California-Nevada Annual Conference on September 17, 2020, the first to be held as a virtual only event.  The Session worked to align its prayerful ...

October 22, 2020 | Admin
The theme for this week's Children's Worship is Worry. The Scripture is Philippians 4: 6-7. This week Rev. Mahsea and daughter Niara greet and bless the children, Momoko fills up a bag of worries and Mort comes back with his idea of "two" or is it "...

October 22, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“The stories are heartbreaking,” stated Stephen Elliot, member of the Early Response Team (ERT) of the California Nevada United Methodist Disaster Response Ministry. Two days after finishing up work with survivors of the CZU Lightening Complex Fires ...

October 22, 2020 | Linda Bloom
Mozambique Area Bishop Joaquina Nhanala, the first and only female United Methodist bishop in Africa, has learned to weigh when and how to respond to falsehoods prompted by blatant acts of sexism. “At the beginning, I would try to clear my name by ...

October 22, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
The North State Ecumenical Conference (NSEC) is preparing for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by producing a virtual service to be viewed on January 19, 2021. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is a Judicatory Leader member of the NSEC and Rev. ...

October 22, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“This is all about human relationships and people you connect with,” stated Rev. Craig Brown, Executive Director of Congregational Ministries for the CNUMC and guest speaker for the Wednesday Webinar, October 21, 2020. Brown discussed a set of skills...

October 21, 2020 | Admin
Tools for Engaging the Community and Understanding Its Context Panelist – Craig Brown, Executive Director of Congregational Ministries Pandemic has caused the church to examine how it is engaged in its community and world. The pause of in-person ...

October 18, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño joined faith leaders across the country on October 19th for a Call to Action Interfaith Prayer Service that kicked off week long events for Religions for Peace USA Uplifting Moral Voices for Immigration and Refugees, the ...

October 15, 2020 | Admin
The Castro Valley United Methodist Church is celebrated Pastor Appreciation Sunday for Pastor Shijung Shim with a surprise drive by celebration on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:40 P.M..  Members of the congregation made signs that they displayed on ...

October 15, 2020 |
 Welcome to Children's Worship, produced weekly by the Pentecost Circuit in Los Rios District. This week's theme is Joy The scripture Phillipians 4:4 This week: Rev. George Edd-Bennett explains about being glad, Dixon UMC sings about making a ...

October 15, 2020 | Craig Brown
The work of starting new things in a local church requires creativity and vision for ministry at a whole new level. Whether you are considering a call to plant a new church or want to discover how to start a new church right where you are, the ...

October 15, 2020 | Admin
Los Altos United Methodist Church has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish the Changemaker Church Project, a unique project of The Changemaker Initiative. The program is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Thriving ...

October 15, 2020 |
For release: IMMEDIATE Media Contact: Mary Lou Greenwood Boice, Director of Communications mboice@umcmission.org The Global Mission Fellows program of The United Methodist Church places young adults, ages 20–30, in social justice ministries for two...

October 15, 2020 |
The 2020 annual gathering of MARCHA, Metodistas Asociados Representando la Causa Hispana Americana, will take place online, November 13 from 6 p.m. to  9 p.m. EST. The Theme is Lamento in Communidad, Camino a la Esperanza, Lament in Community, On the...

October 15, 2020 | Kim Risedorf
 Best. Sound. Ever.  At San Ramon Valley UMC, we’re loving the sound of kids giggling and climbing on our playground. Pastor Kim Risedorph asked the congregation, “How can we be a blessing to the community around us during this time?” And Director of...

October 15, 2020 | Admin
Bishop MInerva G. Carcaño will be featured in the next United Methodist Women's Faith Talks podcast, October 22nd at 11a PT., exploring the relationship between the church and politics. UMW's Jennifer Farmer will moderate a panel that includes ...

October 15, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
A renowned worship designer, consultant and educator, Dr. Marcia McFee was the guest speaker at the CNUMC Wednesday Webinar, November 14 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with an open discussion afterwards. “In the last few months, we’ve all become film makers,” ...

October 15, 2020 | Emily Pickens-Jones
These are difficult and challenging times for our local communities, our country, and the world. Divisive and heated rhetoric dominate the public dialogue. More and more people are withdrawing from engagement in the political process out of a ...

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