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May 27, 2021 |
Editor's Note: Peace with Justice Sunday is an opportunity for your giving dollars to do more here in California-Nevada and across the entire United Methodist connection.  Half of all donated funds remain in our conference to fund ministries of peace...

May 27, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
A rewarding way to put your Christian faith into action is by organizing and leading a mission team.  Mission teams address all kinds of needs in our world – disaster recovery, medical, immigration issues, vacation bible school and many others.  ...

May 27, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Clergy and Laity of the California-Nevada Conference, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ our Risen Lord! I take this moment to share a critical announcement with you.  I am pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021, the Rev. David Niu...

May 24, 2021 |
Los Angeles, CA - The California Endowment has announced the election of a new Board Chair and Vice Chair along with an additional four dynamic individuals to its governing board. The four members represents areas of youth mentoring and engagement, ...

May 20, 2021 |
When the Commission on the Annual Conference Session considered themes and scripture passages for this, our 173rd annual session of our Conference, they thought about the spirit of our California-Nevada faith family. Through tenacity, adaptation, ...

May 20, 2021 | Program Staff, General Board of Church and Society
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! During this month, we recognize the contributions the AAPI community has made to American history, culture, industry, science, education and more. Celebrate with the children in your life by ...

May 20, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Pentecost. The scripture is John 20:21-23 This week Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor of Sacramento Japanese UMC Garden Church welcomes the children and reviews the memory verse of the month; children across the circuit share different ...

May 20, 2021 | Merrie Bunt
As the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd nears, an art installation honoring the lives of African American persons killed during their interactions with police has been unveiled at Epworth United Methodist Church, located at 1953 ...

May 20, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
 “After sixty weeks of remote worship, we were able to (responsibly) gather in person today!” shared Andrea Eve Thorpe of Rancho Cordova UMC on Facebook after the in person worship was held outside at the church on Sunday May 16, 2021. “We were so ...

May 20, 2021 | Heather Hahn
As United Methodists have faced a pandemic and a potential church split, giving to denomination-wide ministries has become more variable. That was evident when the General Council on Finance and Administration board on May 14 received an update on ...

May 20, 2021 | Jorge Domingues
“Paul’s letters announce that Jesus Christ is “our peace.” It is Christ who “broke down the barrier of hatred that divided us,” creating one humanity, overcoming enmity, so making peace (Ephesians 2:14-19). It is Christ who ordains a ministry of ...

May 20, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
 ¡P R E S E N T E! But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7) Let the presence of the youth and young adults with their voice ...

May 20, 2021 | John Oda
Atlanta, Georgia, May 15, 2021 -  The Asian American Language Ministry Plan, the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists and the General Board of Church and Society are co-sponsoring webinars called "Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism".   ...

May 17, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Clergy and Lay Members of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ, our Risen Lord! Your persevering, grace-filled servant leadership in a time of pandemic has been a blessing to ...

May 13, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“We have faith that we will be able to participate, and in some way help in this ministry of strengthening families in our communities—both Douglas and Alpine,” stated Rev. Tony Hoefner of Carson Valley UMC in Gardnerville, Nevada. During the April ...

May 13, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Waiting The scripture is  Luke 24:49 This week Pastor Latulala Toetuu from Sacramento First Taulang-Ū UMC welcomes the children; JB Brayfindley from Sacramento First UMC shows kids and Mort ways they wait like the disciples ...

May 13, 2021 | Admin
Despite the pandemic, United Methodist missionaries remain deeply engaged in work around the world. Normally, a number of them “itinerate” each year to visit the churches and individuals that support them in ministry. COVID-19 has put a stop to most...

May 13, 2021 | Heather Hahn
People across Georgia opened the Sunday edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 9 to see a full-page advertisement from a group of North Georgia laity seeking answers from their bishop. “An Open Letter to Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson” is ...

May 13, 2021 | Admin
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to honor the many cultures within these groups the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) has developed two new downloadable infographics. 10 Honorable Traits of Pacific Islander...

May 13, 2021 | Sam Hodges
The United Methodist Publishing House’s prospects appear brighter, thanks to recovering sales and a purchase agreement for its Nashville, Tennessee, headquarters. The historic, self-supporting agency saw sales decline gradually for decades as The ...

May 13, 2021 | Will Ebeler
Your Conference Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission offices have been busy over the past eighteen months. The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of our daily lives, but despite those challenges, we’ve been able to make a difference in the...

May 13, 2021 | Admin
Let's get our camping ministries up and running again and make this summer all about faith, community, and lots of fun.  Come enjoy one of our New Camping N.O.W. opportunities this summer!  New Camping in New Normal, New Opportunities and New W...

May 13, 2021 | Admin
The College of Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church in accordance with ¶ 521 of the 2016 Book of Discipline, hereby calls a special session of the jurisdictional conference on July 17, 2021. The meeting will be held ...

May 06, 2021 | Program Staff, General Board of Church and Society
Church and Society joins National Justice for Our Neighbors in mobilizing our communities to engage legislators to create permanent pathways to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants settled in the United States. With undocumented ...

May 06, 2021 |
Debra "JB" Brayfindley is known to many throughout the California-Nevada Conference, and even if you haven't met JB, you will recognize her voice through the countless articles she has written that lift up the work of local churches in mission with ...

May 06, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Joy in Jesus' love The Scripture is John 15:9-11 This week Rev. Renae Extrum-Fernandez welcomes the children; children from Wayside UMC in Vallejo read scripture and The Lord's Prayer; Carrie Todd from Wayside gives a message ...

May 06, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
Pronounced “past-ee” and spelled “pasty,” the small stuffed meat turnovers are a thing of the past and the present at Grass Valley United Methodist Church. Rolling, tossing, folding, stuffing, pinching edges and baking Cornish style meat turnovers is...

May 06, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao,Henry Pablo III
Miriam’s call to serve young people within the church began in Mexico. It was Christmas time, and she and her brother were saddened that they could not be with their mother, who was serving as a pastor in the United States. In response to their ...

May 06, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will offer a closing prayer for the  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) prayer vigil on May 23, 1pm PDT. The vigil is a part of the LRIS spring campaign Stand Up, Speak Up! which encourages communities across ...

May 06, 2021 | Rev. Becky Goodwin
How would you like to hang out for a week with 8000 or more peaceful people from 81 countries and 118 religions and spiritual traditions? Would you like to learn, pray, discuss important matters, sing, celebrate, and share ideas for peace and justice...

May 06, 2021 | Jim Patterson
The United Methodist Committee on Relief will assist two partners in India to provide ventilators, hospital beds, money and more to help combat the dire COVID-19 crisis there. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the capacities of national ...

April 29, 2021 | Tara Barnes
Editor's Note: The title and body of this article was lightly edited to emphasize the conference's contribution through the presence, gifts and graces of UMW PAG member Marlene Ward The 2021-2024 United Methodist Women Program Advisory Group ...

April 29, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
A good question to pose to Rev. Kathleen LaPoint-Collup, pastor of Asbury UMC in Livermore, California might be, “What outreach ministries is the church not doing?” On the church website, under the “mission” tab, are just a few of the many ways ...

April 29, 2021 | Connie Hunter
The CA-NV Conference United Methodist Women in partnership with the CA-NV Conference UMC are excited to announce “Mission u is back!“   What is Mission u?  Mission u is a transformative educational program designed by United Methodist Women.  Though ...

April 29, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is: Jesus is the Vine, We are the Branches This week's scripture: John 15:1 This week Rev. Alan Jones of St. Mark's UMC in Sacramento welcomes and blesses the children; JB Brayfindley introduces a "song of the month" for children ...

April 29, 2021 | Program Staff, General Board of Church and Society
Throughout Scripture, we read stories of refugees finding welcome in new lands. Jesus began his life fleeing persecution as a refugee in Egypt. (Matthew 2:13-18) As United Methodists, we are called “provide wherever possible pastoral care and crisis ...

April 29, 2021 | Heather Hahn
The United Methodist Church’s top court has held off on deciding whether a denominational separation plan passes constitutional muster. And that has some of the plan’s architects frustrated and worried. “This ruling simply adds to the feeling that ...

April 28, 2021 | Dianne Mahler
Napa Methodist Church was excited that the Napa Valley Register featured them on their front page last Sunday for their innovative “Just Say Hi” drone visiting program. At a recent Church Council meeting the excitement of "seeing" people in online ...

April 22, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
Note from Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao, the Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries and Young People’s Ministry for the California-Nevada Conference and staff resource for the Task Force on Children’s Ministry, Conference Committee on Young People’s ...

April 22, 2021 | Admin
In a week that has seen more gun violence but also a step toward justice in the guilty rulings of the George Floyd murder case, leaders from our California-Nevada Committee on Religion & Race (CCORR)  offers a steadfast word of encouragement, and a ...

April 22, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is: The Lord is My Shepherd  The scripture is: Psalm 23 This week Margie Shunk of St. Mark's UMC welcomes children with Sam and talks about shepherding and how much God loves us; Lamb-see-do is excited to read Psalm 23--all about ...

April 22, 2021 | Admin
If you are wondering how to honor Earth Day 2021, Global Ministries has you covered with a series of multi media resources grounded in our Wesleyan tradition. The Rev. Jenny Phillips, Senior Technical Advisor for Environmental Sustainability at ...

April 22, 2021 | Admin
Easter Hill UMC joined with The One Accord Project, The Garden of Peace Ministries and the Contra Costa Department of Health Services to host a mobile COVID -19 vaccine clinic on April 7th. The church opened its doors in an effort to get vaccines in...

April 22, 2021 | Jorge Domingues
The Conference Committee on Mission Service is excited to announce the assignment of Steve Elliott as the new United Methodist Volunteer in Mission (UMVIM) Coordinator for the California-Nevada Conference.  In this role, Steve will coordinate our ...

April 22, 2021 | Admin
UCLA Labor Studies is offering a free online course that will be streamed live on their Facebook page. The course is titled Nonviolence & Social Change, and features instructors Rev. James Lawson Jr. and Kent Wong. Classes are streamed live on ...

April 22, 2021 | John Oda
On May 25, 2020 George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed by a white police officer in the city of Minneapolis. Mr. Floyd was initially stopped by the police because a store clerk alleged that he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill. By now all ...

April 22, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“Nobody wants to be here decrying what is going on—declaring a climate emergency,” stated Pastor Mary Westfall, board member of the Sacramento Area Congregations Together (SacAct) and Executive Director for the regional Presbyterian Churches in North...

April 17, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Editor's Note:  The LA Times featured the following OP-Ed by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño on April 16th as the Biden administration announced it would keep the cap on refugees to the Trump era policy of 15,000, effectively breaking its promise to raise ...

April 17, 2021 | Admin
The Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) came together to create two very special videos that honor Derrick Rainbow. The videos are especially designed for use in worship services this Sunday, April 18th, when the whole of the United ...

April 17, 2021 | Linda Bloom
The United Methodist Church’s top court will not rule in advance on the constitutionality of proposed legislation that would provide a way for some to separate from the denomination. In Memorandum 1407, the Judicial Council declined jurisdiction in ...

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