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April 21, 2022 | Dr. Mary Cheng
Laity Equipped and Transformed to Serve the Church and World   Is God calling you to deeper faith and service? Is the Spirit stirring your heart to seek something more? Are the needs of the world crying for your attention? How will you be equipped to...

April 21, 2022 | Admin
The California-Nevada conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women will host a panel discussion webinar on Saturday May 7th at 10a to examine what it means to be a woman and serve in The United Methodist Church.  Panelists will unpack the ...

April 21, 2022 | Pastora Robin Mathews-Johnson
We invite you to join us for an in-person discussion with Mike Slaughter, Founder & Chief Strategist of PASSIONATE CHURCHES, LLC, former UMC pastor of Ginghamsburg Church, and a member of the Connectional Table,* as we discuss ministry in a post- ...

April 21, 2022 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
In the wake of disruptions and postponements due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the more than 100 bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet once again in a virtual gathering April 25 to April 29, 2022, to discuss the future course of the ...

April 21, 2022 | Admin
Native American Ministries Sunday serves to remind United Methodists of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society and in our communities. With more than 20,000 Native Americans within the denomination, this Special Sunday ...

April 21, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Who Made That? is a video series designed by JB Brayfindley for children of all ages. Each episode explores the inventors behind everyday items with Mort, the snail, and Lamb See Do. This segment features Native Americans and Indigenous people  who ...

April 21, 2022 | Steve Elliott
Note: This is the first of three articles about how the Cal-Nev Conference is participating in wildfire recovery. For more information, contact Steve Elliott, Coordinator of the Disaster Response Ministry at UMVIMCoordinator@calnevumc.org. 2021 was ...

April 20, 2022 | Rev. Darren Stephen Cowdrey
It’s that time again!  Time to start looking at this summer’s camping opportunities!  I know what you’re thinking… what about the pandemic.  You’re right.  We are still working our way out of this difficult time but we feel that by summer we’ll be ...

April 20, 2022 | Rev. Darren Stephen Cowdrey
This year we've set a goal of having a delegation of 40 youth and young adults at Annual Conference this year.  We’re looking for churches to nominate these young people.  We’re seeing this delegation as a pathway toward conference activity and ...

April 17, 2022 | Bishop Sally Dyck
Editor's Note: California-Nevada Interim Bishop Sally Dyck shares an Easter reflection. Click here to access the video recording of the reflection. Early in the morning of the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to ...

April 15, 2022 | Rev. Samuel Hong
 “They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.” (Mark 15:21, NRSV) The disciples had all run away, when Jesus was walking up the hill with the heavy ...

April 14, 2022 | Rev. Mike Harrell
 I will have to die for this, I fear There's rage and terror and there's sickness here I fight because I have to I fight for us to know the truth Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on the first day of Passover was not an act of joyful celebration but an act...

April 14, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Here is the link for our Easter Children’s Worship! The Pentecost and Resurrection Circuits have been delighted to support this special ministry for children in our conference. Thank you, too, for the donations from each church and our Children ...

April 14, 2022 | Rev. Blake Busick
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes (1 Corinthians 11:26).   The eating of the bread and the drinking of the cup have been instituted by Christ to be a proclamation of his death. His ...

April 14, 2022 | Rev. Dr. Kristen Stoneking
The stations of the cross originated in Jerusalem along the Via Dolorosa. It leads persons along the path that Jesus walked toward his crucifixion. And yet, I do not believe that Jesus came into this world to die. I believe he came into this world to...

April 14, 2022 | Devin Long
Editor's Note: Sunday May 1st is Native American Sunday, a day in which churches across the connection will take up a special offering to support ministry with Native American people. Click here to learn more about this special Sunday and how you can...

April 13, 2022 | Rev. Mike Harrell
 I will have to die for this, I fear There's rage and terror and there's sickness here I fight because I have to I fight for us to know the truth Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on the first day of Passover was not an act of joyful celebration but an act...

April 10, 2022 | Rev. Mike Harrell
 I will have to die for this, I fear There's rage and terror and there's sickness here I fight because I have to I fight for us to know the truth Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on the first day of Passover was not an act of joyful celebration but an act...

April 08, 2022 | Admin
Pastors in the Bay district have come together and give voice to a Stations of the Cross video presentation for Holy Week and we are thrilled to be able to share it with our conference family. The video is comprised of 15 separate videos with ...

April 08, 2022 | Admin
 Registration for the 2022 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session has officially opened.   We will be meeting, in-person, June 10-13, 2022 at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, utilizing the same spaces as ACS 2021.  ...

April 07, 2022 | Gayle Watkins
The Linden United Methodist Church will be celebrating the 100th Birthday of its Sanctuary buidling on May 1, 2022.  The church was actually founded in 1852 and worship was held in varous places until the present Sanctuary with adjoining Sunday ...

April 07, 2022 |
The National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) is an opportunity for Christians to gather for ecumenical worship, networking and training on topics relevant to Christianity in the United States.  It also includes the annual United Methodist ...

April 07, 2022 | Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor
Bishop Wilbur Choy will be honored in a second memorial on April 23rd at 2pm in the Sacramento area.  The official memorial service was held on March 12, 2022 at the First UMC in Seattle (https://youtu.be/SkQCbYYh4e8), but we also wanted to offer a ...

April 07, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
The theme this week is Jesus Condemned. This week the scripture is John 19: 16-22   This week: Margie Shunk from St. Mark's United Methodist Street greets and shares a special message of love plus a closing song; Mort learns more about resistance --...

April 07, 2022 |
GCORR has created this PDF downloadable resource to assist both clergy and lay preachers to attend faithfully to the biblical text while engaging Intercultural Competency (ICC) as a value and skill set. The resource format is decidedly exegetical. ...

April 07, 2022 |
Editor's Note: Meghan Starick is a member of Sparks UMC, Sparks, NV, and will be graduating from high school this year. Meghan shared her poem with us late last week, before the mass shootings in downtown Sacramento occurred. Her words are a stark ...

April 07, 2022 | Admin
Pastor Charles White and Susanville UMC will be hosting a free virtual 8-week study on human sexuality entitled Are God's Arms Big Enough for Me? based on the book Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story by Stace Chomiak. The study will be...

April 07, 2022 | Jenny Copello
The observance of Good Friday as a commemoration of the crucifixion can be traced back to the 4th Century in Jerusalem. On this day, Christians recall the Passion of Jesus Christ – his arrest, trials, torture, crucifixion, and burial on the first ...

April 07, 2022 | Elliott Wright
Donors to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) are providing food, water, medicine, shelter and transportation to Ukrainians and other refugees fleeing Russian invaders inside their country and to those seeking refuge in neighboring ...

April 07, 2022 | Admin
Native American Ministries Sunday serves to remind United Methodists of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society and in our communities. With more than 20,000 Native Americans within the denomination, this Special Sunday ...

April 07, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Who Made That? is a video series designed by JB Brayfindley for children of all ages. Each episode explores the inventors behind everyday items with Mort, the snail, and Lamb See Do. This segment features Native Americans and Indigenous people  who ...

April 07, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's Note: March is Women's History month and an excellent opportunity to lift up a number of California-Nevada's women serving in leadership roles. Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor is featured in this segment of women in ministry by video journalist JB ...

March 31, 2022 | Admin
Registration for Annual Conference 2022 will open early April and continue through May 31st. Links for registration will be sent out in the next week via email to members of the Annual Conference.   Click here if you would for instruction on ...

March 31, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Jesus Condemned. The scripture is John 19: 1-16a. This week: Pastor Pedro Cervantes of Emmanuel UMC in Sacramento sings "Jesus Loves You" in Spanish as he greets the children and shares a special message; Mort reads a sad Bible ...

March 31, 2022 | Pastor April Sousa
On the outside, he looks like your average 13 year old. He loves to play basketball, surfing, and playing the trumpet. But there is more than meets the eye with our young friend, Braedon Simpson. One of Braedon’s many talents and loves is bread ...

March 31, 2022 | Heather Hahn
General Conference organizers are looking at strategies to prevent further delays of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly beyond 2024. At its online meeting March 28, the Commission on the General Conference approved the formation of ...

March 31, 2022 | Crystal Caviness
Less is more. That’s the advice from United Methodist children’s ministry leaders on how best to share the Easter story, including Good Friday, with kids. “’Jesus dies. His disciples were sad.’ All of these are words that kids know. Children can feel...

March 31, 2022 | Admin
Laity across California-Nevada will gather virtually on April 30th for a time of celebration and strategic planning to deepen mission engagement and impact as well as to strengthen clergy - lay collaboration. Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope ...

March 31, 2022 | Admin
Editor's note: This article, featuring Pastor Lauren Michelle Stevens of Lafayette UMC, was written by Sharon K. Sobatta and was originally published on March 30th in the Lamorinda Weekly newspaper. Laughter, voices and stories lingered inside the ...

March 31, 2022 | Rev. Adrienne M. Zackery
As we close out Women’s History Month, I want to offer some recommendations for my clergy sisters on the journey, as well as insights on how the church can be true to equity and equality for women within and beyond The United Methodist Church. For ...

March 30, 2022 | Heather Hahn
Even in these days of instant communications, an annual conference must wait until it is in session to vote on any changes to its standing rules. “Anything else would be tantamount to proverbially ‘putting the cart before the horse,’” the Judicial ...

March 24, 2022 | Admin
The Western Jurisdiction will be holding its Spring Leadership Meetings from March 29 through April 3, 2022, in Des Moines, Washington. There will be a virtual option to join online for those who are not able or do not wish to travel. Only those who ...

March 24, 2022 | Rev. Darren Stephen Cowdrey
We’ve set a goal of having a delegation of 40 youth and young adults at Annual Conference this year.  We’re looking for churches to nominate these young people.  We’re seeing this delegation as a pathway toward conference activity and leadership ...

March 24, 2022 | Rev. Darren Stephen Cowdrey
It’s that time again!  Time to start looking at this summer’s camping opportunities!  I know what you’re thinking… what about the pandemic.  You’re right.  We are still working our way out of this difficult time but we feel that by summer we’ll be ...

March 24, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Jesus and Pontius Pilate. The scripture is John 18:28-40. This week Rev. Quentisha Davis Wiles of Pittsburg UMC greets the children and shares a special message; Lamb-see-do joins Mort in washing and soaking in the goodness of ...

March 24, 2022 | Rev. Emily Nelms Chastain
March is Women’s History Month, and we are taking a special focus on various women who have promoted hope and healing through the Church and beyond by means of their vocations, callings, and ministry to others. This series is also connected to the ...

March 24, 2022 | Admin
Editor's Note: Leaders within California-Nevada have been working across ecumenical and interfaith lines to raise awareness of the ICE contract with Yuba County Jail and to end that contract.  Click here to read the first article around Yuba County ...

March 24, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
 Editor's Note: March is Women's History month and an excellent opportunity to lift up a number of California-Nevada's women serving in leadership roles. In her latest installment of On The Road with JB, journalist JB Brafindley travels to San ...

March 24, 2022 | Dr. Mary Cheng
Equipping and releasing the laity to engage in God’s mission is paramount to every church’s growth and vitalization. The Lay Servant Ministries training offered through the Conference is an integral component of the church’s discipleship and ...

March 24, 2022 | Admin
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to respond with extravagant grace. Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) we are able to make a difference in the lives of communities and individuals whose lives have been upset by ...

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