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April 15, 2021 | Admin
Beyond Diversity is a new report released by the Barna Group in partnership with Dr. Michael Emerson and the Racial Justice and Unity Center and funded by the Lily Endowment. The report is an in-depth study of attitudes, beliefs and experiences ...

April 15, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“What a helpful tool to help assess the effectiveness of Children and Youth Ministries in our conference,” stated Joni Cisowski, Family Minister at First UMC Modesto and newest member of the conference Children Ministry Task Force, a ministry area of...

April 15, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is Earth Day The scripture is Psalm 24:1. This week Rev. Karen Stoffers-Pugh of Fresno Wesley UMC welcomes and blesses the children; Jim and Jean Strathdee share a special song as lots of animals “Dance To The Spirit”; Lamb-see-do ...

April 15, 2021 | Jim Patterson
United Methodists Julian Kim and Peter Lee didn’t see their lives represented in Hollywood films, so they did it themselves. “Happy Cleaners,” an independent film set in the diverse Flushing neighborhood in Queens, New York, is about a Korean ...

April 15, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“I wore my mask even when I preached,” stated George Beckman, Great Northern District Lay Leader and worship leader at an in person worship on Easter, April 5, 2021 at Placer Hills UMC in Meadow Vista, California. Beckman is a Certified Lay Minister ...

April 08, 2021 | Admin
The United Methodist Church will officially celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday on April 18th, and encourages your congregation to celebrate any Sunday in April and to donate to Native American Ministries as often as you would like throughout...

April 08, 2021 | Admin
Son of a former California-Nevada clergy member, Rob Bonta was recently tapped by California Governor Gavin Newsom to be the state's next Attorney General.  Bonta comes to the administration to fill the role vacated by Xavier Becerra, who was tapped ...

April 08, 2021 | Will Ebeler
April is National Volunteer Appreciation month, and one of the ways we can appreciate volunteers is by making sure that we are providing the support volunteers need on a day-to-day basis. The Conference Volunteers in Mission and Disaster Response ...

April 08, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is: Jesus Knows You The scripture is: John 20:10-16 This week Margie Shunk from St. Mark’s UMC greets the children with a jelly bean poem; pastor Lindsey Bell-Kerr of Christ UMC in Santa Rosa shares a message about Jesus’ love for ...

April 08, 2021 | Admin
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 ...

April 08, 2021 | Rev. Angela Brown, JD
The Order of Deacons of the California-Nevada Annual Conference cordially invites you to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Order. Due to the postponements of General Conference 2020, the general celebration will be held via ZOOM through ...

April 08, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles on how UM churches in our conference are implementing Circles and NETworX initiatives and continuing to thwart poverty—especially during this pandemic.  New Feature: behind the scenes with JB:...

April 08, 2021 | Admin
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to love God and each other. As members of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, we do that through acts of justice, community outreach, and personal practices of devotion. In April’s ...

April 04, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Easter Sunday grounded in Mark 16:1-8 in which she invites us to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, even as we find ourselves in a time of both terror and amazement. Click here to hear the message. ...

April 04, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is the Easter Story. The scripture is Mark 16:1-8. This week Rev. Dr. George Edd-Bennett welcomes and blesses the children; Lamb-see-do reads the Bible verses and Momoko describes the emotions of Easter; and Mort, well, Mort joins...

April 03, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Holy Saturday of Holy Week grounded in Mark 15:42-47 in which she invites us to sit in silence and wonder with her if the grief will ever pass. Click here to hear the message. You may also read the ...

April 02, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Good Friday of Holy Week grounded in Mark 15:25-37 in which she invites us to wonder with her what it might have been like to be at the foot of the cross when Jesus died. Click here to hear the message....

April 01, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Maundy Thursday of Holy Week grounded in Mark 14:12-25 in which she invites us to wonder with her what it might have felt like to have been fed by Jesus. Click here to hear the message. You may also ...

April 01, 2021 | Admin
Holy Week was a busy time for everyone and Holy Week 2021 was no exception. Yet, Bishop Minerva G, Carcaño invited us to pause and wonder what it must have been like to journey with Jesus this final week of his earthly life.  Bishop Minerva shared ...

April 01, 2021 | Rev. Angela Brown, JD
The Order of Deacons of the California-Nevada Annual Conference cordially invites you to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Order. Due to the postponements of General Conference 2020, the general celebration will be held via ZOOM through ...

April 01, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles on how UM churches in our conference are implementing Circles and NETworX initiatives and continuing to thwart poverty—especially during this pandemic.   “This is so much different than all the...

April 01, 2021 | Dan Curran,Christopher Plummer
United Methodist Committee on Relief Grant to Help Asylum Seekers Find Pathway to Safety Church World Service’s “Leading with Welcome” Program Receives $1.1 Million UMCOR Grant to Support Efforts to Rebuild Humane Immigration System   Atlanta, Ga. ...

March 30, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Tuesday of Holy Week grounded in Mark 11:15-18 in which she invites us to wonder with her - what moved people then, and may move people now, to conspire against God's holy work of love, justice and ...

March 29, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites us to wonder what the travelers to Jerusalem must have experienced as we journey together this Holy Week.  Click here to hear Bishop's reflection. You may also read the text of Bishop Minerva's message here:   ...

March 28, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Palm Sunday grounded in Mark 11:1-11. Bishop invites us to wonder about the events of that day, as Jesus made his way into Jerusalem, through the eyes of a young donkey that had never been ridden.  ...

March 28, 2021 | Admin
On Monday March 22nd Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño and Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope convened a group of conference clergy to discuss the surge in violence against Asian Americans happening in their communities. They listened as people shared ...

March 25, 2021 | Dedra Beauchamp
The churches of the Living Waters Circuit, part of the Los Rios District, will hold a joint Maundy Thursday service via Zoom on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7pm PDT. Host churches include Fair Oaks UMC, UMC of Rancho Cordova, St. Mark’s UMC, Rio Linda...

March 25, 2021 | California Nevada Committee on Native American Ministries
In years before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee on Native American Ministries received special offerings from an average of 167 churches from across the California Nevada conference. These offerings allowed CONAM to support our three Native ...

March 25, 2021 | Barbara Dunlap-Berg
Growing up in the Midwest, Joyce D. Sohl learned several important lessons: Think for yourself. Accept all. Always try to do your best. Prepare to be able to support yourself. Those values would serve her well later in life as a pioneer for women’s ...

March 25, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is King Jesus The Scripture is Mark 11:1-11 This week Rev. Lindsey Bell-Kerr's dog Oscar welcomes and blesses the children with a palm branch from Santa Rosa Christ Church; Momoko from Sacramento Japanese UMC returns to share about...

March 25, 2021 | Rev. Josephine Whitley-Fields
Black clergywomen are pioneers of The United Methodist Church who have answered the call to make disciples for the transformation of the world. They have had a positive impact on churches and communities, with spiritual, numerical and financial ...

March 25, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note: The following FEMA Advisory was released on March 24th, 2021. In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease ...

March 25, 2021 | Shari Sandoval
Editors Note:  UMC Support and the Connectional Relations team are part of the General Council of Finance and Administration (GCFA) which work to partner with organizations to create purchasing power for local churches and other UMC entities. ...

March 25, 2021 | Sam Hodges
A judge has ruled for Southern Methodist University over the South Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church in a lawsuit over who controls the Dallas school. The jurisdictional conference sued SMU in December 2019, soon after ...

March 25, 2021 | Linda Bloom
General Conference is the only body that can set denominational budget and apportionment guidelines for The United Methodist Church. That legal requirement, found in Paragraph 806 of the Book of Discipline, applies even when extraordinary ...

March 25, 2021 | Hubert Ivery
When it comes to addressing social justice issues in our communities, churches can have a huge impact. We don’t seem to know just how powerful and impactful we can be. We can follow in Jesus’ footsteps in addressing our day’s social ills in the ...

March 25, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
The March 24, 2021 4:00 p.m. zoom webinar was the last of a series of Wednesday Webinars for the California Nevada UMC. This event was opened up to the Western Jurisdiction and included 123 participants from Seattle, Washington to Scottsdale, Arizona...

March 25, 2021 | Rev. Katie Ladd
As the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church continues its “Where Love Lives” campaign this month, the Greater Northwest Area of The UMC will explore our LGBTQ+ siblings’ call to ministry in a denomination where, by and large, they are ...

March 24, 2021 |
El Camino Real District United Methodist Women invite all women to participate in a two-part virtual Spiritual Retreat on April 16 and 17 to see how we, with others around the world, can take a small amount of hope and transform it into action to ...

March 22, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
For Immediate Release Monday, March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church met on Monday, March 22, 2021 in an additional meeting to consider pressing matters related to the Council’s work. After much ...

March 22, 2021 | Admin
The current surge in violence directed toward our Asian-American siblings is alarming and leaves most of us wondering what we can do to stop the attacks. Join us on March 24th at 4pm PDT for a timely and sobering discussion around addressing the ...

March 20, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
I am deeply grieved by the violence against our Asian-American brothers and sisters.  The killings in Atlanta, GA this week that took the life of 8 including 6 Asian- American women and brought the flippant response of a sheriff’s department captain ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
Editor's Note: The following is the new and revised Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence from the Asian American Language Ministry Plan (AALM), and the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM). The statement has been endorsed by ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
This week's theme is The New Promise. The scripture is Jeremiah 31: 33-34. This week Rev. Lori Sawdon of Santa Rosa First UMC greets the children with Charlie Brown; Snappy and Nora from Lodi First UMC give the message; Mort reads the bible and ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
Are you a United Methodist who is applying to seminary? Are you interested in vocational ministry or further study in theology or religion? Register for this (free) virtual seminary fair with each of the 13 United Methodist theological schools. The ...

March 18, 2021 | Heather Hahn
A group of delegates is pushing back against the bishops’ plans to hold a virtual one-day General Conference and put off new U.S. episcopal elections this year.   “We believe that the Bishops’ plan, in its current form, constitutes an ‘episcopal ...

March 18, 2021 | Will Ebeler
In the second half of 2020, the Disaster Response Ministry responded to wildfires across the California-Nevada Conference. In October, members of our Early Response Team traveled to Butte County to respond to the North Complex Fire. They met people ...

March 18, 2021 | Admin
The World Methodist Council joins the World Council of Churches, the Salvation Army and several other Christian bodies in a Week of Prayer on COVID-19 Pandemic. The World Methodist Council will offer a webinar March 25, 2021, 8am - 9am PDT during the...

March 18, 2021 | JB Brayfindley
“When clergy and laity come together—when it has synergy,” states Micheal Pope, California-Nevada United Methodist Conference Lay Leader and member of Concord UMC. “glorious things happen!”   Pope is one of three guest speakers at the Wednesday ...

March 18, 2021 | Kevin Murphy
Our small, intrepid Conference Committee has lost a dear friend and leader in the passing this week of Derrick Rainbow, a member of the Quechan nation who grew up on their lands in Yuma, Arizona and who served as Chair of the Committee on Native ...

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