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March 06, 2020 |
by Thomas Kemper, General Secretary of The General Board of Global Ministries “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” — Matthew 25:35, NRSV United Methodists ...

March 04, 2020 |
Bishop Minerva Carcaño gathered conference office staff early Wednesday morning and announced a series of pro-active precautions taken to ensure the safety of conference staff, conference leaders and visitors. The office will be closed for the rest ...

March 03, 2020 |
In effort to provide support and information during this novel coronavirus outbreak, The California-Nevada Office of Disaster Response Ministry has compiled an interim list of simple precautions to help stop the virus from spreading, and preparedness...

February 28, 2020 |
By Rev. Jim Doepken During a Special Called Session of the Alaska Conference of The United Methodist Church this weekend, members voted to dissolve their missionary conference status and become a ‘mission district’ within the boundaries of the ...

February 28, 2020 |
by Tikiko Lesuma, Chairperson,CCORR The Conference Commission on Religion and Race is accepting grant applications, for Leadership Training Programs, especially those targeting youth and young adults.  Use additional pages if needed. For 2020, ...

February 28, 2020 |
by Tikiko Lesuma, Chairperson, CCORR The Conference Commission on Religion & Race invites members of the California-Nevada Conference to submit names of those who have worked to build bridges to all ethnic groups and persons. Nominees ought be ...

February 28, 2020 |
by Connie Hunter, United Methodist Women Social Action Coordinator, California-Nevada Conference Have you heard that the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world? It’s true. Maybe you know that the number of people incarcerated in the US ...

February 28, 2020 |
Astronaut Jose Hernandez grew up in Stockton, CA, the son of migrant farm workers. Like many children growing up today, Jose loved science and dreamed of one day being an astronaut. He pursued his dream with rigor. After earning the necessary ...

February 28, 2020 |
by Lucy Nelson, CalSERVES AmeriCorps VIP 2019 – 2020   Hi, my name is Lucy Nelson and I am an AmeriCorps member serving a term with the CalSERVES Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) here at the California – Nevada  Conference office. I realized ...

February 28, 2020 |
The Western Jurisdiction Hispanic Latino Council, in partnership with the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries, has translated the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation into Spanish. We believe that providing this and other ...

February 28, 2020 |
by JB Brayfindley “We really haven’t talked about anything like this until now,” said Irene Celedon, administrator at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento, California. After her staff meeting, emergency protocols were in place for a ...

February 28, 2020 |
At the February 2020 Board Meeting, Africa University leadership honored Los Altos UMC for longtime support of and partnership with students attending AU. California-Nevada Conference Epsicopal Leader and AU Board member Bishop Minerva Carcaño was ...

February 28, 2020 |
The 2020 Western Jurisdiction Conference (WJD) is the quadriennial gathering of United Methodists where Episcopal leaders will be elected, the Western Jurisdiction budget for 2021-2024 will be approved and other legislation will be considered. This ...

February 20, 2020 |
California-Nevada Episcopal Leader Bishop Minerva Carcaño currently serves on Africa University's board of directors. She shared, "We will miss Prof. Kurewa but he will never be far from us for what he taught us about God and being the people of God ...

February 20, 2020 |
United Methodists across the connection will gather the day before General Conference, May 4, 2020, at Hennepin UMC in Minneapolis to hear from keynote speakers and panelists as well as to share in round table discussions devoted to the elimination ...

February 20, 2020 |
by April Buck, Administrative Assistant, FUMC Yuba City Yuba City First United Methodist Church is delighted to introduce you to First Kids, our Sunday morning worship service created with children ages 4-11 in mind. First Kids includes worshiping ...

February 20, 2020 |
Close to two dozen adults and small children gathered at Napa Methodist on Feb. 14 to decorate and fill Valentine’s Day treat bags for distribution to the homeless. “People who find themselves homeless can be fairly confident they will find food in ...

February 20, 2020 |
by Tom Buratovich, member, California-Nevada Committee on Nominations From Sunday, February 9 to 11, the California-Nevada Conference Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development planned, prayed, and thought deeply about the function, task, ...

February 20, 2020 |
Between 1866 and 1882, following the Civil War, the former Methodist Episcopal Church organized the Freedmen’s Aid Society to help educate black people newly freed from slavery. Between 1866 and 1882, the society established more than 70 schools in ...

February 20, 2020 |
by Rev. Heather Leslie Hammer, Byron United Methodist Church On February 23, 2020, Byron United Methodist Church will hear the story of the unique mural which covers the 18-by-20-foot front wall behind the church’s altar. On May 3, 1981 the colorful ...

February 20, 2020 |
by Heather Hahn General Conference organizers have established a think tank to explore different ways for processing legislation at this year’s gathering of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking body. The assembly, scheduled May 5-15 in ...

February 20, 2020 |
For the second year in a row the Board of Directors of United Methodist Federal Credit Union, (UMFCU),  donated $5,000 to support disaster relief efforts in the California-Nevada Conference. Ramon Noperi, President/CEO of UMFCU said, "It is a ...

February 20, 2020 |
by Western Jurisdiction UMC | Feb 17, 2020 | Uncategorized We, the First Elected Delegates to General Conference 2020 from the Annual Conferences making up the Western Jurisdiction, appreciate the earnest collaborative work on the Protocol of Grace ...

February 14, 2020 |
Saturday, February 29, 2020: One man from Brooklyn finds himself in a West Texas desert, compelled to witness the cruelty of family separation and child detention on the US southern border. "Witness at Tornillo," a Carbon Trace Production, is a ...

February 13, 2020 |
Chicago, IL – On February 20, 2020, the Connectional Table (CT) will host a live 1.5-hour webinar entitled "Five Things to Know About United States Regional Conference (USRC) before GC 2020." The webinar will address questions and concerns about the ...

February 13, 2020 |
By the Rev. Becky Goodwin, pastor at Grass Valley UMC We all know that interfaith friendships are priceless, and many of us have enjoyed being part of interfaith events. However, I want to make the case for participation in the regular prayer and ...

February 13, 2020 |
It’s time to begin thinking about legislation for our Annual Conference Session, June 12-15, 2020. Please note the guidelines in our conference Standing Rules, Division I. F. 4. found on pages 328-329 of the 2019 Journal : Recommendations, ...

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 ...

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