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November 13, 2019 |
Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church presents its fifth annual winter gospel concert, “Magnify” – Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. at the church.   Radio Personality Leslie Stoval from KCSM 91.1 FM, the Bay Area’s jazz station, will serve as mistress ...

November 06, 2019 |
By Western Jurisdiction UMC   LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C., Nov. 6 – As new restrictions loom against LGBTQ+ persons in The United Methodist Church, the five active bishops in the Western Jurisdiction (region of the United States) are offering a Safe Harbor ...

November 06, 2019 |
In powerful testimonials, the active United Methodist bishops of the Western Jurisdiction explain why they have taken the bold step of pledging Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United Methodist Clergy and candidates, and for those officiating at same-sex ...

November 06, 2019 |
Have you completed your Leadership Development Survey yet? This survey has been distributed to clergy and laity in the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church as the first step in identifying a leadership plan intended to ...

November 05, 2019 |
The application deadline is November 15, 2019    The Office of Racial Justice invites United Methodist Women members and groups to apply for funding to help support local organizing campaigns to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. United ...

November 01, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan Interim Director of Communications “We felt there was good connectional, authentic conversation there,” chairperson Kathi McShane reported at the Saturday (Oct. 26) meeting of the conference Core Team, referencing listening sessions...

November 01, 2019 |
During these fall months, the Core Team, through your district superintendent, has asked that each local church in our conference respond to three questions as a follow-up to our listening sessions at annual conference.   Here is a short video, ...

October 31, 2019 |
“This morning brought good news for those of us in Northern California, and many reasons for continued prayer!” says Sonja Edd-Bennett, disaster response coordinator for the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church.   “Overall, the...

October 28, 2019 |
Sunday church services were cancelled yesterday at Sebastapol, Forestville, and Windsor United Methodist churches and at Christ Church UMC in Santa Rosa, and there was only one service at First UMC, Santa Rosa due to evacuations. More than half of ...

October 28, 2019 |
By Rev. Michele Robbins Pastor, Ukiah UMC The topic of domestic violence can be difficult to talk about, especially for those of us who know the pains that come when someone you love is in an abusive relationship. Being open to share about these ...

October 28, 2019 |
LITTLE RIVER —The sound of children laughing, playing, and singing can be heard in the forest once again. Mendocino Redwood Retreat, formerly the Mendocino Christian Camp, is being resurrected. The non-profit campground, which opened in 1986 on ...

October 24, 2019 |
Memorial United Methodist Church in Clovis, California invites you to attend a special event, “Building Bridges of Understanding with Native American Communities,” this Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of Academy ...

October 24, 2019 |
In recognition of its 22nd year of being a Reconciling Congregation, Campbell United Methodist Church has invited Rev. Dr. Israel (Izzy) Alvaran, Reconciling Processes and Western Regional Organizer for the Reconciling Ministries Network, to preach ...

October 24, 2019 |
Point Pleasant United Methodist Church in Elk Grove, California will feature David Woods Bartley as guest preacher this Sunday, October 27, on the subject “Reconstructing a Life Divided into a Life United – How to Build and Maintain Mental Health ...

October 24, 2019 |
Registration for the 2020 Gathering of the Orders retreat is open now on the California-Nevada Conference website. The gathering will take place January 28-30, 2020 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, California.   In keeping with the ...

October 23, 2019 |
Teams from the 30 churches selected to comprise the initial Growing Young cohort participated in their first in-person summit on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2019 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento. The cohort, a partnership ...

October 16, 2019 |
By JB Brayfindley Communications Assistant “It’s great to know that everyone is working towards the same goal,” said Marsha Maloof, the newly appointed chair of the Subcommittee on African-American/Black Ministries, about the recent orientation ...

October 15, 2019 |
The planning team for the 2020 Gathering of the Orders is seeking clergy interested in leading 60- or 90-minute workshops. Gathering of the Orders will take place Jan. 28-30 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, California under the theme “...

October 15, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan  Interim Director of Communications The Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church in Truckee, California celebrated its sesquicentennial (150 years) on September 29, an event that garnered press attention. The Sierra Sun ...

October 15, 2019 |
A team of volunteers is being assembled for a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) trip to Temple Methodist Church in Nasinu, Fiji (near Suva) to assist with the construction of a new worship sanctuary.   The date for the trip has not been ...

October 14, 2019 |
The General Commission on United Methodist Men is expanding its mission to enable all men and all youth to have an on-growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The biggest challenge however, is that the funding needed for both men’s and scouting ...

October 14, 2019 |
By Tara Macy Cal-Nev Committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relations The Shasta County Interfaith Forum, based in Redding, California, is a local organization consisting of congregations of faiths as varied as Ba’hai, Buddhist, Mormon, ...

October 13, 2019 |
How one woman recovered –and found new ways to thrive – after a devastating accident caused a traumatic brain injury is the core of an inspirational memoir just released that already is garnering critical acclaim.   The book is Sleep, Pray, Heal: A ...

October 11, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan Interim Director of Communications The Commission on the Annual Conference Session has resolved to adopt the theme chosen for the 2020 General Conference, “And Know That I Am God,” taken from Psalm 46, as the theme for the 2020 ...

October 11, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan  Interim Director of Communications, CA-NV Conference of The UMC  It was two years ago this week that a series of 250 wildfires erupted in Northern California and spread so quickly – owing to severe fire weather, or “red flag,” ...

October 11, 2019 |
By JB Brayfindley  Communications Assistant    One of the results of the United Methodist Church New Church Development effort under Bishop Melvin G. Talbert more than 20 years ago is the United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer (UMCJH) in ...

October 10, 2019 |
By Sara Tillema  Director and Campus Minister, CA House    The new academic year is in full swing at CA House (Cal Aggie Christian Association), United Methodist-affiliated campus ministry at UC Davis. Welcome Week has brought a flurry of retreats, ...

October 10, 2019 |
The Reverends John Moore, Kristin Stoneking, Maggie McNaught’ and Clay Ballard are some of the names that come to mind when one reminisces about previous campus ministers at the University of California at Davis. This fall and next spring, the ...

October 02, 2019 |
More than 30 people from the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church attended last week’s Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Among them were the conference’s executive director of Connectional ...

October 02, 2019 |
Time is running out to register for Shining Lights on a Guided Path, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, with breakout sessions at various locations in the two cities. The daylong symposium featuring renowned Christian...

October 01, 2019 |
Doors Open, an LGBTQ-themed musical, will be performed at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue in Pleasanton, Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The musical is the brainchild of playwright-composer Mark Teagle, who created it after wrestling ...

October 01, 2019 |
The two-part course using the text, "Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders," is scheduled for two Saturdays, October 26 and November 16, 2019. The sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 115 El ...

October 01, 2019 |
This article, focusing on Korean Youth Retreat and Monte Toyon Camp, concludes a series on Cal-Nevada Annual Conference camps. Corrected 10/9/19 By JB Brayfindley Communications Assistant Korean Youth Retreat Gives Opportunity to Renew Faith The ...

September 30, 2019 |
By Lee Neish  Vice chair, Cmte. on Nominations and Connectional Leadership Development  Our denomination is facing challenges unprecedented in our lifetime. The need for listening, learning spiritual leaders – both lay and clergy – across our annual...

September 26, 2019 |
(Continuing a series on California-Nevada Annual Conference camps.) By JB Brayfindley  Communications Assistant   The Fijian Caucus Youth Camp (FCYC) is the brainchild of the California-Nevada Conference’s Fijian Caucus, which organized the first ...

September 26, 2019 |
Even though an Annual Conference Offering was taken at Annual Conference Session (ACS) in June, it doesn’t mean that the ability to give – as a church or as an individual – ended there. You still may donate online to support the urgent and long-term ...

September 25, 2019 |
By JB Brayfindley  Communications Assistant   This fall, on each second Friday of the month, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento is hosting a four-part lecture series to showcase contemporary insights from dynamic speakers and ...

September 25, 2019 |
Clergy of the California-Nevada Annual Conference are to take Clergy Boundary Training once a quadrennium. Registration is open now for classes scheduled in the remainder of 2019 and the first half of 2020.     November 18, 2019 – Clergy Boundary ...

September 23, 2019 |
By Carolee Catterall Chair, RCA Pastoral Response Team Despite what images its name may conjure up, the California-Nevada Conference Retired Clergy Association is a dynamic group! The retired clergy of our conference are continuing to be an active ...

September 23, 2019 |
Council of Bishops For Immediate Release September 22, 2019 CHICAGO - Dozens of key African-American laity, clergy, and episcopal leaders met in Chicago on Thursday and Friday to discern and map out the future of the Black Church in The United ...

September 23, 2019 |
On Wednesday, October 2 at noon, the newly created Task Force on Criminalization of Children & Youth will host a presentation by Nick Buxton titled, “Whose Security? Militarism and the Global Climate and Migration Crises.”   The presentation, based ...

September 19, 2019 |
Volunteers will extend compassion to their neighbors and serve the community through 100 projects in the San Francisco Bay Area during Compassion Week 2019, September 30-October 6. Up to 3,500 people are expected to give their time throughout the ...

September 19, 2019 |
The Core Team of the California-Nevada Annual Conference is seeking input from each local church, to help develop a Vision and Strategic Plan for the conference for the 2021-24 Quadrennium.   District superintendents are communicating with each of ...

September 19, 2019 |
By JB Brayfindley  Communications Assistant    Lunch with the district superintendents and Zoom conferencing with California-Nevada Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope and Core Team Chair Kathi McShane were two of the many activities on the agenda at ...

September 19, 2019 |
General Secretary Thomas Kemper of the General Board of Global Ministries (at right) has written Bishop Minerva Carcaño, thanking her for affording him time during this year’s Annual Conference Session to recognize the anniversary of 200 years of ...

September 19, 2019 |
The Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center is inviting all area men to take a stand against domestic violence by participating in the 100 Men Campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon on the steps of Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento.   Rev. Faith ...

September 19, 2019 |
Next month Lynnewood United Methodist Church will begin a new partnership with Pacific School of Religion (PSR), seeking to advance progressive religious values and thought in Pleasanton, California through a series of lectures – one of which ...

September 18, 2019 |
What will the future of The United Methodist Church look like in the coming years? Who is shaping that vision, and what are the most important values?   From November 14 to 16, 2019, the Western Jurisdiction (WJ) Mission Cabinet is hosting a Fresh ...

September 18, 2019 |
Doing "what we’ve always done” may or may not be working, but it’s easy. Breaking out of that pattern requires boldness and vision – and it’s scary. But when God calls us to something new, God also empowers us to do it.    You may be one of those ...

September 18, 2019 |
On October 4, Chinese Community United Methodist Church in Oakland will celebrate 10 years of support for Kumi Christian Visionary School, the primary school built in the village of Kumi, Uganda through a unique partnership with a Christian NGO. To ...

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