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December 18, 2019 |
You are invited to honor the lives of our sisters and brothers in Santa Clara County who died without homes, by attending the Homeless Persons' Interfaith Memorial service this Saturday in San Jose. Your participation also will help bring awareness ...

December 18, 2019 |
Are you setting your goals for 2020? Is one of them to increase your service to the church and know more about being United Methodist? (And if not, why not?!)   The Los Rios District will offer Basic Lay Servant Training classes in the first quarter ...

December 12, 2019 |
  Churches that form a culture of discipleship and deep small group communities have a proven track record of growth – both in numbers and depth. For that reason, the Healthy Church Initiative welcomes Dr. Phil Maynard to the California-Nevada ...

December 11, 2019 |
The deadline is near for submitting your church’s responses to the three “Listening to Your Church’s Voice” questions: Completed surveys are due December 31, 2019.    Through the district superintendents, the Core Team of the California-Nevada ...

December 11, 2019 |
The Bay District of the California-Nevada Annual Conference will offer an Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Course in January, using the book The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation, by Thomas Porter. Teams from churches are encouraged to attend....

December 10, 2019 |
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For the last six months, Rev. Greg Bergquist has faithfully led the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) as the acting general secretary. Today, the GBHEM Board of Directors is pleased to announce ...

December 05, 2019 |
The Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) for the California-Nevada Conference extends its deep gratitude to those who contributed to the conference’s Giving Tuesday campaign this week.   The focus of the campaign, The United Methodist Church ...

December 04, 2019 |
The National Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM), in partnership with the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), is offering an immigration justice seekers training for young adults, in the new year.   “Game Changers” ...

December 04, 2019 |
By Rev. Mike Friedrich   The United Methodist-based organization, Friends of Wadi Foquin (FoWF), has announced its next Holy Land pilgrimage, to take place April 27-May 8, 2020. Following closely the itinerary of Bishop Warner Brown’s trip of 2016, ...

December 04, 2019 |
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), at its 25th General Convention, has affirmed the November 6, 2019 statement, “Standing Up for Loving God and Serving Our People,” that was issued by NCCP’s officers regarding the “...

December 02, 2019 |
On the 10th anniversary of Kairos Palestine, Saturday, December 14, 2019, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) will host a panel discussion that is sponsored, in part, by the Advocacy and Justice Committee and Israel-Palestine Task Force of the ...

November 22, 2019 |
Get in the Christmas spirit on December 8, 2019, at 4 p.m. when Sunnyvale Singers presents a preview of the group's 2019 winter concert, "Winter Dreams," at Sunnyvale Trinity United Methodist Church, 583 E. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale, California. ...

November 19, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan Interim Communications Director "I’m thankful that the body was willing to put their trust in the people who were here – in nine people, or 10 people, whoever that’s gonna end up being – and I’m hopeful that they can be beyond the ...

November 19, 2019 |
Loaves and Fishes requests donations to help provide a Thanksgiving meal to 1,000 homeless and hungry guests on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. Food donations are needed by tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 22). Visit https://sacloaves.org/holiday/thanksgiving ...

November 18, 2019 |
By Juliane Poirier  Communications Manager, FUMC of Napa, CA   On the last weekend of September, the congregation of Napa’s First United Methodist Church (FUMC) engaged in a full-throttle effort to better the lives of less fortunate members of that ...

November 15, 2019 |
Elmhurst United Methodist Church in Oakland, California cordially invites you to attend a "Holiday Brunch and Fellowship" on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is hosted by the Committee on African American/Black Ministry ...

November 14, 2019 |
The Western Jurisdiction (WJ) Fresh United Methodism Summit opens this afternoon at Rolling Hills UMC in Southern California, and key portions of it will be live streamed. Tune in at 4 p.m. at http://westernjurisdictionumc.org/wj-events/fresh/ for ...

November 13, 2019 |
The California-Nevada Conference Children and Poverty Committee, through the Mission Service Committee, is providing two innovative workshops on Saturday, December 7 at Elk Grove United Methodist Church.   The workshops, “Liberating Communication” ...

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 ...

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