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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 ...

September 17, 2019 |
The California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation has hired a new executive director. The Foundation Board of Directors reports that David Malloy (left) has been tapped to succeed Susan Peters (at right, below), who in June announced her retirement ...

September 12, 2019 |
An important event, Shining Lights on a Guided Path: A Day with Brian McLaren, takes place in just one month (October 12, 2019) at Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada.   The daylong symposium keynoted by the renowned Christian progressive, ...

September 12, 2019 |
The Directory of Clergy, updated as of Sept. 10, 2019, has been uploaded to the California-Nevada Annual Conference website.   You’ll find it on the Journals page, located under Resources. You also may access it by simply entering cnumc.org/journals...

September 12, 2019 |
October 15 Deadline  The Advocacy and Justice Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference has a small budget available to support ecumenical and interfaith social justice advocacy initiatives. Ecumenical or interfaith organizations may ...

September 12, 2019 |
By JB Brayfindley Communications Assistant   The National Japanese American United Methodist Caucus (NJAUMC) Asian American Summer Camp (AC), in its 45th year history of empowering and inspirational ministry, has developed a reputation amongst its ...

September 12, 2019 |
St. Francis Pathways for Justice Ministry is working with St. Ignatius and other local churches to bring Father Ismael Moreno Coto of Honduras to speak in Sacramento. A Jesuit priest popularly known as Padre Melo, he will be in the U.S. as a ...

September 12, 2019 |
More than 50 women from the California-Nevada Annual Conference (CNUMC) attended The United Methodist Church Mission u 2019 three-day conference August 16-18 at South Reno United Methodist Church. The Reverend Craig Dale of South Reno UMC and General...

September 12, 2019 |
The Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church, headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, has posted a position opening for a chief financial officer (CFO).   According to the position description, the Chief Financial Officer is ...

September 11, 2019 |
By Patricia Daugherty  Co-chair, Israel-Palestine Task Force, CA-NV Annual Conference   Members of the Advocacy and Justice Committee have issued a statement addressed to federal representatives within the boundaries of the California-Nevada Annual ...

September 04, 2019 |
Discernment is the practice of listening for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Who calls us to deeper understanding of where love and grace live. It requires that we want what God wants, and from this posture we can cultivate the capacities for ...

September 04, 2019 |
The 2019 Journal for the California-Nevada Annual Conference is available now to download and/or purchase.   To download your copy, click on “Journals” under Resources on the conference website (or download here).   The link to purchase a bound ...

September 04, 2019 |
Introduction  Camping engages people from older generations to younger generations. We have members of our connectional family who are investing their lives in camping. Through camping, they have recognized people’s gifts and graces – and their ...

September 04, 2019 |
There are two position openings at the conference and jurisdiction levels.   The California-Nevada Conference is seeking to fill the director of communications position, while the Western Jurisdiction Mission Cabinet is seeking to fill a new ...

September 04, 2019 |
By Jenny Copello  Development Coordinator, The Endowment Board   The Conference Claimants’ Endowment Board was blessed to receive a legacy gift from the trust of Rev. Mary McCollum (at left), who believed in the work and mission of the organization ...

September 04, 2019 |
As your church is planning mission activities for the coming year, now is a good time to schedule a Mission Handcrafts sale to benefit mission projects in Bolivia, India, Cambodia, and elsewhere. A sale will benefit not only United Methodist Advance ...

September 04, 2019 |
The Mission Volunteer Office of The United Methodist Church is excited to announce the release of its newest project, the Mission Volunteer Video Series. The series, consisting of four sets of videos (11 videos total), is designed to empower, equip, ...

August 29, 2019 |
By Fel Cao  Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries and Young People’s Ministry   I have said several times, “I am a product of camping.” I had my faith conversion experience through youth camping. Camping and retreat led me to become an agent and...

August 29, 2019 |
By JB Brayfindley Communications Assistant   Vertical Play Pen, Leap-of-Faith, and Double-Trouble – all part of the high rope course at Camp Lodestar – were the most popular and challenging activities of the summer for campers. This year 40 campers, ...

August 29, 2019 |
By Tina Heck  Director of Reservations and Communications   United Camps, Conferences & Retreats (UCCR)   Enjoy fall and winter seasons at your United Methodist camping and retreat centers! While Monte Toyon is fairly well booked, there are still ...

August 29, 2019 |
Doors at First United Methodist Church in Sacramento will open on Saturday, September 7 for a performance of Doors Open, an LGBTQ-themed musical that’s based on a song that’s based on The United Methodist Church slogan.    The musical is the ...

August 29, 2019 |
The California-Nevada United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Team Leader Training is being offered Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Los Altos UMC, 655 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024. UMVIM Team Leader Steve Elliot, a ...

August 27, 2019 |
Church World Service is calling for all people of faith and conscience to tell Congress, “loudly and clearly,” that their constituents want funding for detention, deportation, and border militarization to be cut in favor of “prioritization of human ...

August 27, 2019 |
The Council of Bishops provides leadership for the ecumenical and interreligious ministries of The United Methodist Church. To that end the COB is offering three (3) grants, each in the amount of $1,000, to groups within annual conferences for ...

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