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January 17, 2022 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Friends,   On this day I invite us to continue remembering one of the great prophets of God, Martin Luther King, Jr.  His wisdom and his witness to this day teach us so much about the values of inclusion and belonging, and indeed about God’s hope ...

January 15, 2022 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Friends,  I have learned from Sela Tukia, Tongan Consul General in the Bay Area, that as of this hour there are no reported fatalities on the main island of Tonga.  There has been much water damage as tsunami waves have covered a great portion of ...

January 13, 2022 | Heather Hahn
A half century ago, Bishop Wilbur Choy made national headlines with his election as The United Methodist Church’s first Asian American episcopal leader.  Fellow United Methodists say the bishop did not just a blaze a trail for himself but also opened...

January 10, 2022 | Admin ,Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
Bishop Carcaño asks that we hold Bishop Choy’s spouse Rev. Nancy Adachi-Osawa and family in our prayers as we honor the life and legacy of this son of the California-Nevada Conference.  Bishop Choy was elected to the episcopacy from the ...

January 06, 2022 | Admin
As the California-Nevada tithe deadline approaches, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño takes us through the journey of our tithe offering and reminds us of the power of our connectional system of giving. Thanks to the careful stewardship across of faith ...

January 06, 2022 | Admin
California-Nevada Conference Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño and Lay Leader Micheal Pope share an encouraging word around Go, Sow, Grow - a year long prayer initiative within the conference. In 2022 churches across California-Nevada will be invited to ...

December 25, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
How wonderful and lovely the Christmas story is.  As Christians we believe that the story is true.  That on one splendid and wonder-filled night a virgin gave birth to a baby, angels sang glorious songs of praise to God for the birth of this child of...

December 22, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Brothers and Sisters, Siblings, as you know The United Methodist Church has been involved in the Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Case. Our denomination has had a long-standing commitment to scouting, and this legal process has been difficult and concerning. ...

December 09, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will be featured on a panel discussion hosted by Women of Color in Ministry (WOCIM) on Friday December 17th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. The discussion topic is WOMEN BISHOPS: Their work and lessons they've learned.  The panel ...

November 29, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has prepared a series of weekly special messages beginning this first week of Advent.  A new article will be posted in the Bishop’s Message section of the California-Nevada Conference website as well as the Conference News ...

November 11, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
The Council of Bishops ended its Fall meeting on Friday having spent time in worship, plenary and covenant groups as they seek God’s guidance to lead The United Methodist Church. The worship services were coordinated by Bishops Sharma Lewis and ...

November 04, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
Bishop Thomas Bickerton, the residential bishop of New York Conference, was elected today as the next president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church during the bishops’ online meeting via Zoom.   "It is very humbling to be asked ...

November 04, 2021 | Heather Hahn
A group of United Methodists is urging bishops to allow congregations that want to do so to leave with property now — rather than wait for General Conference. “As the writer of Ecclesiastes notes, ‘For everything there is a season,’ and the season ...

November 02, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Annual Session of the California-Nevada Conference The United Methodist Church October 31, 2021   Jeremiah 29:1-7                                  Mark 1:40-45 ¡Presente!   Editor's Note:  Click here to see the video of Bishop Minerva giving her ...

November 02, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Over the first two days of November, many in the Latino community celebrate Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead.  Families and friends of those who died over the last year gather to remember their beloved. Beautiful altars with the pictures of those...

October 25, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
For weeks we have been lifting up our eyes towards this region of our Conference and praying for all of you as we have watched the news reports of what came to be called the Dixie and the Caldor fires.    With the whole world we saw on our TVs and on...

October 21, 2021 | Blake Busick
Would you be willing to pause what you are doing this Friday, October 22nd at noon, reflect on Psalm 121 and join Bishop Minerva Carcaño and others in prayer for the Dixie and Caldor fire victims?  It is at this time that the Episcopal team will be ...

October 07, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will  give the Call to Worship during NCC’s annual Christian Unity Gathering (CUG) will be held virtually on October 11 – 12, 2021 with the theme, “In New Wineskins: From Pandemics to Possibilities to Promises,” based on the...

October 01, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Friends, I hope you are preparing to celebrate World Communion Sunday this coming Sunday or at some time during the month of October.  The offering collected on this special Sunday by United Methodists around the world supports chaplains, Crusade ...

September 29, 2021 | Brenda Smotherman
“Get Your Spirit In Shape,” a United Methodist Communications’ podcast, is set to release its 100th episode on Thursday, September 30th as part of the agency’s International Podcast Day celebration. The milestone segment features Bishop Minerva Carca...

September 22, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Friends, I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Darren Cowdrey as the Interim Director of Camping and Retreat & Young People’s Ministries. Rev. Cowdrey began his appointment to this position on September 7th and will serve through the ...

September 16, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Clergy and Lay Members of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ, our Lord!   In an effort to continue to do the work of the 2021 Annual Conference Session  in a manner that ...

September 09, 2021 | Rev. Mike A. Harrell
A memorial service for Bishop Beverly Shamana, will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10a.m. PT at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. The memorial service will also be live-streamed.  Please click here to join the service ...

September 01, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Friends, grace and peace to you in the name of Christ our Lord!  You continue to be in my prayers.  I am so very grateful to God for your faithfulness and abounding love of God and all God’s children. I wanted to reach out to you and give you an ...

August 26, 2021 | Heather Hahn
The fund that supports The United Methodist Church’s bishops is no longer in immediate danger of going into the red. However, United Methodist financial leaders still warn of possible perils ahead for the Episcopal Fund — especially with a potential ...

August 23, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has added her name in support of a Church World Service (CWS) faith sign on letter to President Biden calling for humanitarian protections and greater support for Afghans in danger.   Bishop Minerva invites our conference ...

August 19, 2021 | Admin
The Council of Bishops provides leadership for the ecumenical and interreligious ministries of The United Methodist Church. To that end they are offering 3 grants, each in the amount of $1,000 to groups within United Methodist Annual Conferences for...

August 19, 2021 | Larry R. Hygh, Jr., EdD.
“Leadership has to do with clarifying what your position is as one who is making decisions about people’s lives, making decisions about churches, making decisions that have to do with outreach and faith of the conferences … . I’ve tried to be clear ...

August 12, 2021 | Sam Hodges
Bishop Beverly Shamana played the piano, directed choirs, turned gourds into works of art and answered a call to ministry that led her to become the second female African American bishop of The United Methodist Church. “When you got to know her, you ...

July 29, 2021 | Admin
The Council of Bishops provides leadership for the ecumenical and interreligious ministries of The United Methodist Church. To that end they are offering 3 grants, each in the amount of $1,000 to groups within United Methodist Annual Conferences for...

July 29, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Our faith family across California and Nevada are watching and praying as the Dixie Fire engulfs our communities in the north. We follow the news feeling helpless as the acres burn, homes are destroyed, and lives are forever changed by this erratic, ...

July 22, 2021 | Martha Parker
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño keynoted opening worship for Mission u 2021 at 7pm on July 22nd.  In case you missed her message, click here to view the recording.  Registration is still available for the four Mission u online studies that extend over the...

July 08, 2021 | UM News Staff
Starting Sept 1, United Methodist bishops across the United States will take on additional work as some of their colleagues retire. With the second pandemic-caused delay of General Conference, the Council of Bishops has also postponed the ...

July 01, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus!  Today we begin a new Conference Year.  We are so grateful to God for having brought us thus far!    The Cabinet joins me in praying for all of you with special prayers for those who have moved to a...

July 01, 2021 | Admin
In accordance with The Book of Discipline, ¶ 407, The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations from the WJ College of Bishops for the Desert Southwest Conference in light of Bishop Robert ...

June 24, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will give a message as a part of the Great Preacher Series for the Children's Defense Fund's 2021 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry on July 20th at 4:50p PT. This year's Proctor Institute theme is "Listening to ...

June 03, 2021 | Heather Hahn
Bishop Daniel C. Arichea Jr. — a Bible scholar who championed full inclusion of LGBTQ people in church life — died June 1 in Taguig, Philippines, of complications related to COVID-19. He was 87. As a Bible translator, Arichea helped make Scripture ...

June 03, 2021 | Connie Hunter
The CA-NV Conference UMC is partnering with United Methodist Women to offer Mission u 2021.  In light of this partnership, the Office of Leadership Development will award pastors one CEU for each completed course.  At Mission u, everyone is welcome. ...

May 27, 2021 | The California Endowment
Los Angeles, CA - The California Endowment has announced the election of a new Board Chair and Vice Chair along with an additional four dynamic individuals to its governing board. The four members represents areas of youth mentoring and engagement, ...

May 24, 2021 |
Los Angeles, CA - The California Endowment has announced the election of a new Board Chair and Vice Chair along with an additional four dynamic individuals to its governing board. The four members represents areas of youth mentoring and engagement, ...

May 17, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Clergy and Lay Members of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ, our Risen Lord! Your persevering, grace-filled servant leadership in a time of pandemic has been a blessing to ...

May 13, 2021 | Heather Hahn
People across Georgia opened the Sunday edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 9 to see a full-page advertisement from a group of North Georgia laity seeking answers from their bishop. “An Open Letter to Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson” is ...

May 13, 2021 | Admin
The College of Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church in accordance with ¶ 521 of the 2016 Book of Discipline, hereby calls a special session of the jurisdictional conference on July 17, 2021. The meeting will be held ...

May 06, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will offer a closing prayer for the  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) prayer vigil on May 23, 1pm PDT. The vigil is a part of the LRIS spring campaign Stand Up, Speak Up! which encourages communities across ...

April 22, 2021 | Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao
Note from Rev. Dr. Felicisimo Cao, the Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries and Young People’s Ministry for the California-Nevada Conference and staff resource for the Task Force on Children’s Ministry, Conference Committee on Young People’s ...

April 17, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Editor's Note:  The LA Times featured the following OP-Ed by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño on April 16th as the Biden administration announced it would keep the cap on refugees to the Trump era policy of 15,000, effectively breaking its promise to raise ...

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 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 ...

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