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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 ...

March 30, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Tuesday of Holy Week grounded in Mark 11:15-18 in which she invites us to wonder with her - what moved people then, and may move people now, to conspire against God's holy work of love, justice and ...

March 29, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites us to wonder what the travelers to Jerusalem must have experienced as we journey together this Holy Week.  Click here to hear Bishop's reflection. You may also read the text of Bishop Minerva's message here:   ...

March 28, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Palm Sunday grounded in Mark 11:1-11. Bishop invites us to wonder about the events of that day, as Jesus made his way into Jerusalem, through the eyes of a young donkey that had never been ridden.  ...

March 22, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
For Immediate Release Monday, March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church met on Monday, March 22, 2021 in an additional meeting to consider pressing matters related to the Council’s work. After much ...

March 20, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
I am deeply grieved by the violence against our Asian-American brothers and sisters.  The killings in Atlanta, GA this week that took the life of 8 including 6 Asian- American women and brought the flippant response of a sheriff’s department captain ...

March 18, 2021 | Heather Hahn
A group of delegates is pushing back against the bishops’ plans to hold a virtual one-day General Conference and put off new U.S. episcopal elections this year.   “We believe that the Bishops’ plan, in its current form, constitutes an ‘episcopal ...

March 04, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Dear Friends,   Grace and peace to you in this season of Lent.    I wanted to inform you that the legal settlement agreement reached some time ago between our California-Nevada Conference and the Glide Foundation Board of Trustees has been approved ...

February 25, 2021 | Admin
Press Release February 25, 2021   WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to ...

February 25, 2021 | Madeline White
In a wide-ranging, fact-filled, energetic, and informative interview, Dr. David Agus, a nationally renowned scientist, and long-time adviser to President Biden, speaks with Bishop Sharma Lewis of The Virginia United Methodist Church about the ...

February 18, 2021 | Heather Hahn
United Methodist bishops — faced with dwindling funds and a potential denominational split — want to hit the brakes on electing new bishops in the U.S. and adding more bishops in Africa. Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Council of Bishops president and...

February 18, 2021 | Rev. Dr Maidstone Mulenga
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week.  Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and ...

February 11, 2021 | Admin
 Join us for this opportunity to center ourselves as we journey together through Lent during our conference-wide Ash Wednesday meditation. This meditation with be led by our resident Bishop, Minerva Carcaño. Wednesday February 17th, 4pm PST Link ...

February 07, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Clergy and laity of the California-Nevada Conference, blessings to you as we move into this time of welcomed longer days and hoped for relief from the pandemic we have lived in for much too long. After much prayer and consideration, I have determined...

February 06, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
February 6, 2021 Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on California’s ban on indoor religious services has raised questions from some of  our churches in the California-Nevada Conference.   I want to affirm that as a conference of The United ...

February 04, 2021 |
Editor's note: The UMC Council of Bishops shared this press release and it is reposted here in its entirety. The United Methodist Church is among the denominations that comprise the Churches Uniting in Christ table. Birmingham, AL: Bishop Teresa ...

February 01, 2021 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño encourages all churches and ministry settings across the Western Jurisdiction to be persons and places where God's love lives. Monday School is a a Series of biblical/theological learning videos featuring conference leaders...

January 20, 2021 |
In days between the violent insurrection on the Capital and the inauguration of President-Elect Jo Biden, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño joined people of faith gathered in virtual settings to be a balm and a beacon of hope.  On January 15th, Bishop ...

January 17, 2021 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
 Brothers, Sisters, Siblings – Friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ our Lord. I am praying for you, our churches, the communities we are called to serve, and the nation, on this Sunday filled with concern and even fear.  Yesterday ...

January 14, 2021 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated annually during the 3rd week of January every year and the North State Ecumenical Conference hosts an event for this special week. Our California-Nevada Conference is a part of the North State ...

January 06, 2021 |
On this Day of Epiphany, Christians remember that the Magi guided by a divine light visited the Christ Child bearing gifts and their souls.  Let us pray for the divine light of Christ to manifest the fullness of his righteousness in this our moment ...

December 25, 2020 |
In this video greeting, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño brings Christmas blessings of hope, love, joy and peace to our faith family across the miles.  Bishop Minerva notes that in the midst of darkness we find a great light that transforms our pain and ...

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