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December 21, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites each of us to shout out as witnesses that have seen the great light, even and especially in this time when the shadow of human suffering is long and our daylight hours are short. Bishop reminds us that even now, in ...

December 14, 2020 | Admin
During this disorienting time of pandemic, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites us to join Mary in singing our praises to God. Together, let us experience the joy of Emmanuel, even as we wait for the healing transformation of our lives and our world. ...

December 10, 2020 | Gladys P. Mangiduyos
After heated debate, the Philippines Central Conference’s coordinating council voted to extend the episcopal leadership of the country’s three incumbent bishops through the end of 2021. Extending the bishops’ terms sparked controversy over the ...

December 07, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a reflection for the second week of Advent around the first chapter of Matthew, verses 18-12 in which Mary and Joseph are visited by angels with news of Mary’s pregnancy and the coming Christ.   Bishop reminds us of ...

November 30, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites us to wait with one another for the birth of Jesus as she reflects on hope during the first week of Advent. Bishop joins us as we  prepare our hearts for the coming of Emanuel, God with us, hoping that the Christ ...

November 19, 2020 | Admin
Faith and political leaders across the country joined MAZON this week for a virtual Jewish Clergy Justice Mission (JCJM) gathering. The annual event normally takes place in Washington, DC and is a time for participants​ to learn about hunger in ...

October 29, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's Note: In case you missed the webinar click here to access the recording.  More than one hundred clergy and laity from Bakersfield, California to Sparks, Nevada were on Zoom to hear Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño speak about the upcoming election...

October 29, 2020 |
"As United Methodists we believe elections should be free, fair and safe, worthy of our protection. Let us VOTE and express our commitment to mercy, compassion and justice."

October 26, 2020 | Admin
Special Edition: Wednesday Webinar Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño speaks to the upcoming Election     Be sure to tune in tomorrow, Wednesday October 28th at 4p.m. PDT for a very special edition of Wednesday Webinar featuring our Episcopal leader Bishop ...

October 15, 2020 | Admin
Bishop MInerva G. Carcaño will be featured in the next United Methodist Women's Faith Talks podcast, October 22nd at 11a PT., exploring the relationship between the church and politics. UMW's Jennifer Farmer will moderate a panel that includes ...

October 13, 2020 |
Editor's note: Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño joined US Bishops within the Council to sign onto A Crisis of Faith in Democracy which calls "upon the people of the United Methodist Church to use their influence in their states, legislative districts, and ...

October 08, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is slated to be a part of the "Protests, Policies, Polls and the Pandemic panel for National Council of Churches' Christian Unity Gathering, scheduled for Monday, October 12th, 1:30 p.m. EDT / 10:30a PDT. The panel will ...

October 08, 2020 | Admin
On October 7th Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of people engaged in mission throughout the conferences of the WJ. The official launch video features WJ...

September 24, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Oliver S. Mangubat
Daly City United Methodist Church is celebrating her 50th founding anniversary on the 27th day of September, 10:30 am. With the theme “Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper and Reaching Higher with the Lord” and guided by Isaiah 40:31 - But those who ...

September 24, 2020 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Every year the US President sets the goal for the number of refugees who will be resettled in the US.  A refugee is someone who has fled their home country and cannot return because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, ...

September 03, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is a part of a faith leader cohort regularly in conversation with Governor Gavin Newsom's office around a wide range of issues and challenges facing people in communities around the state. On Friday August 28th Governor ...

September 03, 2020 | Admin
In an Interfaith Lecture series themed The Future We Want, The World We Need hosted by Chautauqua Institute,   Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shared a presentation that included concepts around immigration, the beloved community and our role in building ...

August 20, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
“It is so easy to talk about the accomplishments of Bishop Beverly Shamana,” wrote Bishop Grant Hagiya, resident bishop of the Los Angeles area of the United Methodist Church. “The hard part is to do it in one minute or so.” Bishop Shamana will be ...

August 20, 2020 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño invites our conference faith family to join with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) in reaching out to California Governor Gavin Newsom to stop all transfers of people from prisons and jails to ICE.   IM4HI ...

August 16, 2020 | Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop John Yambasu was truly one of the great bishops of The United Methodist Church.  I will forever be inspired and encouraged by his strong faith and eternal optimism.  In recent years no one sought to preserve the unity of The UMC as much as he ...

July 23, 2020 | Admin
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––United Methodist Men have published a book of prayers for peace with justice and they will host their third day of Prayer, Saturday, July 25. Sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdiction of UM Men, the three hour event will be hosted ...

July 02, 2020 | Admin
July 1 marks time of transition for many people serving across The United Methodist Church.  For those moving to new appointments, those extending their service in current appointments and for those retiring from pastoral service this time of ...

June 25, 2020 |
Editor's Note:  Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will be live at 11a pdt so be sure to tune in! We’re all seeing and reading about the racial tension that has swept across our nation. We’ve been cooped up for months. Our routines have been upended. These...

June 18, 2020 | Admin
People graduating in the time of COVID-19 have overcome many hurdles and are missing traditional celebrations that honor their milestone moments. Click here to view a short video that features some of our California-Nevada Conference graduates and ...

June 11, 2020 | JB Brayfindley
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño welcomed more than 400 clergy and layperson attending the Special Edition of the California-Nevada Annual Conference Wednesday Webinars from 4:00-5:15 p.m. on June 10. The webinar released a draft of comprehensive protocol ...

May 29, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Carcaño names our cruelty, particularly toward African American men and boys, from historic legal slavery to modern day slavery, encompassing unjust policing practices, modern day lynching and economic injustice that traps people of color in ...

May 21, 2020 |
Panel to explore leadership styles, SHEroes and heroes, racism and sexism, and leadership tips for both men and women   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Larry R. Hygh, Jr., Ed.D. – 626-755-6948 – Larry.Hygh@csusb.edu   SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Five ...

May 08, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva, as she is affectionately known not only within our conference but throughout the wider UMC, ecumenical and interfaith connection, does not have 'slow' weeks. On any given day Bishop can be found leading and developing advocacy ...

April 30, 2020 | Admin
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will join California Industrial Area Foundation (IAF) leaders for a virtual statewide action on Tuesday May 5th at 5:45p.  There 8 Industrial Area Foundation (IAF) broad-based organizations and sponsoring committees in ...

April 28, 2020 | Admin
Editor's notes: On April 28, 2020, Nevada leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The United Methodist Church called on Governor Steve Sisolak to extend the 'Stay Home for Nevada" order until reliable testing was more widely ...

April 02, 2020 |
By Michael Yoshii In the midst of a season of holy days: Jewish Passover, Christian Holy Week, Muslim Ramadan, Buddhist Hanamatsuri, interfaith leaders will gather for an online vigil calling  for an end to for-profit prisons and detention centers ...

April 02, 2020 |
This Holy Week will be one we may all remember most especially given this time of finding new ways to connect and overcome social isolation. Our Bishop, Minerva G. Carcaño is finding new ways to gather our conference faith family in this time and we ...

April 02, 2020 |
A Letter to the United Methodist Clergy of the Western Jurisdiction The United Methodist Church From the College of Bishops Beloved Servants of Christ, We write, as your episcopal leaders, in these unprecedented days of social change due to the ...

March 20, 2020 |
Episcopal leader of the California-Nevada Conference and Chairperson of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, joined leaders as a signatory to a letter sponsored by the ACLU of California, the San Fransisco Marin ...

March 18, 2020 |
Greetings Friends, As instruction to ‘shelter in place’ continues to come from counties across California and Nevada, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a special video message with our faith families across the connection requesting that church ...

March 13, 2020 |
By Sam Hodges and Heather Hahn, UMNews A group of United Methodist leaders, including eight bishops, has issued a statement sharing its vision for a global traditionalist denomination focused on evangelism and the “primacy of Scripture.” Among the ...

February 28, 2020 |
by Tikiko Lesuma, Chairperson, CCORR The Conference Commission on Religion & Race invites members of the California-Nevada Conference to submit names of those who have worked to build bridges to all ethnic groups and persons. Nominees ought be ...

January 03, 2020 |
Friends,   Grace and peace to you in this New Year. May Christ our Lord bless you and keep you throughout the days to come.   Early this morning the work of a group of faithful leaders of our United Methodist Church pertaining to the division that we...

December 19, 2019 |
A message from Bishop Minerva Carcaño:    It is with great joy that I announce that Ms. Selby Ewing has accepted our invitation to come among us to serve as our director of communications, effective January 1, 2020.    Selby succeeds our interim d...

December 18, 2019 |
On behalf of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Kenneth Carter, president of the council, has issued a Christmas letter focusing on what it means to “walk in the light of the Lord.”    Read the letter online through either ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 27, 2019 |
The Ecumenical Institute was founded by The World Council of Churches in Switzerland in 1946 as an “ecumenical laboratory,” bringing together students of ecumenism from across the Christian community. The Council of Bishops (COB) is pleased to offer ...

August 22, 2019 |
The 2019 Evolving Faith Conference will be held October 4 and 5 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The two-day event will feature more than 20 inspirational speakers, including Resident Bishop of the San Francisco Area, Minerva G. Carca...

July 29, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has posted a special message in response to the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival over the weekend.    “We mourn the deaths of four persons, including the perpetrator, and the injuring of many others,” the bishop ...

July 03, 2019 |
The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) has joined the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) in protesting the Trump administration’s just-announced strategy of exacting fines of up to $799 per day from immigrants who ignore deportation ...

July 03, 2019 |
More than 200 United Methodists from around the Bay Area joined Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño in marching in the SF Pride parade, Sunday, June 30, in San Francisco.    “It was a wonderful day,” said Rev. Staci Current, District Superintendent for the Bay...

June 05, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is attending the Consultation on Diaspora Churches in London, England sponsored by the World Methodist Council. More than 50 participants have gathered from all over the world to determine how to accompany and support ...

June 05, 2019 |
Noting, "The gospel was powerful enough to change an institution from within and from the outside," Moses Kumar, General Secretary of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), has sent an open letter to bishops cautioning careful ...

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