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June 04, 2019 |
For Immediate Release June 3, 2019   Council of Bishops Unveils New Website (www.unitedmethodistbishops.org)   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to...

May 16, 2019 |
The California Endowment's Board of Directors this week elected new leadership, naming Shawn Ginwright, PhD, as board chair for the private, statewide health foundation and Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño as vice-chair. “Both Shawn and Bishop Minerva are...

May 02, 2019 |
By Cate Monaghan  Interim Communications Director, CA-NV Annual Conference  “Are you a Methodist?”   YES!   “Are you a Christian?”   YES!   “Are you a disciple?”   YES!  The rallying cry from Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope (right) and its ...

May 02, 2019 |
The El Camino Real District hosted the final Bishop’s Confirmation Rally of the year, last weekend (Saturday, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) at Almaden Hills United Methodist Church in San Jose. There were 24 confirmands – representing First UMC, San...

April 26, 2019 |
SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE NOTE:  The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops (WJ COB) has published an open statement in response to the Judicial Council rulings made on April 26, 2019. At the request of Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, the press release has ...

April 24, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has announced the opening of the nomination process for this year’s Bishop’s Awards. These awards recognize laity who exemplify the best of personal and social holiness by:   attending to their spiritual growth;    ...

April 23, 2019 |
For Immediate Release   The Council of Bishops is inviting the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer for the Judicial Council, which is in session this week. The Judicial Council will be discussing the constitutionality of matters ...

April 18, 2019 |
By JB Brayfindley  Contributor to Instant Connection    “Christ pulls us into His Body … making space for all of us,” Bishop Minerva Carcaño told members of the Great Northern District attending the sixth of 12 Post-General Conference Episcopal ...

March 28, 2019 |
A Place to Hear God's Call On February 16, 2019, Bishop Minerva Carcaño led the Bishop's Confirmation Rally for the Central Valley District at United Japanese Christian Church (UJCC) in Clovis, California. The bishop, together with the Rev. Debra ...

March 15, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has added her name to a statement by San Francisco faith leaders, condemning the horrific attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people and seriously injured at least 20 others.   The statement is being ...

March 08, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño made the first of 12 Post-General Conference Episcopal Visits on Sunday, March 3, visiting Los Altos United Methodist Church with some members of the California-Nevada delegation to General Conference and other key leaders. ...

March 08, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has shared a letter of support from the bishops of the Western regions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to the bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. Read Bishop Carcaño’s ...

March 06, 2019 |
For Immediate Release March 6, 2019   WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality and the meaning, application, and effect of ...

March 01, 2019 |
For Immediate Release March 1, 2019   WASHINGTON, D. C. – In the aftermath of the Special Session of the General Conference, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, President of the Council of Bishops has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16.   “James ...

February 28, 2019 |
Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction, meeting immediately following the close of the special session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, agreed on the importance of having a common message at this crucial time in the life of the ...

February 14, 2019 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño traveled to the McAllen, Texas area in late January for a meeting of The United Methodist Immigration Task Force that included a visit to the border. Kathy Gilbert, a reporter for United Methodist News Service (UMNS) – along...

February 14, 2019 |
For Immediate Release Tuesday, February 12, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bishops of The United Methodist Church are preparing to preside over the three-day Special Session of the General Conference set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.    In a ...

January 22, 2019 |
Rev. Jorge Domingues, Director of Connectional Ministries for the California-Nevada Annual Conference, was “randomly selected for further questions” while visiting the US-Mexico border at McAllen, Texas with Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño this week. “It ...

January 17, 2019 |
Members of the Korean Caucus of the California-Nevada Annual Conference met with Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño and other conference leaders in December for a two-hour dialogue about the direction of The United Methodist Church, and the plans for A Way ...

January 16, 2019 |
Cal-Nev’s Rev. Hubert Ivery to Lead Workshop The United Methodist Council of Bishops is urging United Methodists to join in observing the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, organized by the World Council of Churches, Jan. 18-25. This year’s ...

January 10, 2019 |
“The bishop conveys these critically important ideas … in the kind of simple but powerful way that stays with listeners and deters them from giving up – a very real danger as the conflict stretches into months and then years.” – Ray Kirstein The ...

December 04, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC | The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church is mourning the death of the 41st U.S. President, George H. W. Bush. President Bush is the father of 43rd President George W. Bush. George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are ...

December 03, 2018 |
Bishop Héctor F. Ortíz Vidal of the Puerto Rico Methodist Conference has written to Bishop Minerva Carcaño, extending his gratitude to the people of the California-Nevada Annual Conference for all their support, solidarity, and prayers since ...

November 29, 2018 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has prepared a series of special messages to be read during the Sundays of Advent.   A new article will be posted in the Bishop’s Message section of the California-Nevada Conference website at 6 o’clock each Sunday morning, ...

November 21, 2018 |
The California-Nevada Annual Conference was well represented at the San Francisco Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Tuesday morning (Nov. 20). Bishop Carcaño attended, along with Bay District Superintendent Staci Current and other clergy and laity from the...

November 21, 2018 |
Sisters and Brothers,   As we gather round the table of grace in our homes this Thanksgiving, let us remember the victims of the Butte County Camp Fire and other fires throughout the state of California. Let us hold them up to God through prayer and ...

November 07, 2018 |
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church this week approved a statement from its Immigration Task Force regarding migrant caravans.   The statement was presented by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, who chairs the task force, during the plenary...

November 05, 2018 |
Monday, November 05, 2018                                                                        For Immediate Release   St. Simon Island, GA – Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter this morning urged fellow bishops to call upon God to ...

September 27, 2018 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area doesn’t see the current debate over homosexuality as a reason for the church to split. He feels the church is able to continue God’s mission, even amid ...

September 25, 2018 |
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - Bishops in Africa have resolved not to support any proposed legislation that calls for splitting The United Methodist Church over the issue of human sexuality, according to a statement released on Monday, September 24, 2018. ...

September 17, 2018 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Episcopal Leader of the San Francisco Area, will be one of the keynote speakers at Breaking Barriers HIV and AIDS Ministry Conference, Oct. 25-27 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN. She will preach at...

May 31, 2018 |
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño recently held a daylong retreat with the class to be ordained at the 2018 Annual Conference Session on Friday, June 22.  From left to right: Revs. Vathanak Heang, Jose Ramos, Hae-Jeong Yoon, Sandra Sanders-West, Bishop ...

December 20, 2017 |
Chuck Snyder (center) from Florin UMC in Sacramento presented Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño (right) with an original art piece.  Snyder's carved wood art piece is based on The United Methodist Church's mission statement. The Rev. Gail Chiew (left), ...

October 25, 2017 |
*By Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.   "Our prison system cages people for long periods of time, like a human zoo, and tears them apart from their innocent children," says Pastor Holly Hillman. "So the question a church can ask itself is, 'What are we here to...

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