The second phase of the "Praying Our Way Forward" initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017 with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. The effort will begin January 1 in the North Carolina Conference, and wrap up in the West Angola Episcopal area in June 2018.

The aim of 'Praying Our Way Forward' is to:

  • ask and listen for God’s leadership at this critical time in the life of our church
  • in addition to participating in a designated week of prayer, individuals are invited to join the initiative by praying daily and fasting weekly for our church, mission and future

“Praying Our Way Forward” was created by the Council of Bishops as a part of their larger commitment to “lead the church in every part of the world in times of worship, study, discernment, confession and prayer for God’s guidance.” To achieve this mission, they invited The Upper Room to help engage every annual conference around the world. United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men and United Methodist Communications have recently joined the partnership.

Each annual conference will take one week to have intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, which began meeting in January.

The California-Nevada Annual Conference's week of prayer will be December 31, 2017 - January 6, 2018.


Bishop's Message


Commission on a Way Forward

Please pray for the 32 members of the Commission on a Way Forward:

Jasmine Rose Smothers, Jorge Acevedo, Brian Adkins, Jacques Umembudi Akasa, Tom Berlin, Matt Berryman, Helen Cunanan, David Field, Ciriaco Francisco, Grant Hagiya, Aka Dago-Akribi Hortense, Scott Johnson, Jessica LaGrone, Thomas Lambrecht, MyungRae Kim Lee, Julie Hager Love, Mazvita Machinga, Patricia Miller, Mande Guy Muyombo, Eben Nhiwatiwa, Dave Nuckols, Casey Langley Orr, Gregory Palmer, Donna Pritchard, Tom Salsgiver, Robert Schnase, Leah Taylor, Debra Wallace-Padgett, Rosemarie Wenner, Alice Williams, John Wesley Yohanna, Alfiado S. Zunguza

Learn more about the Commission

Our Week in Prayer

To view a detailed description of events, click on the desired time period.

Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1

Tuesday, January 2

Wednesday, January 3

Thursday, January 4

Friday, January 5

Saturday, January 6