Leaders across the California-Nevada conference are at work, preparing for the upcoming 172nd session of our annual conference which takes place September 17th through the 20th. There are several opportunities for each of us to gather and give!
We know many of you will be following the conference on the live stream and will enjoy the many times of worship and devotion with us. There is a special opportunity to gather and worship together as conference wide church family for worship on Sunday September 20th as we gather for the Service for the Ordination of Elders and Deacons, the Commissioning of Provisional Members and Recognition of Orders.
Together, we will stand with those who are growing in their ministry and connection with the church and celebrate this important moment in the life of our conference. Information on connecting to this special service will be posted on our 2020 Annual Conference Session webpage.
The offering of the annual conference is a wonderful opportunity for our California-Nevada to bring our dollars together in ways that transform lives both in our community and around the world. Sheltering in Love, the Global Ministries and UMCOR giving campaign designed to care for those impacted by COVID-19. Click here to learn more about Sheltering in Love.
Funds raised through Sheltering in Love have initiated new partnerships and strengthened a global network of health professionals, missionaries, disaster management coordinators and faith leaders committed to caring for all of God's children. Our connectional system of giving has funded 230 grants totaling $2,329.785 at the time of publication.
Folks will remember that we have to additional offering opportunities during our annual conference session - the Necessitous offering, which is received during the Memorial Service and the Ministerial Education Fund offering, which is received during the Service of Commissioning and Ordination.
You may give to Sheltering in Love, as well as the Necessitous and Ministerial Education Fund as early and as often as you are moved. Our office of finance and administration can receive your checks and you may also donate online by clicking here.
Click here to access our 2020 Annual Conference Session webpage where we will post new updates and information several times a week.