Final 2019 Bishop’s Confirmation Rally Is Held in San Jose

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 Jose; St. Paul UMC, Fremont; San Ramon Valley UMC in Alamo, and Campbell UMC – along with 14 chaperones and 11 staff members.
 
 
Bishop Minerva Carcaño and the California-Nevada Conference Office of Camping and Retreat Ministries and Young People's Ministry offered this year’s Bishop’s Confirmation Rallies as single-day events, akin to a day camp, instead of an overnight retreat as was done in previous years. Three of the conference’s five districts – Central Valley and Great Northern, in addition to El Camino Real – were chosen to host rallies in 2019.