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July 14, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Editor's note: Go, Sow, Grow is a prayer initiative that launched early in 2022 in which local churches were invited to pray for one another in order to align our prayers for God's vision of growth and abundance to manifest among us.  As a companion ...

July 14, 2022 | Pastora Robin Mathews-Johnson
At the invitation of our newest young adult members, Dr. Rev. Mary Maaga will facilitate a workshop discussion with us on Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 am - noon in John Wesley Hall (the sanctuary,) with breakfast provided. Wesley UMC in Fresno is ...

July 14, 2022 | Admin
On May 2, 2022 the Western Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy issued a public call for people who would like to be a part of a new way of electing bishops. In order to cast a wider net for candidates, the committee developed a discernment process ...

July 07, 2022 | Deborah Lee
Last month we completed a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind, interfaith spiritual pilgrimage to visit each of the remaining immigrant detention sites in California. We prayed for the closures of each site, the safe release of those on the inside, and the...

July 07, 2022 | Admin
Aldersgate UMC in Chico, CA will host the 2022 Great Northern District men's retreat from August 19-22, which will take place at the United Methodist Shasta Camp. This year's theme is B.L.E.S.S.: Love your neighbor as yourself.  B.L.E.S.S. stands ...

July 07, 2022 | Steve Elliott
Rewarding work, Christian comradery, and making a difference – the perfect formula for a successful mission trip. The last week in June, a team from three East Bay churches (Asbury UMC in Livermore, Lynnewood UMC in Pleasanton and San Ramon Valley ...

July 07, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is the Good Samaritan. The Scripture is Luke 10:25-37. This week Retired United Methodist pastor Rev. Becky Goodwin greets the children in her cape and tiara and shares about the Super Power of love. Mort confuses the word 'soup or...

July 07, 2022 | Chenayi Kumuterera
More than 60 members of Harare’s Inner City Circuit United Methodist Church gathered recently at the Agriculture Research Trust farm to gain new skills that will help them prepare for retirement. The church-related farming ministry focuses on life ...

July 07, 2022 | Matt Pearson,Betsy Schwarzentraub
We would like to announce and extend an invitation to you for an upcoming Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Leading Worship Course for Lay Leaders or anyone interested in fulfilling an advanced course. We are beyond excited for our first HYBRID ...

July 07, 2022 | Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Note: Click here to access Item 22 on page 44 of the packet. Click here to access the Amendment to Item 22. CUIR had the honor of proposing a resolution during Annual Conference this month entitled “Invitation to Establish Relationships With Our ...

July 07, 2022 | Admin
United Methodist leaders and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have reached an agreement about new Affiliation and Facility Use Agreements between congregations, scouting units and the BSA.   Over the last year, leaders of The United Methodist Church ...

July 06, 2022 | Helen Kung
Thank you to our sibling UMC churches for reaching out, for your prayers, and for your solidarity with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in downtown San Jose. We feel strong and resolute in making an impact despite this time of crisis, building ...

June 30, 2022 | Sharon Delgado
I am happy to announce that this year’s Annual Conference Session, held June 10-13, passed a Recommendation to Convene a Climate Justice Ministries Task Force, which required an amendment to the Annual Conference Standing Rules. The task force will ...

June 30, 2022 | Rev. Mike A. Harrell
The 2022-23 Appointment & Assignment lists are now available on the Conference website. As ad-interim appointment changes are made over the course of this appointment year, the lists will be revised accordingly. Questions, concerns, or corrections ...

June 30, 2022 | JB Brayfindley,Selby Ewing
The 174th California-Nevada Annual Conference Session of The United Methodist Church met via online Legislative Section, May 20, 2022; and in-person Plenary, Clergy, and Laity sessions and several opportunities for worship from June 10-13, 2022, at ...

June 30, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
The theme this week is Light of the world. The scripture is Luke 10:1-12. This week Rev. Rod Brayfindley of Sacramento First United Methodist Church greets the children and shares about being the Light of the World. Mort decides to be a light in a ...

June 30, 2022 | Bishop Sally Dyck
 Happy new year! For United Methodist clergy and churches, July 1 is really the start of a new year! Some clergy are officially moving to a new appointment. Others continue an appointment started in years past. But all of us have this sense of rhythm...

June 30, 2022 | Matt Pearson,Betsy Schwarzentraub
We would like to announce and extend an invitation to you for an upcoming Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Leading Worship Course for Lay Leaders or anyone interested in fulfilling an advanced course. We are beyond excited for our first HYBRID ...

June 30, 2022 | Sandra Metzger
As a result of the Mission Handcrafts sale at the recent California-Nevada Annual Conference, $2,219 was raised for the following missions supported by the project: $436 - Advance Special #07779A – Wholistic Development of Women, Bolivia $350 - ...

June 30, 2022 | Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton
Dear Friends and Colleagues, The great diversity which makes up the people called United Methodist often leads to different perspectives and viewpoints. The preamble of our Social Principles acknowledges that clear reality when it states, “The ...

June 30, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
In California-Nevada we are fond of claiming that we are the most diverse conference in the US UMC.  Yet, how well do we know our neighbors?   Who is my neighbor? is a new series of videos and articles presented by our Conference Commission on Race ...

June 27, 2022 | Hallie Fryd
To celebrate Pride, award-winning musician, trans activist and current MDiv student Ryan Cassata and PSR alumnx Loey Powell (MDiv ‘77), one of the first out lesbians ordained in a mainline denomination, shared their experiences as LGBTQ+ pioneers, ...

June 25, 2022 | Bishop Sally Dyck
 On June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court of the United States overruled Roe v. Wade which established a constitutional right based on the 14th amendment to legalize abortion in 1973.    I was 20 years old at the time and I distinctly remember what my ...

June 23, 2022 | Admin
Over 700 of our California-Nevada faith family attended the 174th Annual Conference which took place June 10th - 13th at the SAFE Convention Center in Sacramento, CA.   Interim Bishop Sally Dyck and retired Bishop Warner Brown presided over the joy ...

June 23, 2022 | Africa University Communications Team
On June 11, the academic achievements of 712 graduates from 18 African countries were recognized as they garnered degrees and top honors at Africa University's 28th graduation ceremony. The event, held at the main campus in Mutare, focused on the ...

June 23, 2022 | Admin
The Church of the Resurrection in Great Plains conference will be hosting Leadership Institute 2022 September 28-30 in Leawood, Kansas. The annual Institute resources pastors, lay leaders, church staff and volunteers with practical tips and tools ...

June 23, 2022 | Admin
United Methodist churches in the south Sacramento region are among 12 interfaith congregations that partner with the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP) Food Closet.  Sacramento Japanese UMC, Centennial UMC, Florin UMC, Wesley UMC and Hope...

June 23, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Staying Focused. The scripture for this week is Luke 9: 57-62. This week Margie Shunk of St. Mark's United Methodist Church greets the children and shares about how important it is to stay focused on Jesus's love and calling. ...

June 16, 2022 | Admin
Aldersgate UMC in Chico, CA will host the 2022 Great Northern District men's retreat from August 19-22, which will take place at the United Methodist Shasta Camp. This year's theme is B.L.E.S.S.: Love your neighbor as yourself.  B.L.E.S.S. stands ...

June 16, 2022 |
Tri-Valley Haven (TVH) in Livermore, California serves hundreds of low income and homeless clients each month at their Food Pantry.  TVH recently were offered a donated property next to their downtown Thrift Store, but it needed some work. Asbury ...

June 16, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
This week's theme is Courage to Speak. The scripture for this week is Luke 8: 26-39. This week Rev. Rod Brayfindley of Sacramento First United Methodist Church greets and prays over the children plus shares about talking about important issues; ...

June 16, 2022 | Edgardo A. Colón-Emeric
 In October 2021, the Office of Wesleyan Engagement at Duke Divinity School launched Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets, a free 4-week course exploring Methodism’s rich history of innovation to help imagine fresh ways individuals and churches can ...

June 16, 2022 | Admin
The long-anticipated wait is coming to an end as a new era of Scouting ministry in The United Methodist Church makes its way forward. A highly skilled team of chancellors, insurance risk advisors, and UMC leaders have forged a path through a ...

June 16, 2022 | Mallory Naake
On Tuesday, May 31, the conference committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (CUIR) held a fruitful and helpful discussion with three interreligious chaplains serving in diverse settings. A recording of the webinar can be found ...

June 16, 2022 | Admin
 The California-Nevada Israel Palestine Task Force will host a live online presentation and update from Wadi Foquin on June 23rd at 10 a.m. PT The presentation will feature young adult leaders Adam Manasra, Noor Hamamra, Sajida Hashem and Ragda ...

June 16, 2022 | Admin
As a part of our contribution to the Western Jurisdiction campaign "Where Love Lives", the California-Nevada conference examined our commitment to diversity in the month of June in 2021. Included in our resource offerings was a pre-recorded worship ...

June 16, 2022 | Admin
Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is hosting a special Pride Month event on June 22nd @ 5pm PST. A Legacy of Inclusion, a Vision for the Future, is a live Zoom conversation between PSR president Rev. David Vásquez-Levy, alumni Rev. Loey Powell, one of...

June 16, 2022 | Admin
The Western Jurisdiction Course of Study and Licensing School summer session registration deadline has been extended to June 22, 2022. The hybrid course will take place from July 12th through August 4th. Classes consist of four zoom sessions and one...

June 14, 2022 | Thomas Widlund
Woodland United Methodist Church and Father Paddy's Irish Pub Present - Music for Ukraine.   Friday July 8. 2022 at 7:30 pm. All the way from Ireland, the Young Dubliners will bring their amazing and wonderful Celtic Rock to Father Paddy's Irish Pub...

June 13, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
“Good Morning, church!” opened Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. leading the 2022 Annual Conference session in lieu of interim bishop Sally Dyck on Monday, June 13, 2022. Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, president of Claremont School of Theology led the ...

June 13, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
“You can show them a little love,” stated Bishop Sally Dyck encouraging the audience to clap after going silent when she finished one section of the ordination service on Sunday. Those to be commissioned and ordained answered questions before being ...

June 12, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Saturday began with a Bible Study led by Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan. No items were removed from the Consent Calendar. The day included fixing of appointments for Bay District, Central Valley District and El Camino Real District.   The Report of ...

June 10, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
Friday plenary began with a message from Rev. Dale Weatherspoon of Easterhill UMC in Richmond, CA. After Prayers of the People and Holy Communion, interim Bishop Sally Dyck introduced Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. who will be presiding the conclusion of...

June 09, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
The theme this week is Ordination Sunday. This week members of the UMC Cal-Nevada Children's MInistry Task Force share about ordination including: Rev. Jae-Kuk Jo pastor of Willow Glen United Methodist Church; JB Brayfindley from First UMC ...

June 09, 2022 | Heather Hahn
The United Methodist Church’s top court released three decisions June 6, including one saying a provision of church law should be amended to comply with the denomination’s constitution.  That provision in the Book of Discipline — the denomination’s ...

June 09, 2022 | Admin
On the afternoon of Wednesday June 8th St. Paul's UMC in San Jose began to burn.  While the person believed to start the fire is in custody, no known cause for the crime has been revealed.  St. Paul's UMC pastor Helen Kung reports that the fire was ...

June 09, 2022 | JB Brayfindley
California-Nevada interim Bishop Sally Dyck opened the 174th California Nevada Annual United Methodist Church Conference on May 20, 2022 for the virtual Legislative Session. (2022 ACS resources) “Friends, here we are together," Bishop Sally stated. "...

June 09, 2022 | Admin
United Methodists relate to this special Sunday by seeking peaceful solutions, creating and supporting peace-related ministries in their conference and learning about peaceful, just efforts around the world. Our Social Principles call us to love our ...

June 09, 2022 | Heather Hahn
A much-trumpeted plan for amicable separation unveiled in early 2020 no longer offers a path forward for The United Methodist Church, say more than a quarter of the agreement’s negotiators. Five of the 16-member mediation team released a statement ...

June 09, 2022 | Admin
Editor's Note: Among the most meaningful moments of each Annual Conference is the honoring of those who are retiring from a career of active ministry. They may be retiring from their career, but few ever retire from service in mission. I'd like to ...

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