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Easter Message 2015

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who live and believes in me will never die.”  John 11:25-26

It has been a tough year since … Read More

Announcement of Young Clergy Initiative Coordinator

I am pleased to announce that I intend to appoint the Rev. Allison Mark as the first coordinator of the Young Clergy Initiative, a collaborative project of the California-Pacific Conference and Claremont School of Theology.

The 2012 General Conference of … Read More

Announcement of Next North District Superintendent

I am pleased to announce that I intend to appoint the Rev. James R. Powell as the next Superintendent of the North District of the California-Pacific Conference effective July 1, 2015.

Rev. Powell comes to this new appointment having served in faithful and … Read More

Statement on Shooting Near Former Sepulveda United Methodist Church

Beloved Brothers and Sisters,

We are aware of the sad news that last night gang-related violence occurred on our property at the former Sepulveda United Methodist Church.  The violence left a 24 year-old young man dead on the church parking … Read More

Christmas 2014 Message

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. … Read More

Thanksgiving 2014 Message

Happy Thanksgiving! We certainly have much to be grateful for. Our greatest blessing is that we belong to God who is ever faithful. God is a God of abundance; abundant grace, mercy, love, patience, and justice, to name just some … Read More

Response to Ferguson

On this night when a grand jury has determined that no charges will be brought against the police officer who killed unarmed Michael Brown, I keep seeing in my mind the picture of Michael’s father crying at his funeral. It … Read More

Response to President Obama’s Executive Action

Last night immigrant families received a word of mercy and a measure of justice. Through executive action President Barack Obama announced that undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. more than five years and who have children who are … Read More

Statement on Administrative Relief

This statement was delivered on November 20, 2014 at a press teleconference with Church World Service on the Obama Administration’s planned action on immigration reform.

Thank you for the privilege of being on this call with immigrant rights leaders who … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s Statement on Judicial Council Ruling on Frank Schaefer

I rejoice in the decision of the Judicial Council in the case of Rev. Frank Schaefer for I believe it affirms our United Methodist commitment to doing all the good we can in the name of Jesus our Lord. Already … Read More