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Bishop Carcaño’s Invitation to Rev. Frank Schaefer

Brothers and Sisters,

At our annual conference session earlier this year we celebrated the visionary leadership of Bishop Gerald Kennedy who in 1963 invited to come to the West 8 Methodist pastors from Mississippi who had been condemned and ostracized … Read More

In Memory of the Honorable Nelson Mandela

Brothers and Sisters,

The two times I had the privilege of being in the presence of the Honorable Nelson Mandela, he mentioned his ties to the Methodist Church.

He credited the Methodists for having educated him and thus prepared him … Read More

Bishop’s Thanksgiving 2013 Greeting

Brothers and Sisters,

On this day I am giving God thanks for all of you! I have prayed for you this morning with a grateful heart. You are truly a servant people devoted to the work of grace and mercy … Read More

Bishop’s Call to “Fast for Families” on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

The California-Pacific Annual Conference is called to a “Fast for Families” for national immigration reform by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño who delivered the following statement at a press event today with Catholic Archbishop José H. Gomez, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley … Read More

In Response to Rev. Schaefer’s Case

It was with great sadness and frustration that we read of the action taken 
by a jury of the Rev. Frank Shaefer’s peers regarding his officiating at a
same gender wedding for his son.  The debate within The United Methodist Church
 … Read More

Call to Christian Conferencing on the COB’s Response to the Ministry of Bishop Melvin G. Talbert

Brothers and Sisters, In light of the Council of Bishops response to the ministry of Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, I have altered my participation in connectional church meetings to return home earlier this coming week in order to be pastorally … Read More

BISHOP’S REFLECTION // November 2013

John 6:25-35

Our beloved Connee Freeman, Conference Co-Lay Leader, has been passionately challenging us to make a difference in the lives of persons who are homeless, hungry, alone. I am inspired by the love that radiates from her when … Read More

CALL TO PRAYER // Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines 2013

Brothers and Sisters, I write to you from the meeting of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church.  As we have done our work as your bishops one of the concerns we have been actively carrying this week … Read More

CALL TO PRAYER // LAX Incident 2013

Brothers and Sisters, On this All Saints day in which we remember those faithful servants of God who have gone before us, we again find ourselves facing violence and death.

Many of you are aware of the fact that several … Read More

Bishop Frederick Wertz (1916 – 2013)

Bishop Frederick Wertz died yesterday, October 16, 2013, less than two weeks after celebrating his 97th birthday. At the time of his death, Bishop Wertz was the longest-serving surviving bishop, having been elected to the episcopacy in 1968.

Bishop Wertz … Read More