Bishop Hagiya

Bishop Hagiya’s Announcement on Apportionment Giving 2017

It is always a joy to share good news with you and that is what we have found as we have wrapped up our 2017 apportionment giving.

Both Archana Carey, our Conference Treasurer, and I are so grateful for the … Read More

Bishops Issue Statements on Florida School Shooting

In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya states:

I have been in touch with Florida Area Resident Bishop Ken Carter, and his Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Alex Shanks, who … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Announcement on East District Superintendent

I am pleased to announce that I intend to appoint Rev. Melissa Roux MacKinnon as the next Superintendent of the East District of the California-Pacific Conference, effective July 1, 2018.

Rev. MacKinnon has been serving as the Lead Pastor … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Christmas Message 2017

Christmas joy to all of you:

We are living through some difficult and challenging times. Our contemporary world has been described by the U.S. Army War College after the Cold War, as a VUCA world: “Volatility, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.” … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Action on 2017 Fires

The California-Pacific Conference is currently in touch with on the ground personnel, UMCOR, and local churches to coordinate our collective response.

This is a Call to Action to be the light of hope in the Southern California area this … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Thanksgiving Message 2017

There is some relief, even joy, as I write this message to our California-Pacific Conference. You see, I am not writing in the midst of the latest world catastrophe, responding to some act of mindless violence, or grieving over the … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer on the Las Vegas Shooting

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1 (New International Version)

I know that God is in agony over … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on DACA Announcement

Yesterday, I joined many United Methodists and an array of inter-religious and multi-ethnic leaders at La Plaza United Methodist Church (Los Angeles, CA) to denounce the phasing out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer on Charlottesville and Racism

The blatant racism displayed in Charlottesville, VA these past several days is yet another reminder of the need to look inward into our own prejudices that enable such actions to be tolerated in our nation.

History has shown us how … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer for Guam and Korea

As tensions mount between North Korea and the United States, all of us need to be in prayer for cooler heads and the calming of fears. We here in the California-Pacific Conference are especially affected by these tensions, as we … Read More