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Bishop Hagiya’s Appointments Announcement 2018 (July 1, 2018)

We are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2018, Bishop Grant J. Hagiya appoints the following pastors to the churches indicated beside their names.

This new announcement includes pastors whose appointment was previously announced.

Please note that this … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on Constitutional Amendments Certification

In addition to the decision on the work of the Commission on the Way Forward, our Council of Bishops was also tasked with certifying the results of our Constitutional Amendments.  The results of the certification is explained in the news … Read More

Bishop Hagiya: Statement on Council of Bishop’s May 2018 Meeting

By now you have probably seen or heard of our Council of Bishop’s press release on our discernment and decisions concerning the recommendations coming from the Commission on the Way Forward.

Our Council of Bishops has done hard, deep and … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Easter 2018 Devotional

Matthew 28:1-10

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from … Read More

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