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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

Bishop Hagiya’s Message on Judicial Council Decision No. 1341

As you have probably already heard, the Judicial Council met this past week and released its ruling on the South Central Jurisdictional challenge to Bishop Karen Oliveto’s election as a Bishop in our Western Jurisdiction.

The decision came as a … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Message on the Upcoming Judicial Council Meeting

Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus.

I write to keep you informed of an important matter involving the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. It is important to keep you apprised of … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Easter 2017 Message

Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God … Read More

Lent 2017: Only God has Real Power

Originally posted at westernjurisdictionumc.org

To the People of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, and to the ends of the earth, Fulfilling our charge to “To guard, transmit, teach, and proclaim … the apostolic faith as it … Read More

피난처 지원에 관한 성명서

연합감리교회 가주-태평양 연회 지도자들은 망명을 원하는 피난민들과 이산가족과 추방의 위협 속에 있는 이민자들, 그리고 이 땅에 늘어나는 가정폭력과 집단 괴롭힘 등의 폭력 피해자들을 환대하고 피난처를 제공하기를 원하는 우리 여러 교회들과, 그러한 사역들, 그리고 관련기관들을 위한 우리의 명백한 지원을 다시 … Read More

Bishop Hagiya Recommends Generosity Guidance

As many of you have found out, ministry often cannot happen without funding.

I have had a chance to work with Cesie Delve Scheuermann and have found her blog posts on stewardship and the basics of fundraising to be most … Read More