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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

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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

Bishop Hagiya’s Christmas 2016 Message

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is the … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement in Support of Sanctuary

The Leadership of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church strongly re-asserts our unequivocal support for all of our churches, ministries and institutions who commit to be places of sanctuary and hospitality for refugees seeking asylum, immigrants threatened with … Read More

Declaración de Apoyo para Santuario del Obispo Hagiya

El liderazgo de la Conferencia California Pacífico de la Iglesia Metodista Unida reafirma firmemente nuestro apoyo inequívoco a todas nuestras iglesias, ministerios e instituciones que se comprometen a ser lugares de refugio y hospitalidad para los refugiados que buscan asilo, … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s 2016 Thanksgiving Message

As we prepare for Thanksgiving I am reminded of the political storm in the U.S. we find ourselves in. For some, the question is, “how can we be thankful in the midst of the controversies and conflicts we face.” To … Read More