General Conference 2019

Reflections from the Western Jurisdiction Meetings (March 2019)

A number of years ago we held a Transforming Ministry Conference in Los Angeles. This conference is designed to spark our imagination and innovative thinking and we had a once in a lifetime chance to learn at DreamWorks here in … Read More

2016 and 2019 Cal-Pac Delegations

(Picture) The California-Pacific Conference General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference Delegations elected in 2014. (Delegates by election and category, not according to picture) General Conference Lay Delegates:Leanne Nakanishi, Rosie Rios, Ken Ellis, and Mele Maka.  General Conference Clergy Delegates: Rev. Cedrick … Read More

GC2019 LGBTQ+ Care Resources

Check in with members of your church or community who identify as LGBTQ+ rather than expecting them to reach out to you. Make space for them to share their feelings and responses, and ask how you can be supportive to … Read More

GC2019 Conversation Resources

Courageouns Conversations (Discipleship Ministries)

Discussion Guide w/ Young People (Discipleship Ministries)

Difficult Conversations Readiness CovenantBy Rev. Darin ArntsonAssociate Director of LeadershipCalifornia-Pacific Conference

Adapted from Brene Brown’s “Engaged Feedback Checklist”

  • We are ready to sit next to the person, rather than … Read More

GC2019 Sunday Worship Resources

As the first Sunday of the month, the traditional liturgy of the United Methodist Church invites us to gather around the Word and Table. Historically, this includes as a response to the proclamation of the Word a time of confession, … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ!

By now you have probably all heard that the General Conference Special Called Session is now over, and the Traditional Plan prevailed (53% – 438 votes to 47% – 384 votes). … Read More

Update from General Conference 2019

With a vote of 438 (Yes) to 384 (No), the Traditional Plan has passed in Plenary in the Special Called Session of General Conference 2019.

Stay connected for further updates and information via email and social media.

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GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Monday, February 25, 2019

Yesterday was a little tough for our Western Jurisdiction and Cal-Pac Annual Conference. The Prioritization process lifted the Traditional Plan and petitions to disaffiliate from the UMC ahead of all others. This means that they will be taken up first … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Our opening worship for today highlighted a sermon by our COB President, Bishop Ken Carter, who spoke at our last California-Pacific Annual Conference Session. Bishop Carter gave a wonderful theological sermon calling for the unity of the church and submission to … Read More

Special Worship Service on March 3, 2019

On the first Sunday after the Special Called Session, all are invited and welcome to a special worship service in celebration of our unity under the Lord, Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

We will gather on:

Sunday, March … Read More