General Conference 2019

Information on Apportionment Giving

The following letter from our California-Pacific Conference Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration was sent to all churches of our Conference in order for our churches to make the best decision on … Read More

LGBTQIA+ Statement from the Board of Ordained Ministry 2019

We, the Board of Ordained Ministry of the California-Pacific Annual Conference, hold our clergy and candidates for ministry to the highest standards of faithful and holy living.  Our practice upholds that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can … Read More

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