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Apportionment Giving (October 2013)

La Canada United Methodist Church is not on the “100% List” this month and had struggled with Apportionment giving for years. But, through the leadership of Rev. Elaine Cho and the determination of the congregation, La Canada UMC went from … Read More

GBGM Missionaries Itinerating in Cal-Pac

Paul Jeffrey will be itinerating in our conference November 19-15, visiting his sponsoring churches. The Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a missionary documenting the work of the church around the world as senior correspondent for Response, the magazine of United Methodist … Read More

GBHEM Thanks Cal-Pac for Offering

In a letter to Los Angeles Area Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry General Secretary Kim Cape expressed gratefulness for the California-Pacific Annual Conference’s “strong support of the churchwide apportioned funds.”

As was previously reported, … Read More

UMPIP Toolkit Available for Churches

A message from the General Board of Pensions:

We recognize that administering UMPIP is a responsibility that is shared between the local churches, conferences and the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (General Board). To make this as easy … Read More

Counseling Funds Available for Clergy and Families

The Orders Executive Committee has counseling funds available to help Cal-Pac clergy members and their families with mental health assistance.

The Orders of Ministry is able to assist provisional and full clergy members, including those in the retired relationship, in … Read More

Urgent Message for All Churches Applying for 2014 Equitable Compensation

An error was discovered in the Excel fillable Equitable Compensation application (Form 6 of Charge Conference Forms). The error is in the formula that calculates the number of years of service in the boxes on Page 1, Section B. It … Read More

Apportionment Giving (September 2013)

Huntington Park United Methodist Church’s (West District) Apportionment Giving reached 115% this September.  Pastor Alexandro Vilches and Lay Leader Jackie Vázquez believe that Apportionment Giving, “reaches people through ministries beyond the local church that our own church might not ever … Read More

Africa University Student Receives California-Pacific Direct Scholarship

Varaidzo Bvirindi of Zimbabwe is the recipient of the California-Pacific Direct Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Varaidzo is a first-year student enrolled in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Because of the faithfulness of the California-Pacific Annual Conference … Read More

Cal-Pac in New York for Disaster Response

This past week, some 20 volunteers from the California-Pacific Annual Conference led by Team Leader Jennifer Demaree went to Long Beach, New York to be in the ministry of presence with those who are still dealing with damage from Hurricane … Read More

(Excerpt) Bishops on the Border: Pastoral Responses to Immigration

The following is an excerpt from Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño’s chapter entitled, “Immigration: A Bishop’s Perspective,” from the book Bishops on the Border: Pastoral Responses to Immigration coauthored by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Mark Adams (PCUSA), Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas … Read More