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Judicial Council makes ruling; Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops responds

In its April 2017 meeting, the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church ruled that the consecration of an openly gay Bishop is against church law.  The ruling comes in response to a Petition for Declaratory Decision from the South … Read More

UMCOR Seeking Kits to be Collected at AC2017 and Volunteers for UMCOR West

The Cal-Pac Disaster Response Task Force will be collecting relief-supply kits at Annual Conference 2017.

Individuals and congregations are encouraged to give completed kits to their Annual Conference representative. They can be delivered to the Disaster Response Trailer on display … Read More

Cal-Pac Hosts Successful Western Jurisdiction Disaster Response Academy 2017

Our Cal-Pac Disaster Response Task Force is celebrating the success of our recent Disaster Response Academy. Over 120 attendees from our 7 Western Jurisdiction Annual Conferences gathered at the Ontario Airport Doubletree Hotel for 4 days of classes, workshops, worship … Read More

Announcement of Director of Camp Wrightwood

The California-Pacific Conference welcomes Kenny Funk as the new Director at Camp Wrightwood!

Kenny comes to us from his current position as Executive Director of Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, KS, owned by the Disciples of Christ.  He has … Read More

Spanish American Institute Scholarship 2017 Applications Now Open

Applications are once again open for the Spanish American Institute (SAI) United Methodist Latino Youth Scholarships for 2017.

SAI continues to carry-on a century old mission of the Methodist Church School for Boys located in Gardena, California. Opening its doors … Read More

Lois Balsley Scholarship Application 2017 Now Open

Lois Balsley was a tiny woman (she was only 4’11” tall) with a big heart. She had a passion for education, young people, social justice, world travel and good music. In establishing the Lois Balsley Living Trust, she left all … Read More

Champions for Children Awards Dinner 2017

The San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center will be hosting Champions for Children Awards Dinner on Friday, March 17, 2017.

This event brings advocates, government representatives, and other supporters for refugees and immigrants for a combined awards and fundraising event. … Read More

Cal-Pac Teams Help Rebuild in Weed, CA

The Weed Long Term Recovery Group was formed with the help of UMCOR and Habitat for Humanity in the wake of the Boles Fire of September, 2014 that damaged or destroyed some 150 homes in this northern California community.

In … Read More

Postponed: Bishop’s Confirmation Retreat 2017 at Lazy W Ranch

There has been a closure of Ortega Highway due to a large sink hole that will probably not be repaired for several weeks. This is the road that leads from I-5 to the entrance to Lazy W Ranch. The other … Read More

Laity Council Seeking Nominations for Lay Persons of the Year 2017

In 1961, the Bishop Gerald Kennedy Award was established. It was to be given to a person or persons for distinguished service, selected by a committee appointed by the Bishop. After 1980 it was given to an outstanding Layman and … Read More