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UMCOR Responds to Need in Puerto Rico

UMCOR On the Ground in Puerto Rico  Hurricane Maria, Day 58

Ted Warnock, missionary on assignment to UMCOR, Sager Brown, shared the following report with Judy and Doug Lewis on November 17,upon returning from Puerto Rico. He was with Bishop … Read More

Cal-Pac Responding to Southern California Fires

United Methodists in the California-Pacific Conference, while affected by fires in different areas of Southern California, are responding with courage and hope.

Things are moving fast and reports are still coming in about damage to, or loss of, homes. Many … Read More

Sample Local Church Abuse Prevention Policy Now Available

In an effort to assist our churches in the development of abuse prevention policies, a sample policy has been developed and is now available via the button below and as a resource at

In the sample, there are references … Read More

2017 South District New Jersey Sandy Recovery Mission Team Atlantic City and Brigantine

A little over a month ago, a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) team of 18 volunteers from Cal-Pac (11 from the South District, 4 from the East District, and 3 from the North District), 1 family member from Idaho, … Read More

Bishops uphold values of mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on Way Forward work

November 9, 2017  |  Council of Bishops

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Placing emphasis on the values of unity, space and contextuality – all for the sake of mission – the Council of Bishops (COB) is exploring sketches of three models … Read More

UMC Prepares for UMC #Giving Tuesday 2017

All United Methodists are invited to participate in UMC #Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2017. This yearly initiative grew out of the need to shift focus from consumer-driven shopping to charitable contributions. Donations collected on this day will support the … Read More

First Early Response Team Responds to Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey 2017

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Western Jurisdiction sent the first Early Response Team (ERT) to Victoria, Texas from September 18 through September 30, 2017. Tom Mattick lead the thirteen person team. It included ten (Kristy Albanece, Nancy Cushman, Annie … Read More

SAI Awards Scholarships to Diverse Group in 2017

The Spanish American Institute (SAI) continues to carry-on a century old mission of the Methodist Church School for Boys located in Gardena, California. Opening its doors in 1913 and enrolling several dozen well deserving Mexican youth with the purpose of … Read More

Desert Southwest Conference Calls for Volunteers to Texas 2017

The Desert Southwest Conference (DSC) of The United Methodist Church is inviting California-Pacific Conference to participate as sawyers in Victoria, Texas, to clean up hurricane-damaged trees.


The trip will start on October 17, 2017, and may take two days … Read More

Apply to be a Global Young People’s Convocation Delegate from the Western Jurisdiction 2018

In July 2018, young people from different social, economic, cultural, political, and even theological backgrounds will come together in Johannesburg, South Africa to share their stories with one another at the Global Young People’s Convocation (GYPC).

The GYPC is the … Read More