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Two Upcoming Events on Migrant Justice and Border Ministries

All who sense the call to participate in ministry with asylum seekers and migrants are invited to two upcoming events at or near the U.S./Mexico border:

1) Welcome Strangers Worship & Blessing – On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 10:15AM … Read More

Letter from Terri and Evelyn Erberle – GBGM Missionaries in Alaska (Nov 2018)

Many of you are new to receiving our Erbele Etchings so we’ll start this letter with a brief introduction. We have been Global Ministries missionaries since 1989 and have been in mission in Nigeria, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. For the … Read More

Declaración conjunta en respuesta a las caravanas de migrantes centroamericanos

Declaración conjunta en respuesta a las caravanas de migrantes centroamericanos 

7 de noviembre de 2018 

La migración humana es tan antigua como la historia humana. Individuos, familias, tribus y naciones se han ido trasladando desde ante de los tiempos de Abraham y Sara. A lo largo de los siglos, factores políticos y económicos, … Read More

Letter To Lay Servants Of The California-Pacific Conference

Dear Lay Servants,

Greetings fellow Sisters and Brothers in Christ. As your new California Pacific Annual Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries, I want to ask for your prayers as we together move forward in the ministry of the baptized.

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Cal-Pac Shower Trailer near the Border

Our Cal-Pac Disaster Response Team’s shower trailer, a mobile shower facility, is on loan with The Salvation Army near the border handling hundreds of anticipated migrants and asylum seekers.

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Clergy Disaster Response Vests Now Available (Disaster Response Task Force)

The Cal-Pac Disaster Response Task Force will present one of these new vests to the Trustees/Disaster Team of each church who makes progress toward disaster planning in their annual Charge Conference report. These bright yellow vests, depicting Clergy, will help … Read More

WJ delegates support the One Church Plan

The General Conference delegates of the Western Jurisdiction recently issued a statement in support of the One Church Plan.  The full statement is available via the button below; below is an excerpt from the statement:

We, the delegates of the … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call for Support and Compassion with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.  – Deuteronomy 10:18-19

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

In addition … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Pastoral Letter on Southern California Fires

Among the absolute beauty of our Southern California environment lies the latent potential for the opposite in the destructive fires we have witnessed.

Those directly affected have so far been the people of our Westlake Village UMC, Thousand Oaks UMC, … Read More

Responding to the Thousand Oaks Shooting

From our California-Pacific Conference to our General Board of Church and Society, The United Methodist Church is actively engaged in the prevention, as well as the aftermath, of gun violence.

The communities affected by the Thousand Oaks shooting is now … Read More