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Announcement on Senior Executive Assistant to the Bishop

The California-Pacific Conference welcomes Margaret Irwin as the new Senior Executive Assistant to Bishop Grant J. Hagiya.

Margaret was most recently the Chief of Staff to the first female President and Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees at the … Read More

Prayer for the Way Forward 2017 (Cal-Pac)

At General Conference 2016, a resolution was passed asking the Council of Bishops to guide the denomination to “Find a Way Forward” – to engage the church in thoughtful, focused conversation on issues related to human sexuality.

The Council also … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer on Charlottesville and Racism

The blatant racism displayed in Charlottesville, VA these past several days is yet another reminder of the need to look inward into our own prejudices that enable such actions to be tolerated in our nation.

History has shown us how … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer for Guam and Korea

As tensions mount between North Korea and the United States, all of us need to be in prayer for cooler heads and the calming of fears. We here in the California-Pacific Conference are especially affected by these tensions, as we … Read More

Pilgrimage to Kindu 2017 (Congo Women Arise)

We are more than we were before, yet a piece of us was left behind.

Eight people from the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences traveled to Kindu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to participate in Congo Women Arise – … Read More

Letter from South Sudan, Uganda, and Malawi (Jeffrey) August 2017

Here’s the latest update from Paul Jeffrey, missionary at large.

“Many who suffer the unspeakable violence of war and displacement refuse to be victims, as evidenced by this group of formerly displaced women singing and dancing as they walk home … Read More

UMVIM Team Rebuilds in Weed, CA in April 2017

The Cal-Pac team worked in conjunction with Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity to help those who still have unmet needs as a result of a devastating fire in September 2014. The fire destroyed several parts of the town including two … Read More

Council of Bishops Scholarships 2017 Now Available

The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR) was a huge success, with over 200 religions sending representatives from around the world.  It was apparent this event needs to take place more often.  Therefore, the next PWR has recently been … Read More

Call for Book Donations to the Philippines 2017

National Association of Filipino American United Methodists (NAFAUM) in conjunction with BalikBayanihan 2018 call for donations of used text or reference books.

The much-needed books will be used to fill the libraries of United Methodist theological and Christian learning centers … Read More

ENGAGING EMERGING YOUNG LEADERS

By Rev. David Berkey, Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries

This summer, many young people across the California-Pacific Conference are leading ministries in the local church and beyond that transform lives, including some 150 of them leading week-long camp experiences … Read More