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Update from General Conference 2019

With a vote of 438 (Yes) to 384 (No), the Traditional Plan has passed in Plenary in the Special Called Session of General Conference 2019.

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GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Monday, February 25, 2019

Yesterday was a little tough for our Western Jurisdiction and Cal-Pac Annual Conference. The Prioritization process lifted the Traditional Plan and petitions to disaffiliate from the UMC ahead of all others. This means that they will be taken up first … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Our opening worship for today highlighted a sermon by our COB President, Bishop Ken Carter, who spoke at our last California-Pacific Annual Conference Session. Bishop Carter gave a wonderful theological sermon calling for the unity of the church and submission to … Read More

Special Worship Service on March 3, 2019

On the first Sunday after the Special Called Session, all are invited and welcome to a special worship service in celebration of our unity under the Lord, Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

We will gather on:

Sunday, March … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Day of Prayer

With this historic General Conference Special Called Session, we thought it might be helpful for me to send to our California-Pacific Conference personal updates and observations. I will try to do this daily and look forward to being in communication … Read More

GC2019 Seventh Devotional: “Doing the Truth in Love”

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.– Ephesians 4:15 (NRSV)

“I love you, but…”

We’ve all heard those words. Maybe we’ve even said them.

They are … Read More

GC2019 Sixth Devotional: “What if…”

Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?”– Acts 2:7

My son likes to watch the Wild Kratts on PBS. … Read More

GC2019 Fifth Devotional: “The greatest commandment”

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is … Read More

GC2019 Fourth Devotional: “More than words”

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the … Read More

GC2019 Third Devotional: “Each of you is a part”

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” – 1 Corinthians 12:27

Christ and the church formed one body as the Scripture explains us. Christians become members of this body … Read More