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UMCOR Sunday 2018 is March 11, 2018

Formerly known as “One Great Hour of Sharing,” UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Sunday celebrates and supports the ways by which The United Methodist Church becomes the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in times of urgent need after … Read More

Update 2: Cal-Pac Responding to Fires and Mudslides

Local United Methodist Churches in the affected regions have continued to be the loving hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the aftermath of disaster.

When the fires hit, Joana Michel of Bardsdale UMC and her family escaped with the … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Eight

Matthew 5:7-8

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

As we enter the eighth day of our Lenten season, we are reminded of Jesus’ sermon on the … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Seven

Proverbs 23:4-5

Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to desist. When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes wings to itself, flying like an eagle towards heaven.

On the evening … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Six

Proverbs 3.6 (The Message)

Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Some years ago, I spent six days in May amid the delights of our country’s capital. … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Five

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Do you know someone who is now facing trouble with police, the IRS, or the government for not knowing what the law says? “Ignorance … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Four

Psalm 100:1,5

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth…For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

It’s difficult to make a joyful noise when life is messy and complicated. … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Three

Psalm 51:10, 12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me…Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.

The story of David and Bathsheba … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Two

Genesis 1:31

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day…

It was beautifully done.

Beginning with the light to shine in darkness and culminating … Read More

Bishops Issue Statements on Florida School Shooting

In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya states:

I have been in touch with Florida Area Resident Bishop Ken Carter, and his Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Alex Shanks, who … Read More