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UMPIP Toolkit Available for Churches

A message from the General Board of Pensions:

We recognize that administering UMPIP is a responsibility that is shared between the local churches, conferences and the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (General Board). To make this as easy … Read More

Counseling Funds Available for Clergy and Families

The Orders Executive Committee has counseling funds available to help Cal-Pac clergy members and their families with mental health assistance.

The Orders of Ministry is able to assist provisional and full clergy members, including those in the retired relationship, in … Read More

Urgent Message for All Churches Applying for 2014 Equitable Compensation

An error was discovered in the Excel fillable Equitable Compensation application (Form 6 of Charge Conference Forms). The error is in the formula that calculates the number of years of service in the boxes on Page 1, Section B. It … Read More

Bishop Frederick Wertz (1916 – 2013)

Bishop Frederick Wertz died yesterday, October 16, 2013, less than two weeks after celebrating his 97th birthday. At the time of his death, Bishop Wertz was the longest-serving surviving bishop, having been elected to the episcopacy in 1968.

Bishop Wertz … Read More

Apportionment Giving (September 2013)

Huntington Park United Methodist Church’s (West District) Apportionment Giving reached 115% this September.  Pastor Alexandro Vilches and Lay Leader Jackie Vázquez believe that Apportionment Giving, “reaches people through ministries beyond the local church that our own church might not ever … Read More

Africa University Student Receives California-Pacific Direct Scholarship

Varaidzo Bvirindi of Zimbabwe is the recipient of the California-Pacific Direct Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Varaidzo is a first-year student enrolled in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Because of the faithfulness of the California-Pacific Annual Conference … Read More

Cal-Pac in New York for Disaster Response

This past week, some 20 volunteers from the California-Pacific Annual Conference led by Team Leader Jennifer Demaree went to Long Beach, New York to be in the ministry of presence with those who are still dealing with damage from Hurricane … Read More

BISHOP’S REFLECTION // October 2013

Visiting our congregations on Sunday mornings has been one of the joys of my ministry. Sometimes I do leave with concerns, but overall it is a good and joyful experience to worship with you in our congregations. I appreciate seeing … Read More

(Excerpt) Bishops on the Border: Pastoral Responses to Immigration

The following is an excerpt from Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño’s chapter entitled, “Immigration: A Bishop’s Perspective,” from the book Bishops on the Border: Pastoral Responses to Immigration coauthored by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Mark Adams (PCUSA), Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas … Read More

Global Immigration Summit Press Conference

Even while the federal government is shut down, one government activity continues with full force: more than 1,100 of our immigrant brothers and sisters are being deported every day, including today. We faith leaders will continue to work every single … Read More