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Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on DACA Announcement

Yesterday, I joined many United Methodists and an array of inter-religious and multi-ethnic leaders at La Plaza United Methodist Church (Los Angeles, CA) to denounce the phasing out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The … Read More

Letter from Arkansas (Copley) August 2017

Here’s latest update from Rev. Stephen Copley, missionary in Arkansas.

“It is time that we learned to live in peace and harmony with one another, whether as nations, religions or people of different races. It is incumbent that we learn to … Read More

Cal-Pac Emergency Response Team Assists in Las Vegas 2017

On June 6, 2017, the Zion UMC Sanctuary was gutted by fire. The cause is still under investigation by several agencies. The 100-year-old congregation is one of a few in the Desert Southwest Conference (DSW). The conference requested to a … Read More

UMCOR Responds to Harvey

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane/tropical storm Harvey.

5 Things You Can Do:


  1. Please continue to pray for those … Read More

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)

Commonly Asked Questions

  • What is the Commission on the Way Forward? – The 32-member commission is accountable to the Council of Bishops, which named the members following a mandate from the 2016 General Conference and is charged by the … 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