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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

New Cal-Pac Camps Staff

The Camping, Outdoor and Retreat Ministries Council and Director of Camping Ministry and Operations, the Rev. David Berkey, are pleased to announce the following:

Catherine (Cat) Holbert has been hired as the new director at Lazy W Ranch, effective September … Read More

Apportionment Giving (August 2013)

This month, we celebrate with gladness that 10 of our local churches in the California-Pacific Annual Conference are currently at, or exceed, 100% Apportionment Giving:

  • Kam-Nam UMC (103%) – Hawaii
  • Pacific Islanders UMC (100%) – Hawaii
  • Aldersgate UMC (100%) … Read More

We Are The Church Together

We looked at one another and pointed and made motions as we sang.  I always feel a little silly doing the song.  But, I remember it well.

[By Rev. Dr. Stephen Hundley, Cal-Pac Executive Director of Connectional Ministries]

The longer … Read More

As We Enter The Fall

I hope that all of you had an opportunity to have some rest and renewal this past summer. I can share that I had some wonderful moments with family and friends, but I also had some amazing experiences that fill … Read More