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2015 Clergy Appointments

July 3, 2015 |

Clergy appointments for the 2015-2016 year are available as a list.

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Applying to the Board of Ordained Ministry

July 1, 2015 |

Applying for Provisional Membership

Dates to Apply: Immediately Following the District Committee on Ordained Ministry Recommendation until October 1, 2015 by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST)

Applying for Provisional Membership is online. Starting on July 1 to October 1, 2015, those certified … Read More

In Relationship and Prayer with Local African Methodist Episcopal Churches

June 25, 2015 |

Today, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño wrote a letter of support to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, South Carolina.

In addition to this letter, Bishop Carcaño invites all laity, clergy, and local churches to be in relationship and prayer … Read More

When is Annual Conference 2016?

June 15, 2015 |

Annual Conference 2016, next year, is scheduled to be held June 15, 2016 thru June 18, 2016 at University of Redlands (Redlands, CA).

This year’s Annual Conference 2015 is coming up on June 18 , 2015, thru Saturday, June 20, … Read More

FAQs on New Sick Pay Law Available to Churches

June 5, 2015 |

Beginning July 1, 2015, California will be the second state in the nation to require paid sick leave for all employees. This new law will benefit the 6.5 million workers in California who cannot take a paid day off when … Read More

Three Days of Transformation – Transforming Ministries 4 #tm4

June 3, 2015 |

For three electrifying days this past week, over 100 clergy and laity across the Western Jurisdiction gathered at Glendale First United Methodist Church (Glendale, CA) for Transforming Ministries 4 (#tm4).

Transforming Ministries is an initiative that began three years ago … Read More

Supporting Africa, One Student at a Time

May 14, 2015 |

Since 2008, Holman United Methodist Church (Los Angeles, CA) has been providing a female student at Africa University (Mutare, Zimbabwe) with a full four-year academic scholarship.

The cost?  $5,700 (U.S.) per year, which includes tuition, books, room and board.

The … Read More

Focus: 2015 Council of Bishops in Germany

May 7, 2015 |

The United Methodist Council of Bishops has been meeting together in Berlin, Germany for several days discussing a number of issues and making important decisions.  The Bishops adjourn today, May 7, 2015.

The following are stories from United Methodist News … Read More

What is Spanglish 2015 all about? – #Spanglish2K15

April 9, 2015 |

Spanglish 2015 is taking place on April 17-19, 2015, at Camp Cedar Glen in Julian, CA.

This year’s theme “No Fear: Dios Está Contigo” (No temas: God is with you) is based on Joshua 1:9.

We call on all members … Read More

SAI Scholarships Available for UMC Latino Youth

March 19, 2015 |

At the 2014 Annual Conference Spanish American Institute booth $1500 was raised through donations. The SAI Board of Directors approved that these funds would be used as scholarship money to be given directly to qualified United Methodist Latino Youth. In, … Read More