Apply Now for the 2016 Peace with Justice Grant

Financial grants are offered to local churches, agencies, and community organizations located within the boundaries of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church that carry out the mission of the Conference Peace with Justice Committee.

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2016-2020 Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Assignments

The Resident Bishop of the Los Angeles Area for the 2016-2020 quadrennium will be Bishop Grant Hagiya. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño will be assigned to the San Francisco Area.

Episcopal assignments are determined by the Western Jurisdiction Episcopacy Committee.  Each … Read More

Rev. Karen Oliveto Elected to the Episcopacy of The United Methodist Church

After 17 ballots of the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference Episcopal Elections and after two of the remaining three candidates withdrew their candidacy for one candidate to remain, Rev. Karen Oliveto of the California-Nevada Conference was elected to the Episcopacy of … Read More

Ordination Process Applications Available

Applications for Provisional Membership and Full Connection/Ordination are available on the Board of Ordained Ministry webpage at

The Deadline to apply is October 1, 2016.

Please read the instructions for applying carefully as they change a little each year.

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Western Jurisdictional Conference 2016 Has Begun!

The Western Jurisdictional Conference has begun with Opening Worship!

With the theme “Crossing Thresholds,” delegates from the Conferences across the Western Jurisdiction have gathered in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Livestream of the Conference is available throughout the week.

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Accessibility Grants Now Available!

Improving the accessibility of your church buildings can be expensive. So can training your Sunday School teachers and staff!

Churches often need help to raise money for accessibility projects or to start an inclusive program. This grant is designed to … Read More

Starting a DisAbility Support Group?

Many people with disabilities and their families long for a place where they can find fellowship, support and knowledge.

Starting a support group in your church would be a much-welcomed service.

“Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving,” written by … Read More

New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

The cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego, and Santa Monica have each recently passed ordinances increasing the minimum wage effective July 1, 2016. With the exception of Pasadena, all have further passed ordinances providing for paid sick leave beyond … Read More

Kathleen Thomas Sano Has Died

Brothers and sisters,

It is with deep sadness that I inform you that early this morning Kathy Thomas Sano died.  Kathy was the spouse of Bishop Roy Sano.  Together they served the California-Pacific Conference faithfully over the 1992-2000 period.

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Official Summary of the 32nd Annual Session of the California-Pacific Conference

Opening worship on Thursday, June 16, 2016, ushered in the Spirit of God to warm the hearts of almost 1,200 gathered, and many others via livestream, as Resident Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño called to order the 32nd Annual Session of … Read More