Champions for Children Awards Dinner 2017

The San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center will be hosting Champions for Children Awards Dinner on Friday, March 17, 2017.

This event brings advocates, government representatives, and other supporters for refugees and immigrants for a combined awards and fundraising event. … Read More

Cal-Pac Teams Help Rebuild in Weed, CA

The Weed Long Term Recovery Group was formed with the help of UMCOR and Habitat for Humanity in the wake of the Boles Fire of September, 2014 that damaged or destroyed some 150 homes in this northern California community.

In … Read More

Postponed: Bishop’s Confirmation Retreat 2017 at Lazy W Ranch

There has been a closure of Ortega Highway due to a large sink hole that will probably not be repaired for several weeks. This is the road that leads from I-5 to the entrance to Lazy W Ranch. The other … Read More

Laity Council Seeking Nominations for Lay Persons of the Year 2017

In 1961, the Bishop Gerald Kennedy Award was established. It was to be given to a person or persons for distinguished service, selected by a committee appointed by the Bishop. After 1980 it was given to an outstanding Layman and … Read More

UCLA Campus Minister to be Honored as 2017 Impact Maker to Watch

Deaconness Jeanne Roe Smith, Executive Director of Wesley Foundation Serving UCLA, has been selected as a 2017 Impact Maker to Watch by L.A. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in honor of her outstanding work with UCLA students, faculty, and staff, and the … Read More

Preparations Underway for ClergyMates Retreat 2017

Leaders are preparing for the upcoming ClergyMates Retreat 2017 for individuals married to a minister in the California-Pacific Conference (aka Clergy Mates). The event will be held at our Aldersgate Retreat Center in Pacific Palisades.

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ERT Returns from Flood Repairs in Baton Rouge

The combined Cal-Pac and Desert Southwest (DSW) team sent to Baton Rouge was intended as a recovery team, but was changed at the last minute to an Early Response Team (ERT) on November 14 – 20, 2016. The team totaled … Read More

Cal-Pac Sends Disaster Recovery Mission Team to Napa, CA

In May 2016 University UMC sent a mission team of 13 volunteers to help with disaster recovery in Napa, CA. There was one volunteer from Aldersgate UMC on the team.

Napa experienced a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in August 2014 causing … Read More

UMCOR Sager Brown Depot Needs Help with Relief Kits

The UMCOR Sager Depot requests help in replenishing supplies for assistance. In light of on-going fires in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina an immediate request for health kits and bedding kits is being made.

To help, contact Amelia Mendizabal at … Read More

Cal-Pac JCEMT Delegation Visits Standing Rock

In November of 2016, a delegation of the Justice and Compassion Essential Ministries Team comprised of representatives including Alex Montances, Nan McCurdy, and Miguel, visited Standing Rock.

The purpose of the delegation was to stand with Standing Rock Sioux, Native … Read More