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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

On Nov 25, 2016 a 6-member delegation of young people, including Alex Montances from Cal Pac JCEMT Philippine Taskforce visited Standing Rock North Dakota.

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

2016 Federal Overtime Law Blocked

As you know, the final Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) overtime rule was set to go into effect Thursday, December 1. On Tuesday, November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction preventing the Department of Labor from … Read More

Last Day for 2016 Apportionment Giving Approaching

Giving empowers the work of inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love!

Make sure your local church’s remittance form is complete so that proper credit of your connectional giving is applied. … Read More

Cal-Pac UMVIM Rebuilds Home in Taylor, Texas

Back in September and October of 2016, a Cal-Pac UMVIM team led by Jennifer Demaree participated in a rebuild of a house destroyed by a tornado in the Memorial Day flooding in 2015 in Taylor, Texas.

The project went from … Read More

A Message About Federal Overtime Law

[This Federal Overtime Law was blocked on November 22, 2016 – Please see this update from November 28, 2016] From Cal-Pac Human Resources

Please note that any increases which are made to comply with the new federal overtime law may … Read More

November is Native American Heritage Month

In the United Methodist Program Calendar, November is Native American Heritage Month.

UMC Discipleship’s Lectionary Worship Planning Guide says, “The observance of Native American Heritage Month among United Methodists is an invitation to continue the acts of repentance toward indigenous … Read More

DisAbility Ministries Task Force Awards Accessibility Grants

On November 1, 2016 the Disability Ministries Task Force of the California-Pacific Annual Conference awarded five grants to churches as seed faith money to implement accessibility projects. Grant recipients are California Heights in Long Beach, Emmanuel in San Bernardino, Santa … Read More

WJUMC Bishops send letter to President Obama in support of Standing Rock Sioux Nation

The following letter was sent to President Barack Obama by the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church expressing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and support for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Click here to view a PDF … Read More

Cal-Pac United Methodists are Praying With the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Rev. Greg Douglass, Pastor of the Native American United Methodist Church of Southern California as well as the Circle of Life Native American Fellowship in Los Angeles, and Co-Chair of the California-Pacific Conference’s Committee on Native American Ministries, shares … Read More