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Update on the Holy Jim Fire and Camp Lazy W Ranch

The fire is currently 2 ridge lines away from camp.

No evacuations have been ordered though we are watching it closely. If the fire comes over the closer ridge we will evacuate.

Everyone is safe, Prayers for continued firefighter safety, … Read More

Welcome Events for Bishop Grant J. Hagiya

The California-Pacific Committee on Episcopacy is pleased to announce the following dates of district events to officially welcome Bishop Grant Hagiya as the new episcopal leader of the Los Angeles Area (California-Pacific Conference), The United Methodist Church:

Hawaii District

September … Read More

How are Bishops Assigned?

This question, it seems, takes on center stage each time there is a change in episcopal leadership within an annual conference. It is no different this year after it was announced at the Western Jurisdictional Conference meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona … Read More

Bishop Carcaño to be Awarded Honorary Degree from Claremont School of Theology

On September 6, 2016, during its annual convocation ceremonies, Claremont School of Theology will award a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa to Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Resident Bishop of the Phoenix Episcopal Area/Desert Southwest Conference from 2004 to 2012 … Read More

Urban Kids Camp & Next Steps

“We saw Jesus on the mountain” was the chant heard by camp counselors and other adult staff at this year’s Urban Kids Camp and Next Step; where our themes where “I’ve Got Talent; Showcasing our work for Jesus  and “Staying … Read More

Camp Wrightwood and the Blue Cut Fire

The Blue Cut Fire has taken over 30,000 acres, and its northwestern front is about 3 miles from Camp Wrightwood.

Thankfully, all summer camps are finished for the season and only a few staff remained when the fire started.

Many … Read More

A Response of Love in Redondo Beach

In June, the Youth Group at First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach celebrated another year of ministry at their annual Youth Banquet. Especially in light of the heart-wrenching story of the mass shooting in Orlando, they have been working … Read More

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