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Ways United Methodists Can Help Immigrant Families Prepare for the Implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order

As United Methodists we believe that the injunction issued in February that has temporarily delayed President Obama’s Executive Order intended to bring relief to immigrant families will be set aside. As immigrant families prepare for this good day there are … Read More

UM Judicial Council “Finds No Errors” in Rev. Schaefer Appeal Decision

After a ruling by the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church to uphold the reinstatement of Rev. Frank Schaefer, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the California-Pacific Conference stated, “I rejoice in the decision of the Judicial Council in the … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s Statement on Judicial Council Ruling on Frank Schaefer

I rejoice in the decision of the Judicial Council in the case of Rev. Frank Schaefer for I believe it affirms our United Methodist commitment to doing all the good we can in the name of Jesus our Lord. Already … Read More

Episcopal Message: September 2014

Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus!

I wanted to give you an update on the work of your conference leaders and staff. We are off and running!

Imagine No Malaria

In July we said thank … Read More

Cal-Pac Staff Begins September With Devotion

Cal-Pac Conference staff members at The United Methodist Center were gathered on Thursday, September 4, 2014, for a spiritual devotion led by Resident Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño.

Sitting in chairs around the lunch room, staff members heard from this week’s … Read More

Commentary on the Death of Michael Brown

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I don’t know all the details or all the truth about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. What I do know is that we are all accountable for his death and accountable … Read More

US and Mexico Faith and Community Leaders Visiting Unaccompanied Migrant Children Temporary Holding Facility in McAllen, TX

[#theyarechildren] As the Obama Administration prepares to fast-track the deportation of these unaccompanied migrant children against public opinion (Reuters/Ipsos poll), faith and community leaders from both The United States and Mexico will visit a temporary holding facility in McAllen, Texas … Read More

#pray4relief – Bishop Carcaño, Cal-Pac clergy and leaders arrested with others at White House

112 faith leaders from a variety of religious backgrounds and immigrant activists were arrested at the White House on July 31, 2014 while protesting President Obama’s deportation policies which have reached a daily rate of 1,100 aspiring Americans.

A crowd … Read More

Call to Prayer: Filemoni Family, Bishop Carcaño, Guam and Camping

The California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church is called to pray for Wayside United Methodist Church Pastor Ola Filemoni’s family after their son, Ola Jr., was shot and is now in an Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital.  … Read More

Statement at National Faith Press Teleconference on Unaccompanied Children

From July 10, 2014 National Faith Press Teleconference on Unaccompanied Children.

Listen to the whole call below.

View the National Faith Petition here.

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to be part of a delegation of faith, philanthropic … Read More