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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 Episcopal Address 2014

Clergy and lay members of the California-Pacific Annual Conference, friends, brothers and sisters all:  Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior!  What a joy it is to be with all of you … Read More

Frank Schaefer to be Assigned to Isla Vista Student Ministry (Santa Barbara, CA)

I am grateful for the action of the committee on appeals in the Frank Schaefer case.  In line with our disciplinary procedures the committee on appeals has clearly stated that a fair punishment for past actions has already been imposed … Read More

Nikkei LGBTQ Crossroads: Our Stories

Come listen to the stories of an incredible panel of community members! Everyone is invited and welcomed to learn more about gender sexuality and moving LGBTQ stories in the Nikkei community

Saturday, May 31, 2014 // 1:00PM to 3:00PM Centenary … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s February 2014 Reflection

You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you… Matthew 5:38-48

Brothers and Sisters,

Before the end of this month in which we remind each other … Read More

A Letter to the Active and Retired United Methodist Bishops of Africa

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

In 2012 you and I began a conversation about homosexuality.  This morning as I prayed I felt convicted to write to you and continue that conversation.  With … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s Invitation to Rev. Frank Schaefer

Brothers and Sisters,

At our annual conference session earlier this year we celebrated the visionary leadership of Bishop Gerald Kennedy who in 1963 invited to come to the West 8 Methodist pastors from Mississippi who had been condemned and ostracized … Read More

In Response to Rev. Schaefer’s Case

It was with great sadness and frustration that we read of the action taken 
by a jury of the Rev. Frank Shaefer’s peers regarding his officiating at a
same gender wedding for his son.  The debate within The United Methodist Church
 … Read More