Clergy Pictorial Directory
Calling all clergy (active and retired)! Pre-register online now to have your photo taken for the pictorial directory at Annual Conference Session. In addition, we encourage clergy spouses, Conference and district lay leaders, Conference committee and commission chairs, and Conference staff to have their photo taken.
The photos will be uploaded to the CA-NV Annual Conference website's online directories and used in news articles as needed.
Lifetouch will be set-up, for your...
Pick-up Choir at Annual Conference
There will be a pick-up choir at the 2013 Annual Conference Session. The choir will sing during the ordination service on Saturday. They are recruiting singers with the ability to read music or learn music quickly. There will be a few practices during the session. All persons are invited. For questions or interest, contact Gayle Basten at email@example.com. ...
Pre-Annual Conference Orientation El Camino Real District
The Pre-Annual Conference Orientation for the El Camino Real District will take place on Saturday, June 1, at Genesis United Methodist Church, 220 South Main Street, Milpitas (not far off Highway 880) from 9:15 to 11:50 a.m.
From 9:15 to 10:50 a.m., pre-conference orientation will be led by the Rev. Kristie Olah, district superintendent for the El Camino Real District. Also sharing will be Chris Low, chair, California-Nevada Lay Leadership Development Committee, the Rev. Jim Luther, pastor of...
ACS Reports, Recommendations Posted Online
Annual Conference Session Reports, the Conference Budget, Recommendations and Resolutions, and the Statistician's Report have been posted on line on the CA-NV Annual Conference website.
To download, click on "Annual Conference Session" (first item under "Quick Links" on the right side of the Home Page at www.cnumc.org) and select the items under "Proposed Amendments and Recommendations."
Also, if you haven't already done so, be sure to register for...
Heifer International to Attend United Methodist Annual Conferences
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Heifer International, a global nonprofit leader of sustainable agricultural development for smallholder farmers, is strengthening its connection with United Methodist congregations by participating in key United Methodist annual conferences including California-Nevada Annual Conference, June 19 to 22.
For decades, United Methodists have actively participated in Heifer International projects through The Advance, a program of benevolence giving in the denomination...
UMW Prayer Breakfast
The California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) will hold a prayer breakfast during the Annual Conference Session on Saturday, June 22, at 6:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L Street, Sacramento. The speaker will be the Rev. Michael Yoshii speaking about the Wadi Foquin partnership, the mission trip to Wadi Foquin in Palestine in April 2013.
Cost for the event is $23 and checks can be made payable to "CA-NV Conference UMW" and mailed to Grace...
United Methodists Join in Faith and Community Night with the River Cats
On June 22 at 7:05 p.m., the Sacramento River Cats will be hosting a Faith and Community Night at the ballpark. A portion of every ticket sold goes to an organization of each participating faith community. The California-Nevada Annual Conference has selected Imagine No Malaria as the charity of choice.
Costs for tickets are as follows:
Senate section costs $22 with Imagine No Malaria receiving $5
Assembly section costs $17 with Imagine No Malaria receiving $4
Lay Equalization for the 2013 Annual Conference Session
The Rev. Kristin L. Sachen, California-Nevada Conference Secretary, explains the process for lay equalization for the 2013 Annual Conference Session in this letter.
ACS Registration Opens
Registration for the California-Nevada Annual Conference Session – for all participants – is now open.
Anyone who is planning to attend ACS this year (including all clergy, lay members and alternate lay members to ACS) will need to register.
New this year
Registration for clergy and laity is combined into one on-line registration form.
Sign-up to attend a district dinner (and pay online, if you choose) on the registration form.
There will be NO...
Apply Now to Be a Youth Delegation Member to ACS
It's that time of year again! The Conference is looking for youth, grades 9-12, to serve as voting and non-voting members of a Youth Delegation to Annual Conference Session (serving June 18-22).
As a Youth Delegation member you'll have a chance to be a part of all that is ACS: Plenary and legislation sessions, worship, and fellowship. Being a part of the Youth Delegation affords an opportunity for you to really know the works and mission of the many churches and believers that make...
Be a Voice - Be a Young Adult Delegate to ACS
Are you over the age of 18 but younger than 35? Are you a committed and active Christian interested in learning more about the workings of The United Methodist Church? And are you willing to be a voice for young people's concerns in our Annual Conference and in our Church? If yes, apply now to be a Young Adult Delegate to Annual Conference Session (June 19-22).
Each district gets two (2) voting Young Adult Delegates and one (1) alternate delegate. Voting Young Adult Delegates are seated within...
Bishop's Award Deadline Fast Approaching-April 3
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. will again present a layperson with the Bishop's Award at the annual conference session. This award goes to a layperson that has demonstrated outstanding service both in their local church and beyond the local church. Service beyond the local church may be in the annual conference, the general church, the local community or beyond. The deadline to apply is April 3. Instructions for nominations can be found here.
Clergy-Diaconal Women in Ministry Association ACS Dinner and Gathering
The Clergy-Diaconal Women in Ministry Association ACS Dinner and Gathering will take place on Wednesday, June 19, at 5:45, at First UMC, Sacramento. Cost is $25 with a fajita bar dinner and dessert. Child care is by request.
Download flyer here.
For more information, contact Patricia Parfett at (650) 383-9322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Conference Session 2013
Throughout the next few weeks, items for the 2013 annual conference session will be posted on the conference website. These items include deadlines for submission, applications, and resources. The highlighted items below have been added.
Deadline for submission:
Guidelines for Submitting Required Reports to Annual Conference (April 15)
Guidelines for Submitting Recommendations to Annual Conference (April 1)
Annual Conference Session
Annual Conference Session young adult and youth delegation applications will be available this month. A special discount will be offered to those youth delegates that continue to Urban Camp after the annual conference session June 22 to 26....
Bishop's Award Nomination Process
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. will again present a layperson with the Bishop's Award at the annual conference session. This award goes to a layperson that has demonstrated outstanding service both in their local church and beyond the local church. Service beyond the local church may be in the annual conference, the general church, the local community or beyond.
Instructions for nominations can be found here. ...
Building a Bridge of Love to Angola
Doing What Matters to God!
It will be an exciting time as we gather this summer in Sacramento for the task of holy conferencing during our 2013 Annual Conference Session. As God's people, called United Methodists of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, we will lay the groundwork and embark upon a special mission project, "Building a Bridge of Love to Angola: Doing What Matters to God," to help empower our brothers and sisters in Angola and aid in the reconstruction of the medical...
New 2012 ACS Videos Uploaded to REEL Witness
As of Thursday, Aug. 9, 27 videos from the California-Nevada Annual Conference 2012 Annual Conference Session have been uploaded to REEL Witness, the video library on the Conference website (www.cnumc.org).
You'll find a link to REEL Witness on the right side of the Home Page, under "Areas of Interest."
After opening REEL Witness, rest your cursor over the "Videos" tab, then select "ACS 2012" to locate all videos from this year's session.
River Cats Ticket Sales Result in Sizeable Contribution to Imagine No Malaria
The special event at this year's California-Nevada Annual Conference Session brought the crowd from its seats – literally. On Thursday, June 21, conference-goers left the Sacramento Convention Center, where the majority of the business of ACS took place, and headed for Raley Field to watch the "home team" – the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A baseball) – deliver a convincing win against the Grizzlies of Fresno. (The Cats blanked the Grizzlies by a score of 6-0, and...
More ACS Videos Available to View, Download, or Purchase
Three new videos from the 2012 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session have been posted to the "REEL Witness" video library on the Conference website, www.cnumc.org.
Click on "REEL Witness" (found under "Areas of Interest" on the right side of the Home Page), and then click on "Featured" (under "Browse Videos") to watch or download:
the Rev. Don Fado's sermon during the Journey of the Saints service
the Laity Address