New Community UMC, Oakhurst, CA
New Community UMC, a church nestled in the foothills near Yosemite, celebrated its tenth anniversary in a community park with a worship service followed by a barbeque, Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Feeding the Homeless at Salem UMC in Lodi
What: "Mana De Vida"
Where: Lawrence Park
350 N. Washington St. Lodi, Ca. 95240
When: Every other Wednesday at 12:30
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. was in attendance when the City of Birmingham dedicated a new historic marker to mark the 50th anniversary of the "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," on April 15. Photos by Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr.
2013 Bishop's Confirmation Retreat, Camp Lodestar
2013 Bishop's Confirmation Retreats – April 5-6 at Camp Lodestar.
Confirmation candidates engaged in a high-energy, hands-on event through worship, workshops, and fellowship with Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. (resident bishop of the California-Nevada Annual Conference), workshop leaders, and other United Methodist youth.
Photos by Dr. Larry Hygh.
Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua
Photo provided by Lloyd Elliott of Epworth UMC - Berkeley.
Pictures are from previous UMVIM trips to Ruben Dario High School in Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua.
ACS 2013 - Logo
The theme for California-Nevada's 165th Annual Conference Session is "SEE what you have / SEE your neighbors too" which expands on the theme from the two last years' "BE who you are / SEE what you have / DO what matters to God" theme. The logo uses the color scheme – a yellow-to-orange gradient and spring green.
North San Juan UMC - Reno FUMC - 10/2012
Reno First UMC - October 2012
Led by Nancy Wong
Colfax UMC - Feb 2013
Photos of mold and sidewalk damage from flooding and erosion. 2 VIM teams needed starting March 2013.
Montague UMC Rehabilitation Project
Montague United Methodist Church located in northern Siskiyou County was established in 1894 and built in 1901. The project that is under way is the building of a new social hall. The church is in the heart of the community. We are seeking to respect the history that the beautiful 1901 sanctuary has given us and expand by building a social hall behind the current one. You are invited to join us in service with a variety of projects that will include siding, sheet rock hanging and finishing, painting and hanging windows and doors.
For more information about this project or to plan a trip, go to the "Volunteer Opportunity" page at: http://cnumc.org/vim/detail/98.
Waller Center Open House
Saturday, October 20, 2012
2012 UMAC Annual Meeting
Photos from the 2012 annual meeting of the United Methodist Association of Communicators in Arlington, Virginia (with a day trip to Washington, D.C.).
Bom Jesus (Angola)
Roughly 9,000 insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets were distributed in Bom Jesus (Angola) as part of the United Methodist denomination's Imagine No Malaria campaign in October 2012. The funds for the nets were raised by the Rocky Mountain Conference of the UMC, in partnership with the West Angola UMC, to honor the leadership of Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. and Mrs. (Minnie) Brown in the Mountain Sky Area of The UMC. The Bom Jesus clinic is the focal point for the medical and health care ministry of the Methodist Church in Angola. Once repairs are completed, the clinic will play a key role in empowering and supporting the Angolan Methodist Churches in the global campaign to eliminate malaria in their country.
Dresses for Haiti
In the summer of 2012, the Rev. Dawn Boyd, Minister of Discipleship at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, California, started a small group that is learning about Haiti and UMC missions there – especially those of the California-Nevada Annual Conference.
The group launched a project to make dresses for little girls in Thomas, Haiti and sent 200 to Haiti with Warren McGuffin in Sept. 2012.
Visit http://www.cnumc.org/faithinactionstories/detail/57 to read the Faith in Action story, "Dresses for Haiti."
Rev. Boyd has offered to be a resource for a church that would like to get involved in a dressmaking project for Haiti – or any hot-weather country where children need clothes. Contact her at email@example.com.
Photos by Phil Bandy, interim director of the California-Nevada office of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM), from his Sept. 18-27, 2012 trip to Fiji. Bandy traveled there to explore opportunities for mission.
Tonga: August 2012
Members of the CA-NV Annual Conference visited several locations in Tonga in August. Photos were provided by the Rev. Siosifa Hingano, pastor of Genesis United Methodist Church in San Jose, CA.