Join us via livestream for a conference wide worship on Sunday September 20th at 10:30 a.m. PDT as we celebrate The Service for the Ordination of Elders and Deacons, the Commissioning of Provisional Members, and the Recognition of Orders Join us live at 10:30 a.m. PDT on Sunday, September 20 as Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño presides over The Service for the Ordination of Elders and Deacons, the Commissioning of Provisional Members, and the Recognition of Orders. Because this year’s Annual Conference Session will take place online rather than in person, this service is accessible to you from in your own home.  This is an opportunity to witness how clergy are ordainedRead More →

While we are anxious to have life return to “normal,” so far this summer we are continuing to see increasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases in California. Even so, we are considering how we could return to in-person worship. Our California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church has been testing re-opening protocols by working with 8 small churches in rural areas.  In weekly webinars, they are sharing what they have learned about the planning, training, and communication needed to provide a safe setting for in-person worship services.  (See more here.) In our church, a reopening plan has been developed by Matthew Hendrickson (as Chair ofRead More →

At the May Leadership Team meeting, we gave thanks that “the church” remains open and active despite COVID-19, even though we are unable to meet in person in our church facilities.  Looking forward to a relaxation in shelter-in-place, we brainstormed questions we need to consider as we prepare to return to in-person worship services.  For example: How many people can be allowed in the building at a time, and how do we limit them? Will masks be needed?  If yes, do we need security to protect from “mask deniers”? How to sanitize the pews, bathrooms, etc.?  How to keep bathrooms sanitized while the building isRead More →