California-Pacific Annual Conference

The pastor of Ojai United Methodist Church shares her experience of escaping one of the wildfires current raging around Los Angeles. more

Dec 8, 2017 2:43 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Mexico City Earthquake

Wikimedia Commons Photo

In addition to hurricane recovery, United Methodists are sending funds to aid with recovery from two devastating earthquakes in Mexico. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:50 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Montana Burning Video

UM Insight Screencap from YouTube

The devastation wrought by wildfires in the western United States over the past few years – along with United Methodists' efforts to cope with the effects – pose a long-term disaster recovery challenge for the region as great as hurricanes elsewhere. more

Sep 14, 2017 3:28 PM Local Church

Alabama-West Florida 2017

Photo by Luke Lucas, Alabama-West Florida Conference

U.S. annual conferences tackled church responses to tough topics during the 2017 season, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. more

Aug 1, 2017 2:23 PM Finance and Administration


Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Separate petitions from the California-Pacific and Denmark conferences seek a ruling from the Judicial Council on whether the issue of homosexuality legitimately falls under United Methodist doctrinal standards. more

Jul 26, 2017 9:12 AM GC Archive 2 Comments

LGBT Protest

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Encouraged by a bishop's speech and following the lead of the New England Annual Conference, Desert Southwest and California-Pacific conferences call for The United Methodist Church to marry and ordained LGBTQI people. more

Jun 20, 2016 10:16 AM Advocating Justice 2 Comments

Reaction to vote on sexuality

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

The Rev. Melinda Teter-Dodge speaks out against the United Methodist Church's continued abuse of the LBGTQIA community and its allies, and invites Californians to celebrate marriage equality. more

Sep 17, 2015 2:09 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Frank Schaefer Restored

Photo by Melissa Lauber, Baltimore-Washington Conference, for UMNS

In a unanimous decision, a jurisdictional appeals committee has restored the Rev. Frank Schaefer to full ordained ministry after he was defrocked six months ago for conducting a same-sex marriage for his son. more

Jun 24, 2014 8:32 PM In the Church 3 Comments

Carcaño at Western

Pacific Northwest Conference Communications Team Photo/UMNS

The day after his ministerial credentials were revoked by Eastern Pennyslvania, Rev. Frank Schaefer received an invitation from Bishop Minerva G. Carcano to come to the California-Pacific Annual Conference. more

Dec 21, 2013 9:09 PM In the Church