California-Nevada Annual Conference

The Rev. Jeremy Smith argues against the California-Nevada Conference's stance advising against disaffiliation and/or withholding apportionments to resist the Traditional Plan. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Choosing to disaffiliate from the UMC marks a failure of leadership, while withholding funding for church-wide ministries put lives at risk, say California-Nevada leaders. Read more

UMC Future 5 Comments

Glide Memorial UMC asserts it will "protect organization, assets and vital social service programs from UMC lawsuit." Read more

Local Church 1 Comments

After a breakdown in negotiations, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño announced that a lawsuit has been filed by the California-Nevada Annual Conference against Glide Memorial UMC to reclaim its downtown San Francisco property. Read more

Local Church 3 Comments

United Methodists tell harrowing tales of evacuation and loss escaping California's rampant wildfires. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) issued a call for donations and prayers in support of Californians facing the threat of multiple wildfires. Read more

Global Health

United Methodists continue to provide relief and recovery services for those affected by massive ongoing wildfires in California. Read more

Global Health

With 127 wildfires burning in the West and flash floods continuing to threaten the East in the United States, United Methodists are urged to continue supporting the church's efforts at disaster relief and recovery. Read more

Global Health

Bishop Minerva G. Carcano offers a report on the situation with Glide Memorial UMC from the perspective of conference leadership. Read more

Local Church 4 Comments

Church member David Chasteen gives an account of the story behind the leadership turmoil at iconic Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. Read more

Local Church 2 Comments

Calif. Wildfires Before & After

Photos by Sue Larson, courtesy of the Rev. Blake Busick

Recovery from recent wildfires in Northern California will be long and hard, especially in Santa Rosa where the local United Methodist congregations has some 20 families who lost their homes and all their possessions. Read more

Global Health

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. Read more

Local Church