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Juneteenth: A Word from Our Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope
Sometimes news of freedom travels slowly and often to always it takes more than a signed policy to affect societal change.

California-Nevada Conference lay leader Micheal Pope brings a Juneteenth word, encouraging friends and families to take a moment and have important conversations around the complexities of racism in this time as we work together to build an equitable society for all of our brothers and sisters. 
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Local Church
Seattle, WA

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño Delivers Big Shoutout to California-Nevada Conference Graduates

People graduating in the time of COVID-19 have overcome many hurdles and are missing traditional celebrations that honor their milestone moments.

Click here to view a short video that features some of our California-Nevada Conference graduates and an inspirational message from Bishop Carcaño.

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Vancouver, BC

In-Person Worship Protocols Being Tested Across the Conference

“The major message we tried to send is whether you are coming back to the building or not is not a spiritual test,” said Rev. Dr. Lois Black, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Yuba City. “Our ability to be together is a gift ...We care more about you than the numbers that show up in service and if for any reason you feel that it is not safe, we want you to continue to be with us in live feed … If you don’t do ‘coming back,’ it doesn’t make you a bad person.”

Black’s church was one of four UM churches to open their building to in-person worship last Sunday, June 14 under the direction of Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño in coordination with the conference, district and local COVID-19 response teams. 



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San Francisco, CA
United Methodists Set to Unveil "Dismantling Racism" Initiative
Nashville, Tennessee: United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of action to galvanize church members and others to actively stand against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd and protests across the U.S. 

The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. The church-wide effort will kick off on June 19, 2020, to coincide with Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S.  



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*All in-person events hosted at the conference center have been postponed or cancelled through the end of June 2020. Please contact the event coordinator if you have questions or concerns regarding an event you may have registered for. 

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