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California Nevada Annual Conference Session

Friday, June 7 – Monday, June 10

The 176th California-Nevada Annual Conference Session begins this Friday, June 7th.  Please pray for all the delegates, both laity and clergy, and for the work of the body this week.

The annual conference is the “basic unit” or organizational body in The United Methodist Church. Annual conferences are defined geographically, and each year across the denomination, the clergy members of the conference meet with an equal number of lay members for a session of worship, fellowship, and conducting the business of the conference, which may last three to five days. The area bishop presides over these meetings.

Sessions of the annual conference are historically a time for the people called Methodists to gather and account for the work they have done with the resources God has given them in the past year. Annual conference sessions are a holy time to discern God’s will for the future of the church, a time when persons called to ministry are commissioned, ordained, and recognized, and a time when clergy and lay personnel and financial resources are deployed for ministry.  Above all, annual conference sessions are connectional gatherings where those assembled experience the presence of the Holy Spirit and are revived for God’s holy work.

The Annual Conference session will consider legislation, recognize retiring clergy, celebrate a Memorial service to honor clergy and their spouses who have passed during the previous year, and fix the appointments of pastors. Click here to view our Annual Conference Session agenda & legislative items.


Coming Fully Alive as You Age

With Rev. Dr. Judith Pruess-Mellow

Mondays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15. 10-11:15 AM, 510-747-7500, Mastick Senior Center or on Zoom, 6-7:15 PM. $45. Email judithpm07@gmail.com for details.

Discoveries and new friends are everywhere. Learn about the Blue Zones where people regularly live healthfully to 100+. You’ll learn how to:

–Be fully alive in body, mind, spirit
–Explore aging as a spiritual journey
–Craft your spiritual legacy
–Discover the power of humor
–Create hope for the future
–Share your talents

Judith with T.C, Oatman Burro Sanctuary, Mohave Valley, AZ.

Download and share the flyer here to invite your friends


Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Concert

7:30pm Saturday, June 22nd

If you enjoyed hearing the Musical Chairs Quartet of Oakland perform recently at our church, they will be playing in concert again, this time as members of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS). The concert will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 22 at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, in San Francisco’s Civic Center and will feature Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with special guest soloists and full chorus, as well as Ethel Smyth’s Overture to The Botswain’s Mate and Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Tickets, including senior and student tickets, may be purchased at www.bars-sf.org.


Taylor Memorial UMC New Orleans Extravaganza

5-9pm Saturday, June 29th

You’re invited to join Taylor Memorial UMC for a night of food, fun, and fellowship! A taste of New Orleans in Oakland featuring live Zydeco music by California Blue Runners Band, dancing, New Orleans cuisine, beverages, drawing, auction, and more. Click on the image above to download the flyer and share with friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online at Givelify; please write “tickets” in the message section. Checks may be made payable to Taylor Memorial UMC.