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            Our Local Church Staff

Pastor…………………………….……..David Niu
Administrative Assistant......Kim East
Lay Leader…………………………...Mark Michalski
Choir Director ………………………Eleanor Kenitzer
Praise Band Director…………...David Lynn
Wedding Hostess…………………Barbara Dean
Treasurer & Membership
Secretary………………………....….Kay Zuelsdorf
Financial Secretary……………….DeeAnn Bellows
Nursery Attendant……………...Jamie Beer
And many wonderful volunteers!

             Our Connectional Staff

Great Northern District
Superintendent………………………Blake Busick
CA-NV Bishop…………………………Minerva Carcano
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UpperRoom.org
A global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully.

The Living Prayer Center
www.prayer-center.upperroom.org
Upper Room’s live, 24/7 prayer ministry.

UMCOR.org
The United Methodist Committee on Relief, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States.

GBOD.org
An agency of The United Methodist Church, GBOD (The General Board of Discipleship) helps local church, district, and conference leaders fulfill the shared dream of making world changing disciples.

Gratefulness.org
A website dedicated to grateful living.

Crosswalk.com
Christian news in the 21st century.
“The intersection of faith and life.”

Devozine.upperroom.org
We encourage youth to check out The Upper Room’s Devo Zine, where you can find articles about spiritually active teens all around the world, connect with their social media outlets, post and respond to a live prayer wall, and even contribute articles and devotionals of your own.

General Board of Church and Society
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General Board of Global Ministries www.umcmission.org

Methodist Federation for Social Action www.mfsaweb.org

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California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

We are Streaming
          our Church Service Every Sunday at 10am on this Website!
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Much good progress has been made in plans to get back into our church building –
with many big thanks to the vaccination program! After much discussion and consideration about the matter we have formulated a path to the future.

       On May 9th  and after, those presenting the Church Service have been back in church. There is no Congregation present, only those persons participating in the Service. The Service is Live Streamed at 10am on Sunday as it occurs. Thus, it appears on our website at
nevadacitymethodist.com live while it happens.  A video of the Service is also made available for viewing on our website. This arrangement will continue till we are fully back in church with the Congregation.

Per the California plan everything will be permitted to open on June 15th and NCUMC
expects to have the Congregation in attendance starting July 4th at 10am.   At that time you will be most welcome to join us in church at 433 Broad Street! The Service will continue to be Live Streamed on our website as it happens at 10am Sunday so those not coming to attend in person may view the Service on-line on your computer just as you do now. As noted above, videos of the Services are available for viewing on our website.

Like you, we are most anxious and will welcome this return to normalcy!

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"I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you brought me in." Matt 25:35

 

Though we are meeting "in the Cloud", in an amazing way, members and friends of Nevada City United Methodist Church continue to exercise their generous spirit by serving others in our community and beyond! Here is a partial list of our generosity through the end of 2020:

Interfaith Food Ministry - $16,780

Hospitality House - a pledge of $100 per month

Immigrant Families Aid - $1966 in cash, plus food and clothing

Kies family mission aid -$690

Heifer Project - $2920

Jubilee- $170

We continue to support Habitat for Humanity, we meet our tithes for the Conference, and so much more that I am forgetting at the moment! And this is just the financial generosity! So many of you give your time, energy and love to these ministries and to individuals in the church and beyond who need us. THANK YOU for your generosity! THANK YOU for showing our community the love of Christ through your giving! THANK YOU for being the Church!

 

Thank you from Eleanor Kenitzer

 

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Clergy and Lay Members of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ, our Risen Lord! Your persevering, grace-filled servant leadership in a time of pandemic has been a blessing to many and an inspiration to my heart!  Thanks be to God for each one of you!

I am so looking forward to our being together in-person for the majority of the 173rd Annual Session of our beloved  Conference.  We will gather in Sacramento, California at the city’s Convention Center at 1400
J St., Sacramento, CA 95814. The in-person part of our Session will begin at 9:00 a.m. on October 29, 2021.  We will conclude our Session at 12 noon on October 31, 2021.

Our Commission on the Annual Conference Session, so very ably led by the Rev. Gary Pope-Sears, has labored diligently in the preparations for our Session and continues to work on your behalf.  Their work is truly year-round, and they do it with joy and deep commitment.  Join me in thanking them even now.  
 
One of the things the Commission is very thoughtful about in its work is evaluating what we learn year by year about how to best prepare for a fruitful time of Christian Conferencing. 
One of the things that you have said to us through your evaluations and other comments is that you found our virtual Session last September helpful and well done.  You have encouraged us to continue using the gifts of technology for our Annual Session. 

We have taken your evaluative comments to heart and I am pleased to share with you that we will begin the work of our 173rd Annual Session on June 26th and 27th, 2021 with a virtual Clergy Session on June 26th from 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, and a Service of Ordination, Commissioning, Licensing and Recognition of Orders on June 27th from 10 a.m. – 12 Noon.  While only the clergy and the lay members of the Board of Ordained Ministry are authorized and required to attend the Clergy Session, all members of the Annual Conference Session, lay and clergy, are required to attend the Service on June 27th.  The Service of Ordination, Commissioning, Licensing and Recognition of Orders is a primary Service of the Annual Session of our Conference.  This year we will prayerfully incorporate the report of the Board of Ordained Ministry and the asking of the Historic Questions of those to be Ordained into this Service.  All the churches of our Conference will be invited to join together in this very special Service in the life of the Conference.

During the Clergy Session we will have a time to break out into gatherings of the Order of Elders, Order of Deacons and the Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members for the election of the chairs of these bodies.  By our Book of Discipline, the Board of Ordained Ministry nominates the chairs of the Orders and the Fellowship, but each body is given the authority to elect its own chair for the quadrennium. 

I am pleased to also announce that our Annual Session Legislative Sections will be convened virtually as well in September.  Specific dates for these virtual gatherings will be coming to you soon.

Our Conference staff in consultation with the Commission on the Annual Conference Session has worked hard to simplify registration for this year’s Session.  Our Communications staff is working closely with GNTV in preparing to assist us to have a seamless hybrid Annual Session.  We are saddened to say that we are not yet able to provide a safe environment for our children at the Annual Session but are pleased to inform you that as we did at our last Annual Session, virtual, fun, learning opportunities will be provided for all the children of our Conference.

         Finally, we will be gathering under the theme  “¡P R E S E N T E!”  based on Jeremiah 29:7
         But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf,
         for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

I commend to you the article on the theme that comes to you with this call to Session and invite you to begin to pray about what being present for the communities where we are called to serve looks like when we consider how God calls us to be present. The article is available here.

What a privilege it is to serve in faith and hope with all of you!  I look forward to being with you and working with you as we come before God as we gather for the 173rd Annual Session of the California-Nevada Conference and come before God with the fruit of our labor!

   Blessings,





     Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

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