The Western Jurisdiction Committee on the Episcopacy and The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops For Immediate Release: May 4, 2023 Contact: Patrick Scriven, The Committee on Investigation of the Western Jurisdiction has completed its work...
Epiphany Message from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops
As we welcome the three new bishops of the Western Jurisdiction, the new College of Bishops offers a short Epiphany message to share in local churches during worship service or online. The video features Bishops Karen Oliveto of the Mountain Sky Conference, Sally Dyck of the California-Nevada Conference, Dottie Escobedo-Frank of the California-Pacific Conference, Carlo Rapanut of the Desert Southwest Conference, and Cedrick Bridgeforth of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area.
Invitation to Spiritual Care and Safe Space from the Western Jurisdiction LGBTQIA+ Ministries, United Methodist Church
United Methodists must work to change the climate of hate and fear of LGBTQIA+ folx in concrete ways. To do this, we urge the United Methodists in the West to take steps to confront the homophobic and transphobic attitudes that are pervasive in our churches and in our society.
Western Jurisdiction release profiles of episcopal candidates for public review
As part of its commitment to engage in a more transparent dialogue leading up to the Western Jurisdictional Conference in November and the selection of new bishops, the WJ Committee on the Episcopacy has launched a public site to view profiles on the candidates who...
Where Love Lives February Resources
Faith leaders from across California-Nevada have come together to create compelling videos and webinars that will launch in February for the Western Jurisdictional campaign Where Love Lives. February’s theme is Committed to our Wesleyan roots: The inseparability of Personal Piety and Social Holiness. Three new weekly video series and the ongoing weekly Wednesday webinars will explore theological concepts with a current-day lens, examine district initiatives rooted in our Wesleyan heritage, and engage children across the jurisdiction around timeless Wesleyan values.
“Seeking to Be God’s Light in the World”
The Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church has a vision of becoming a “home for all God’s children, gathered around a table of reconciliation and transformation.”