Announcements/Special Events

See the church newsletter, The Outlook, for more frequently updated announcements.

Annual Conference Session 2014

ACS 2014 logoEvery year in June, over a thousand people (clergy and laity) representing ministries in California and most of Nevada gather to worship, and set policy and direction for the United Methodist Church in our Annual Conference. This year from June 18th to 21st we will be gathering in Burlingame, CA (just a mile or so from the San Francisco airport). Nick Strobel and our pastor, Karen Stoffers-Pugh will be representing Wesley UMC.

This year the theme is "The Power of With: Building the Beloved Community." Select the ACS 2014 livestream link to view video of the Annual Conference Session live over the web.

Reports from past Annual Conferences by our lay delegate, Nick Strobel, are available on the Past Annual Conferences page.

Disaster Relief Through UMCOR

The members of the United Methodist Church pay for all of the administrative overhead costs so ALL of your donation goes to the project you specify. UMCOR has an "A" (top, excellent) rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. To find out more about UMCOR, see their "About Us" page and here's a direct link to their "Financials" page and FAQ page. UMCOR is among the first organizations into a disaster area and among the last to leave after several years of work—we're in it for the long haul, long after the situation leaves the media spotlight. See also Charity Navigator's evaluation of UMCOR.

Our church's United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) and United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) are the two best avenues for us to help those affected by the several recent natural disasters.

To join a UMVIM team, or create another UMVIM team, contact Susan King, at:

United Methodist Conference Center
1276 Halyard Dr.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1582 or (916) 374-1525

Information Resources:

Rethink Church

Powered by the Holy Spirit, 'Rethink Church' serves as a catalyst that moves the denomination, and those we hope to reach, into dialogue -- and ultimately, into transformative, collaborative action. What if church were a verb? What would it look like? Go to "" for more about changes underway in the United Methodist Church.

See the church newsletter, The Outlook, for more frequently updated announcements.

Wesley United Methodist Church -- Bakersfield, CA