News in the Conferences

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Highlights of What’s Happening Around the Conferences

COVID-19 Update from your Conference Minister

Conference Minister Rev. Brigit Stevens encourages all congregations to keep their sanctuaries closed, remember our WHY statement and that the circumstances of why we closed in the first place haven’t changed.

Church Closure Resources

Tackling a church closure is a difficult and emotional process. Use resources and connections from the Church Building and Loan Fund to guide you and your congregation.

Placerville Camp Closed Through Beginning of July

For the safety of all of our Placerville family and guests, the very hard decision to close Placerville down, at least until July, has been made. Efforts are being made to reschedule some events and a couple have already been made. Please keep watching for further updates here, on Facebook at Placerville Camp, or at

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Obituaries in the Conferences


Bob Bromley – May 2nd, 2020

Annabeth McClelland Gay – April 29th, 2020

Kathy Torgersen – April 14th, 2020

Carol Taylor – March 1st, 2020

John O. Gradwohl – February 23rd, 2020

Kathryn Alene Rust – February 13th, 2020

Meghan Powers – January 13th, 2020


Jack Seville Jr. – December 21st, 2019

Judy Bishop – December 17th, 2019

Clip Higgins – November 25th, 2019

Mike Cleeton – November 24th, 2019

Mark Phillip Schowalter – October 29th, 2019

Jerry Tibbs – October 26th, 2019