Eureka First United Methodist Church

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

Annual Conference 2019 Wrap-Up

The California-Nevada Annual Conference met June 19-22 in Modesto, California. Attending from Eureka First UMC were Pastor Kathryn and Rob Dunning and Lay Members Dan and Linda Dionne. The theme of this year’s conference was “With Jesus in the Boat.” What does that mean? Read Matthew 8:23-27 and find out! As always, the conference included many business items, especially the election of new delegates for next year’s General Conference. It also included powerful preaching and witness. Many of our LGBTQIA+ members spoke about their pain and frustration at the decisions reached by the Special General Conference in February. But all speakers emphasized that we in our conference and the wider Western Jurisdiction stand together in resistance against those decisions. For more about Annual Conference, go to the website at, or watch the wrap-up video right here: