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David Niu
District Superintendent
David L. Niu

(209) 661-4358
2937 Veneman Ave. Suite B150
Modesto, California 95356

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ACS Images/Videos/Stories

posted on August 04

The ACS Worship Team has begun planning for October, and would like to feature videos/pictures of lay folks and clergy present in ministry in their communities as part of worship.   Who is present in...

Children's Ministry Task Force

posted on November 23

Greetings Superintendents of the California-Nevada Annual Conference,   I just wanted to give you a heads up about some of the things we will be offering churches to support their ministries with ...

UMW District Conference November 7 - recording

posted on November 13

View the Central Valley District UMW Celebration event from Saturday, November 7, 2020. Three featured speakers: D.S. Debra Brady, Sonja Edd-Bennett and JoAnn Lawson.

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District Conference August 22, 2020 - Items & Reports

posted on August 21

Dear friends,  Here are the handouts for the District Conference on August 22, 2020 at 9am  Blessings,  Claudia 

COVID-19 Relief Project | Update |

posted on August 06

August 6, 2020    Dear Central Valley Pastors,  I give thanks to God for the ways you are serving your communities during the coronavirus pandemic.  I’m writing to update you on our District COVID-19 ...

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Hope for the Stumbling

posted on July 16

Jo Ann Lawson, Racial Justice Coordinator for The California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Women, offers a powerful reflection around revised common lectionary scripture for this Sunday: Matthew ...

Freedom is Coming Up

posted on July 01

On the horizon of July 4, freedom is a word that will circle celebrations across the US this weekend. California-Nevada Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope explores the concept of freedom in this ...

CV COVID-19 Relief Project

posted on June 16

June 16, 2020  Dear Central Valley Pastors and Assigned Lay Ministers,   Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus!    I’m writing to share some exciting news. Our District Union has created a new “...

Partners in Ministry: Who will you choose?

posted on June 10

Rev. Samuel Hong offers a reflection around Matthew 9:35-10:8 in which Jesus sends out his disciples to do the work of ministry.  Hong considers the disparate group of people Jesus chose as his core ...

In Our Image: The mystery and call of Trinity Sunday

posted on June 02

Debra Brady, Central Valley District Superintendent, shares a reflection around the lectionary passages for this coming Sunday, Trinity Sunday. Through the ages, we have long debated the complexity of...

DS Letter to CV Pastors and Lay Ministers - Protocols

posted on May 21

May 21, 2020   Dear Pastors and Lay Ministers of the Central Valley District,   Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus as we continue to “Shelter in Place” as a way of concretely loving ...

Looking through the window to Jesus' heart

posted on May 19

Shinya Goto, District Superintendent for El Camino Real, considers John 17, the Farewell Prayer of Jesus and discusses what it is like to take steps together toward the deepest desire of Jesus' heart.

Do I love you Lord?

posted on May 12

This week's lectionary reflection features Great Northern District Superintendent Blake Busick and his thoughts around John 14: 15-21. Blake explores the importance of asking the right questions and ...

Mother's Day and the loving heart of Jesus

posted on May 05

Staci Current, District Superintendent of the Bay area District, reflects on lectionary passages for this coming Sunday May 10th. She encourages us to not let our hearts be agitated and to cling to ...

Central Valley Methodist Minute

posted on March 31

Methodist Minute: March 31 Diana Bulls, CVD Lay Leader I don’t know about you, but I feel my life has suddenly gone out of control. My usual routine is gone. I have trouble concentrating. I’m ...

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Stopping Coronavirus: Monitor Your County Public Health Department & California-Nevada Conference Websites

posted on March 10

News around the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes daily and it is important to know what is happening in your own community to help stop the spread of the virus.  California-Nevada Conference office has ...

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.