Welcome to El Camino Real District UMW! We include the Northern California region from Brentwood in the northeast, to Soledad in the south, to South San Francisco in the northwest.

United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

“El Camino Real,” or “The King’s Highway,” was established in the early 1800’s as a route linking the missions, pueblos, and presidios, from San Diego to Sonoma. Today the route is marked by replicas of mission bells, as it had been in 1915. See more about El Camino Real and the mission bells here.

UPCOMING EVENTS (See all events here)

A Bold Awakening: Revitalize Ourselves and Our Faith

District UMW Spiritual Retreat at Mission Springs

Ms. Micheal Pope, Retreat Leader

Ms. Micheal Pope, Retreat Leader

March 16-18, 2018, Mission Springs Retreat Center, Scotts Valley, CA
Our retreat leader will be Ms. Micheal Pope, CA-NV Conference Lay Leader and Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay.  She has held numerous positions with ASEB as she enhanced the organization’s fundraising and outreach program with her ability to touch people with her passion for making the world a better place for seniors.

Micheal is the host of an online radio show on BlogTalk Radio, “Life is a Sacred Journey.” She is also the co-author of “Life is a Journey we know by Heart,” a book that pays tribute to elders living with Alzheimer’s and her organization.

The beautiful Mission Springs retreat center.

The beautiful Mission Springs retreat center.

Registration is now open. The registration form includes further information about the retreat, plus the form for registering for the event and noting your lodging preferences. Accommodations are arranged on a first come, first served basis – so register early!
Registration deadline is extended to March 7, 2018. 

Scholarships are available for first-time and returning attendees, to enable participation at reduced cost. Scholarship applicants are asked to work with their UMW President or local church pastor to complete the scholarship application.
Get the scholarship form here in editable Microsoft Word format or in printable PDF format.

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