Events & News

Mission Link – May 2017
Mission Link May 2017

Get the latest “Mission Link” newsletter from El Camino Real District UMW. In this issue:

  • “Soul Tending: Spirituality for Everyday Life,” thoughts on the District 2017 Spiritual Retreat
  • “Leading from the Heart,” notes on the February Leadership Training Events
  • Local Unit News: Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Notes from the President
  • Tips from the Treasurer
  • Nominations Committee working to fill many roles
  • Social Action
    • What’s your unit’s story?
    • 2017 Social Action Event encourages advocacy
  • Mission u overview
  • Mission u Unstoppable for young women
  • 2017 Calendar
  • Links to info and registration forms for:
    • Mission u events and scholarship application
    • Conference UMW Breakfast, June 24
El Camino Real District UMW Events

Mission u Events

Mission u (weekend), Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Carson Valley UMC, Gardnerville, NV.
Mission u (1 1/2-day), Friday, August 11-Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Asbury Livermore UMC, Livermore, CA.
Mission u (1-day), Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Palo Alto First UMC, Palo Alto, CA.

This year’s Mission u Events will feature these study topics:

  • Living as a covenant community
  • Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States
  • Climate Justice


To get more information about the study topics, the program and schedule for each event, and registration forms, please go to the Conference Mission u info page.

Scholarships are available! See the forms (in MIcrosoft Word format or printable PDF) for scholarship options and details. Note that the applications are due by June 10 (for the weekend event), June 11 (for the Livermore event), or July 13 (for the Palo Alto event).

Mission u Unstoppable! Youth Events

Each of the 3 Mission u events will also have a special Youth Event, “Mission u Unstoppable!”  Women ages 12-25 are invited to participate, at no cost! What an opportunity! Info about these Youth Events is here:

Poster/Flier;    Registration form;    “What is Mission u Unstoppable!”

CA/NV Conference Annual Celebration

October 21, 2017, at Loomis UMC, Loomis, CA.

El Camino Real District UMW Annual Celebration

UMW Builds BridgesOctober 28, 2017, at St. Paul UMC in Fremont, CA.

Meet new friends, connect with old friends! See how other units reach out as well as grow their faith! Learn how we can relate as many cultures together! Our keynote speaker is Shamsa Rafay, a well-recognized volunteer and member of the Muslim and Interfaith communities.

As part of the Annual Celebration, we will have three workshops offered, to explore how we can be in relationship with people of differing cultures.

  • Finding Common Ground: Carolyn Leone, representative of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, will facilitate this workshop exploring the value of listening to others and how we look for the God within others and find it within ourselves.
  • From Diversity to Inclusion: Pastor Dale Weatherspoon will lead this discussion about moving from a focus on diversity to one of full inclusion.
  • Tour and Conversation: Shamsa Rafay (our keynote speaker) and Moina Shaiq (President of the Tri-City Interfaith Council) will lead two groups on a tour of the neighborhing mosque and will have time for conversation during which participants may ask questions about Islam, what it means to be Muslim in the US today, and more.

The event runs 9:15am to 3:30pm, including lunch and workshops. Registration opens at 8:15am. Childcare is provided upon request. Registration fee is $13 per person.

The registration flyer for this event will be available in mid-August. Registration is due October 20.

News from our Conference, & other Districts & Conferences
California-Nevada Conference UMW: “At the Cutting Edge”
Bridges District (CA-NV Conference)
Great Northern District (CA-NV Conference): “Our Great Northern UMW Spirit”
California-Pacific Conference UMW: “Pacific Waves”

3 thoughts on “Events & News

    1. Wanda Post author

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks for checking in. The Annual Conference Breakfast is listed in the Mission Link as June 24. I’ve updated the web page date to match.
      Website Coordinator

  1. cwcgsc Post author

    Hi Helen,
    You will find the 2017 District Calendar in the latest “Mission Link” newsletter, here on the Events page. In addition, all the 2017 District events are currently listed on this Events page.


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