Category Archives: News and Events

News, local events and activities sponsored by our CA/NV Conference UMW, District UMW, and local units. Let us know if you have an event you wish to invite others to!

The Mission Link newsletter is published 4 times a year (February, May, September, December).


See the 2019 Calendar (2nd Half).

August 24, 2019: Fundamentals of Buddhism at Santa Clara UMC

BuddhismPlease join us on Saturday August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm for a discussion of the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism and the challenges of being a Buddhist in America.

We are honored to have as our guest Venerable Thach Preichea Keion, a Buddhist monk from the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Temple in San Jose, CA.  After the presentation, we will have time for questions and light refreshments.

The talk is sponsored by the local unit of the United Methodist Women at Santa Clara United Methodist Church on 1700 Lincoln St. in Santa Clara.  For more information, please contact Ivana Heang, or get the event flyer here.

We hope to see you there!

July 28, 2019: UMC Missionary Katherine Parker at Almaden Hills

Katherine Parker shares about her missionary work in Nepal

Sunday, July 28th, 2019, 10:00am
Almaden Hills United Methodist Church
San Jose, CA

Katherine ParkerKatherine Parker, United Methodist Missionary, has been serving in Nepal since 2013, as a Health and Community Transformation Advisor with the United Mission to Nepal. She has also served with the Community Health and Agricultural Development Program of the Methodist Church of Cambodia, the Asian Rural Institute in Japan, and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Katherine is passionate about her work & believes that through telling the stories of our lives and exploring the stories of our faith, we can better articulate our shared values.

Katherine will preach, sharing stories of her ministries of clean water, sanitation and hygiene in the remote villages of Nepal.

After service, please join in a potluck, in fellowship with Katherine and time for Q & A.
All are invited.

RSVP to K Stone would be appreciated, but not required.

June 21, 2019: CA-NV Annual Conference UMW Breakfast

Emily Allen

Emily Allen

In conjunction with the CA-NV Annual Conference Event, the Conference UMW is hosting a UMW Breakfast on Friday, June 21, 2019, at 7:00am.  It will be held at Greens on Tenth, 953 10th Street, Modesto.  The cost is $23 per person.  Reservations are required by June 12.

The guest speaker will be Emily Allen, Chair Mission and Evaluation Committee, General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW).

Get more info on the registration flyer, here.

June 1, 2019: Climate Justice Event

Climate Justice: Save our Mother Earth

On June 1, learn about what’s happening to our climate, and discover ways to respond, from the perspective of a faith community. A highlight of the event will be the opportunity to participate in a Climate Justice Simulation Experience.

All are invited to this a community-wide climate justice event, regardless of faith, gender, or location of residence. Continue reading