Category Archives: Social Action

Missionary Katherine Parker to speak at Annual Conference UMW Breakfast

We are honored to have missionary Katherine Parker be the guest speaker at the CA-NV Conference UMW breakfast to be held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 7am, at Fale Hufanga Tongan United Methodist Church in San Carlos, CA.

Katherine has served for 12 years with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. She is now part of the Health Team of the United Mission to Nepal, focusing on water, sanitation, and hygiene. Come hear her speak about her experiences in mission around the world.

If you will be attending Annual Conference, note that shuttle transportation will be available from the Hyatt Hotel at 6:30am.

Get the registration flyer here.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 22.

CA/NV UMW Conference Leadership opens umbrellas to intercept traffickers

The CA/NV UMW Conference Leadership Team paused in their meeting on January 9,2016 to open their umbrellas. Why? They join interfaith and secular allies on January 11 to observe National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. “We are United Methodist Women opening umbrellas to intercept human trafficking”. Go to: for more information.

How does your local group support Charter for Racial Justice?

From Judy Church, CA/NV Conference UMW Social Action Mission Coordinator:

While we don’t give out “awards” for racial justice work, CA/NV United Methodist Women want to recognize and encourage local groups who learn and grow in their ability to recognize and erase barriers to racial inclusion. In this letter we have specific ideas for ways your group can support the Charter for Racial Justice. Let us know what you’re doing – we want to hear from everyone!

Please send your local group’s 2015 work for racial justice to Donna Furuta, El Camino Real District UMW’s Mission Coordinator for Social Action, by end of August, for publication/presentation at the Conference Annual Celebration in October.