News and Events

Mission Link – December 2017
Mission Link Q4 2017

Mission Link Q4 2017

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

  • Looking ahead
    • Leadership Events, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2018
    • Spiritual Retreat, Mar. 16-18, 2018
    • UMW Assembly 2018, May 18-20, Columbus, OH
    • 2018 Calendar
  • From the District Team
    • Notes from the President
    • Welcome to our 2018 District Team
    • Treasurer
    • Thank you to outgoing officers
    • Subscribe to Quick News
    • Coming in 2019: Moving to five districts
    • Local unit contacts needed for 2018 ECRD Directory
  • Highlights of past events
    • District UMW Annual Celebration
      • Event higlights
      • Mission Today Units 2017
      • Units recognized for 5-Star Giving
      • Campaign for Racial Justice

Changes from the printed version include corrections on P. 8, Annual Celebration article (person installing the 2018 officers (Kat Teraji) and person presenting Holy Communion (Rev. Anne Choy)), and minor formatting adjustments.

El Camino Real District UMW Events

District Leadership Training Events: The Power of Bold

Pastor Robin Mathews-Johnson

Pastor Robin Mathews-Johnson

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – First United Methodist Church, Fremont, CA
Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Watsonville First UMC, Watsonville, CA

When women unite, bold and courageous actions happen! Please join us to learn more about being United Methodist Women together. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Robin Mathews-Johnson, of Watsonville First UMC.

Event and registration details are available in the Registration Flyer, here.

There is no registration fee, but we ask that you register in advance so we may be prepared for your attendance.  Register by January 20 (for Fremont event) or January 27 (for Watsonville event).

District UMW Spiritual Retreat at Mission Springs

Ms. Micheal Pops, Retreat Leader

Ms. Micheal Pops, Retreat Leader

March 16-18, 2018, Mission Springs Retreat Center, Scotts Valley, CA
We are excited to announce 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.

Stay tuned for registration info.

Conference Social Action Event

April 14, 2018, Sacramento First UMC, 9am-1pm

20th Assembly of United Methodist Women

Assembly 2018: The Power of BoldMay 17, Columbus, OH – Ubuntu Day of Service
May 18-20, 2018, Columbus, OH – Assembly

Be part of celebrating 150 years of United Methodist Women. Assembly 2018 is being held in Columbus, OH, the site of the first Assembly.  This event honors relationships among members, partners, and connections, and highlights our capacity for positive change when we work together. Get more info about Assembly 2018 here.

Our Conference has scholarships! 

  • For youth  and young adults ages 13-33 – deadline for application is extended to Nov. 15. Get application in PDF or Word format.
  • For adults over 55 – deadline for application is Nov. 15. Get application in PDF or Word format.

Making arrangements

2018 Mission u Events

August 4: One-day event, Location TBA
August 10-11: Two-day event, Trinity UMC, Chico, CA
August 17-19: Weekend event, Wesley UMC, Fresno, CA

Conference UMW Annual Celebration

October 20, 2018, Korean UMC of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose, CA

El Camino Real District UMW Annual Celebration

October 27, 2018, Location TBA

See summary of all 2018 events.