News and Events

Mission Link – September 2017
Mission Link September 2017 Get the latest Mission Link newsletter from El Camino Real District UMW.  In this issue:

  • Looking ahead
    • “The Power of Bold” – Assembly 2018, May 18-20, 2018
    • District 2017 Annual Celebration, October 28
    • Links to info and registration forms for:
      • CA-NV Annual Conference UMW Annual Celebration, October 21
      • El Camino Real District UMW Annual Celebration, October 28
    • 2017-2018 Calendar
  • From the District Team
    • Notes from the President
    • Committee on Nominations: Called to Lead
    • Treasurer: Five Channels of Mission Giving
  • Highlights of past events
    • Breaking down walls of barriers at 2017 Mission u – Articles and photos from all three events
    • CA-NV Annual Conference 2017 UMW Breakfast
El Camino Real District UMW Events

CA-NV Conference Annual Celebration
“Legacy… Blooming in the Holy Spirit”

October 21, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, Loomis, CA.  Registration opens at 8am, and the event runs 8:45am to 3:30pm.

Our keynote speaker is Linda Kennedy, a.k.a. Linderella.  Linda has been telling stories for 27 years, in a variety of venues and organizations.  Her stories will take you and your imagination to places of times of wonder, humor, peace, and justice. Come hear our UMW stories, and learn to tell your own story!

Workshops will include:

  • “Calming Computer Fears- UMW National, Conference, District websites” by Jan Mathis
  • “UMVIM-United Methodist Volunteers in Mission” by Bob Weiser
  • “Walking in Balance” by Derrick Rainbow
  • “StoryTelling” by Linda Kennedy

The registration form has more information. Registration is due October 9.

 El Camino Real District UMW Annual Celebration

United Methodist Women: Bridge Builders

United Methodist Women: Bridge Builders

October 28, 2017, at St. Paul UMC, in Fremont, CA.  Registration opens at 8:15am, and we gather to sing at 9:15am.  The event runs 9:30am to 3:30pm, including lunch and workshops.

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.

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

  • Finding Common Ground:  Carolyn Leone and Kevan Insko, representatives 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 neighboring 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.  Please note that when visiting the mosque, shoes must be removed.

Displays:  You are invited to bring a display that describes how your local organization serves women, children, and youth.  See the registration flyer for details.

Registration:  In the registration flyer, you may identify your desired workshop (1st and 2nd choices), request childcare, and more.  Registration fee is $13 per person, and registration is due October 21.