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
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.