News and Events

Mission Link – February 2018
Mission Link Q1 2018Get the latest Mission Link newsletter from El Camino Real District UMW.  In this issue:

  • Looking ahead
    • Spiritual Retreat, March 16-18, 2018
      • “A Bold Awakening: Revitalize Ourselves and Our Faith” with retreat leader Ms. Micheal Pope
      • Registration form
      • Scholarship form
    • Day of Giving, March 23, 2018
    • 2018 Calendar
  • From the District Team
    • Notes from the President
    • Membership Nurture and Outreach: 2017 Census; Membership Log
    • Treasurer: Gift to Mission cards give twice!; Mission Giving tips
    • Nominations: Where it begins!
    • Communications: Share your group’s stories; Get Quick News
    • Errata
  • Highlights of past events
    • Leadership Events: Connect & Learn

Changes from the printed version include addition of by-line for page 1 article; removal of personal contact info for District Team members; replacement of actual forms with links to online forms; and minor formatting adjustments.

Next issue: Articles & photos due to Communications Coordinator before Friday, April 20, 2018.

El Camino Real District UMW Events

A Bold Awakening: Revitalize Ourselves and Our Faith

District UMW Spiritual Retreat at Mission Springs

Ms. Micheal Pope, Retreat Leader

Ms. Micheal Pope, Retreat Leader

March 16-18, 2018, Mission Springs Retreat Center, Scotts Valley, CA
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.  She has held numerous positions with ASEB as she enhanced the organization’s fundraising and outreach program with her ability to touch people with her passion for making the world a better place for seniors.

Micheal is the host of an online radio show on BlogTalk Radio, “Life is a Sacred Journey.” She is also the co-author of “Life is a Journey we know by Heart,” a book that pays tribute to elders living with Alzheimer’s and her organization.

The beautiful Mission Springs retreat center.

The beautiful Mission Springs retreat center.

Registration is now open. The registration form includes further information about the retreat, plus the form for registering for the event and noting your lodging preferences. Accommodations are arranged on a first come, first served basis – so register early!
Registration deadline is extended to March 7, 2018. 

Scholarships are available for first-time and returning attendees, to enable participation at reduced cost. Scholarship applicants are asked to work with their UMW President or local church pastor to complete the scholarship application.
Get the scholarship form here in editable Microsoft Word format or in printable PDF format.

Conference Social Action Event: Immigration

April 14, 2018, Sacramento First UMC, 9am-1pm (doors open at 8:30am for check-in and refreshments)

Our guest speakers will be:
Libby Scholes, California Church IMPACT
Vilaysay “Sai” Chang, US Customs and Immigration
Basim Elkarra, Council on American-Islamic Relations
Lisa Kobayashi, Immigration Lawyer (Kobayashi Law Office)

The registration form includes all event details. Pre-registration is $18, or $20 after March 31. Includes a light breakfast, lunch, and program materials. (Without lunch, it’s $10.)

For more event information, contact Rosie Bachand.

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.

Making arrangements

2018 Mission u Events

When you register, you may choose from these study options:

Embracing Wholeness

Spiritual Growth: Embracing Wholeness

What About Our Money?

Social issue: What about our money? A Faith Response

Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States

Geographic: MIssionary Conferences of the UMC in the US

Youth study: Is it just money?

Youth study: Is it just money? Our dollars in God’s economy

Our co-deans Andrea McDonald and Adi Mere Nabou recommend that you order study books (in advance) from the Mission Resource Center.

Registration includes meals and several options for accommodations. “Go green” and bring your own water bottle and/or mug. Payment can be made by credit card or debit card (online), or by check (registering by mail).

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.