Monthly Archives: January 2020

Feb. 8, 2020: A School to Prison Pipeline Conversation, with Cambrian Park UMW

On Feb. 8, 10:00am, Cambrian Park United Methodist Women are presenting “A School to Prison Pipeline Conversation” with speaker Deb St. Julian.

Join us for a conversation about race, “white privilege” and education in America today.   What we can do? How can we help?

Snacks and drinks will be served.
Everyone is invited!

RSVP to Betty Dickey

Cambrian Park UMC
1919 Gunston Way
San Jose, CA 95124

50th Anniversary of Earth Day: So What’s New?

by Betty Spencer Dickey
Western Jurisdiction UMW Climate Guide

Earth Day

It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal. They could not be taken to court to stop it. How was that possible? Because there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment. Rivers and lakes caught fire they were so polluted!

It’s hard for me to believe it has been 50 years since the first Earth Day was held. It was April 22, 1970 and it marked the beginning of the environmental movement. There was a grassroots environmental movement going on and it was hoped that this event would increase ecological awareness. Continue reading

Quick News: Memorial Service for Merle Boxill

In this ECR District UMW Quick News:  We remember Merle Boxill, who passed away last December.

Merle Boxill Memorial Service

Merle Boxill

The memorial service for Merle Boxill will be Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 2:00pm, at the Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024.

Merle passed away December 19, 2019.

A dynamic United Methodist Woman, Merle served as guest speaker, retreat leader, Mission Event study leader, and past president of CA/NV Conference UMW.  She was also a lifelong educator, administrator, and mentor of new teachers.

Please hold Merle’s family in your prayers.

Her obituary may be found online here