Monthly Archives: February 2020

June 5-7, 2020: Central Valley District UMW Spiritual Retreat

“Sacred Rest”

Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)

Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)

In a world that values production many of us are often running on fumes, seeking and desiring rest, but what does that look like? How do we find the sacred rest our minds, bodies, souls require so we can better serve in the ways the Lord has called us too?

The Central Valley District United Methodist Women (part of our CA/NV Conference) are offering this spiritual retreat at the ECCO Conference Center in Oakhurst, just 12 miles from the south gate of Yosemite National Park.

During the retreat, June 5-7, 2020, you’ll explore 7 kinds of rest as outlined in “Sacred Rest” by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, and develop practices that can help sustain the kinds of sacred rest one may not even know one craves.

For more information, please see the event flyer. Please register by May 10, 2020.

Quick News: Spiritual Retreat, Mission Link

Spiritual Retreat at Mission Springs:
“Choose Hope for God’s World,” March 13-15, 2020

Retreat leader Charlotte Bear

Join us for our 2020 District UMW Spiritual Retreat, to be held among the redwoods of the Mission Springs Retreat Center in Scotts Valley, CA.  Retreat leader Rev. Charlotte Bear will guide us in this year’s theme, “Let Your Light Shine,” focusing on the topic “Choose Hope for God’s World.”

In addition to the program, other indoor and outdoor activities will be offered, including the Saturday evening “Gifts & Graces” talent show.

Scholarships are available, for first-time attendees as well as returning participants, to cover a portion of the cost.  Scholarship applications are due by February 29, 2020.

Get more information on the Retreat web pagePlease register before March 4, 2020. (Note: registration deadline extended to March 9, 2020.)


  • Mission Springs Conference Center, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Friday, Mar. 13 evening through Sunday, Mar. 15 lunch

Get your Mission Link news

El Camino Real District UMW’s February 2020 issue of the Mission Link newsletter is now available.  We are excited to share with you news from around the District, plus highlights from the District UMW “Connect & Learn” leadership event.

Printed copies have been mailed to each church and local president or main contact — please share through your groups.  Mission Link newsletters are also available online on the News and Events page.

Social Action Resources from Church & Society

The General Board of Church and SocietyAdvocating Justice: Social, Environmental, Economic, Gender, and more
As United Methodists, we understand our call to transform the world involves personal, social and civic righteousness.  Find out how to put faith into action with resources from Church & Society, including Social Principles of The United Methodist Church, resources for advocating for women and children, and more.