Annual reports; Late August online mission & social justice 🌞

In this ECR District UMW Quick News: 

  • Send local units/group reports by Sept. 15, for Conference and District UMW Annual Celebrations in October
  • August 18: “Just Energy For All” webinar
  • August 18-21: Virtual Mission to the Philippines
  • August 19: Faith Talks: “Labor Day, featuring The Poor People’s Campaign”

El Camino Real District United Methodist Women
Annual Celebration

10am, October 23, 2021
Gilroy United Methodist Church
and by online meetingMeeting info available here
Registration to be available mid-September.

Local group reports requested by September 15

It’s that time of year again!  So that we can prepare for the District UMW Annual Celebration (Oct. 23), and provide the reports to our CA/NV Conference UMW counterparts, please be sure your local group/unit has sent these reports by September 15:

  1. 5 Star Giving – your Treasurer should send the remittance form and any contributions through Sept. 1, 2021, to District UMW Treasurer Debbie Ow. More info…
  2. Reading Program – if women from your local group have participated in the UMW Reading Program, please send a report with their name, church name, and the list of titles read.  More info… 
  3. Mission Today – send the report of the activities your local group has done toward the 2020/2021 Mission Today program.  More info… 
  4. Charter for Racial Justice – send the report of the activities your local group has done toward the Charter for Racial Justice.  More info…
  5. Saints – send the list of those from your local group who have passed away since your September 2020 report.
  6. Directory updates – if there have been changes in your local group’s leadership during 2021, and you have not recently provided these to the District UMW team, or if you already have identified leaders for 2022, please send us their names with mailing address and email.

Please send all reports (except 5 Star Giving) by email to

If email is not possible, please send by US Postal Service to:
Good Samaritan UMC
Attn:  Carolyn Bircher
19624 Homestead Road
Cupertino, CA   95014

Get more info here.

Aug. 18: “Just Energy For All” webinar

“Just Energy for All” Strategy and Capacity Building Sessions provide an opportunity to network, share best practices, and support you in your work of advancing just energy for all.

The next session is August 18, 2021, at noon PT.

Virtual Mission to the Philippines
Aug. 18-21, 2021
5:00-6:30pm PT

Aug. 18-21: Virtual Mission to the Philippines

Join the virtual Mission to the Philippines, August 18-21, to learn about human rights issues faced there every day. Meet those who are leading the solidarity work in the Philippines, along with other community members. Learn how we can help.

Speakers include:

  • Bishop Ciriaco Francisco – Current Situation of Human Rights and the Church’s Response in the Philippines
  • Norma Dollaga – Learning from the Ground; Advocating for the Persecuted and the Rights of the Poor.
  • Joy Prim – The Current Situation of Philippine Migrant Workers in Hong Kong, and Human Rights Attacks
  • The final panel discussion – “How Can We Help”

“Labor Day, featuring The Poor People’s Campaign”
Aug. 19, 2021
11am PT

Aug. 19: Labor Day Faith Talks

Faith Talks are monthly conversations with United Methodist Women hosted by Jennifer R Farmer, Spotlight PR. Each conversation explores themes and resources that empower us to put faith, hope and love into action.

The August 19 topic of Faith Talks is “Labor Day, featuring The Poor People’s Campaign.”

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