Almaden Hills United Methodist Church, Cambrian Park United Methodist Church, and Willow Glen United Methodist Church are joining together in a Holiday Faire, November 20, 2021, 1-4pm, at Cambrian Park UMC.
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of festive fun, music, culinary delights and holiday gifts including homemade baked delights, homemade crafts, and potted plants. Get your picture taken at the holiday photo booth. Rev. Mariellen Yoshino will offer an Advent prayer.
In addition to the in-person fun (masks required), you can also place online orders for these special items:
Annual Celebration 2021: “Knitted Together and Darning the Holes”
by K Stone, President
We are looking forward to gathering together to celebrate another year as United Methodist Women in mission and ministry together, at our Annual Celebration, October 23, 2021. Our theme, “Knitted Together and Darning the Holes,” represents the challenges we have had over the last year and a half remaining in community, and our anticipation of it getting a lot easier soon.
During this event, we will celebrate the mission and ministry of our District United Methodist Women. There will be a brief business meeting during which we will approve the 2022 budget and elect District UMW team officers for 2022.
Our guest speakers include Bishop Minerva Carcaño; District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Samuel Hong; and National UMW President Ainise Isama’U. They will address new ways we can make a difference in our communities, renew our faith, and recommit to justice for our earth and women, children, and youth.
Annual Celebration Event Details
Date & time: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10am-noon. Doors open for check-in at 9:30am.
Location: The United Methodist Church of Gilroy, with in-person attendance limited to 50 people (masks required). For those who prefer to attend virtually, there is an online streaming option.
May 20 – 22, 2022 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Florida
All United Methodist Women in the California-Nevada Conference are invited to be part of Assembly 2022 in Orlando, Florida.
In 2022 we will reflect on today’s challenges and together find comfort and strength to move forward, building new ways for faith-filled women to make a difference in our communities and the world. We will recommit to our purpose, but also more. For such a time as this we will TURN IT UP!
TURN IT UP! for spiritual healing and renewal
TURN IT UP! for rebirth in a new time
TURN IT UP! for women leaders
TURN IT UP! for justice for women, children and youth
Come to Orlando to care for your spirit, worship with your sisters and celebrate the positive impact women create in the world.
Assembly officially begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 20 with a Community Gathering Opening Worship, followed by the opening of the Experience Hall, pre-registered workshops and another Community Gathering at 7 p.m. The Assembly ends at approximately noon on Sunday, May 22.
You may attend in person in Orlando, or virtually with an online option.
Ubuntu Day of Service, May 19, 2021: An optional pre-conference experience on Thursday, May 19, is designed to celebrate mission as relational. Field trips offer opportunities to experience how communities are impacted by persons and systems and how people are making a difference. Registration is separate from Assembly registration.
Register early (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2021) for a discounted fee.
Are you interested in attending Assembly 2022 (May 20-22, 2022 in Orlando, FL) but need a little financial assistance? Scholarships are now available from our CA/NV Conference UMW and from National UMW. You would need to fill out an application and receive approval before confirming receipt of the scholarship.
CA/NV Conference UMW Scholarships
California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Women offers a limited number of scholarships to attend Assembly
The deadline to submit the application for 2022 UMW Assembly Scholarship is November 19, 2021. Note that the application includes a referral to be written by your pastor or your UMW President, so be sure to plan ahead to have that done by the deadline.
Priority selection will be given to First-Time Attendees to Assembly.
United Methodist Women offers a limited number of scholarships to attend Assembly.
The deadline to submit is December 1, 2021. You will be emailed a response by January 30, 2022. Please proceed with registering for Assembly and choose the pay via check option and then wait to hear from the committee before sending payment. Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.
Please click HERE for the application. (Scroll down the FAQs page to “Can I get a scholarship to attend Assembly?” ).
Promote Assembly 2022 with a Virtual Teatime! Are you getting excited to attend Assembly 2022? Share your enthusiasm with others with an Assembly Virtual Teatime! Get ideas and resources on our CA/NV Conference website, bottom right corner.
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