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Tri-Church Holiday Faire, November 20, 2021

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:

Your contributions will benefit:

Get more info


  • Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00 to 4:00pm
    Cambrian Park United Methodist Church
    1919 Gunston Way, San Jose (Patio and Fellowship Hall)
    Please wear masks

October 23, 2021: Knitted Together and Darning the Holes at Annual Celebration

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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.

The UMW Legacy Endowment FundAn offering will be taken, designated to the UMW Legacy Fund Endowment

  • Give by check: Checks may be given by in-person attendees at the event. Make checks payable to “United Methodist Women,” and note “Legacy  Fund Endowment Campaign” in the memo line. 
  • Text to Give:  Text “41444” on your cell phone and enter “Legacy 150” in the message area.
  • Give online: At the UMW website.
  • Get more info about the Legacy Fund Endowment here.

Meeting resources

These items will be voted on by those attending (in person or via live video):

The Event Program is here – includes agenda and all reports


Assembly 2022: TURN IT UP! (May 20-22, 2022)

Assembly 2022

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.

Opening gathering from Assembly 2018

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.

Registration closes April 11, 2022.

Register for the event and book your hotel room (if needed) at the Assembly2022 website.

Get  more information about attending as a member of the California-Nevada Conference at our Conference Assembly 2022 webpage.

Scholarships are available!

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.

Please click HERE for the application.

National UMW Scholarships

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 direct any questions to

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.

Mission Link – August 2021

Get the August 2021 Mission Link newsletter from El Camino Real District United Methodist Women!

With this issue, we are moving to a new format that is easier to read on most devices – desktop or laptop computer, tablet, and smart phone.  The newsletter has brief versions of most articles, linking to the full article on our website.

If you wish to receive the Mission Link, you can subscribe here.
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