Just Water – Quenching Our Thirst Today, Tomorrow, …
The CA-NV Conference UMW’s Social Action Team is happy to announce that their inaugural social action event on water will be held (virtually) beginning on Friday evening, March 18th at 7:00 pm and continuing on Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 am.
Climate Change is happening – and in the arid west, the disruption will be witnessed in and around water – droughts, floods, unreliable or tainted water supply, ecosystem harm.
Our inaugural event will be focused on drinking water, primarily in CA. Did you know there are about one million Californians that do not have access to safe, clean drinking water from their tap? Drinking water – we cannot live without it. Do you know where your drinking water comes from?
We hope you will join us for this event and bring a friend along. The event is open to everyone – that includes people of all gender identities, races, religions, ages, … – everyone.
The official flyer for this event, including speaker biographies and registration information, may be found by clicking here. Note that registration for the Friday and Saturday sessions are two separate registrations.
To register for the Friday evening program, click here.
To register for the Saturday morning program, click here.
Connect & Learn is a gathering focused on learning more about being part of United Methodist Women. It includes training and information about specific leadership roles in the local groups/units, plus ways we can expand our mission and ministry through UMW.
This year’s Connect and Learn keynote speaker is Marlene Ward, California/Nevada Conference rep. in the National Program Advisory Group (2020-2024). The title of Marlene’s talk is “Leadership!!! Me???”.
Marlene is a member of the UMW National Program Advisory Group (PAG) which provides representation from each of the Annual Conferences (your CA-NV Conf. UMW representative) and from 6 other general agencies, regional missionaries, deaconesses and home missioners and the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women. This Group gives voice from the membership directly into the working programs and initiatives of the organization and to the membership as members communicate with their conferences strengthening the connections between local women and their national policy making body.
Connect & Learn will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9:30am-noon. Due to health concerns related to COVID, it will be held online as a Zoom event.
Breakout groups: This event will include two breakout sessions, each with several topics. Attendees can select (during registration) which topic they prefer to attend in each session.
Breakout session 1: Equip Yourself for Leadership
Program Planning/resources/reading program
Being a United Methodist Woman
Ser una Mujer Metodista Unida (en español)
Breakout session 2: Mission & Ministry
Educate to Transform (includes E&I)
Grow Spiritually (includes Spiritual Growth)
Serve & Advocate (includes Social Action)
Organize for Growth (includes MNO, Nominations)
Finding Joy in Ministry (discussion of Marlene’s talk)
Encontrar Gozo en el Ministerio (en español)
Information about 2022 Connect & Learn will be distributed by Quick News emails. If you do not already receive Quick News, you can subscribe here.
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.
Dear UMW people ~ I’ve just finished reading the September/October 2021 issue of the UMW magazine, “Response,” which I always enjoy. The article that grabbed my attention is “New Wineskins for Growth” (on pages 36-39). It was written by Yvette Moore, director of public relations and marketing for United Methodist Women. In some other way you may have already received the information that she included in her article, but this was all new to me. I thought you would be interested in a summary of the article, below. You can read the entire article at https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/new-wineskins-for-growth.
Exciting new programs are coming to United Methodist Women! Here’s why.
Original article by Yvette Moore Summary by Bonnie Home, Almaden Hills UMW
Tonya Lanier once thought United Methodist Women was only for older women. Now she’s a longtime leader in the organization. Photo by Kristina Krug, United Methodist Women.
Beginning the year of our 150th UMW anniversary, research was begun using surveys, focus groups and interviews with 24,000 UMW members and other Christian women respondents. They were asked what they knew about UMW and what they thought about the organization. They were asked what they were looking for in a faith-based organization, what appealed to them, how they preferred to gather, and how they preferred to give.Continue reading →