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This page has news, local events and activities sponsored by our CA/NV Conference UMW, District UMW, and local units. Let us know if you have an event you wish to invite others to!

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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; National UMW President Ainise Isama’U, and Deaconess Sophia Agtarap. 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.

Register here

Be part of the Celebration: 

By October 1, send stories and pictures on these topics to

    • How did your local UMW group remain connected through the pandemic?
    • Does your local UMW group have a knitting or needlework group?

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):


Register here

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.

Mission u – Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom

by Bonnie Home, Almaden Hills UMW

It isn’t often that the author of our Mission u’s “Leaders Guide” comes to lead that very study for us!  So when we gathered on Zoom for our July 23-24 class, we were thrilled that Amanda Meisenheimer, author of the guide for “Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living Into the Church’s Moral Witness Through Radical Discipleship,” would be leading us from New York City!  

Gathering Mission u leaders and participants from all over the country on Zoom has been one of the happier unintended consequences of our pandemic lockdown.  Class members joined us from all over California and Nevada, and even from Washington state and Missouri. Continue reading