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.
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.
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 →