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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!

The Mission Link newsletter is published 4 times a year (February, May, September, December).

See calendar of 2019 events.

Cambrian Park UMW program: How YWCA aligns with UMW

You are invited to a special program offered by Cambrian Park UMW, April 7, from 11:45am to 1pm.

Betty Dickey, of Cambrian Park UMW, says, “We are having a speaker from the YWCA in honor of Susie Wilson, a long time member of our church, who was a part of San Jose political scene for many years and loved the Y.  We want to see what they are doing now and how they are contributing to the well-being of girls and women in our community. ”

The speaker is Preethi Panyam, Outreach Coordinator for YWCA of Silicon Valley.  She will talk about how how YWCA’s mission and programs align with some of UMW missions, and find out how we can collaborate.

Get more information on the flyer here.

Cambrian Park United Methodist Church is located at 1919 Gunston Way, San Jose, CA, at the corner of Gunston and Wyrick.

Spiritual Retreat at Mission Springs, March 15-17, 2019; Deadline extended to March 9

JoAnne Neish

Retreat Leader JoAnne Neish

Our 2019 District UMW Spiritual Retreat will be held among the redwoods of the Mission Springs Retreat Center in Scotts Valley, CA.  Retreat Leader Jo Neish will guide us in the theme, “Bold Discoveries:  God’s not finished with me yet!”  We recently enjoyed her musical leadership at our 2018 District UMW Annual Celebration, and are looking forward to her energy, enthusiasm, and passion leading the retreat program.

Registration deadline extended to Saturday March 9, 2019

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Be Just. Be Green. – New resource for being “green”

Betty Spencer Dickey, Western Jurisdiction Guide

Betty Spencer Dickey, Western Jurisdiction Guide

It’s great to be back in the District and into the environmental arena that I love, in my new role as Jurisdictional Guide for the Western Jurisdiction. I will be available to help connect the National issues on Climate Action with the Western Jurisdiction, Conference, District and local UMW.

To make it even easier for you to learn to be an advocate for our planet, we have developed a new web page, Climate Justice: Be Just. Be Green.  Here you can find more information about how to protect our environment, tools like the “13 Steps to Sustainability,” and how to become an Advocate.

Check out these resources, and think about environmental and climate justice as they relate to planning UMW events and programs.  Feel free to connect with me if you have questions or need more info!  (My contact info is on the Climate Justice webpage.)

Be Just.  Be Green.

by Betty Spencer Dickey, Western Jurisdiction Guide