Category Archives: News and Events

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 the 2019 Calendar (2nd Half).

June 21, 2019: CA-NV Annual Conference UMW Breakfast

Emily Allen

Emily Allen

In conjunction with the CA-NV Annual Conference Event, the Conference UMW is hosting a UMW Breakfast on Friday, June 21, 2019, at 7:00am.  It will be held at Greens on Tenth, 953 10th Street, Modesto.  The cost is $23 per person.  Reservations are required by June 12.

The guest speaker will be Emily Allen, Chair Mission and Evaluation Committee, General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW).

Get more info on the registration flyer, here.

June 1, 2019: Climate Justice Event

Climate Justice:  Save our Mother Earth

On June 1, learn about what’s happening to our climate, and discover ways to respond, from the perspective of a faith community. A highlight of the event will be the opportunity to participate in a Climate Justice Simulation Experience.

All are invited to this a community-wide climate justice event, regardless of faith, gender, or location of residence. Continue reading

May 25, 2019: Missionary Katherine Parker at Good Samaritan UMC

Katherine ParkerSaturday, May 25, 2019, 9:00am 
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
Cupertino, CA

Katherine Parker is a missionary from our California-Nevada conference.  She has been serving in Nepal, focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene, since 2013.  She will show slides and describe her work.  I’ve heard her speak before and found her stories fascinating.  Come learn about our Methodist-supported ministries.  All are invited.  Light refreshments will be served.  An offering will be taken to support Katherine’s work in Nepal.   An RSVP to Carolyn Bircher ( would be appreciated, but not required.


May 23, 2019: Rev. Paul Jeffrey, Photojournalist, at Almaden Hills UMC

Paul JeffreyAlmaden Hills United Methodist Church will bid adieu and wish Paul fantastic new adventures!

The Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a United Methodist missionary photojournalist who travels the world covering disasters, poverty and war. He has filed stories from more than 75 countries, writing about everything from hurricanes to health care, from massacres to indigenous rights, from refugees to ecumenism. In the course of his work, Paul has been trapped in combat, tear-gassed and shot at, taken prisoner by soldiers, beaten by police, and gotten sick from what he calls “every intestinal disorder known to modern science.” He’s also had what he terms the “privilege of witnessing the poor become subjects of their own history rather than the objects of someone else’s history.” Continue reading