Category Archives: News and Events

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!

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

See the Calendar for upcoming events.

Quick News is emailed to our distribution list, typically once or twice a month, highlighting upcoming events and news.  Get more info and subscribe here.

June 22: UMW Climate Justice Federal Legislative Day

As a follow up to our very successful National UMW climate justice federal legislative day in April, please register and join United Methodist Women from across the nation for a second legislative and call-in day that will take place June 22.  Congress is currently working on infrastructure legislation, and we want Congress to hear that women of faith are urging them to advance infrastructure legislation that accelerates the transition to renewable energy with equitable and just policies. 

A pre-briefing and training session will be held on June 21, 1-3PM PT (4-6PM ET), and will include a review of climate justice and energy and transportation issues, training on how to conduct a virtual Senate meeting, and time to plan your legislative visits with others in your state. 

People from all states are encouraged to call their Congressional representatives at any time on June 22, 2021. You can use this link, which provides a script and will connect you directly to your elected officials. 

 

October 23, 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.

As the pandemic eases, we are planning to hold this event as a combination in-person/remote meeting.  The specific arrangements will be determined by protocols expected to be in place at the time of the meeting.  The location has not yet been set.  Watch your email for “Quick News” about this event.

Planning ahead: 

  1. Be part of the Celebration: By September 1, send stories and pictures on these topics to communication@elcaminorealumw.org:
  • How did your local UMW group remain connected through the pandemic?
  • Does your local UMW group have a knitting or needlework group?
  1. Be ready to send reports: In August, each local group will receive requests for reports to be included in the event program.  The reports will be due September 1, and will include these topics:
  • Reading Program participation
  • Mission Today participation
  • Racial Justice program participation
  • “5-Star” Mission Giving
  • Members who have passed away since October 2020

Tell Congress to support climate and clean energy investments

Send email letter to CongressAs United Methodist Women leaders, clergy and faith leaders, please join us in signing a letter to Congress calling for a bold economic recovery and infrastructure package that addresses the climate crisis, advances climate justice, protects public health and creates family and community sustaining jobs.

As we move from COVID relief to economic recovery, this moment offers an opportunity to invest in a just energy future while addressing the injustices of the past by: Continue reading

Mission u 2021

Mission u 2021: There's far more here than meets the eyeMission u, hosted by our CA/NV Conference, educates 20,000 United Methodists each year through the Mission Studies and local Mission u events, sponsored by United Methodist Women:

  • Learn about mission opportunities
  • Develop ideas for spiritual growth
  • Bring social action to your home church

Three studies (with some variations) are available this year, all via Zoom online meetings.  Adults and youth of all genders are welcome to participate.   Get more info and register for individual studies here. 

About ordering resources: United Methodist Women Mission Resources is moving to a new fulfillment center for better services and options. If you intend to order resources for the Mission u studies (or any other resources) from them, place your order now via phone, e-mail, fax or online. Orders received after June 11 will be shipped July 2.

From June 12 to July 2, orders may be placed online only, at www.umwmissionresources.org. No phone, e-mail, or fax order can be processed from June 12 to July 2. During this time, questions about orders should be sent to cs@umwmissionresources.org.

 

Come join us!  ALL are welcome.

“Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

This study calls for critical examination of self and systems, mission engagement, advocacy and action by the faith community.  This study is offered twice:

  1. Weekly from 10am PDT to noon, Wednesdays, May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16.  Registration is now closed.
  2. Weekends from 2-4pm PDT, July 31, August 1, August 7, August 8.  Registration deadline is July 16.
    Get more info and register here.

“Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom”

The focus of this study is to help the church and its members discern our call and bear witness to the will of God for a more just world. This study is offered as a weekend event in 3 languages:

 

“Finding Peace in an Anxious World”

Using “The Serenity Prayer” as a scaffold, Finding Peace in an Anxious World explores ways to discover peace through scriptural and spiritual disciplines so that we can be rooted in God and energized to live fully as disciples of Christ.  This study is offered as a weekend event:

Youth study: Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence

Youth participants (entering grades 7-12) explore together the roots of violence, and understand that “peace,” as Martin Luther King, Jr. says, “is not merely the absence of tension but the presence of justice.” Activities include interactive Bible studies and exercises to stimulate frank discussions about current issues and proactive steps you can take to develop your capacity as a peacemaker. This study is held the same weekend as the adult study “Finding Peace in an Anxious World.”