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 2020 Calendar for all planned events.

June 5-7, 2020: Central Valley District UMW Spiritual Retreat

“Sacred Rest”

Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)

Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)

In a world that values production many of us are often running on fumes, seeking and desiring rest, but what does that look like? How do we find the sacred rest our minds, bodies, souls require so we can better serve in the ways the Lord has called us too?

The Central Valley District United Methodist Women (part of our CA/NV Conference) are offering this spiritual retreat at the ECCO Conference Center in Oakhurst, just 12 miles from the south gate of Yosemite National Park.

During the retreat, June 5-7, 2020, you’ll explore 7 kinds of rest as outlined in “Sacred Rest” by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, and develop practices that can help sustain the kinds of sacred rest one may not even know one craves.

For more information, please see the event flyer. Please register by May 10, 2020.

Feb. 8, 2020: A School to Prison Pipeline Conversation, with Cambrian Park UMW

On Feb. 8, 10:00am, Cambrian Park United Methodist Women are presenting “A School to Prison Pipeline Conversation” with speaker Deb St. Julian.

Join us for a conversation about race, “white privilege” and education in America today.   What we can do? How can we help?

Snacks and drinks will be served.
Everyone is invited!

RSVP to Betty Dickey

Cambrian Park UMC
1919 Gunston Way
San Jose, CA 95124

Quick News: Memorial Service for Merle Boxill

In this ECR District UMW Quick News:  We remember Merle Boxill, who passed away last December.

Merle Boxill Memorial Service

Merle Boxill

The memorial service for Merle Boxill will be Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 2:00pm, at the Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024.

Merle passed away December 19, 2019.

A dynamic United Methodist Woman, Merle served as guest speaker, retreat leader, Mission Event study leader, and past president of CA/NV Conference UMW.  She was also a lifelong educator, administrator, and mentor of new teachers.

Please hold Merle’s family in your prayers.

Her obituary may be found online here