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Assembly 2022 – Turn it Up!

It’s a historic time to TURN IT UP!

  • For spiritual healing and renewal
  • For rebirth in a new time
  • For women leaders
  • For justice for women, children and youth


The United Methodist Women’s Assembly will take place on May 20 through May 22, in Orlando Florida.  You can register using the button below, or just to to the 2022 Assembly website.

Change is coming to United Methodist Women and we are excited that Assembly is the first place where you can experience that change in person or virtually! This is a moment in United Methodist Women history when you will look back and say “I was there! I can tell the story because I was present.” This is a don’t miss Assembly with big announcements to come in the coming months.

Women bishops of The United Methodist Church are registering now! They will join us to lead special segments of our worship together.

Speakers Announced on the Assembly 2022 Website  

The inaugural Legacy Banquet will be held at Assembly on the evening of May 21 as a special fundraising event to celebrate and grow

Request for Seed Packets.  United Methodist Women is so grateful to be partnering with Cornerstone Family Ministries, a national mission institution of United Methodist Women since 1892, for the Ubuntu Day of Service at Assembly 2022 in Orlando. Cornerstone’s mission is to nourish young bodies, develop young minds and foster hope through Christ … one child at a time. Cornerstone sponsors over 150 child-care centers under their Child Care Food Program sponsorship, serving over 16,800 children each year.

Here are the seeds we are requesting:

  • Amaranth
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Malabar spinach

Mix and Mingle  Get ready for our member Mix and Mingle space led by you, the attendee.

 Bookstore Meet with national staff to purchase resources, learn about re-store and find out about digital resources on Mighty Networks at to connect with other members and engage with member resources for local programming and transformative education.

Deaconesses and Home Missioners lead prayer and meditation space

Virtual Assembly If you can’t join us in Orlando, you can still Turn It Up! Virtual attendees get access to all five Community Gatherings in real time and on demand, one workshop on Friday and Saturday, exclusive behind-the-scenes speaker interviews, sisterhood networking, unique prayer and meditation sessions, and a Saturday night party.

— K Stone

2022 Spiritual retreat

Our Spiritual Retreat is scheduled for March 26, 2022 from 9:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.  This year we are focused on healing, which seems so appropriate as we begin to exit the pandemic and all of the social and political challenges that have plagued us during this time.

We are blessed to have Board-Certified Health Coach Beth Carter as our speaker at this event.  This will be a virtual event on Zoom.  Please register in advance.

Beth Carter began her ministry through singing with her church choir from at age 10. She was active in several churches as Administrative Secretary, Youth Choir and Bell Choir Director, and Music Director.  Her desire to minister through music never waned, but the tug at her heart to go beyond that ministry persisted. In February 2020, she and her husband attended a Lay Servant Basic course. With the support from her local congregation and District Superintendent, she is fulfilling the requirements of both Certified Lay Servant and Certified Lay Ministry with anticipated completion of both this fall.

Beth and her husband Eliot, a chiropractor, have two daughters, a great dog, and own and operate Carter Wellness Clinic  in Sonoma, California where their philosophy is the health and wellness of the whole individual Body, Mind, and Spirit.

For our retreat, Beth will use a “wellness triad” as a pathway to health and healing.  She will discuss the impact of emotions on health and the need for healing when there is a physical imbalance.  She will also discuss the health of our souls.

We look forward to an exciting and innovative presentation with lively discussion in the break-out sessions.

Sandra Nesheim

Quick News: June 4, 2021

In this ECR District UMW Quick News: The June issue of Mission Link newsletter; June 12 “Care First, Jails Last”;  Bear witness with Mission u in July

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Mission Link newsletter – June 2021

The June issue of our District UMW newsletter, Mission Link, is available!  Learn what’s happening in our district:

  • Get info about upcoming events
    • June 12 – “Care First, Jails Last” District UMW social action event
    • June, July, August – 4 inspiring Mission u studies
  • Mission & ministry around the District
    • Speaking out against anti Asian-American hate crime
    • Prayer shawls & scarves
    • Serving vaccine volunteers
  • Recap of recent events
    • Spiritual retreat
    • A Path Appears
    • UMW Climate Justice Legislative Day
  • Book review
  • And more!

June 12, 2021
via Zoom meeting

Get more info and register today!

June 12, 2021: Care First, Jails Last

Show up for racial justice! Join El Camino Real District United Methodist Women in a social action event that gives historical and social context to today’s decarceration movement and the Care First, Jails Last campaign directed toward Santa Clara County jails.  Learn what you can do to help!

This event includes a presentation by SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice, South Bay chapter (at Sacred Heart).

Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:00am – Noon PDT

June 22-24, 2021
(June 22 & Aug 7 – Korean study)
via Zoom meeting

Get more info and register today!

July 22-24, 2021: “Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom” Mission u studies

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. Continuing Education Units (CEU) available for CA-NV clergy.

This study is offered as a weekend event in 3 languages:

  • English: July 22 (7-8pm PDT), July 23 (10am-noon, 1-3pm PDT), July 24 (10am-noon, 1-4pm PDT)
  • Spanish: July 22 (7-8pm PDT), July 23 (10am-noon, 1-3pm PDT), July 24 (10am-noon, 1-4pm PDT)
  • Korean: July 22 (7-8pm PDT in English), August 7

See more on our website.
Get the latest issue of the Mission Link newsletter here.

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