Quick News: 2021 Retreat scheduling; being in ministry at a distance

Planning ahead for Spiritual Retreat 2021

This spring we were unable to hold the ECR District UMW Spiritual Retreat, due to Shelter-in-Place restrictions.  Undaunted, we are getting a start on next year’s retreat, expecting that the world will be healthier then.  We’re looking forward to again offering a renewing spiritual experience in the redwoods of Santa Cruz Mountains.

Typically the retreat is held the second weekend in March.  We’ve heard from several groups that they also have another event that is routinely scheduled for that same weekend. So we  would like to find out your preferred retreat dates. Note that in 2021, Easter is April 4.

Please take our quick online poll to let us know your preferred retreat dates:  March 12-14, or March 19-21. >>Take the poll on our website, here.<<

Mission & Ministry with Shelter-in-Place

How have you, as a United Methodist Woman, been in mission lately?

For the last several weeks, groups have not been able to meet physically together, while we “shelter in place.”  This makes it more challenging to be in mission together.

In our next Mission Link newsletter (due to be published soon), we will include stories of how our local groups have been in mission and ministry while keeping the required social distance.

Please leave a reply to this post, by April 18, with a brief description of how your local group has remained connected and has been in ministry this month.  Or, send an email to our Communications Coordinator at communication@elcaminorealumw.org.

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This Quick News was sent out to our email list April 13, 2020.