Welcome to El Camino Real District UMW! We include the Northern California region from Brentwood in the northeast, to Soledad in the south, to South San Francisco in the northwest.

United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

“El Camino Real,” or “The King’s Highway,” was established in the early 1800’s as a route linking the missions, pueblos, and presidios, from San Diego to Sonoma. Today the route is marked by replicas of mission bells, as it had been in 1915. See more about El Camino Real and the mission bells here.

UPCOMING EVENTS (See all events here)

Spiritual Retreat: “Mary, the Matriarch of our Faith”

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:30am-3:30pm
Pastor Susan Kopp, of the North Gold Circuit, will guide us in a retreat to help us with our understanding of Mary the mother of Jesus, and how we as women of faith learn from her. The retreat will be at Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, CA. A soup lunch is included in the $5 registration fee. In addition, a free-will offering will be taken to help cover Susan’s costs and to assist in her attendance at the Academy for Spiritual Formation, sponsored by the UPPER ROOM.

The retreat is open to all women and men who have an interest in learning more about knowing God and experiencing freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. See registration flyer here.

Legislative Event

Saturday, April 11, 2015
This year’s event will focus on “Seeds of Peace: Alternatives to Violence.” Richmond Deputy Police Chief Ed Medina will be our main speaker. Two other dynamic community leaders will offer break-out groups on their work with domestic violence perpetrators and students. Lunch follows the morning program 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2100 K Street, Sacramento. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $15. Get registration/flyer here.

2 thoughts on “Welcome!

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    I received this note from Cheryl Harmon of Fremont UMW. If you can help her, please respond with a reply on this page.

    1) I have some health and birthing kits that we made up this weekend. Is there any one that you know of that is going to the depot so I could save some postage.
    2) Also do you know of any vendor that people use to buy the school bags, I have lost my sewers this year and do not have the time to do it myself.
    3) I also am interested if the Annual Conference is collecting any of the kits.

    Thank You so much,
    Cheryl Harmon, Fremont UMW


    Cancellation of Fashion Show – Concord UMW.
    Unfortunately, The Thrift Shoppe has had to pull out of our fashion show scheduled for May 21, 2014. We are working with another group to do a show in September. In lieu of the fashion show, we will still have the brunch ($2.00) at 11:00 a.m. in Sherrill Hall at Concord UMC, followed by a presentation on Assembly 2014, “Make It Happen”, by Linda Jinks and Elaine deProsse. Those interested in attending the brunch need to make reservations by calling Linda at (510) 299-9342. Concord UMC is located at 1645 West St. in Concord.


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