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)

Mission u Events

Mission u (weekend), Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Carson Valley UMC, Gardnerville, NV.
Mission u (1 1/2-day), Friday, August 11-Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Asbury Livermore UMC, Livermore, CA.
Mission u (1-day), Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Palo Alto First UMC, Palo Alto, CA.

This year’s Mission u Events will feature these study topics:

  • Living as a covenant community
  • Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States
  • Climate Justice


To get more information about the study topics, the program and schedule for each event, and registration forms, please go to the Conference Mission u info page.

Scholarships are available! See the forms (in MIcrosoft Word format or printable PDF) for scholarship options and details. Note that the applications are due by June 10 (for the weekend event), June 11 (for the Livermore event), or July 13 (for the Palo Alto event).

Mission u Unstoppable! Youth Events

Each of the 3 Mission u events will also have a special Youth Event, “Mission u Unstoppable!”  Women ages 12-25 are invited to participate, at no cost! What an opportunity! Info about these Youth Events is here:

Poster/Flier;    Registration form;    “What is Mission u Unstoppable!”

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