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

We have a choice of three events in 2015!
1 1/2 day: July 31-August 1, at Sparks UMC (Nevada) (Register by July 15)
Weekend: August 7-9, at UC Davis (Deadline extended – now Register by July 20!)
One day: August 29, at Salinas First UMC (Register by August 12)

The three studies for summer 2015 are:

  • Created for Happiness,” led by Rev. Staci Current and Rev. Corazon Moran. Rev. David Kim will also offer this study at the weekend event. The study will be offered in Spanish at the Salinas event.
  • Latin America,” led by Missionary Nan McCurdy. Justin Ryu will also offer this study at the weekend event. This study is not offered at the Salinas event.
  • The Church and People with Disabilities,” led by Anna Noble

The weekend event will offer a more in-depth study of your choice of one of the topics.

Get study materials in advance at the Mission Resource Center.
If you are interested in attending, get the registration form here. And here are hotel suggestions for the Sparks event.
New registration options! We are excited to announce that this year, you may register using the paper registration form, or online at CalNev-Reg.brtapp.com/UMWMissionU. With the online registration, you may pay by check or by PayPal.
For promoting Mission u in your local church, here are a poster and highlights of Mission u.

UMW Retreat: Savor Lifesavor_302x191

Saturday August 1, 2015, 9am-3pm
Offered by Saint Paul UMW at Saint Paul UMC (Fremont), this retreat is an opportunity to care for yourself and savor life more. Light lunch and child care is included. For more info and registration see the flyer.

limitless2Limitless2: Caring for God’s Creations

Saturday August 22, 2015, 9am-3pm
All teens and women are invited to participate in Limitless2, a day to be creative, encouraged and engaged… a time to learn, do some yoga, prayer beads, discover and connect. The one-day retreat is held at Campbell UMC, from 9am to 3pm. Registration starts at 8am, when snacks and UMW books are also available. See the flyer.

Register now!
Get the registration form in Word format or
Get the registration form in printable PDF.

2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. cwcgsc

    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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