Mission Extension Society Leaders Gather for a Summit

June 03, 2013

Leaders from the 12 Mission Extension Societies in the California-Nevada Conference recently gathered for a summit at the conference center in West Sacramento. This was the first time all of the groups met collectively. During their time together, they shared ministry reports and had a strategic thinking session with Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. The Revs. Matthew Smith and Linda Dew-Hiersoux, co-pastors of The Table at Central UMC, Sacramento, led the group in a devotional reflection based on Deuteronomy 1:22-29. They shared the story of the church's ministry, rebirth, and transformation.

The Mission Societies are:

  • Sacramento United Methodist Union (SUMU)
  • San Francisco United Methodist Union (SUMM)
  • Redwood Empire Mission
  • Church Extension Society of the East Bay
  • Central Extension Society
  • Fresno Missionary and Church Extension Society
  • Kern Missionary and Church Extension Society
  • Church Location, Building and Union Committee (formerly Nevada-Sierra Extension Society)
  • Shasta District Methodist Missions
  • Northern San Jose Church Extension Society
  • Monterey Bay Church Extension Society, and
  • Peninsula United Methodist Association (PUMA).

For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Bener Agtarap, benera@calnevumc.org or (916) 374-1518.