February 2023 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

February 07, 2023 | by

February 2023 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

Dear Friends in Faith,

Greetings on behalf of your Conference Committee on Mission Service!
It was a challenging January in Northern California.  The earthquake in Humboldt County caused significant damage.  The record statewide storms impacted scores of communities, especially flood damage.  Your Cal-Nev Conference Disaster Response Ministry deployed volunteer teams, offered financial assistance, and provided relief supplies.
Teamed with local United Methodist Churches in Eureka, Merced and Lodi we have a continuing commitment to assist with disaster recovery.  As described in these linked reports, our focus is on low-income households, seniors, and agricultural workers:  California-Nevada Conference of The UMC | Humboldt Earthquake Response Continues (cnumc.org) and  California-Nevada Conference of The UMC | Merced – So Many Flooded Homes (cnumc.org).
Your support in our efforts is so appreciated.  Donations to the Conference Disaster Response Fund can be made by mail to the Conference Office or online at California-Nevada Disaster Response Fund (brtapp.com).
We recently sponsored a webinar on building partnerships between missionaries and the local church.  Here is the link to an article about this panel discussion and how your church might get involved: California-Nevada Conference of The UMC | Building partnerships between missionaries and the local church (cnumc.org).  For more information contact Fel Cao at felicisimo.cao@cnumc.org.
Attached is the February issue of The Mission Connection, the newsletter of our Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – UMVIM Program.  It highlights a variety of resources available to planning for a mission experience in 2023.  This month's newsletter can be found here: February Newsletter

Keep your eyes on our newsletters as we invite you to join and participate in our ministries. 
We share Conference missions and outreach opportunities each month.  If you have a mission story you want to highlight, just send an article and photos to me, Justin at justincryu@gmail.com or to Jessie Conklin at jessiec@calnevumc.org.
Living in Hope,
Justin Ryu
On behalf of the California-Nevada Mission Service Committee


Steve Elliott
Conference Disaster Response & UMVIM Coordinator (Director)
(925) 640-9797

Jessie Conklin
Young People’s and Camping/Retreat Ministries and Disaster Response/Volunteers in Mission
(916) 374-1528