December 2022 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

December 08, 2022 | by

December 2022 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

Dear Friends in Faith,
Greetings on behalf of your Conference Committee on Mission Service (CCMS)!
Here is the latest mission service news.
Global Missions Support – As we approach year-end 2022, we want to highlight the heartfelt generosity of the California-Nevada Conference to the Global Missions of the United Methodist Church.  Year to date, through November, our Conference has donated nearly $564,000 to a host of global ministries and to UMCOR disaster response.  Amazing!
While the lion’s share, over $441,000, went to international and domestic disaster relief, causes all over the world benefited greatly.  The largest international disaster donations went to Ukraine and Tonga.  The focus in the United States was on relief for Hurricane Ian.  The Conference also provided significant missionary support, and refugee aid and gave to specific needs in Sudan, Fiji, Haiti, and elsewhere around the world.
What is most remarkable is that churches in our Conference also championed direct participation, hands-on and financial, too many other humanitarian and disaster recovery needs.
Children and Poverty Grant Awards – We are pleased to announce that four church programs in our conference have been awarded grants from the Estelle Wyman Children and Poverty Endowment.  They are the Friendship Forward Program at Ukiah UMC, the SEED Project at New Creations UMC, the LIFE Program at Mision Metodista Hispana de Soledad, and the Saturday Gathering Program at the Church of the Joyful Healer.  These grants help fund programs for children and the poor through local UMC churches.

UMVIM – In other news, attached is the December issue of The Mission Connection, the newsletter of our Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Program. This issue reviews all that happened in 2022.  This month's newsletter can be found at THE MISSION CONNECTION 
Looking to Next Year – Your Conference Committee on Mission Service is beginning to plan for 2023 and 2024.   Our areas include:

  • Children and Poverty,
  • Global Ministries,
  • Disaster Response,
  • Volunteers in Mission,
  • United Women in Faith (formerly UMW).
 If you have ideas for programs or objectives we should consider, feel free to contact me, Justin at
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