January 2023 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

January 06, 2023 | by

January 2023 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

Dear Friends in Faith,
Greetings on behalf of your Conference Committee on Mission Service!
As we look to 2023, we encourage each congregation to consider what new mission programs might be attractive to put your faith into action. We are happy to help develop ideas.  Feel free to contact any of the CCMS members listed below.
Also, we are now planning 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 us.
A mission trip to Kyrgyzstan is now available for registration. It will be to Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan from Thursday March 2nd to Saturday March 11th, 2023.  In addition to visiting UMC churches there, the team will be helping with a retreat sponsored by Bishkek UMC.  The total cost per person would be around $1,500-2,000.  If you have an interest in joining the team, have questions or would like more information, please contact me, Justin Ryu. Click here to see the mission trip announcement.
Attached is the January issue of The Mission Connection, the newsletter of our Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – UMVIM Program.  It highlights our UMVIM goals for 2023, the resources available on the Conference website, and two mission opportunities in Northern California. This month's newsletter can be found here: January 2023 Newsletter.

And lastly, I would like to introduce the 2023 CCMS ministry team.
Chairperson - Justin Ryu
Global Ministry – Fel Cao, Charles Tran, Martha Parker, Rajiv Pathik 
UMVIM - Steve Elliott, Jim Eychaner
Disaster Response – Steve Elliott, Cathy Love
Children and Poverty - Corazon Moran, Sunae Cho
UMW Liaison - Lynne Hermoso
Conference Staff - Jorge Domingues
Core Team CCMS MFA Convener - George Edd-Bennett
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.
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