July 2021 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

July 01, 2021 | by Sunae Cho,Steve Elliott

July 2021 Mission Connection Newsletter and Mission Program

Dear Friends in Faith,
We are so grateful for the continued outreach of our many congregations over the past year.  The Pandemic did not deter churches from living their faith through feeding those who needed a meal, addressing social justice and assisting with immigration challenges, among other needs.  
As it becomes safer to travel and engage in other types of mission opportunities, we encourage you to begin to consider ways to expand our reach.  Attached is one of our new ways to extend this invitation, The Mission Connection, the new newsletter of our Conference UMVIM Program (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission).  Each month, The Mission Connection will highlight news and ways to engage in missions.
In addition, your Mission Service Committee will periodically highlight other outreach programs.  This month we would like to share the First UMC Salinas’ Neighborhood Services Center for the homeless and working poor in the area.  Here is a link to an article on the Conference website about this exciting grassroots effort. 

Lastly if you would like to share your mission project and stories with our conference, please send me your article along with a few pictures.
The Mission Connection Newsletter July 2021
Living in Hope,
Sunae Cho
On Behalf of the California-Nevada
Mission Service Committee

Sunae Cho serves on the Conference Committee on Mission Service.
Steve Elliott serves a the California-Nevada Conference Disaster Response & UMVIM Coordinator (Director).

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