Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua
Photo provided by Lloyd Elliott of Epworth UMC - Berkeley.
Pictures are from previous UMVIM trips to Ruben Dario High School in Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua.
North San Juan UMC - Reno FUMC - 10/2012
Reno First UMC - October 2012
Led by Nancy Wong
Colfax UMC - Feb 2013
Photos of mold and sidewalk damage from flooding and erosion. 2 VIM teams needed starting March 2013.
Montague UMC Rehabilitation Project
Montague United Methodist Church located in northern Siskiyou County was established in 1894 and built in 1901. The project that is under way is the building of a new social hall. The church is in the heart of the community. We are seeking to respect the history that the beautiful 1901 sanctuary has given us and expand by building a social hall behind the current one. You are invited to join us in service with a variety of projects that will include siding, sheet rock hanging and finishing, painting and hanging windows and doors.
For more information about this project or to plan a trip, go to the "Volunteer Opportunity" page at: http://cnumc.org/vim/detail/98.
Dresses for Haiti
In the summer of 2012, the Rev. Dawn Boyd, Minister of Discipleship at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, California, started a small group that is learning about Haiti and UMC missions there – especially those of the California-Nevada Annual Conference.
The group launched a project to make dresses for little girls in Thomas, Haiti and sent 200 to Haiti with Warren McGuffin in Sept. 2012.
Visit http://www.cnumc.org/faithinactionstories/detail/57 to read the Faith in Action story, "Dresses for Haiti."
Rev. Boyd has offered to be a resource for a church that would like to get involved in a dressmaking project for Haiti – or any hot-weather country where children need clothes. Contact her at email@example.com.
Photos by Phil Bandy, interim director of the California-Nevada office of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM), from his Sept. 18-27, 2012 trip to Fiji. Bandy traveled there to explore opportunities for mission.
UMVIM Visit to Japan - May 9-20, 2011
On Monday, May 9, 2011, a three-member team from the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church traveled to Japan to assess needs in the wake of the early March earthquakes and tsunami.
The Rev. Motoe Yamada, senior pastor of Japanese UMC in Sacramento and a World Council of Churches Central Committee member, led the team and was accompanied by Phil Bandy, interim director of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) program for the Conference, and Norm Harden, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator. They were joined in Japan by Roxanne Bucaria, a member of Florin UMC, who currently lives in Tokyo where she works as a translator.
McDonald Team, December 2007
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. led a February 3-7, 2010 conference delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.