Set up as a long weekend at California University of Pennsylvania, it begins on Thursday evening, but the schedule allows for participation by those who can't arrive until Friday. Families are encouraged to attend and discount rates are offered for family members who room together.
Among options for adults are a spiritual growth study examining The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship led by the Rev. Eric S. Park; a look at the rich 150-year history of mission by United Methodist Women with Mission Ambassadors Saundra McKee and Lynn Sibley; and a study exploring how we relate to money within the context of our faith. Books for the studies can be ordered at umwmissionresources.org/
There is also a Mission in Action option coordinated by Katie Peterson in which participants travel to work sites each morning and return to the Cal u campus later in the day.
Youth Mission u for youth in grades 6-12 begins two days before the main event to allow more time for building relationships and serving neighbors through hands-on work. It will be led by the Revs. Anais Hussian and Rick Nelson.
Mission u is sponsored jointly by the Conference Global Ministries team and the United Methodist Women.
There's also a Sampler Day on Saturday for anyone who would like to try it for a day.
Scholarships are available to help offset costs for first-time attendees:
The Gene Stollings Memorial Scholarship will cover the cost of registration, room and board for a first-time clergy attendee.
The Evelyn Hull Memorial Scholarship will cover the cost of a first-time attendee sponsored by a UMW unit.Participants may also apply for laity scholarships.