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 Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship led by the Rev. Eric S. Park;
- Women United for Change a look at the rich 150-year history of mission by United Methodist Women with Mission Ambassadors Saundra McKee and Lynn Sibley; and
- What About Our Money? A Faith Response, exploring how we relate to money within the context of our faith with elmira Nazombe and Julia Tulloch.
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.
The Mission u Children's School will be led by Rev. Bev Roscoe and Peggy Ward.
Mission u is sponsored jointly by the Conference Global Ministries team and the United Methodist Women.
There is a Sampler Day on Saturday for anyone who would like to try it for a day.
Scholarships available to help offset costs for first-time attendees are: