Mission u 2017
Thursday, July 27- Sunday, July 30
California University of Pennsylvania
Mission u is an annual event offering opportunities for adults, youth and children to grow spiritually, learn about issues affecting society and experience Christian mission in its many forms. New in 2017 is a Mission in Action option; participants will travel to work sites each morning and return to the Cal u campus for afternoon/evening classes or activities. 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.
Mission u is sponsored jointly by the Conference Global Ministries team and the United Methodist Women. Set up as a long weekend at California University of Pennsylvania, it begins on Thursday evening, but the schedule allows for participation for those who can't arrive until Friday. Families are encouraged to attend and discount rates are offered for family members who room together.
There's a Sampler Day on Saturday for anyone who would like to try it for a day. Even if you haven't registered for Sampler Day, you can come and pay at the door.
Scholarships are available:
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.
- Dean - Barb Hess, past president, Conference UM Women
- Assistant Dean - Rev. Ken Haines
- U.S. Missionary Conferences: Mission Ambassadors Clay Campbell, Rev. Cyndi Bloise and Rev. Pam Gardner
- Spiritual Growth: Living as a Covenant Community - Rev. Lisa Grant
- Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action -Dara Sterling
Mission u also includes:
- Worship & singing
- Small group sessions on current issues
- Mission Projects
- Multimedia presentations
Visit the WPA UMC Mission u Facebook page.
- About UMC Missions & UMVIM
- Opportunities to Serve
- Mission VIMpossible
- Mission Resources for Teams
- Local Church Resources
- Mission / VIM Service Report
- VIM Training Opportunities
- Disaster Response
- Eastbrook Mission Barn
- Files and Forms
- Imagine No Malaria
- Mission News Archives
- Mission u
- Register Your VIM Team
- Unstoppable Event
- Zimbabwe Partnership
- Affiliated Regional Mission Agencies