UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on current mission study topics with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church. We offer a one-day sampler for the adult & children studies on the Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Adult Sampler includes short presentations of all three studies, a continental breakfast, lunch, and its own focus groups. The Children’s Sampler also gives an abbreviated presentation which includes the study, crafts, and music.
The three-day experience starts Friday evening and goes until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. Friday’s dinner, Saturday’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus Sunday’s breakfast are included with lodging. Commuter’s registration includes Saturday’s lunch but other meals are at the attendee’s expense and can be purchased at the door of the cafeteria. Friday evening has a plenary and the first Bible/Spiritual Growth study. On Saturday, there are two sessions with one of the area studies. One study is on a particular geographical area; the other is on a social issues. Each of these studies are offered for two years with the studies changing on different years to enable participants to take one the first year and the other the next year. Saturday night brings a special dinner followed by a special program to go along with the year’s theme. Sunday brings the second Spiritual Growth session along with a closing worship service and Communion service.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO JUNE 28! Registration fees and more info can be found here. Scholarships are available, see the downloadable application at the bottom of this page. Conference and district officers need to apply through snail mail. That specific form has been sent to your president and your communications/newsletter person.
Study books are no longer available through the United Methodist Women Resources. What this means is you will need to order the books elsewhere and ahead of Mission u. DO NOT EXPECT THE STUDY BOOKS TO BE AVAILABLE AT MOUNT UNION. You should be able to purchase them through Cokesbury, Amazon*, or other major retailers.
*If you purchase from Amazon, the books are shipped free if you are an Amazon Prime member. You can also use Amazon Smile and select United Methodist Women in New York, NY as your charity, a percentage of each sale supports UMW.
Spiritual Growth: Gospel of Mark (Radical Discipleship)
This spiritual growth study presents this well-known Gospel of Mark through voices and experiences that are often relegated to the margins. In five chapters, the study examines different passages in Mark and challenges readers to discover what radical discipleship looks like in their context.
Leader: Rev. Paul White
Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission
Distinguished scholar of United Methodist Studies Ellen Blue invites us to explore and celebrate the history of United Methodist Women and its predecessor organizations. As Blue says, “Women have done some of the most important ministry the church has ever accomplished.”
Social Issue: What About Our Money?
Most of us would rather talk about politics or death or pretty much anything else before we talk about money. What About Our Money? A Faith Response explores how we understand money within the context of our faith. This discussion and our own awareness of how we relate to money can actually help free us from many of the financial dilemmas we face.
The focus of this study is both personal and communal. We will explore our own relationship with money, the money choices available to us, and how we individually and collectively respond to economic inequalities in light of our faith.
Leaders: Sandy Hodge and Carolyn Squires
Youth: Who do you say that I am? Seeing Jesus Through the Eyes of Mark
The study guides youth through the Gospel of Mark, helping them to define who Jesus is to them, who he says he is in scripture, and how this impacts how we live our lives.
Leaders: Olivia Dixon and Mikela Ashburn
Children: Marked: A Mission Journey with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
Children of ages five to twelve are invited on a journey where they will discover the power of God through this fast-paced Gospel of Mark.
Leaders: Mary Beth Manns and Beth Canfield
Or by mail using the following forms:
Conference or District Officers Registration contact Carol Nelson-Burns email@example.com
President, Becky Sutton
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW.
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Fax: (330) 499-3279
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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