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MISSION U, 2018  REGISTER NOW!   2018 registration form mission u final

Now is the time to mark your calendarsMission u, 2018 is being held July 27, 28, 29th.

Where: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Our Spiritual Growth Study “Embracing Wholeness: Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living”  led by Study Leader Mimi Magee, (English); and Study Leader Hyuk Seonwoo, (Korean).

Our Social Issue Study “What About Our Money” will be led by the following Study Leaders (adult) Marion Grant, (youth) Michael Terrell, and (children) Tammy Verity.

We will be in the same dorm this year as last year since the former dorm is still under renovation.  Hopefully, the roads in and out of SNHU will not be under construction and it will be easier to navigate to the dorm and surrounding buildings.

We will NOT have a one day Mission u on Saturday this year.  We encourage all Districts to think about having their own one day Mission u at some point after attending July’s Mission u.

Hopefully, last year was an anomaly in that we did not have any children or youth attending Mission u.  SNHU is a lovely campus and the Study Leaders for the Children and Youth frequently schedule some time outside of the classroom as well as active classroom activities.  Please pass the word and invite younger women with children and/or youth, as well as grandparents or guardians to bring these future UMWomen and kids into the fold.  Most churches offer scholarships, and we still offer a $50 deduction to each adult who is attending Mission u for the first time.

Our United Methodist Women Mission Resources has the books that you need for the above studies. or call Monday-Friday 8 am-6 pm 1-800-305-9857.

“Embracing Wholeness, Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living” by Jessica Stonecyper is available for $10.00 (stock #M3313 or Large Print stock #M3316).  This study explores the ways God has called us to live in covenantal relationship with all of creation and challenges readers to work toward stronger and healthier relationships with creation, their communities, themselves, and God.  Check with the Resources as to the correct stock # for Korean Study.

“What About Our Money? A Faith Response” by Susan Taylor is available for $10.00 (stock #M3310).  This study explores our relationship with money, the money choices available to us and how we individually and collectively respond to economic inequalities in light of our faith.

“Is It Just Money? Our Dollars, God’s Economy: A Youth Study” by Anna Burkett and Tom Burkett is available for $10.00 (stock #M3311). This study is designed to engage youth in an exploration of money as it relates to faith and justice.

“Money Matters, A Study for Children” by Denise Snyder is available for $10.00 (stock #M3312). This study endeavors to teach children about the concept of money, the importance of generosity, and how God intends for us to use money as an expression of love for others.

Our Korean sisters will be joining us again, and we are very excited to have them with us for two days, both Friday and Saturday. That worked out well last year for everyone involved.

On another note, for those who have to travel quite a distance to Mission u and find it difficult to arrive by the 1:30 opening on Friday, the 27th; please consider leaving home on Thursday, the 26th.  SNHU has authorized us to offer you an extra night at a lower rate (don’t know the amount yet) if you stay both Friday and Saturday as normally planned.  This enables you to drive at your own pace on Thursday, and arrive at SNHU sometime between 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Someone will be at the dorm to sign you in and give you a key to your room.  Supper is not included, and neither is Friday breakfast, but there are quite a few good restaurants in Manchester to choose from.  If we find folks want to take advantage of this offer, we will offer it again in next year

Come one, come all.  Mission u is open to all women, men, children and youth in the New England Conference. 

God’s Blessings upon you,

Linda Borio, Dean

Kim Kie, Assistant Dean