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The Long Journey

By Billie Fidlin, Director of Justice & Outreach In 2017 National Justice for Our Neighbors produced a video, sharing words from DACA students about what it means to be able to go to school in the United States. What it means for their futures, and in turn, I...

The Long Journey: “She’ll Be A Great Teacher…”

By Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo-Frank I met her when she was about 10 years old. It was at The Inn and she was sitting at a table playing games with her two younger siblings. As they played, she naturally took on the role of a teacher, guiding her little brother and...

Tonga Mission Offering Announced

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice On January 15th Tonga yet again survived a historic volcanic eruption, however with much devastation. The outlying islands of Nomuka, Tungua, and Fonoifua experienced much loss and destruction following the...

The Long Journey: Scholarship Funding for DACA/Undocumented Students

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice; Rev. Kimberly Scott, Crossroads UMC; Ella Rawls, AZ JFON The Sessions Committee of the Desert Southwest Conference which is the planning body for Annual Conference agreed at the end of last year that our mission...

2022 Annual Conference Mission Project: The Long Journey

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice Late last year our Annual Conference Sessions Committee confirmed DACA/Undocumented scholarship funding as the 2022 Mission Project. In the weeks to come the design team for this year’s project – Rev....

Annual Conference Mission Project – The Power of Lemonade!

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As totals start to come in to the Outreach/Justice office on this year’s Annual Conference Mission Project – how wonderful to hear of innovative, creative and might I say adorable young people who are...

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