Learning Together for Transformation of the World
Each year, United Methodist Women members prepare for faithful living and action by engaging in transformative educational experiences at Mission u events. These events are centered around Mission u curricula that are designed to motivate, inform, and enrich our commitment to global ministry.
Local leaders are trained to lead one of the Mission u curricula through the organization’s Mission u Training Events. Those leaders, in turn lead the curricula at their conference Mission u events and in their local and district groups.
Join us in the summer of 2021 for three outstanding studies:
June 25-26, 2021 – Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence
Study Leader – Rachel Mosher
2021 Youth Study for all ages
This mission study is written for those interested in working alongside youth on issues of violence. Throughout this study, the goal is to take time to have deeper conversations about how we define violence, what the root causes of violence are, and ultimately, how God is calling us to respond. At the same time, the study seeks to guide young people to develop their capacity as peacemakers as an expression of their faith. Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence (a curriculum for Youth Leaders) by Jay Godfrey – Available from Mission Resource Center, http://www.umwmissionresources.org/shopping_product_detail.asp?pid=53505
July 23-24, 2021 – Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
2021 Issue Mission Study
Despite increased attention to the mass and over-incarceration of black men, the plight of criminalized black women and girls is overlooked, underreported and under analyzed. Monique W. Morris’ Pushout shows how even with obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities and beyond, and challenges the rest of us to do the same. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by
August 13-14, 2021 – Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living Into the Church’s Moral Witness through Radical Discipleship
Study Leader – Dior DeSormeau
The purpose of this study is to help the church and its members discern our call and bear witness to the will of God for a more just world. Written by Darryl W. Stephens. Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence by Darryl W. Stephens – Available from Mission Resource Center, https://www.umwmissionresources.org/shopping_product_detail.asp?pid=53499
They are all Friday evening/Saturday Zoom events. The Mission u team and our study leaders are all busy preparing for inspiring spiritual, educational, caring fellowship that is interactive. Blessings to you as we continue to follow God’s lead living into our Purpose.
Watch for registration in the Southwest Winds.
Janette Gann, dean, Mission u
Billie Laraime, assistant dean, Mission u