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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Mission U 2019 is back for another summer of learning

    May 14, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Take time this summer to study, worship, sing, and great fellowship.

    Mission U (formerly known as School of Christian Mission) will continue its annual emphasis on “learning together for the transformation of the world.”

    It was created by Methodist women in the early-20th century in order to educate women and inspire them to a sense of mission at home and around the world. The United Methodist Women remain dedicated to the planning and promotion of this program.

    The schools were formed by and for women but over the years the demographic has changed as men, children, and youth take advantage of this rich opportunity.

    The three studies offered each year cover three aspects: spiritual growth, geographical, and social issues. This year’s topics are: “Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark & Radical Discipleship,” “Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission” (for Silver Bay only), and “What About Our Money?: A Faith Response.”

    Events will be held at the following locations:

    • Cazenovia College: July 12 - 14, 2019 Dean – Patricia Briggs trish5420@aol.com
      • This event will not include a youth program this year due to Pastor Michael Terrell's pastoral move.
    • Asbury Retreat Center: July 25 - 27, 2019 Dean - Ellen Klock olmsteadlms@gmail.com
    • Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center: September 6 - 8, 2019 Dean – Ilah Sisson Walser isissonwal@aol.com 

    Click here for more information and to download the registration brochure.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."