MISSION u

Please visit www.unymissionu.org
for complete information.

Mission u (formerly known as School of Christian Mission) 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.

In our Upper New York Conference, Mission u is a “cooperative school”, sponsored by both Conference United Methodist Women and the churches of our Upper New York Conference.  We welcome women & men and, in the case of Region 2, children and youth.

Each venue has its own special flavor:

Lake George – in the lovely spacious YMCA Conference Center known as Silver Bay.

Cazenovia College – a pretty campus in an enchanting village.  This Mission u includes programs for the whole family with programs for children and youth included in the mix, as well as child care for the toddlers.

Asbury Camp & Retreat Center, a beautiful setting on Silver Lake, south of Rochester.  It offers the 3 studies with accompanying worship and activities, as well as a VIM (Volunteers in Mission) program.

At Mission u, we grow in understanding of the mission of the church in the current world context as we ”learn together for the transformation of the world”.  The three studies offered each year cover three aspects: spiritual growth, geographical and social issues.

The Upper New York Conference Mission u program offers venues for study in three regions of our Conference. (see “One Conference-Three Choices” on this website)

Study leader Bill Gottschalk-Fielding
Study leader 2014 – Bill Gottschalk-Fielding

The 2017 studies are:

• Spiritual Growth
“Living as a Covenant Community”

• Geographic
Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Churches in the United States”

• Social Action
“Climate Justice” (Cazenovia only)

 

Mission posts around the world
Mission posts around the world.

Mission u also includes:

• Worship & singing

• Interest Groups around current issues

• Audiovisual presentations

• Great fellowship

Gathering near the shore at Silver Lake.
Gathering near the shore at Lake George.

Will you be joining us this year at Mission u?