23 June 2014

North Central Jurisdiction Hosts UMVIM Round-up in Indiana

Assistant General Secretary, Mission Volunteers
Every four years the United Methodist Volunteer in Mission, North Central Jurisdiction offers an opportunity for Volunteers in Mission and Disaster Relief Responders to come together for fellowship and learning. This year's event features global missionaries, helping agencies and mission leadership within the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries and UMCOR.

A keynote address will be given by Una Jones.  Una was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has been connected with the General Board of Global Ministries for the past five years.  Una will be introducing a newly published handbook designed to assist mission volunteers.  Una's role is to provide opportunities to connect volunteers to become faithful "hosting" and "sending" agents of the United Methodist Church.

Rev. Denise Honeycutt
Deputy General Secretary UMCOR

In addition to Ms. Jones, this year's event will also feature an address from Rev. Denise Honeycutt, the recently appointed head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  Denise has served as a local pastor, on the Global Ministries Board of Directors and as a missionary in Nigeria.

Other speakers include Chet Pritchett, Executive Director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and missionaries Rhett Thompson - Panama; Willie Berman, Mexico; Jeff and Deb Wasilevich, Bolivia; Ardell and Gordon Graner, Dominican Republic.

Workshop topics will address Community Based Health Missions; Sustainable Missions; the use of the new handbook and highlights of volunteer opportunities from the mission host presenters.

To register on-line, click on this link.  Select "Round-up Celebrates the RxConneXion".  There are less expensive,  single day, drive-in options and overnight accommodations for full week-end attendees.

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