April 10, 2014
(Submitted by Marie MacDougall)
WHEREAS, the National Organization of United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church works to create annual mission studies focusing on a country or region of the world, a social issue related to our mission, and a spiritual growth study, and
WHEREAS, for thirty plus years the predecessor conference of the New England Conference has held cooperative schools of Christian mission, and
WHEREAS, the 2014 Mission u will be a cooperative event, and
WHEREAS, New England Conference budgeted $6,000 in their 2014 budget for Mission u and will provide staff support to the administrative team, and
WHEREAS, the New England Conference United Methodist Women budgeted $8,000 for the 2014 Mission u and will provide leadership for the administrative team, and
WHEREAS, this year’s studies, Spiritual Growth: How Is It With Your Soul?; Social Issue: The Church and Disabilities; Geographic: the Roma of Europe are pertinent to issues we are dealing with in our communal and political lives.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2014 Mission u event will be a cooperative school with the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church and the New England Conference United Methodist Women.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT local churches will encourage men, women and children to attend Mission u and that churches offer scholarships to those who request them.