Mission u makes news


Mission u continues to prove its value for current-events study with United Methodist perspective — even though the three annual study topics are chosen years in advance. Consider these notes from July’s Mission u in Oklahoma City.
  • The offering of $1,917 for a food security project in Brazil was an action response to the geographic study, Latin America. Less than two weeks after Mission u, Brazil’s poor were spotlighted as news media focused on Rio and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • Climate justice is a hot-button news topic. At Mission u, 17 children and seven teens enrolled in this special interest study.
  • "The Bible and Human Sexuality" study drew the most participation. The 2016 General Conference called on bishops to find "A Way Forward" on LGBT issues roiling the Church.

Mission u attendance totaled 174, said Dean Jo Ellen Reed. It is sponsored by United Methodist Women and the Mission & Service Ministry Team.


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CHILDREN’S STUDY — Young Mission u students explore a creekbed in Oklahoma City as part of their July class on climate justice. The author of their study guide, "God’s Extravagant Garden," also was their leader, Pat Hoerth of Oklahoma. The United Methodist deaconess wrote the resource for ages 5-12, and it is available through United Methodist Women for any children’s group. Go to http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/mission-u/climatechildren Photo by Pat Hoerth


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