JAYDEN SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER! SHE WAS DELIVERING GIFTS FROM THE SUMC MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS.
On December 17, at 7:00 p.m. the Scottsburg United Methodist Church choir and friends will present the Christmas Cantata: “How Should a King Come,” written by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Rose Aspinall, directed by Bill Henderson. Featured soloists will include: Meta Clark, Kathy Dodds, & Ashley Kruth. The song, “Draw Near Emmanuel,” will feature a trio including Malvina Craig, Kathy Dodds and Jessie Alexander. A quintet of: Connie Kenninger, Malvina Craig, Kathy Dodds, Bill Henderson and Curtis Turner will be singing “The Journey Begins Tonight.” Other songs included in this beautiful cantata are: “And the Glory,” “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” “How Should a King Come?” “Joy to the Word!” and “The Way He Came.”
This program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. Light refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall immediately after the program.
The Scottsburg United Methodist Church is located at 615 South Honeyrun Parkway, Scottsburg, Indiana, next to the Cracker Barrel.
Mission u (formerly known as the School of Christian Mission) is the primary mission education event for the Indiana Annual Conference and is planned and implemented by United Methodist Women of Indiana. In addition to the adult programming for ages 17 and up, there are two components:
The youth and children’s studies parallel the adult studies to create an intergenerational program. Studies are always Biblically-grounded, promote spiritual growth, educate and challenge participants to become more actively engaged in mission.
We will be assembling Christmas Shoeboxes for Red Bird Mission in southeastern Kentucky. Click the logo above for more info.
ChiMiCa: This is an exciting opportunity for children ages 3 through 5th grade (completed) to go to camp with mom or grandma and learn about mission. Children enjoy crafts, games and indoor and outdoor learning activities, while adults are in their studies. The title of the 2016 children’s study is Joined and Held Together.
YoPeMiCa: Middle school and senior high youth have the opportunity to participate in the In Mission Together mission study, share in meaningful worship, games, recreation and build friendships that will last forever.
During Mission u you will also have an opportunity to complete a commitment card or make a contribution to the Legacy Fund. [We are hopeful that every member of United Methodist Women make a gift to the Legacy Fund of at least $18.69 per year over and above her Pledge to Mission for five years (2015-2019).]
A one day event with a “sample” of all three studies and some of the worship experiences.
Scholarships are available each year after January 1 and the deadline is May 1st.
Scholarship form for ChiMiCa and YoPeMiCa should be sent to the conference Mission Coordinator for Education and Interpretation. The address is on the form which can be found HERE.
Scholarship forms for women attending Mission u for the first time — Young Women ages 18-40 are especially invited to apply. The form should be sent to your district Mission Coordinator for Education and Interpretation. The form is HERE.
Many local churches and UMW organizations provide scholarships for camping and Christian education events. Be sure to check with your pastor or Christian education leader.
The Loren Maxwell Scholarship is available to clergy, deacons, and clergy students who wish to attend Mission u events for the first time. The brochure with application is HERE and when completed should be returned to Barb Bugher by May 1, 2016. Some districts have access to scholarships for clergy to attend continuing education events. Check with your district office.
Look for “Indiana Mission u” on Facebook for updates and information throughout the year.
The UMW, National Office website includes information on Mission u — http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/mission-u