VIM Training 2020
If you’d like to have a training at your church, please contact me! 2020 training events will be scheduled as needed.
It prepares you to lead an UMVIM Team locally, nationally, or globally. Topics covered include: Best
Practices, Cultural Awareness, Health & Safety, Team Orientations, Useful Forms, and Fundraising.
Open to all: those who have lead teams, those who have never been on a team. We can all learn to
become better missionaries and servants. Taking this training does not require you to lead a trip but
equips you for service. We learn from the course materials and from one another.
Learn more about the connectional system of United Methodist Volunteers In Mission.
(Only 1 training is required, pick from any date below that suits your schedule.)
Light breakfast and materials provided. Please bring a bagged lunch.
RSVP to Michelle Schwartzman, Director Volunteers in Mission
2 weeks prior to the training.
email@example.com or 717-766-7441 ext.3105
January 11, 2020
125 E Main St, Shiremanstown, PA 17011
March 14, 2020
Beach Lake UMC
7 Milanville Rd, Beach Lake, PA 18405
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR D.S. (11/7/2019)
As United Methodist Christians, we have a long history of putting hands and feet to the prayers that we lift. Built into our DNA as a faith tradition are two incredibly important truths: 1) Our faith is never separated from our actions. What we believe about Jesus is lived out in the ways that we seek to make a difference in the world. 2) We believe that we are able to do more together than the sum of our individual contributions. When it comes to the Body of Christ working together – being one with each other and one in ministry to the world, 1 plus 1 always equals more than two.
In order to experience that, the Susquehanna Conference (that’s all of us, friends) is being issued an invitation, or a challenge. Between now and the 2020 session of Annual Conference, to be held at Hershey Lodge next May 28-30, churches in all seven districts are each being asked to collect one item which is used to make up Mission Central Care Kits. During Annual Conference, participants will have the opportunity to work together to tangibly live out our call to work for the transformation of the world by assembling those care kits – which will then be distributed through our partners at Mission Central and UMCOR. Please drop these items off at the York District Office!
Altoona District is asked to collect new, adult size wash cloths.
Harrisburg District is asked to collect ¾” to 1” adhesive bandages, banded together in groups of 6.
Lewisburg District is asked to collect hand towels, good quality, preferably 15X25 – 17X27 inches in size.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District is asked to collect new toothbrushes, which should be left in original, individual packaging.
State College District is asked to collect new combs, preferably those which are sturdy and have 6 inches of teeth.
Williamsport District is asked to collect bath size soap bars, 3 ounces or larger in original packaging. No Ivory or Jergen’s soap, please.
York District is asked to collect toenail or fingernail clippers.
There are over 800 churches in the Susquehanna Annual Conference, and we would love to assemble at least one care kit for each church to reflect the power we have when we come together. To reach this goal, each district is challenged to collect 1,000 of its designated items and see what God can do when we act as one with each other in ministry to the world.
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