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UMW Mission u 2022

Location: ONLINE

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Friday, January 21 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) - Saturday, January 22 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

“There’s Far More Than Meets the Eye”

Mission u is presented by United Methodist Women for all (children, youth, men and women). 

Purpose: Learning for the Transformation of the World.


❖ Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living into the Church’s Moral Witness Through Radical Discipleship (led by Judith Siaba)

❖ Intergenerational Study - Pushout / Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence (ages12-up; led by Diana Davis)


Hinsdale UMC: February 4-5, 2022


❖ Finding Peace in an Anxious World (led by Rev. Young-Mee Park)

❖ Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (led by Audrey Sherman & Leah Ostwald)

❖ Responding to Violence, a study for children (ages 5-11; led by Rev. Harriette Cross)

Mission u will be an online event. The opening session (plenary) and first class will be held Friday evening (7-9 PM). Saturday (9 AM-4 PM) will include additional class sessions, break activities and our closing plenary. 

Fees are $45 for an in-person adult (lunch included), $15 for each virtual adult, $5 for each child or youth with a maximum of $15 for children and youth per family. Registration is due by noon, January 16 (for Rockford) and January 30 (for Hinsdale), 2022. Registration can be done through a Cheddar Up link at or by mailing or emailing a completed registration form to Mari Schirmer, 1455 Crystal Ct, Naperville, IL 60563, In-person class size will be limited to 15 on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you would like to order the books related to the studies, you can find "Pushout" at your favorite site for book purchases. "Finding Peace in an Anxious World", "Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom "and the curriculum guides for adults who wish to lead the youth and children studies (Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence and Responding to Violence) are available at UMW Mission Resources, 800-305-9857 or

Show your support by sharing this new type of UMW event with your friends and family, as all of UMW transitions to a new kind of Mission u (come to the event and learn firsthand about the coming changes). Don’t forget that Mission u is open to all. Minimum in-person attendance is required to get this hybrid event off and running.

Questions, contact our Registrar (Mari Schirmer) or Winter Dean (Beth Jayapalan) at

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