Assembly 2022

Assembly 2022

In 2022 we will reflect on today’s challenges and together find comfort and strength to move forward, building new ways for faith-filled women to make a difference in our communities and the world. We will recommit to our purpose, but also more. For such a time as this we will TURN IT UP!

TURN IT UP! for spiritual healing and renewal
TURN IT UP! for rebirth in a new time
TURN IT UP! for women leaders
TURN IT UP!  for justice for women, children and youth

Come to Orlando to care for your spirit, worship with your sisters and celebrate the positive impact women create in the world.

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Assembly 2022 will be in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

The Assembly dates are May 20th through 22nd, 2022. There will be an optional, pre-event Ubuntu Day of Service on Thursday, May 19th. Assembly officially begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20th with a Community Gathering Opening Worship, followed by the opening of the Experience Hall, pre-registered workshops and another Community Gathering at 7 p.m. The Assembly ends at approximately noon on Sunday, May 22nd.

Vision: Faith is our foundation and our future. A faith-driven future needs women leaders.


The 2022 Assembly will focus on:

1. Fostering just and healing relationships

2. Celebrating our identity in a new time

3. Building the future

This is our chance to continue building on our more than 150-year heritage as women leaders who know how to organize and serve.

Come ready to learn more about the exciting refreshment of the organization’s brand and how to take it home!


LDD at Assembly

For the first time, Leadership Development Days will take place at Assembly! All conference officers at any stage of their term are invited to come together to share updates, best practices and network within officer groups and across jurisdictions.


Legacy Banquet:

Optional Legacy Banquet will be held on Saturday evening as a fundraising dinner for the Legacy Endowment Fund.


Registration:

Registration for Assembly opened September 1st, 2021

  • Paper mail-in form – $365.00
    from September 1st, 2021,
    to April 11, 2022
  • Ubuntu Day of Service (optional) $75.00

Hotel Information:

Marilyn Reid requested room blocks for Assembly. Please contact her at marilynsreid21@gmail.com if you and your unit/district is going.

  • Hilton Orlando* –$178 single/double
  • Rosen Centre+ – $174
  • Rosen Plaza + – $158

* Shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the convention center

+ Pedestrian sky bridge available to the convention

Mission u 2022

July 22-24, Yakima: Wesley UMC

Learning Together for the Transformation of the World

Each year, United Methodists prepare for faithful living and action by participating in Mission u, a transformative education program that offers study on biblically grounded curricula. These curricula are intended to motivate, inform and enrich our commitment to be in ministry for a more just and equitable world, locally and globally.

Using a train-the-trainer model, study leaders attend national training events to prepare to facilitate curricula at the United Methodist regional (conference) level. Those who attend these conference Mission u events are then encouraged to lead the curricula in their district and local groups.

Luke 13: A Transformative Biblical Curriculum for Adults, Youth and Children

In 2022, all three curricula (adults, youth, children) will be on the topic of Luke 13.

Beginning in 2022, we will introduce a new model of Mission u curricula. Instead of creating separate studies that examine spiritual growth, justice, and national and global social issues, we are integrating these commitments into one curriculum. This means there will be one curriculum for adults, one for youth and one for children.

Our goals are to make this curriculum widely adaptable and easy to use in districts, units, and local churches, as well as to create intentional opportunities for intergenerational learning.

Curriculum for 2022

A Transformative Biblical Curriculum for Adults, Youth and Children

Context We find ourselves in a period of incredible disruption and uncertainty.

In the midst of a devastating pandemic, a divisive political climate and economic turmoil, we are turning to stories of Jesus that have anchored Christian communities in challenging times for over two millennia.

Some of these stories of Jesus are found in the 13th chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The chapter opens and closes with a community trying to make sense of and navigate their way through times of turmoil and tragedy. However, the chapter centers on a story of Jesus teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath when a woman suddenly appears. Jesus makes the choice to “set [her] free from [her] ailment” (Luke 13:12) which causes a great deal of commotion among the leaders and crowd gathered there. In this context, Jesus likens the kingdom to a mustard seed and yeast (Luke 13:18-21).

What did those images evoke for Jesus’ first-century Jewish audience? And what possibilities might seed and yeast hold for us today? At the end of this study our hope is that participants will leave with a bigger and broader vision of the kind of community Christ is calling us to be in times of loss, grief and massive disruption. What would be possible if we tend to the needs of our communities in small and often disruptive ways as Jesus did in Luke 13? May we do so with the faith that a multitude of small actions, like seeds, can activate a community’s healing and renewal.

Goals:

  • Experience spiritual practices that support us through uncertainty, loss and grief
  • Develop capacity to interpret Scripture in multiple ways
  • Build our biblical and theological understanding of key metaphors in the parables of the mustard seed and yeast
  • Deepen our learning through intergenerational conversations and connections
  • Engage in community conversations to explore which small actions to heal and restore can be activated locally and globally in connection with the justice priorities of United Methodist Women

Justice Priorities of United Methodist Women for this quadrennium:

Maternal and child health

Economic justice

Climate justice

Criminalization of communities of color

Downloadable Mission u Overview

Mission Today Unit

What is Mission Today?

The purpose of the Mission Today criteria serve to energize United Methodist Women to be more involved in mission through prayer, study and action:
Increase contacts between units and mission personnel and mission projects so that United Methodist Women understand what their money is supporting around the world; encourage use of mission resources through United Methodist Women; and expand concepts of mission to include social justice as mission.

Are you tracking your goals to make sure you are on track to become a Mission Today Unit?

View the criteria in the Mission Today Brochure and set goals with your unit today! (units that have under 15 members must meet half of these quotas)

Gold Unit: complete at lease 16 of the criteria,
10 of which must be marked with a star

Silver Unit: complete at lease 8 of the criteria,
4 of which must be marked with a star

What will your map to becoming a Mission Today Unit include?


Faith • Hope • Love in Action