Mission event at Lake Junaluska, NC to empower people to Connect with God's call.

March 22, 2006

Decatur, GA March 17, 2006- UMVIM, SEJ would like to announce the upcoming event, Connect, that will take place on June 28-30, 2006 at Lake Junaluska, NC. The theme is "Passion and Purpose- how can I Connect my desire to answer God's call with needs around the world."


Connect will feature keynote speakers, Bishop Will Willimon, North Alabama Conference, Bishop Hope Morgan-Ward, Mississippi Conference, and Dr. Wilson Bonfim, Evangemed in Brazil.

Workshops will be offered on a variety of mission topics including but not limited to mission experiences for the novice, team leadership, cross-cultural service, volunteering as an individual, and medical teams. International and domestic project leaders will be available to share information about their work and ways volunteers can participate.

Projects with a Purpose provides time to network with international and disaster-related projects. This is a great opportunity to get information for planning your next mission trip or sign up to participate in an exploratory trip to that country or area.

YUMVIM (Young United Methodist Volunteers In Mission) Families are encouraged to bring children/grandchildren along. An excellent program for kids will be offered. From hands-on projects to music, worship and drama, kids will have great mission oriented activities through the YUMVIM program of the Connect event.

For more information please visit www.umvim.org. or call 404-377-7424.

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