April 29, 2013
In January of this year, UMVIM SEJ Executive Director, Paulette West, traveled with a group to Cambodia to explore UMC Projects, develop relationships with project leaders, and gain a greater sense as to how the Church is moving and growing in Southeast Asia.
Paulette’s trip was preceded by a group from the Virginia Conference led by Rev. Glenn Rowley,… Read more
March 12, 2013
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March 12, 2013. Updates from Greg Forrester, UMVIM, NEJ:
New York Conference: Registration is through their website www.nyac.com They have 5 sites that are hosting teams. Team members must be at least 18 years of age due to local governmental restrictions. Case management training just took place this past week so that the process of identifying clients for the rebuilding… Read more
February 27, 2013
February 27, 2010, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile, resulting in 3 minutes of shaking, days of aftershocks, and years of rebuilding.
John Elmore is a UMC Missionary serving and he has provided insight into what happened that day, the days which followed, and the years of rebuilding efforts that continue.
Several UMVIM teams are needed… Read more
December 7, 2012
Below are opportunities (that we know of) for giving of your prayers, presence, gifts and service this Christmas:
Urban Ministry, Birmingham, AL- Stocking the food bank
Rice and Beans Ministry, Costa Rica- Feeding Ministry
M25, Atlanta, GA- Ministry with those without Residence
Henderson Settlement, Frakes, KY- Community Outreach, Craft/Thrift Store
Bahamas Methodist Habitat, Bahamas- Light Construction
This list… Read more
December 3, 2012
Second Sunday of Advent: Mission, Worship, & Prayer
“Mary said, ‘With all my heart I glorify the Lord! In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.’” -Luke 1:46-47 CEB
One Sunday, our mission team traveled down a dusty road through a cotton field to a small United Methodist Church in South Carolina.… Read more
November 26, 2012
This Tuesday, November 27, 2012, after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, we are encouraging all to join us on #GivingTuesday. The campaign, started by well-known businesses and nonprofits, is a push to increase giving before the holidays. Striving to change the way that we view and participate in the giving season. As a United Methodist… Read more
November 19, 2012
Monday: We are thankful for our Project Leaders and Short-term Teams. Project Leaders live and serve in settings that are sometimes new to them. They build relationships, receive UMVIM teams, and strive to live their calling. UMVIM Short-term teams frequently build strong friendships with the Project Leaders and take several teams to serve. Short-term teams typically go with a… Read more
October 22, 2012
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is thrilled to announce that Cristin Farrington, Communication Director, was given four awards at the 2012 United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) Annual Meeting.
UMVIM was awarded a Certificate of Merit in Video Production-less than $500-for the UMVIM 2012 Jurisdictional Conference Video Report. UMVIM was also awarded a Certificate of Merit in… Read more
February 29, 2012
“Cuba will always have a piece of my heart. I have been on short-term mission teams throughout Central America, to South America and to Africa, but my favorite place to go remains Cuba.”
- Pam Buzbee, Marietta, GA
In the early 1990s, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission teams led by Betty Whitehurst traveled to Cuba to reestablish ties… Read more