Mission u

Mission u





Due to ongoing concerns about church re-openings, Mission u 2021 will be virtual.  Two session are being offered:


              July 8-10 - "Pushout" led by LaVerne Lewis

                                "Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom" led by Rev. Jenny Hirst


             July 29-31 - "Pushout" led by LaVerne Lewis

                                 "Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom" led by Rev. Sandy Kimbrow


Participants can only take one class for each session. 

Each Mission u session will begin with opening worship on Thursday evening and end mid-afternoon on Saturday.  They will each provide 8 hours of contact time.


There is no charge to attend. 


You can register using either of these links: 

 OR/ID Mission u Registration    OR  https://forms.gle/ya8ShyC7eAL6jKP18    


If you register online, you will receive an email registration confirmation.   If you register by mail, you will receive a confirmation by mail. Three (3) days prior to the start of the session, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom Mission u session.


The registration flyer also has the links for registration.  Download, print and share it with others.


The study books are available from umwmissionresources.org and Amazon and should be ordered well in advance.


Mission u 2021 – Schedule


Mountain Time                                    Pacific Time

Thursday,    7:00- 8:00 pm                 6:00-7:00 pm             Welcome, introductions, opening worship

Friday,      10:00-11:30am                    9:00-10:30 am          Class Session 1

Friday,       11:30am-Noon                 10:30-11:00am           Break

Friday,       Noon-1:30pm                    11:00am-12:30pm     Class Session 2

Friday,        1:30pm-2pm                    12:30-1:00pm             Break

Friday,        2pm-3:30pm                      1:00-2:30pm             Class Session 3

Saturday,   10am-11:30am                   9:00-10:30am           Class session 4

Saturday,   11:30am-Noon                 10:30-11:00am           Break

Saturday,   Noon-2pm                        11:00am-1:00pm        Class Session 5

Saturday,    2:15pm-2:45pm                 1:15-1:45pm             Closing Worship


Mission u Study Information 


2021 Issue Study Overview

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Dr. Monique Morris

This insightful book invites the reader to learn about the school-to-prison pipeline, school-to-confinement pathways and school pushout through the words and stories of dozens of young people from all across the country, historical information and careful reflection. Pushout was not written specifically for United Methodist Women or a Mission u context; it was published in 2016 by The New Press for a general audience.

Study Leader Bio Click Here

Dr. LaVerne Lewis - both sessions 


2021 Spiritual Growth Study Overview

Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living into the Church’s Moral Witness

through Radical Discipleship by Darryl W. Stephens

In the 2021 Spiritual Growth Study, Darryl Stephens, an ordained deacon and expert in United Methodist morality and ethics, reviews The United Methodist Church’s sometimes uneven history of resisting the injustice in the world. He urges readers to examine how they can join other Christian disciples to “resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves,” as we promised in our baptismal vows, when we joined with the communion of Christians past and present to participate in God’s ongoing work in the world.


Study Leader Bios HERE

Rev. Jenny Hirst - Session 1, July 8-10

Rev. Sandy Kimbrow - Session 2, July 29-31


Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World