Mission u

Mission u


Virtual Mission u 2022

   July 14- 16 and/or July 29-31

Who Can We be Together? 

Building Communities of Hope and Joy

Please join us at Mission u 2022 as we reflect on the COMMUNITY that Jesus is calling us to be.

We find ourselves in a period of disruption and uncertainty. In the midst of a devastating pandemic, divisive political climate, unaddressed systemic racism, ecological crises and economic turmoil, we turn to the stories of Jesus that have anchored Christian communities for two millennia.

Study leaders:

       Janessa Chastain &  Sheryl Aydelott  


One study option; both dates will offer the same study

Schedule below

No charge

Co-deans: Ingrid Cook - ianddcook@gmail.com

                  Janice Stevens - grandmamaj@comcast.net

Register online HERE beginning June 1st or download and print a form HERE.  

It is not necessary to purchase a study book; just read Luke 13 before you attend.

Download a Mission u flyer to print and share HERE

Study Leader Bios: 

Sheryl Aydelott was born in the small farming community of Wellington, Kansas, located 20 miles south of Wichita and about the same distance north of the Oklahoma state line, right in the middle of ‘tornado alley’. Sheryl was the oldest of four.

Her family attended the First Christian Church where she was an active part of the youth group. The youth minister had a big impact on Sheryl's life and encouraged her faith journey at every turn. She graduated from the University of Kansas in Social Work. Upon graduation, she joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and over the next 4 years worked with college students at Florida State and the University of Kentucky before being sent to the University of Oregon.

Oregon captivated Sheryl and she decided to stay there. She took a job as a Youth Minister, the next step in her faith journey. As a result of this decision, she met Guy and they married 4 years later. Together they have raised 3 incredible sons and are blessed with 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. For 50 years, they’ve shared a ministry to and with all kinds of incredible people, young and old, all over the world. This ministry includes Sheryl's 35 years as an elementary classroom teacher. Now retired, Sheryl's ministry goes on.

Sheryl is active at First United Methodist in Eugene where she serves as Spiritual Growth Coordinator for its Women in Faith unit as well as for Crater Lake District. Sheryl is looking forward to the next step in her faith journey . . .  being a part of Mission u.

Janessa Chastain is the current director of Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity. She is passionately committed to expanding their partnerships and focusing on local advocacy efforts until there is an abundance of low-income housing in Ada County. Before joining Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Janessa was an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church in the Desert Southwest Conference. While serving her churches, she worked to strengthen her local communities by partnering with churches and community outreach organizations, helping them connect more effectively.

Janessa attended seminary at Drew Theological in Madison, NJ. While there, she had an opportunity to serve as an intern with United Methodist Women at the Church Center for the United Nations. She worked in international advocacy, creating educational opportunities in partnership with United Nations Task Force, hosting international dignitaries, and helping activists prepare to testify before United Nations committees. While in seminary, she interned in Memphis, helping with community organizing and served as the Drew Theological School student body president. She has a deep love for United Women in Faith and cites her two favorite women who are United Methodists as Beyonce and Supergirl.

July 14-16

  Mountain Time Pacific Time  
Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm Welcome, introductions, opening worship 
Friday 10-11:30 am 9-10:30 pm Class Session 1
Friday 11:30-Noon 10:30-11:00 Break
Friday Noon-1:30 11-12:30 Class Session 2
Friday 1:30-2:00 12:30-1:00 Break
Friday 2-3:30 1-2:30 Class Session 3
Saturday 10-11:30 am 9-10:30 Class Session 4
Saturday 11:30-Noon 10:30-11:00 Break
Saturday Noon-2:00 11:00-1:00 Class Session 5
Saturday 2:15-2:45 1:15-1:45 Closing Worship

July 29-21

  Mountain Time Pacific Time  
Friday 7:00-8:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm Welcome, introductions, opening worship 
Saturday 10-11:30 am 9-10:30 pm Class Session 1
Saturday 11:30-Noon 10:30-11:00 Break
Saturday Noon-1:30 11-12:30 Class Session 2
Saturday 1:30-2:00 12:30-1:00 Break
Saturday 2-3:30 1-2:30 Class Session 3
Sunday 10-11:30 am 9-10:30 Class Session 4
Sunday 11:30-Noon 10:30-11:00 Break
Sunday Noon-2:00 11:00-1:00 Class Session 5
Sunday 2:15-2:45 1:15-1:45 Closing Worship
Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World