Future UMVIM Teams
Team members needed for UMVIM Mission to Angola
Team being formed to return to Angola!
In recognition of our 20 year relationship with Angola,
a team is being recruited to go to Angola in the summer of 2023.
The dates for the mission are July 2-July 18, 2023
Sue King will be leading the team and has led five previous teams to Angola.
The team will be staying at Quessua United Methodist Mission Station in Malange.
This will provide an opportunity to visit churches and pastors and continue to learn and understand about ministry in East Angola. Time will also be spent with Kutela Katembo, witnessing his ministry in agriculture. We will help in ways appropriate to skills and needs as identified by UMCOR grants support, schools, and seminary.
The team is limited to 12 people.
Sue will do zoom team meetings and orientation in 2023.
Please email Sally McConnell, sbmcconnell06@gmail and Sue King, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you’re interested in joining the team.
The cost of the trip per person is $5,000.
The cost above includes: airfare from SLC to Luanda, Angola (and return); food and lodging at Quessua; visa fees; UMVIM insurance; transportation in Angola.
It does not include: cost to get to SLC; vaccination costs; passport fees; mosquito net; church offerings; sightseeing.
Team Leader Training Refresher on February 28, 2023
Ronda Cordill is going to kick off the training year by offering a
Team Leader Training Refresher
Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. PST.
This is an on-line training:
What to expect:
Brief review of the UMVIM Team Leader Training
Updates on resources, insurance, and other team requirements
Question and answer period
When you register you will receive the zoom link. Send in or bring your questions.
Contact Ronda at email@example.com for more information.
To register, click here.
Western Jurisdiction Team Leader Training Survey
We need your help to tell us what education you want or need. Here is a short survey about your needs for Team Leader Training. This should take about 5 minutes to complete. The Annual Conference Coordinators would like to do some training in person as well as online (Zoom) throughout the year. The UMVIM WJ team is putting together a training calendar for 2023, which will include Team Leader Trainings and Team Leader Refreshers as well as well as Educational Seminars on topics that support the mission teams and their leaders. Thank you for your help. Click Here for the Survey
Mission Volunteer Trainings for 2023
The Mission Volunteers Program has announced new training dates for 2023. The Mission Volunteer program is designed for individuals or couples (ages 18 and up) who seek long-term partnerships with communities around the world and fund themselves. Mission Volunteer opportunities are diverse and range from working with refugees, children and youth to serving as a teacher, pastor, camp director or health care professional. The length of service ranges from two months to more than two years.
Plan to attend one of the Mission Volunteer Trainings in 2023:
March 27-30, 2023, St Raphaela Retreat Center, Haverford, PA
May 10-13, 2023, Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos, CA
Nov 8-11, 2023, Franciscan Center, Tampa FL
To learn more about the training events, visit www.missionvolunteers.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Jurisdictional Coordinator: Ronda Cordill
Phone: (509) 993-6753 (Cell) or (509) 235-5466 (Home)
Address: 20116 W. Sterling; Rd Cheney, WA 99004
ANNUAL CONFERENCE UMVIM COORDINATORS
Alaska: Don Olson
Cal/Pacific: Susan Harriss
Cal/Nevada: Steve Elliott
Mountain Sky Rev. Jean Schwien
Desert Southwest: Mike & Lorraine Eyer
Oregon/Idaho: Louise Kienzle
Pacific Northwest: Cheryl Reagan
Your UMVIM WJ Conference Coordinators are there to assist and support you as you answer your call to serve as a short-term mission volunteer. If you are already scheduled to serve on a mission journey, let us know about it, so that we can share your story. Please feel free to contact them for information or connection to other VIM Resources.