LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
(March 23, 2016) – The United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas recently made an $8,000 grant to Mission u for first-time
attendee scholarships. Mission u is an
annual UMW-sponsored opportunity to study current issues impacting society with
particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission
work of the church.
We are appreciative of the grant from the Foundation,” said
Mission u Dean Rosemary Kirby of First UMC, Sardis. “We hope to have a record
number of women, men, children and youth from throughout the state come together
for learning and fellowship.”
This year’s session July 27-30 at the University of the Ozarks
in Clarksville focuses on Latin America, Climate Justice and, The Bible and
Human Sexuality. The children’s study is God’s Extravagant Garden and the youth
study is Joining Voices for Climate Justice. For a scholarship application, go
June 27. To register, visit the same site by July 10.
“Mission u participants grow in understanding the mission of the
church in the current world context,” said Jim Argue, Jr., UMFA President and
CEO. “We are excited about the opportunity to give those who have never
experienced Mission u the opportunity to attend at no cost.”
The United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas manages $131
million in endowment funds and other charitable assets that benefit local
churches and other United Methodist ministries. UMFA is one of the largest
United Methodist Foundations in the country. Founded in 1963, UMFA is
responsible for over 750 funds that support United Methodist ministries.