Thursday, August 21, 2014
Transformational days at Mission U
By Karen Barraco
The learning, the giving, the singing, the sharing — all combined for an inspiring and transforming four days for those who participated in Mission U at Bucknell University, July 10-13.
Thursday’s one-day event, Sampler Day, brought together 126 men and women of the Susquehanna Conference for a “sample” of the study topics, “How Is It with Your Soul?” and “The Church and People with Disabilities.” Thursday was also the arrival day for 27 youth and staff for the four-day youth event.
The three-day weekend event was attended by 81 adults, with 15 children participating in the Mission U for Children classes.
Nearly $2,500 from the Tracy Ogden Scholarship Fund helped make it possible for children and youth to be a part of Mission U.
In addition to items collected and assembled for health kits, an offering of $1,965 will be divided between the Roma Mission & Community Center in Hungary and the United Methodist Women’s pledge to mission.
Look for more pictures from the event at the Susquehanna Conference website here: http://susumc.org/index.php/ministries/special-connections/mission-u