Have you registered for Mission u?  Visit www.pnwumw.org/missionu for information!

By Joan Hackett | Photos by Jesse N. Love

Mission u 2017 will take place at Central Washington University, July 14-17.  The new elective for Mission u 2017 is “Living as a Covenant Community”. (See registration info, below.)

Get to Know Our Speakers!

The Rev. Neal Christie, Assistant General Secretary for Education and Leadership Formation at the General Board of Church and Society in WA.D.C. will be one of Mission u’s study leaders. He has worked extensively with the Social Principles including making videos and revisions for 2020 General Conference.

Janjay Innis who was at Tacoma Community House as a US-2/Global Mission Fellow is now coordinator for the worldwide program in Atlanta. She is well-known in PNW, having attended many PNW events and visited many churches in this Conference.

The Rev. Dr. Denise Honeycutt who is now the Director of the Center for Mission Innovation at the new Atlanta headquarters of GBGM. Previously she was Deputy General Secretary of UMCOR. The current New World Outlook includes an article by Denise.

Denise, Janjay and Neal will help us discover that covenantal living calls us to acts of mercy and justice with all – regardless.

Men, women and youth are all invited to Mission u, a joint venture of UMW and Global Ministries.

Calling All Youth, ages 12-17!

This year, a very special invitation is extended to youth interested in Mission u. Experienced leaders Amanda Hutchinson and the Rev. Christopher Gudger-Raines will lead. Gudger-Raines is the current pastor of Orchards UMC, was a US-2 and worked for Global Ministries in New York. Hutchinson works at Skamania Lodge and became involved in UMW because of Limitless, a special program for young women. She is communications coordinator for Vancouver District UMW.

“In Mission Together: A Youth Study on Missionary Conferences” will examine justice issues; explore new ways to do mission; the rich culture of these Conferences and look at experiences from “Youth 2015” that included youth from all 3 Missionary Conferences.

Scholarships are available, especially for first timers, youth and young adults. Vanpooling and shuttle service again will be available.


Register NOW for Mission u

(Click link above. Please contact the registrar if you need assistance registering online)

BEFORE MAY 31 | Fulltime: $300.00 | Weekender: $255.00 | Commuter: $200.00

Add $20 AFTER MAY 31

For more information on Mission u, click here.


  1. […] She will bring her wide experience of the Connectional UMC, having served on the General Boards of Global Ministries and Discipleship as well as President of the General Council of Finance and Administration, to the topic of “Missionary Conferences”. The past, present and future of Alaska, Red Bird and Oklahoma Conferences will be explored. Men, women and youth are all invited to Mission u, a joint venture of UMW and Global Ministries. Get to Know Our Speakers! […]

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