Mission u of Memphis Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) draws more than 80 attendees


More than 80 attended July 28-29 Mission u of Memphis Conference United Methodist Women. (Submitted photo)

Memphis Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) gathered at Jackson First United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson, Tennessee, on July 28-29 for the group's annual Mission u conference.

Over 80 women ages 2 to 86 experienced worship and plenaries on four study themes, each filled with stories and challenges for participants:

  • Spiritual Growth: “Living as a Covenant Community,” led by Rev. Dr. Gregory Waldrop of Calvert City UMC in Calvert City, Kentucky
  • Geographic: “Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States,” led by Rev. Dr. Birgitte French of CrossRoads UMC in Collierville, Tennessee
  • Social Action: “Climate Justice—A Call to Hope and Action,” led by Heather Bennett from Franklin, Tennessee
  • Youth: “In Mission Together—A Youth Study on Missionary Conferences,” led by Lindsay Freeman from Faith UMC in Memphis, Tennessee
Deborah Poole, dean of Mission u, said the conference was an energizing experience for all the participants.

“Talk to anyone who attended Mission u and you will feel the joy and challenge they received by taking time to draw apart from their daily life to learn and grow in Christ,” she said.

The 2018 Mission u conference is scheduled for July 20-21 at CrossRoads UMC in Collierville, Tennessee, and will feature a new children’s study.

For more information on Mission u, click here or contact Deborah Poole at dpoole52@bellsouth.net.