UMVIM Awareness Sunday

A great day to celebrate all your volunteers is on Laity Sunday, October 15. The General Board of Global Ministries has created resources to support your celebration.

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An introduction to the work of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission.

Missionary Spotlight: Meet Carmen A. Francesco

Carmen A. Francesco #3022326 is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service. She was commissioned in August 2017.

She feels called to a ministry of creation care. “Since my childhood, faith and spirituality have been constant in my life,” Carmen says. “For my whole life I have had a relationship with the creator…and I knew from an early age that I wanted to make lasting social and environmental change. I grew up in a family that was passionate about following the spiritual gifts God entrusted to each of us to fulfill God’s call to be stewards of creation.”

“I believe that participating in mission will not only bless me with the opportunity to learn and grow in faith but also allow me to fulfill the calling God has blessed me with in my life.”

To learn more about Carmen view her full profile

Generation Transformation: Young Adult Mission Opportunities

Generation Transformation: This Global Ministries initiative increases opportunities for young adults to engage in mission throughout the connection. That includes supporting mission service within The United Methodist Church and Global Ministries’ flagship programs for young adults. These Global Ministries programs include Global Mission Fellows (long-term mission), Global Justice Volunteers (short-term mission), and Individual Volunteers (flexible mission service from two months to two years). Order copies of the Generation Transformation brochure now or watch a video to learn more.