The CODIV-19 has changed our world in ways beyond our imagination, this includes the difficult decision for the National office to cancel the study leaders training , (at first the face to face and most recently the virtual training). But through it all, as an organization, we remain focus on our mission to women, children and youth.
With this commitment in our heart and in our mind, the Conference Leadership, at our Zoom meeting Saturday, April 4, agreed, while we will not have our usual Mission u event in the summer of 2020, the Florida Conference United Methodist Women will offer the study on Anxiety, in some innovative form. That study, as all United Methodist Women studies, is timely. The Youth Study is “ Managing Anxiety,” the children's study is “Managing Our Emotions,” and the adult study is “Finding Peace in an Anxious World.”
We did brainstorm about several exciting possibilities how to help our children and youth overcome the anxiety caused by this season which, we know, will remain with them for a long time.
The Conference Mission u Committee will meet at the end of May to coordinate the details and we will keep you informed. Meanwhile we encourage each unit to order at least one copy of the books for now. Each book cost $10.00 .
If you have already submitted your registration and payment, please contact the Mission u registrar, Judi Levan at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will see you receive a reimbursement.
May God keep us calm in this time of great anxiety in our lives, our respective community, and in the world.
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