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May 15, 2020
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I am grateful to all the NCJ bishops. Their weekly messages and reflections remind me that the church is being the church and that relationships are being nurtured and strengthened in many different ways. Counting days by the number of Zoom calls can take away the joy of making connections with others in any one of the many circles of relationships we hold so dear. This week, Bishop Dyck reminded me to be joyful; that even in all my whining and frustration, good things are happening.  ~tk
 
" Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
~ Philippians 4:4-6 (NRSV)

Ways to Pray and Act While Sheltering in Place

Borrowed from Hinton Rural Life Center
 

Sharing the Story

Pangea Carpio-Evans received the Nolte Scholarship to participate in a recent mission journey to Dominican Republic where she helped teach  Her mission story is here.
 
  
    

News from Around the Connection

 
The Council of Bishops shares the importance of our global connection in the midst of COVID-19.

 
  

Here's a video from the Navajo Nation featured in a recent newsletter from Midwest Mission Distribution Center.

 

Trainings

Please contact your conference coordinators for the most current information regarding trainings.

Mission Volunteers
September 2 – 5th, 2020
Episcopal Church Center of Utah
75 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Nearest airport – Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
For more information

December 2 – 5th, 2020
Nazareth Retreat Center
1814 Egyptian Way
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Nearest airport – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
For more information

Praying for Teams

Please include these missioners in your prayers as they travel and do the good work with God's people around the world.

TEAMS
Please pray for our missionaries, site directors, Global Ministries staff, and the global community that is God's mission on earth.


Explore places where you can serve digitally. Details and suggestions on leading a
Virtual Mission are available here.
Team leaders: Be sure to submit the reporting form when you return.

MISSION VOLUNTEERS
2015-current Paul Shew (WO) serving in Japan
Feb-July 2020 Jane Wise serving with Nuru Ya Mapendo in Democartic Republic of Congo
Rev. Tammy Kuntz
Coordinator, UMVIMNCJ

The UMVIMNCJ coordinator is hired by and works for UMVIMNCJ Board of Directors. We thank you for your continued support! Know that support is crucial for the work of this office to continue.
 
Contributions to UMVIMNCJ may be made through
Advance #901375, via PayPal  undefined or by mailing to UMVIMNCJ, 8800 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720.
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