Methodist Mission Bicentennial

April 8-10, Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church will sponsor a conference to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Methodist missions. The theme of the conference is “Answering the Call: Hearing God’s Voice in Methodist Mission Past, Present, and Future.” The event will celebrate Methodism’s mission heritage and look to the future of Methodist mission.

It will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel. The dates for the conference were chosen to coincide closely with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Missionary Society on April 5, 1819, formed to support the work of John Stewart, a free African-American, among the Wyandotte Native American people of Ohio.

David Scott (’13) is organizing the event and three people from the CGCM will be presenting at the conference: Dana Robert, Michele Sigg, and Mikio Miyagi.

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