"Linking mission workers worldwide
& moving forward" since 1996

Welcome to our revised Home Page

and 2016 Gathering Invitation!

"The Purpose of the United Methodist Missionary Association (UMMA) is to develop and nurture a vital connectional network among active, inactive and retired missionaries of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church for the purpose of promoting Christian mission." (UMMA Constitution)

Below are links to downloadable UMMA Membership Forms. Right click (or control-click) to save either, or just click to view PDF online.

Both umma-global.org and umma-global.net now point to the same web pages!###

Gathering 2016 — Register Now!

Annual Gathering

Saturday October 22, 2016 1-8pm

Atlanta, GA

What Annual business meeting of UMMA and election of new officer. Reports and sharing among the community
How In-person meeting. Skype (or GoToMeeting) connection will be available for those wanting to join remotely.
Where Grace UMC, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA (location of new Global Ministries HQ)
When Saturday October 22, 2016, 1-8pm (immediately following the Fall Board Meeting of Global Ministries) with worship together on Sunday.
Register    Please indicate your interest to participate in-person or by-Skype by emailing Becky Harrell (bhinscj@yahoo.com), UMMA vice-chairperson
Cost Cost is still to be determined and will be shared among participants.

Gathering 2015 — of fond memory

Read daily briefings from last year’s 2015 "Gathering" in Newark and Madison, NJ, here:

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Missionaries with Francis Asbury at Drew University and UMC Commission on Archives and History
from left to right Marilia Schüller, Katherine Parker, Richard Vreeland, Kristy Schmitz, Larry Schmitz, Fritzi Johnson, Esther Gitobu, Jim Dwyer, Dakin Cook, DarEll Weist, Alina Saucedo Paucara.
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Missionaries and Judy Chung at the Gathering in Newark — same crew as above, but including Hugh Johnson (back row, left), Hillary Taylor (in front of him) and Mary Escobar (middle row, second from right).