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& moving forward" since 1996

Updated for the April UMMA Gathering and GBGM Open House in Atlanta!

"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!

New Handbooks availalble

Recently published current Handbooks govering thte work of missionaries are availabe here.

News from Atlanta:

April 20-25, 2017 — UMMA and GBGM Events

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UMMA Plenary Panorama Perspective with staff, driectors and guests.

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Attending the Gathering 2017 — Session 1 on Saturday

In the middle photo:
Standing — Esther Gitobu, Jim Dwyer, Dakin Cook, Shirley Wu, Joyce Hill, Tim Boyle, Romy del Rosario, Katherine Parker, David Wu, Warren Harbert, Becky Harrell, Kristen Schmitz.
Sitting— Larry Schmitz, Alice Maclin, Hillary Taylor, Jo Harbert, Alina Saucedo, Richard Wehrman.

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Facing the camera:
Andreas Stämpfli, Alice Maclin, Judy Chung, Joyce Hill, Sara Ann White
Facing away: Hillary Taylor

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Bishop Pedro M. Torio, Jr. (Philippines) and Richard Wehrman

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Shirley Wu, David Wu, Jo Harbert, Warren Harbert, Alina Saucedo

More photos

provided by Tim Boyle and Larry Schmitz

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Gathering 2015 — of fond memory

Read daily briefings from the "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).