The North Indiana Conference and South Indiana Conference Schools of Christian Mission will be held respectively at North Manchester College in North Manchester and the University of Indianapolis during July. Both will offer a one-day school as well as a four-day school. Here is information for both schools. More information is available online.

North Indiana School

The North Indiana Conference United Methodist Women announces the 2008 School of Christian Mission to be held Wednesday, July 9 for the Drive-In Day and Wednesday evening, July 9, through Saturday, July 12 at Manchester College.

The 2008 theme is "Living the Sacred: Psalm 21:1" including these studies and leaders: "I Believe in Jesus Spiritual Growth" with the Rev. Dr. Derek Weber: "Israel and Palestine" with Dr. James Dwyer, Dona Lou Imler, Robert Epps and Nancy Myers; "Giving Our Hearts Away - Native American Survival" with Susan Jennys and the Rev. Evelyn Taylor-Haney, the Rev. Jon Walters, and La Donna Weber. Other leaders include: Chi-Mi-Ca (Children's Program) with Mary Margaret Willbanks and Joan Schell; and Yo-Pe-Mi-Ca (Youth Program) with the Rev. Jeaninne L. Walker.

More information for the North Indiana School can be found by logging on to: To register for the NIC School of Christian Mission or NIC Drive-In Day, contact Barbara McCoy, e-mail address

South Indiana School

The South Indiana Conference School of Christian Mission will be held on the campus of the University of Indianapolis, July 26-Super Saturday Session or July 27-30 Weekday School. The 2008 Theme is "Living the Sacred."

Studies this year include: Spiritual Growth Study, "I Believe in Jesus" with Bishop Michael Coyner; Geographic Study: "Israel-Palestine" with the Rev. Mary Wilder Cartwright and the Rev. James Dwyer; Current Issue Study: "Giving Our Hearts Away: Native American Survival" with the Revs. Dr. P.T. Wilson and Billie Nowabbi; Young Women's Study: "Giving Our Hearts Away: Native American Survival" with Rita Gaither-Gant. Youth Study: "Walking in These White Man Shoes" with Kathy White and children's study: "Creator Sang a Welcoming Song" with and Barbara King.

This school is designed for mission committee members, lay leaders, pastors, United Methodist Women members, young women, youth and children. Activities will include: Mission studies, worship, music, UMW officer update, mission update, mission education resources, videos, a hands-on mission project, fellowship and a banquet.

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