The teachUM steering committee of United Methodist Volunteers In Mission of the North Central Jurisdiciton recently announced the first-ever teachUM Fair scheduled for June 15-19 at Marquette Park United Methodist Church in Gary, Ind.

The event will feature workshops specifically for educators and hands on Vacation Bible School for a nearby emerging Hispanic community.

Billed as a means of "Increasing Your Comfort Level in Cross-Cultural Teaching Experiences", this event will feature include workshops by two General Board of Global Ministries staff members. The Rev. Dionisio Salazar, Assistant General Secretary Hispanic/Latino Ministries will preach at the opening worship on Sunday evening and speak during a workshop on Monday. Both of his presentations center around "Hispanic realities and our United Methodist Response."


Una Jones, Executive Secretary Mission Leaders, will present a workshop on Monday about "Mission Education." Other presenters include: Beth Ferrell, Mission Interpreter for the North Central Jurisdiction; Nancy Eubanks, Consultant for Individual Volunteer; members of Marquette Park UMC, a multicultural church; North Indiana Conference mission leaders and members of the teachUM steering committee. There will be nine workshops, the opportunity to link to other educators interested in missions and the Vacation Bible School.

For registration, schedule and further information, log on to: or write/call; 605-692-3390.