What is Mission u?

Mission u (formerly known as School of Christian Mission) was created by Methodist women in the early-20th century in order to educate women and inspire them to a sense of mission at home and around the world.  The United Methodist Women remain dedicated to the planning and promotion of this program.

The schools were formed by and for women but over the years the demographic has changed as men, children and youth take advantage of this rich opportunity.

In our Upper New York Conference, Mission u is a “cooperative school”, sponsored by both Conference United Methodist Women and the churches of our Upper New York Conference.  We welcome women & men and, in the case of the Cazenovia venue, children and youth. **There will be no youth program this year (2019) at Cazenovia**

We offer opportunites for study and fellowship in three different venues, each held on a different weekend in the summer. Each venue has its own special flavor.

At Mission u, we grow in understanding of the mission of the church in the current world context as we “learn together for the transformation of the world”.  The three studies offered each year cover three aspects: spiritual growth, geographical and social issues.



 July 12-14, 2019
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY

September 6-8, 2019
Silver Bay Conference Center, Lake George, NY

July 25-27, 2019
Asbury Camp & Retreat Center, Silver Lake, NY 


Study leader Bill Gottschalk-Fielding
                                          Study leader Bill Gottschalk-Fielding


Practicing Resurrection:
The Gospel of Mark & Radical Discipleship
by  Janet Wolf


Women United for Change:
150 Years in Mission
by Ellen Blue

(only at Silver Bay)


“What About Our Money?”
A Faith Response
by Susan K. Taylor


Mission posts around the world
                                                Mission posts around the world.

Mission u also includes:

• Worship & singing

• Interest Groups around current issues

• Audiovisual presentations

• Great fellowship

Gathering near the shore at Silver Lake.
                                       Gathering near the shore at Lake George.

Will you be joining us this year at Mission u?

 “Mission education is important to deepen spiritual growth and understanding of how God is at work in the world. The inward work of spiritual growth increases the outward expression of mission. With this in mind, United Methodist Women provides many opportunities for mission education through events, programs and personal study. ..mission topics are selected annually for these events, which are attended by more than 20,000 people each year. Mission u events take place across the country and are organized by the conference organization of United Methodist Women.”

-United Methodist Women: On a Path for Mission © 2013 United Methodist Women.