The Global Mission Fellows Program of the General Board of Global Ministries is a 2-year mission service and educational opportunity for young adults, ages 20-30, to work in social justice ministries. Fellows from the United States and other countries leave their home communities, go through an extensive orientation, and work either in the United States or internationally. This graduate-level fellowship allows participants to address the root causes of oppression and alleviate human suffering alongside community organizations in a variety of issue areas, including public health, migration/immigration, education, and poverty.
Rather than continuing to support a single missionary or missionary couple, FUMC is beginning a partnership with this program, a new opportunity for both FUMC and the GMF Program. Through this partnership we will support these young adults and their work through financial giving, prayers, letters of encouragement, and visits from Fellows. We invite you to meet Grace Okerson, a Global Mission Fellow from Florida who is serving with the NOAH Project in Detroit, on Sunday, September 16.
During the month of September you can contribute at the altar rail, drop your gift in the offering plate, or send or bring your contribution to the church office. Make checks payable to FUMC and include a note stating that your contribution is for “GM Fellows.”