1.UMVIM is an approved United Methodist ministry.

2. The mission projects are vetted and screened.

3. Volunteer teams can continue their relationship with the project site they served at via The Advance and missionaries.

4. All are welcome to serve.

5. Training, forms, insurance, etc. available

6. It's simple. Contact umvimwj@hotmail.com to get started!

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Thursday, September 9, 2010



Haiti Openings:10-Day Trip: There are six openings on a ten member team November 29, 2010 - December 8, 2010. The cost is $1450 plus $350 from each member's church. The work will be heavy manual labor. Please contact Jamie Gibson at Jamie720@aol.com or call 478.742.1382 for more information.


6-Month Commitments: The positions of Haiti Volunteer Financial/Hospitality Coordinator and Haiti Volunteer Management Coordinator have been re-posted. Mike Willis-Haiti Volunteer Management Coordinator and Doug Nagle-Financial/Hospitality Coordinator will have completed their six month rotation in November. Resumes and applications are now being accepted.

If you are interested or know of someone who would qualify for either of these positions; send a letter of introduction and resume to Susan Meister haitivolunteers@yahoo.com .

Susan will continue scheduling teams and maintaining the website http://www.umvimhaiti.org/

NOTE: These positions will be GBGM consultants and report to GBGM-Mission Relations. They are funded through UMCOR with the approval of the governing body of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Job Descriptions:
Haiti Volunteer Financial/Hospitality Coordinator
Haiti Volunteer Management Coordinator


Interfaith Fellowship and Tree Planting, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 1-5 pm, Sand Creek Regional Greenway, Denver - join a group of Jews, Christians and Muslims for a great Fall day of fellowship and tree planting to beautify a trail. You can donate a tree or shrub in memory or honor of someone. Great for families. Contact Betsy Keyack, bkeyack@att.net, 303-346-7057. See flier at http://www.coloradoipl.org/programs/peace-forest/.

Liberia, November 4-15, 2010. Continuation of health-related mission to Liberia called "Liberia Connect" sponsored by Trinity UMC, Denver. Contact Cheryl Townson, Cheryl.Townson@uhc.com.

Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, South Dakota, June 4-11, 2011. Annual trip that is highly recommended as a memorable experience with Native Americans. Contact Bob Henman, bobh@mesanetworks.net.

Ubuntu Explorers - this is a wonderful relationship-building program sponsored by United Methodist Women. Groups go on mission trips all over the world. There is a trip to Brazil in November 2010. See web site http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/programs/ubuntu. There will be more trips in 2011.


There will be an UMVIM Team Leader Training at Pasadena First UMC in Pasadena, CA October 2nd from 9:30-2:00. There will be a light lunch provided and there is a $15 fee per person for food and materials. Please make checks out to "UMVIM WJ" and send to Heather Wilson at 11707 Terra Bella St., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342. For more information please email Heather at umvimwj@hotmail.com.


10-Fold Unfolded – A Participant’s Guide
10 projects. 10 days. 10-Fold Unfolded

From October 10th through 19th you will be able to learn about projects of the General Board of Global Ministries around the world supported through The Advance, the designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church,
during an online event unlike anything you have experienced before. It’s called 10-Fold. Through live webcasts, streaming video, online chats, and other media at 10-Fold.org, you will see and hear about amazing efforts that are
changing people’s lives.

Here is the daily schedule of projects that will be featured at 10-Fold.org:

October 10: Haiti Recovery – 3,000 humanitarians helping a country rebuild itself

October 11: Children’s Health and Wholeness – Transforming communities so that children can live healthy
and whole lives

October 12: Missionaries in the US – Dedicated men and women living their faith through remarkable service

October 13: Missionaries Around the World – Growing a global force for faith and hope in over 60 countries

October 14: Training Church Leaders – Training the thousands called to devote their lives to Christ and the Church

October 15: Church Planting Worldwide – From Asia to Latin America, introducing the United Methodists
and sharing the gospel through word and deed

October 16: Justice for Our Neighbors – Church-based teams helping refugee-seekers and immigrants
navigate their way as they start their lives in the United States

October 17: Clean Water and Sanitation – Helping families in Africa and South America gain access to
safe water and sanitation facilities

October 18: Healthcare in Africa – Combating disease in 22 hospitals and clinics across Africa

October 19: Sustainable Agriculture – Training farmers so rural families and communities can thrive

Because of the unpredictability of planning a global event online, this is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.

10-Fold Unfolded – A Participant’s Guide to 10-Fold Live Events Online

To give you a real feel for these projects, you will be able to participate in events that are happening live around the world and hear from the people who are directly involved, on the ground. You can:

See missionaries about to be commissioned into the field. You’ll hear them talk about their call to ministry,
hopes, and prayer requests.

Enjoy a cooking demonstration with sustainable farm-grown ingredients, designed to educate (and perhaps
inspire the chef in all of us).

Chat with a Vietnamese woman starting United Methodist congregations there, talk to a doctor in a UM
hospital in Africa, and hear from a missionary from Ghana telling his personal stories — all via live Webcam.

And you will also be able to participate:
Haiti Toolkit Day will be a live webcast that will take you to four youth groups around the country as they assemble school kits that will be sent to Haiti to aid in the recovery process. An expert will be there to answer questions; discuss the need, use, and distribution of kits; and provide instructions on how you can assemble
kits and send them to the relief effort.

10 Days. 100,000 People. Help Us Spread the Word

10-Fold is about multiplying ministry and mobilizing passionate people to stand up and be counted for the causes they believe in.
From October 10th through the 19th, $1.00 will be donated for every person that signs up as an advocate for a project on 10-Fold.org, up to $10,000 for each project.
So we need your help to spread the word. Tell friends, family, and fellow church members about 10-Fold and how they can participate online to help secure support for these projects.

Here are a few easy ways you can get the word out about 10-Fold.

Tell your Friends on Facebook

Become a Facebook Fan and encourage your Friends to join you. And don’t forget to RSVP to the 10-Fold Event
on Facebook.

As October approaches, you will get 10-Fold updates on Facebook. Please share them with your friends.

Follow 10-Fold on Twitter and be sure to tweet about the event to your followers.

Stay up to the minute on the conversation by following 10-Fold on Twitter. And when you participate, use #10Fold so you can be part of and follow the worldwide conversation.

And here is a blurb for bloggers, website posts, and Church newsletters. Or send it in an email to everyone you think would be interested.

Mark your calendar and spread the word! From October 10th through the 19th, there is going to be a 10-day online event that will mobilize passionate people to stand up and be counted for causes they believe in, and you will have a front row seat. It’s called 10-Fold.

Each day will feature a different mission project of the General Board of Global Ministries supported through The Advance, the designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church. Through live webcasts, streaming video, online chats, and other media, you will learn about these amazing ministries that are changing people’s lives.
And by visiting 10-Fold.org daily and registering your interest, you’ll be able help secure tangible support for each project. It’s easy. With one click, you can trigger a $1.00 donation each day of 10-Fold, up $10,000 for each project.

Be a part of a movement that multiplies God’s work, be counted, and help create an effect that is 10-Fold in good works. And when you spread the word, be sure to include a link to the 10-Fold video on YouTube. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enb3SV7Dl14]

10-Fold. Ways You Can Participate
10-Fold is an online event unlike any you have ever attended. Here is what you need to know to be a part of this
global gathering:

10-Fold will be happening online at 10-Fold.org from October 10th through October 19th, 2010.

By going to 10-Fold.org daily and registering interest in a project with one easy click, you will trigger a
$1.00 donation. Up to $10,000 will be donated per project.

Each day will feature a different project supported through The Advance, the designated giving arm of The
United Methodist Church.

Daily activities will include live online events, in the morning, afternoon, and evening, times still to be determined.

There will be downloadable podcasts, fact sheets, and videos for each project.

Children’s resource packets will be available for the projects, so all ages can participate. You can participate on your own at home or in your office, with family and friends, or with a group. Church groups of all ages can come together and use the 10-Fold activities to start a conversation. And when you do come to
10-Fold.org, take a few minutes to register interest in the featured project and spend time learning about the important work that is being done around the world.
Join us starting on October 10th and help create a movement that is 10-Fold in good works.

And don’t forget, go to 10-Fold.org, sign-up to receive email updates as October approaches, and spread the word!