|Primetimers Mission Study and Activity Cover Broad Range of Topics and Locales|
New York, NY, October 6, 2009--Environmental protection, Methodism in Latin America, music in Jamaica, and justice issues along the US-Mexican border are among the week-long educational forums available to United Methodist older adults in 2010 and early 2011 through the Primetimers mission volunteer program.
Six Primetimers events are scheduled for the two years, beginning February 11-20 in McAllen, Texas, with a focus on "Justice on the Border" and extending into January, 2011, in Brown's Town, Jamaica, with the experience of "Making Music: Jamaican Style."
Primetimers is an educational and mission service program of the General Board of Global Ministries for persons over 50 years of age. It offers seminars, cross-cultural experiences, faith-filled reflection, and interaction with the work of The United Methodist Church and the larger Christian family.
"Primetimers offers attractive education programs for adults interested in God's world and the mission of the church," said the Rev. Clint Rabb, who heads the Mission Volunteers office of Global Ministries. "Every event is an adventure in faith and an opportunity for group members to interact with one another and Christians from diverse cultures."
The cost of each event ranges from $850.00 to $975.00, plus travel costs. Advance registration is required, along with a $150.00 deposit.
Environmental protection is the theme of "All Creatures Great and Small," set for November 7-12, 2010, at Epworth by the Sea, located on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Methodism in Latin America is the topic for a May 2010 event at the Biblical University in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Justice along the border will be explored in February 2010, in the Rio Grande Valley, with headquarters at the Pharr United Methodist Church, near McAllen, the site of a Justice for Our Neighbors free legal clinic for immigrants. The clinic is related to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
Eagle River United Methodist Camp at Auke Bay, near Juneau, Alaska, is the setting for the August 2010, event on "For the Beauty of the Earth," which includes whale watching and education on the importance of the fishing industry to local communities.
New Mexico's cultural riches will come into focus in October 2010, from a base at the church-related McCurdy School in Espanola. The event on music in Jamaica will be hosted by the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, a mission partner of Global Ministries.
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Topics, dates, locations, and costs are provided in the following list. Each name is also a link to a website offering a great deal of information.
"Justice on the Border"
"New Mexico's Cultural Riches"
"All Creatures Great and Small"
"Making Music - Jamaican Style"
A group email service provides updates on the Primetimers group. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and supply a preferred return address.
Date posted: Oct 06, 2009