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UMVIM Sunday Resources List

Resources developed by UMVIM, NCJ; UMVIM, NEJ; UMVIM, SEJ; UMVIM, WJ; and GBGM Mission Volunteers

The 2004 General Conference ruled that .....
(1) each annual conference may set aside a Sunday to be declared Volunteers In Mission Awareness Day;

(2) each local church provide for UMVIM displays, information resources,solicit individual or group testimonies, and/or develop other ways tocelebrate the UMVIM movement in whatever fashion that best suits thelocal congregation; and

(3) local churches draw upon the available resources of the ConferenceUMVIM Committee to help make the day memorable, one of "Christian Love in Action."

As you plan your UMVIM Awareness Sunday, we hope you'll find the following resources helpful.

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Scripture
Isaiah 58: 9-14
Isaiah 6
Matthew 28:16-20
Hebrews 13:2
Mark 13: 9-11, 16:15
Galatians 3:28
Ephesians 2:14-22
Ephesians 4:1-7
Luke 10:1-12,16-20
Acts 1:6-11
Matthew 25: 37-39
Luke 1:51-53
Deuteronomy 10:19
Romans 8:19-21
Philippians 4:6-7, 11-13

Songs from the Faith We Sing book
2117 Spirit of God
2129 I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
2131 Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord
2155 Blest Are They
2164 Sanctuary
2171 Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
2176 Make Me a Servant
2178 Here Am I
2183 Unsettled World
2184 Sent Out in Jesus' Name
2203 In His Time
2222 The Servant Song
2223 They'll Know We are Christians by our Love
2242 We All are One in Mission

From the United Methodist Hymnal
344 Lord, You have Come to the Lakeshore
405 Seek Ye First
431 Let There be Peace on Earth
434 When the Poor Ones
437 This is My Song
497 Send Me, Lord
548 In Christ There is No East or West
560 Help Us to Accept Each Other
569 We've a Story to Tell to the Nations
571 Go, Make of All Disciples
572 Pass It On
583 You are the Seed
584 Lord, You Give the Great Commission
593 Here I Am, Lord

All songs from the Global Praise books - Songs from Around the World

Other Printed Material

The KNOCK (Newsletter for Health Care Volunteers)
~ view The KNOCK issues at http://theknock.info

New World Outlook Magazine
~ Sept/Oct 2004 issue

Response Magazine
~Oct 2004 issue
~Nov 2004 issue

Multi-Media Presentation
"The Call To Serve"
Available from Mission Volunteers or your UMVIM Coordinator, this CD plays with MS Media Player on your computer. A great 8 minute presentation for the local church!

Stories make great 'mission moments'
...check out the stories on these sites
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/mv/stories-news

http://www.gbgm-umc.org/westernvim
http://www.gbgm-umc.org/umvim-nej/stories.htm

Devotional Resources

Available from Cokesbury, http://cokesbury.com
~ Transforming Ventures by Jane Ives
~ We Belong to the Land by Father Elias Chacour
~ Teach Your Team to Fish by Laurie Beth Jones

Available from Upper Room Books, http://upperroom.org/bookstore
~ Yours are the Hands of Christ (the Practice of Faith), by James C Howell ISBN 0-8358-0867X

Available from Campfire Resources, http://campfireresources.com
~ Prepare Your Heart by Cindy Judge ISBN 0-9712-320-4-0

Invite an experienced UMVIMer to your worship service to share his/her experience. Ask them to:
· Share stories of relationships formed and lives changed.
· Personalize mission
· Concentrate on how they were touched by God's loving hand through service rather than the actual work itself.
· Share photos/ videos/ slides. One picture really is worth 1,000 words

Contact GBGM - Mission Volunteers for more information!

Contact your Conference or Jurisdictional UMVIM Coordinator for more ideas!