February 7, 2016
2016 marks 50 years of United Methodist Ministries' radical, justice-seeking work in the Omaha community and beyond. Founded in 1966, UMM has had many identities over the years, but the commitment to social justice has always remained the same. This year, we are honoring the past and celebrating new growth.
On April 8th & 9th, UMM will hold a 2-day celebration. Friday evening will begin with a ribbon-cutting at our new campus site, followed by a locally-sourced gourmet banquet at First United Methodist Church. The keynote speaker for the dinner event will be Harriett Jane Olson, General Secretary and CEO of the United Methodist Women, an international organization of women committed to tackling injustices worldwide. There will also be awards & recognitions and a choir at the dinner. Saturday will consist of a line-up of dynamic workshops on poverty & food security, spring canning, organic gardening techniques, a living history of United Methodist Ministries, and a conversation with Harriett Jane Olson. The day will also include local music, tours of the new campus, and a blessing of the seeds. All are encouraged to attend!
Pre-registration is required.
Full weekend: $50
Friday only: $30
Saturday only: $20
Limited scholarships are available. Contact us if interested.
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
The United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church
Soul Desires/Urban Abbey
Ms. Teresa Mardesen
Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede
Mr. William Gess
Hanscom Park United Methodist Church
Mr. Craig Howell
United Methodist Women of the Great Plains Annual Conference