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Western NC United Methodist Women
Day of Ubuntu at Brooks-Howell
October 17, 2015


Ubuntu Day of Service Agenda
9:00 am—9:20 am Orientation and Commissioning
9:20 am —1:45 pm Mission Service (with lunch break)
1:45 pm—2:00 pm Debriefing and Closing

What is Ubuntu? As described in the WNC United Methodist Women brochure, it "is a unique word. A Zulu phrase, it can be translated "I am only because we are, and since we are, therefore I am." Or "I am human because you are human." It recognizes each human being as part of a community. It moves us to action on behalf of our neighbor. Ubuntu is a celebration of being in community with people as mission."

If you would like to help out at Brooks-Howell or one of the other Ubuntu sites, please register online through October 1st at www.wnccumw.org.

There is no registration fee but you are asked to register so that each site will know how many to plan for.

What makes Brooks-Howell unique? We are a community of deaconesses, home missionaries, missionaries and others who have answered God's call to mission service here and throughout the world.

All of this is made possible by the support of United Methodist Women through their national, regional and local support of Brooks-Howell. Without this teamwork, the retired missionaries, home missionaries, deaconesses, national staff persons and others would not have a safe community from which to live out our motto:

"Called.... Served... Serving Still"

We are thankful to be part of the connection of United Methodist Women. Through the mission giving, cards, prayers and visits from local and national United Methodist Women, we are still able to be a part of this vital missional community.

Check out the updated Admissions Eligibility

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UMW RESOURCES - Be sure to check out the resources page with links to Deaconess and Missionary stories and other materials, including a birthday list of Brooks-Howell residents.

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Owned and governed by United Methodist Women, The United Methodist Church, Brooks-Howell Home is open to retirees and staff of the United Methodist Women (formerly Women's Division), missionaries of the former National and World Divisions (now the General Board of Global Ministries) and others approved for residency. A majority of the residents are missionaries and deaconesses.



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