Hmong United Methodist Young Adult Ministry
DETROIT MISSION TRIP
June 20-24, 2016
Our mission trip to Detroit Michigan is from June 20-24. The cost is $60 for the whole week and that includes travel, food, and lodging. Detroit is one of poorest regions in the United States and this would give the Hmong UMC young adult a chance to use their hands and feet to serve the community as well as God. We well be partnering with the Cass Community Center which is overlooked by the United Methodist Church. Monday well be used to travel to Detroit, Tuesday andWednesday well be our work days, Thursday well be used to explore Detroit with my friend Pastor Jon Reynolds, and Friday well be used to travel back to Milwaukee. The Volunteers must be 18 years and older and any other expense such as shopping well be up to the volunteer. There is no air conditioning in the rooms just as precaution.
Camping Retreat at Devil's Lake, Wisconsin
On September 9-11 Vine well be hosting a outdoors camping retreat at Devil's Lake in Wisconsin. This well be an outside camping experience made to help young adults understand how to deal with the struggles in their lives. As young adults, many of our members can feel overwhelmed by the duties and work that surround them. This retreat is aimed to remind the young adults to be still and listen and look for the Lord. Even though life can be difficult that does not mean we cannot strive for happiness in our lives. Prices and speakers well be announced soon.
2016 Winter Retreat
Vine Young Adult Retreat at New Hope Hmong UMC
Our Leadership Team
New Hope Hmong UMC Celebrates Successful Hmong Young Adult Winter Retreat
Published: 19 January 2016 by the Enews of the Wisconsin Annual Conference
This year the Vine Winter Retreat, Illuminate, was held at New Hope Hmong UMC in Milwaukee on January 9-10, 2016. There were about 20 young adults on the first day and about 35 on the second day, similar number of attendance last year in Minnesota. Muamone Yang of New Hope Hmong UMC said, “We were excited that our young adults from Madison, Wisconsin and Wheelock UMC in St. Paul, Minnesota could make to the event. Most were from our three churches in Milwaukee. Pastor Yeng Yang who is the pastor of a two-point charge in Green Bay was our main speaker because our guest was not able to make it.”
Illuminate was the theme of the Winter Retreat event. Muamone said, “It helped us how we could be the light that shines throughout the world. We learned about darkness, light, and how to keep our light strong. Darkness is all around us. It can signify evil, sin, or the coming of God. Light comes from God. It is the strength within all of us to resist sin or evil. We must spread this light to all others so that they may have God’s strength as well. We cannot cover our light for fear, shame, laziness, or any other reason. We must keep our light strong. Although our fire may wane, it will never die. We must be the ones to illuminate the world and bring the kingdom of God to glory. We had great singing with praise and worship led by Emmanuel Yang in Milwaukee, Michelle Yang from St. Paul and Simon Thao from Madison. Rev. Tsuker was there part of the time and helped with communion.
Thank you for our parents who also came, especially the women from Agape UM Ministry who provided our meals. Thank you also to our host youth group and director, Mrs. John and her family of the New Hope Hmong UMC. We would not had this great even without their support.” Vine is a young adult ministry group of the National Hmong Caucus of UMC.