During period 11 we’ve added Ocean Park Retreat Center in Ocean Park, WA, and in period 13 we’ve added Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL, Aldersgate Camp in Ravenna, KY and Belle Haven, VA at Occohannock on the Bay Camp. In period 15 we’ve scheduled TMM Family Services in Tucson, AZ and First UMC in Taft, TX, so all of these now have leader openings.
Camp Kingswood in Minnetrista, MN during period 10 (begins July 16th), Camp Horizon in Arkansas City, KS during period 13 (begins Oct 8th). Both of these projects will require a leader signup prior to them being opened to other signups.
The Smoky Mountain News has a focus article on a long-time partnering agency with NOMADS, Lake Junaluska UM Assembly. Please click on the link below to read the interesting article about the future of this wonderful organization. http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5584-lake-junaluska-stares-down-uncertain-future-with-bold-vision
Two Disaster Rebuilding efforts have now been added to the NOMADS schedule for 2012. NOMADS members were emailed the details on December 10th. The Alabama site is in Haleyville, and will run from Feb 20th through May 24th, 2012. The North Carolina site is in Vandemere and begins Feb 27th through at least the end of May. Full details in the earlier email. Signup using the project sign up software in the member's area of our website.
NOMADS interested in our 2012 Budget may now login, page down to Recent News for Members, and click on "2012 Budget" from our treasurer, Cliff Schornick. He has some easy to read pie charts included, so please go check it out.
Now available for leader signups: Period 8 in Bigfork, MT at Flathead Lake UM Camp, Period 9 in Rathdrum, ID at Twinlow Camp and in Pontiac, IL at Evenglow Lodge. Also Period 12 in North Webster, IN at Epworth Forest Conference Center and in Topeka, KS at Forest Park Conf and Retreat Center. Also, the Life Enrichment Center project in Fruitland Park, FL has been moved from period 15 to period 14 during 2012.
Please click link below for special Advent message from Una Jones, Assistant General Secretary, Mission Volunteers, General Board of Global Ministries http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/volunteers/
Our latest quarterly newsletter has now been uploaded into the Member's area of our website. NOMADS, login and page down to NEWSLETTERS-Current Year to see the November issue. Please let Linda Fielder know how much we appreciate her doing these for us!
Your NOMADS Organization is very responsive to the need for reaction and service needed to assist others following disastrous events. At the Annual Meeting in Forest City, Iowa, in September, 2011, the Board of Directors elected to change the direction of our Disaster efforts for others. Since 2006, Disaster efforts were provided through the efforts of all NOMADS, under direction and guidance from the Disaster Response Committee (DRC). Since that time, much has changed in the area of services...
NOMADS, login to see info on projects we're adding for Summer and Fall 2012. Recently, we've posted the projects for period 11 in Ten Sleep, WY at Circle J Ranch, period 12 in Lampe, MO at Lives Under Construction, and period 13 in Eva, TN at Lakeshore UM Assembly. We're adding projects regularly now, as they are ready to go, so please have a look to see where you can help these agencies in need.