Picnic Supper - Meet Missionary Marilia Alves Schuller
You are invited to a picnic supper at the 15th Street Church to meet and hear Marilia Alves Schuller at 6:00 on Tuesday evening August 13. Marilia Alves Schuller serves in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the Secretary for Racial and Gender Equity for Koinonia, Ecumenical Presence and Service. She is a United Methodist missionary supported by Susquehanna Conference churches. She will speak, about her work at KOINONIA Ecumenical Presence. Her time in Huntingdon is but one stop of visit with the churches of Susquehanna Conference during the month of August.
The indoor covered dish picnic supper will be held the fellowship hall of the 15th Street Church located at the corner of 15th & Moore Sts. The Church will furnish the hot dogs, condiments, drinks and table settings. Please join us in welcoming Marilia to Huntingdon and hear first hand of the work she does on behalf of our Lord and the Church.
Schuller, Marilia Alves #15172Z - Marilia Alves Schuller serves in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the Secretary for Racial and Gender Equity for Koinonia, Ecumenical Presence and Service. - See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Explore-Our-Work/Missionaries-in-Service/Search-Results?taxid=353#sthash.77sFfgZJ.dpuf
Brazilian Missionary in Susquehanna Conference August 3-18, 2013, at 15th Street UMC Tuesday August 13.
Marilia Schuller, a missionary supported by Susquehanna Conference churches will be visiting our conference from August 3 through August 18,
As a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, Marilia Alves Schuller serves in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the Secretary for Racial and Gender Equity for Koinonia, Ecumenical Presence and Service.
Koinonia is a Brazilian ecumenical organization that has had a long relationship with the Board of Global Ministries. Marilia is involved in activities aimed at helping churches and local communities engage in the struggles to overcome racism and discrimination against women.
Serving 14 years with the World Council of Churches as Program Executive, Ms. Schuller also worked with the Brazilian Evangelical Center of Pastoral Studies as biblical and theological consultant as well as university ministry agent at the Methodist University of Piracicaba in Brazil.
Marilia’s knowledge and experience on the struggles for people’s rights encompasses inter-cultural, inter-ethnic and inter-generational groups. She is committed to ecumenism and the experience of the international ecumenical movement.
“I understand my call for mission in direct relation with my faith journey. That journey has helped me to understand that all services we do in the name of Jesus Christ and for the life of the world are mission. Mission is a holistic endeavor. Thus, the experiences of life, of work, of living faith in the present and in diverse contexts, are part of the preparation for mission. It is in that way that I understand the call for Mission service: as God’s given opportunity for service.”
Ms. Schuller was born in Brazil and studied at the Methodist School of Theology in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she received her Bachelor of Theology. She continued her education at Ecumenical Institute at Bossey of the World Council of Churches in Switzerland, focusing on Ecumenical Studies. Marilia earned a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and Religion from the Ecumenical Institute of Post-Graduate Studies on Sciences of Religion of U. M. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Marilia is a member of the Methodist Church of Brazil.
Marilia Alves Schuller is available for Covenant Relationship support in Susquehanna Annual Conference