The USA Mission Experience is a trip that gathers a group of women from across the country to a region of the United States to meet with local partners, learn about their history and culture, and participate in worship and mission opportunities. The USA Mission Experience equips women with an understanding of the existing ministry of the church in the area as well as the challenges faced by women and children living there. Participants serve as ambassadors for the region during two years of itineration following the experience.
The USA Mission Experience and Global Exchange take place in alternating trienniums.
The participants of the 2019 USA Mission Experience to the Finger Lakes Region of New York are available to share their experiences in their synods and presbyteries. Contact your PW in the Synod moderator or Cheri Harper for the name of the participant from your synod.
2019 USA Mission Experience to Finger Lakes Region, New York
Standing on the shoulders of empowered women
A group of Presbyterian women traveled to the Finger Lakes Region of New York, July 12–22, 2019, for PW’s fifth USA Mission Experience. They explored the rich history of women’s and civil rights movements in the area, learned about the people of the Finger Lakes Region, and were welcomed by numerous PW groups in local churches.
Highlights of the journey included a day in Seneca Falls at the Women’s Convention at the National Women’s Hall of Fame, a visit to the Susan B. Anthony home, and a visit to the Harriet Tubman House.
Learn more about the USA Mission Experience to the Finger Lakes Region in the November/December 2019 issue of Horizons. (And consider cooking up a few regional favorites—salt potatoes and chicken—to enjoy while you learn about the Finger Lakes!)
To ask a question or to learn more about the USA Mission Experience, contact Cheri Harper.