UMSI Family Ministries Network


As Coordinator of Family Ministry for the NAUMS, Inc. Corporation, I am excited to announce a new opportunity for family ministry leaders in UMSI schools. The Family Ministry Team at Veritas Academy in Austin will be launching a closed Facebook group for individuals who either are working in a family ministry capacity in one of our UMSI schools or interested in doing so. 

The UMSI Family Ministries Network Facebook group is an interactive forum to build community among family ministry advocates. This closed Facebook group is the place to go for meaningful resources, practical ideas and godly inspiration. In addition, Ellen Schuknecht and Molly Ingram will offer Facebook Live training sessions on various family ministries topics. You can listen live or catch us later when you have time. Join our group and stay tuned for event times. The first two dates are already scheduled: 

· Monday, September 16th: Join us for a special welcome event to get acquainted with the purpose of the Facebook forum. 

· Monday, September 30th: We invite you to our Facebook Live discussion on Traditions, which is the parent involvement initiative at Veritas Academy. 

We are launching this Facebook Group to build community among UMSI schools. Come grow with us. We would be thrilled to have every school represented. Here’s how to join: 

· On Facebook, search for UMSI Family Ministries Network 

· Click “to join” 

· You will be approved. 

Once you are a member, we encourage you to contribute ideas, posts and inspirational quotes or verses. Please email your contributions to

May each of your schools experience much fruit for His kingdom this year. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 

We are grateful to Ellen Schuknecht for her contribution to the UMSI Summer Newsletter. She is the new Family Ministry Coordinator, and along with Dr. John Turner, is an essential part of the Ministry Department of NAUMS, Inc. We are also grateful to the leadership of Veritas Academy, including Mrs. Schuknecht, for contributing to the expansion of the UMSI Family Ministry Program. 

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