Mission Matters


This Sunday we welcome a United Methodist missionary!


WE have the privilege of hosting a gathering for this Missionary on Sunday night.

Discover how to be a part of their work both here in the United States and far across the world.
Available to visit your church beginning afternoon of Sunday, January 24 at 6p.m. in the Student Ministries Center.

Mary Gladstone-Highland is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a Church and Community Worker based at the Clarkston United Methodist Church in Clarkston, Michigan.

Her bio is at https://www.umcmission.org/Explore-Our-Work/Missionaries-in-Service/Missionary-Profiles/Gladstone-Highland-Mary
Check out her latest newsletter at https://issuu.com/marygladstone-highalnd/docs/ccw_newsletter_giving_tuesday_decem
Mary is a powerful speaker and presenter and is an expert on poverty in our country and will help your congregation better understand the dynamics especially of generational poverty. She serves as community outreach director for a regional ministry that responds to social and economic challenges in an area lying between Flint, Pontiac, and Detroit, Michigan. Two districts of the Detroit Annual Conference are involved.
Church and Community Workers respond to God’s call to ministry among the poor and disenfranchised in rural and urban areas throughout the United States. They work to change the social inequities of poverty, racial injustice, and domestic violence. A native of Detroit, Mary served as a US-2 missionary as a young adult and as a Church and Community Worker in Baltimore, Maryland, and Utica, New York. As a US-2 and Church and Community Worker, she helped to develop the Deaf Shalom Zone in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference over a three-year period from 2005 to 2008, then for two years was director of that ministry. She served as director of the Utica Urban Ministry in the Upper New York Annual Conference from 2010 to 2013.
Mary is married to Andrew Gladstone-Highland and has a three-year-old son, Theodore.