Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Church Deals With Controversies--TUMHS Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society will convene at Highland Park UMC, Dallas, on Friday, March 9. Sessions will continue until Saturday, March 10, at 12:00 noon. Highland Park UMC is located at 3300 Mockingbird Lane, on the south side of the SMU campus. All sessions will be on third floor.

The theme of the 2007 Annual Meeting is "The Church Responds to Controversy: 1939-present." The tentative schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 9 12:00 Registration Begins
1:00 assemble for opening welcome and devotional by the Rev. Pat Thresher of the North Texas Conference
1:30 Bishop Ray Owen (ret.) "The Incompatible Factor: How the 1972
General Conference Added Language Concerning Homosexuality."
Registrants will receive a copy of Bishop Owen's "The Incompatible
Factor: The Practice of Homosexuality,"
3:00 General Session--Rev. Bill Lanigan, "When Preachers Go Bad."


6:30 Banquet, Keynote address by Dr. Ted Campbell, Perkins School of
Theology, Banquet tickets may be obtained at registration

Saturday, March 10 9:00 assemble for devotional, Bishop Monk Bryan (ret.)
9:30 Retired Bishop John Wesley Hardt will deal with a controversy in the annual conference over which he presided.
11:00 TUMHS Business Meeting and Presentation of Kate Warnick Award
for best church histories.

Costs: Registrants for the Meeting may pay their annual dues upon arrival. Dues are $12.50 for individuals. In addition to admission to the Annual Meeting, members also receive subscriptions to the Newsletter and Heritage Journal. There will also be a banquet fee of $12.50

Accommodations: The Radison Hotel, just east of the meeting site, is reserving a block of rooms at the Perkins rate of $85.00 per night. Please call the hotel directly at 214-750-6060 before February 26 to reserve accommodations. Please identify yourself as a TUMHS conference participant. The Radison offers complimentary transportation within a five mile radius. That area includes the meeting site and Love Field.

Registration: Preregistration with the TUMHS Treasurer, the Rev. John C. Johnson 6766 Silver Saddle, Fort Worth, Texas 76126, by March 1 is prefereable, but not mandatory.


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