Saturday, March 20, 2010

This Week in Texas Methodist History March 21

Lubbock FUMC Hosts Annual Meeting of TUMHS, March 26-27, 2010

Lubbock FUMC will host the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society on March 26 and 27. The meeting will celebrate the centennials of the Central Texas and Northwest Texas Conferences.

The 1910 General Conference divided the previous Northwest Texas Conference. The Eastern one-third became the Central Texas Conference. It included Fort Worth, Waco, Temple, and Georgetown. The new Northwest Texas Conference included Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, and dozens of smaller cities created along the new rail lines.

The program organizers have announced what should be an outstanding program. On Friday night the keynote will be delivered by Dr. David Murrah, author of a recent history of the Northwest Texas Conference. Other speakers include Michael Patison and Carol Roszell of the Central Texas Conference, and Betty Brownsted, winner of the 2010 Essay Contest. Participants will also be treated to a guided tour of historic Lubbock FUMC.


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