Saturday, February 11, 2012

This Week in Texas Methodist History February 12

Texas United Methodist Historical Society Annual Meeting Announced

The Executive Committee of the TUMHS has announced program and registration details for the annual meeting of the society.  Cochran Chapel UMC Dallas is the host church,  and the theme is Texas Methodist Musical Heritage.  Details below


Texas United Methodist Historical Society
Meeting at Cochran Chapel UMC Micah Center
9027 Midway Road at Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX
March 23-24, 2012

Friday March 23, 2012

10:00-11:30  Board of Directors Meet

12:00 noon       Registration Opens at Micah Center

1:00  p.m.  Welcome and Devotional                Rev. Joseph Stabile

1:30 p.m.  "A Conversation with Jane Marshall about church musicians in Texas in the Twentieth Century"

2:15 p.m.  Break

2:30 p.m.  Walter Vernon Award Winning Student paper, Evan Jones

3:30 p.m.  "A Walk Through the Beginnings of Methodism in North Texas" by Linda Rolen (tour of historic Cochran Chapel)

6:30 p.m.  Texas United Methodist Historical Society Dinner in Fellowship Hall            
"The World Is My Parish:  The Role of the Accordion among Circuit Riders" by            Dr.  Michael Hawn

Saturday March 24, 2012

8:30 a.m.  Raquel Martinez

9:45 a.m.  Break

10:00 a.m.  TUMHS Association meeting including Kate Warnick Award for best local church history, reports from annual conferences, and special guest, Dr. Robert Williams, the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church, Drew University, Madison, NJ.

11:30 a.m.  "'Just a Little Talk':  Stamps-Baxter and Texas Methodists" by Dr. David   Music

12:30 p.m.  Adjournment


The Rev. Joseph Stabile has been appointed as pastor of Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church for over seven years.  Joe and his wife Suzanne founded the Micah Center for retreats and spiritual direction.  Joe served as a Roman Catholic priest for 26 years before being received into the United Methodist clergy.  His popular gifts include pastoral care and song.

Jane Marshall is "a distinguished composer, educator, conductor and author."
(Companion to the United Methodist Hymnal)She is the recipient of the 1965
Woman of Achievement award from SMU and the 1974 award for distinguished
service to church music from the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference.
Jane has taught at Perkins School of Theology since 1969. She composed 21
entries in the current United Methodist Hymnal.

Linda Rolen has been a member of Cochran Chapel UMC for over 20 years.  She has been active in serving the church.  She will show us the 1895 Cochran Home, Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, and the Cochran Cemetery all on site.

Dr. Michael Hawn serves SMU as University Distinguished Professor of Church Music and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program.  His most recent book is Gather into One:  Praying and Singing Globally.  He is an ordained Baptist minister and an Elected Fellow of the Hymn Society.

Raquel Martinez is widely known in United Methodism as the co-author (with Joel Martinez) of Fiesta Christiana:  Spanish Language Book of Worship (Abingdon, 2003)

Dr. David Music serves Baylor University as Professor of Church Music and Graduate Program Director in the School of Music.  He also directs the annual Baylor Sacred Harp sing.  He has published books, articles, compositions, and arrangements.  David has served as President of the Baptist Church Music Conference.

Evan Jones is a student at Perkins School of Theology.  He wrote the winning Student Essay on the life of Madam Volino and the founding of the Methodist Mission Home in San Antonio while studying with Dr. Ted Campbell. 


Special convention rates have been obtained from the Embassy Suites, Dallas Love Field, 3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas.  75220.  Single, Double, Triple or Quad $89.00 + tax.

The rate includes complementary shuttle service from Love Field and to and from the Cochran Chapel site.  It also includes a full, cook-to-order breakfast, and free parking. 

To secure the special rate, you must call 214-357-4500; identify yourself as part of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society by March 3. 


Registration for the Annual Meeting is $50.   If you wish to attend the Friday night banquet only, you may do so for $25. 

Make checks payable to Texas United Methodist Historical Society (TUMHS) and mail to Jean Traster, TUMHS Treasurer
2014 Iron Horse Court
Arlington, Texas 76017


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