Saturday, February 02, 2013

This Week in Texas Methodist History  February 3

Marvin UMC to Host Annual Historical Meeting
Registration Now Open

Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler will host the Annual Meeting of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society on March 14-16.  Marvin has been one of the outstanding congregations of the Texas Conference for generations.  It combines vital ministries of social service, vigorous evangelism, outstanding music and worship experiences and a deep appreciation of the historical roots of Methodism. 

The planning committee has created a program that combines tours of historic sites, informative lectures,  and inspiration.  The schedule and registration details follow.
Thursday, March 14 
            Noon-1:00       Registration     
            1:00-2:15         Greeting - Dr. Garry Nall
                                    Devotion - Dr. John Robbins
                                     - Rev. Sandra Smith
            2:15-3:30         History and Tour of Marvin Sanctuary
            3:30-4:30         Tour of Marvin Chapel and Herd Worship Center
            6:30                 Banquet
                                    An Evening with Bishop Marvin
                                    Dr. Marty Dunbar and Rev. Richard Seaton

Friday, March 15
            8:45                 Assemble in Elm Street Parking Lot
9:00-4:00         Tour of Oakwood Cemetery, St. Paul UMC, Jacksonville UMC,
Earl’s Chapel UMC
                                    Lunch-St. Paul UMC, Tyler
                                    Snack-Jacksonville UMC

Saturday, March 16     
            8:30-9:00         Music - Marvin Contemporary Band
Devotion - Rev. Barbara Hugghins                               
            9:00-9:45         What’s A Girl To Do:  Missionary Decisions
                                    Bill Hardt
            9:45-10:15       Break
            10:15-Noon     TUMHS Business Meeting




CITY____________________________ STATE_______ ZIP______

Thursday Evening  - Banquet, Compliments of Marvin UMC
_____Number attending, Reservation Required

Friday - Tour of Historic Churches in Tyler and Jacksonville
_____Number riding People Mover, Reservation Required
            _____Lunch at St. Paul UMC, Reservation Required - $10/person                            
Saturday - Box Lunch to Go, Compliments of Marvin UMC
            _____Lunch, Reservation Required

REGISTRATION FEE            $50                                              ____________

TUMHS MEMBERSHIP DUES          $20 a year or
                                                            $300 Lifetime      ____________

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED                                              ____________

Send registration form and money (check payable to TUMHS) to Stewart Caffey, 5426 89th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79424 by February 28.


Registrants are responsible for making their own room reservations.
A block of rooms are being held until February 27th at Comfort Suites, Tyler.  When making reservations, mention you are attending the United Methodist Historical Society meeting to receive the special rate:  Comfort Suites offers a full hot breakfast and USA Today newspaper. They do not provide shuttle service to the church.

  Comforts Suites                                  1 King Bed-$80/night
              303 E. Rieck Road                             2 Queen Beds-$85/night


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am interested in this event. But am actually seeking pictures of some TAC pastors from the late 1800's and early 1900's. All would have been pastors at Cedar Street UMC, Tyler. Did Lon Morris house this type of info? If so, where has it now been moved?
Email me at:

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