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FORMATIONAL MEETING: was held Oct. 11 , 1997 at Cherry Park UMC. The Rev. John Grimstead was elected as Chairperson of the Association (Eagle UMC, Eagle Idaho). The Rev. Brian Shimer is the new Editor of the newsletter "The Essentials". More information will be coming as the newly elected officiers meet . The Spring Conference is set for Feb . again being hosted by the Cherry Park UMC in Portland. More information to come so stay tuned !

There are three area accountablity groups set up: one in the Portland area which will meet Nov. 15 and again on Dec. 13 at 10 am at Dick and Laneta White's (503) 254-4508 for more information ; one in the Southern Oregon area meeting Nov 7 , 7pm in Eugene (541) 461-5966 for more information; and one in the Salem area Nov. 12 and the other Dec 10 at 1:30pm at Marquam UMC.

The purpose of these groups is to pray and join together in fellowship one with another.

The Rev. Les Longden, of the Confessing Movement's National Theological Commission was our Keynote speaker and answered questions about the Confessing Movement. To receive a copy of his keynote address please send $5.00 to the Rev. Cindi Greene with a return address. It was an excellent address! or read it online at : KEYNOTE ADDRESS .

We were also fortunate to have the Executive Director with us, Patricia Miller out of Indianapolis, who inspired us with words of encouragement . She also updated us as to the present Confessing Movement's membership. There are approx. 18,000 individual members and over 1,000 churchs nationwide as well as one Annual Conference

(Alabama - West Florida). Confessional Statement

For more information call: The Rev. C. Greene at the above phone number or keep turned into this homepage for updates.

Confess Christ

To receive the Association's NEWSLETTER ("Essentials") (homepage in the making ) please contact the Oregon-Idaho Confessing Association. We will send information to you.


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