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Evangelical United Methodists To Meet in Dallas

The meeting will be from noon-to-noon, Monday and Tuesday, May 17-18. It will be at the Holiday Inn Select, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport South, 4440 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062. Overnight rooms are $99 for a double or a single, $109 for a triple, $119 for a quad. Reservations need to be made by the individual with the Holiday Inn, 972-399-1010. They are holding a block of rooms until April 30 under the group name, "South Central Evangelical Forum." Your costs will be for travel, room, and meals. All other costs (meeting room, coffee breaks, etc.) are being covered.

The major UMC renewal groups will be represented at the Dallas session (Good News, Confessing Movement (Pat Miller), RENEW, Mission Society for United Methodists) and Wesley Putnam will be leading the music and worship times. Our activity is part of an ongoing effort to prepare evangelicals for 2000 General Conference. This meeting will be for all laity and clergy who wish to attend.

General agenda flow: Monday afternoon -- prayer; music; input on current state of affairs from conference spokespersons, renewal group spokespersons, with time for some Q&A, dialogue

Monday evening -- music; worship; keynote speaker

Tuesday morning -- prayer; music; identification/discussion of major issues (including presentation by Good News person responsible for political strategy); decisions on actions, General Conference preparations and delegate election strategies, future SCJ networking


If you plan to go, drop me an email so I can help the conveners get an idea about how many to expect.

Steve Holston

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