MFSA will again be active at Annual Conference in Corpus Christi June 8 – 11. We will sponsor an awards luncheon, Growing the Heart of Methodism (see below) in partnership with Reconciling Ministries Network and the Conference Board of Church and Society. We plan to again sponsor the MFSA Book Fair, which has been a successful fundraiser for our chapter. We will have our Informational Display about MFSA and its mission and activities. We will again sponsor the sale of BeadForLife, which supports Ugandan women and communities. And we will again co-sponsor a display of the Shower of Stoles, an extraordinary collection celebrating the gifts of GLBT persons who serve God in countless ways, while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
This is shaping up to be an exciting time! Join us!
Growing the Heart of Methodism
A Luncheon Sponsored by
Southwest Texas Conference Board of Church and Society
Methodist Federation for Social Action
Reconciling Ministries Network
This is our chapter’s first large-scale event to be held during Annual Conference in Corpus Christi. It is being planned at lunchtime on June 10, and will consist of a luncheon, the presentation by Dr. Rieger, and awards for special recognition for Building a Just Community. We will also have a presentation by Steve Clunn, the MFSA/RMN National Coalition Coordinator regarding national issues and Sing a New Song (see below).
We owe a great deal of thanks to Dr. Rieger for his willingness to rearrange his busy schedule to be with us for this event. He is extremely supportive of MFSA and its mission.
We do need volunteers to help with the planning of this luncheon. We will need help in a number of areas, both in advance arrangements and on site: publicity, program, awards, financing, and logistics. If you can help out, please respond to Rowland Curry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The luncheon cost is tentatively $12.00 per person. More info later.
This should be a great event to share MFSA’s message with others at Southwest Texas Annual Conference.