Chapter Meeting – Thursday, May 10

May MFSA Meeting Will Focus on Possible Unification of SWTX and
Rio Grande Conferences

Meeting at Emmanuel UMC, 200 Brushy Street, Austin. TX 78702

May 10, 7:00pm

The Reverend Edward Garcia, Pastor of Emmanuel UMC in Austin, will share his perspectives on the ongoing process of the Unification Steering Team.   Some of the questions that the  Unification Steering Committee explored include the following:

  • Is it time to look at new models of ministry for our common life?
  • Can we support and resource our local churches more effectively together than we can apart?
  • Can we deploy our financial and personnel resources more effectively by being one conference than we can by continuing as two?
  • Is our strength of disciple-making in our oneness or our separateness?

This will be discussed and voted on at Annual Conference in June.
Read more about the unification plan in the Pre-Conference Report, page 14.

http://www.umcswtx.org/download/2012%20Pre_Conf%20Report%204_27_12-1%20WORD%20FINAL%20WEB%20REDUCED%20%2004.27.12.pdf?inline

We will gather at in the Emmanuel UMC Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm for snacks & mingling.  The program begins at 7:00.  We hope to see you there!  Anyone wanting to carpool from Saint John’s, please email Janice Curry, jlcurry@austin.rr.com.

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