Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 9, 2015
Gather at the River is a national conference that will meet at Travis Park United Methodist Church, an historic, open and justice-seeking community of faith in downtown San Antonio, steps away from the renowned River Walk entertainment and cultural district. Housing and additional meeting space will be at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel next door.
Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling Ministries Network members and friends in the Rio Texas Conference are preparing to provide extravagant hospitality for Gather at the River participants. Gather at the River will also include the participation of kindred groups in the Love Your Neighbor Coalition. Gather at the River is a multi-generational gathering. Program activities for children (ages 3-rising 6th grade) and youth (middle and high school) will be led by professionally-trained staff.
Register Now at www.gather2015.org! Early Registration Discount ends April 1.
The lineup of worship leaders, preachers, speakers, and entertainment is AWESOME!
Worship Leaders: Marcia McFee & Mark A. Miller
Preachers: Rev. Peter Storey, Rev. Theon Johnson, Nikilas Mawanda, Rev. Sarah Thompson Tweedy
Speakers: Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Rev. Grace Imathiu, Bishop Melvin Talbert, Rev. Frank Schaefer
Entertainers: Jennifer Knapp, IlluMen, Campanas de América
Youth & Children’s Programs: Shelley Walters, Carol Kohrs
Hosts: Chett Pritchett (MFSA), Matt Berryman (RMN)
If you have been to convocation or one of the joint MFSA/RMN events such as Sing a New Song in 2011, you know what a treasure it is to have this conference in our backyard!
Place the dates, August 6 to 9, 2015 on your calendar now!
|Rio Texas MFSA and Reconciling Team Offer Scholarships to Gather 2015The Rio Texas MFSA Chapter and Reconciling Ministries Team will offer financial assistance for deserving Rio Texas youth, young adults and adults who would like to go to the Gather at the River Conference in San Antonio, but cannot attend due to financial circumstances. The amount that we can give depends on the amount we raise for this purpose.
If you or your congregation would like to contribute to this effort, please send a check to the treasurer, Janice Curry, 1509 Mearns Meadow Blvd., Austin, TX 78758. Make the check to Rio Texas MFSA and write Gather 2015 scholarships on the memo line.
If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please contact Janice Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joy Butler, email@example.com by May 15.
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