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17th Conference Table

Shaping a Common Social Witness:

All Conference Table gatherings are web cast live so those who are not able to attend may access the session on their home or office computer while it is taking place. Click here for web cast.

The topic is “Shaping a Common Social Witness,” and the chair of this session is the Rev. Clarke Campbell-Evans, senior pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tallahassee. It will be held Sat., Jan. 27, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.  

The mandate for this Conference Table -- the 17th in the series, which began in August 2002 -- is to create conversation around how churches in the Florida Conference can become more directly involved in social justice issues as an expression of our witness to the love of God for the world and our unique Wesleyan heritage. Times of personal sharing, Bible study, worship and discernment will fill the day. The desired outcome of this Conference Table is for a compelling, audacious goal to surface that can unite all churches in the conference on a common mission of justice and mercy.

Conference Table schedule:

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.  Conference Table begins
1-1:30 p.m. Lunch (nominal charge to participants)
4:00 p.m. Conference Table ends

As part of the day, we are inviting you to give us some information in advance by answering two questions. You do not need to register to attend this Conference Table to offer your response. Please be as brief and concise as possible. Click here to send your responses to Sherri Lingle.

  1. What is one compelling issue you believe United Methodist churches should address that would enhance our witness for Christ?
  2. What criteria do you think the annual conference should use to choose the issues on which we work?

Your answers will help shape the work of the Conference Table on Jan. 27.

Online registration for Conference Table 17 is closed, you my register at the door on Saturday morning.