Order of Elders Retreat March 6-8


The 2012 Order of Elders Retreat - Contemplation and Action will be held at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, March 6-8, 2012.


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Contact Rev. Katy Ware, Registrar

Trinity UMC,  3430 Harrison Avenue  Beaumont, TX 77706

409-892-8121, ext. 106


Speakers Include:

The Rev. Dr. Tom Ward has been an Episcopal priest for over thirty-five years, serving parishes in Mississippi and Tennessee; from 1994 through 2005, he was University Chaplain at Sewanee, the University of the South. Tom now focuses on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, teaching centering prayer and leading retreats. He has a special interest in fostering this practice in local congregations.


For the past twenty years Tom has worked closely with Thomas Keating and Contemplative Outreach Ltd, a network which seeks to foster contemplation. In our retreat Dr. Ward will be leading us in a reflection on the relationship between prayer and action in the ministry.


Bishop Janice Riggle Huie serves as presiding Bishop of the Texas Annual Conference, having been appointed here in September of 2004. Since that time she has led the Conference to adopt a bold new missional strategy aimed at making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Hospital, Southwestern University, Wiley College and Lon Morris College, as well as the Texas Methodist Foundation.


A noted speaker and experienced spiritual leader, Bishop Huie has preached at numerous Annual Conferences and seminaries and has led retreats for both pastors and laity in the area of leadership and spiritual formation.