Countdown to Conference
Just two weeks away, the 2013 “Investing in Youth” Annual Conference is shaping up to be an inspiring and enlightening experience for clergy, delegates and children, alike. While parents are learning, sharing, worshipping and voting, the kiddos will be enjoying puppet shows and Bible-themed activities, and youth attending Collide will have their own special sessions as well. Remember to bring or send gift cards for the “Cover the Conference” campaign to help the homeless and human trafficking victims. Check here for the latest schedule of meetings, meals and “extras.”
Other don’t-miss events include:
· Hispanic Ministry Luncheon - attendees will hear Immigration Consultant Reverend Alexia Salvatierra on Monday, May 27 at 11:30 am in Ballroom F – 2nd Floor. God has used Alexia, through her work with World Vision, to help many people of faith find their place and voice in relationship to immigration issues.
· Church and Society/Religion and Race Breakfast on Tuesday, May 28 will also feature Immigration Consultant Reverend Alexia Salvatierra as the special guest in Room 340 at 7:30 am.
• Display Tables sponsored by 1) Sending Ministries (learn how to start school partnerships); 2) The Art Project, Houston benefitting the homeless; and 3) Redeemed Ministries, Houston Rescue and Restore, and Home of Hope Texas (learn more about the human trafficking epidemic in Houston and our state and how you can help)
• Communications Pow Wow Tuesday after the last session in Room 339
• Restorative Justice Breakfast - Monday at 7:30 am in Room 339 with guest speaker Bill Kleiber, the Executive Director for RJM Network.
• Bus tour: Take the Freedom Walk Bus tour to Carol Vance prison unit in Richmond (box lunches provided) leaving the hotel Monday at 11:45 am. No cost. (Limited seating – reserve your place now)
· Stop by the CALL CENTER, Room 333 Monday – Tuesday to learn about the current immigration bills being introduced on Capitol Hill and how you can make your voice heard as a person of faith. We will help you call your legislators.