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Shift Happens: Hope in the Midst of Transition
A gathering of Urban and Rural Practitioners
January 16 - 18, 2014 - Houston, Texas

Take home insights from gifted speakers and relevant workshops,
best practices for leading renewal in today's challenging urban and rural context,
and new connections with peers facing similar issues.

Speakers and Workshops will cover such diverse topics as,
Congregational Renewal in both the rural and urban context,
Grant Writing, Asset-based Community Development, Circles out of Poverty, Effective combating of Racism,
Cross-Cultural Hospitality, Networking Theory and Practice, and much more.

Event is sponsored by iRUN (The International Rural and Urban Network of the United Methodist Church),
Church and Community Workers, and the General Board of Global Ministries (UMC).
Networking time reinforce relationships between and within jurisdictions and agencies of the United Methodist Church
and work to expand the global nature of our networks.

The Banquet and all meetings will be held at The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria
5011 Westheimer at Post Oak., Houston, TX 77056, United States Phone: (713) 960-8100.
These prices include 2 Breakfasts and 1 Banquet Luncheon!

Make your hotel reservations by clicking here or by calling 713-960-8100
and mention the 'United Methodist Church' group.


Early Registration by November 15th = $155
Full Registration after November 15th = $185


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