Join the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (GCCUIC) at the Fourth United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT), which will be held in conjunction with the 44th National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) in Oklahoma City, April 16-19, 2012.
UMEIT provides training for local leaders engaged in ecumenical and interreligious ministries, and provides a forum for local ecumenists to share ideas and models. Participants are encouraged to engage noted scholars and General Church leaders as they explore the ecumenical and interreligious commitments of The United Methodist Church.
Presentations followed by discussions with noted scholars, General Church leadership, and UMEIT leaders are planned. Some featured events are:
- On Tuesday, April 17, the NWCU will feature a combined luncheon and plenary session focusing on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II;
- Memorial service at the Alfred P. Murrah Building Memorial site on Wednesday evening;
- UMEIT, along with the Episcopalian and Lutheran networks, will offer a combined seminar on Organizing Local Ecumenical Ministries.
The overall cost for the 2012 National Workshop on Christian Unity is lower than in previous years. Register on or before March 19 to receive a discounted rate of $200 ($225 after March 19). Registration fee includes all the luncheons – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is offering a base rate of $99 (plus tax) per night until March 22 – so reserve your room now, at 405.272.3040. You MUST book your hotel accommodations separately (apart from workshop registration).
Go to www.nwcu.org to register, and for information about workshops. For UMEIT information, network registration, and homily contest information visit www.gccuic-umc.org.
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is located at One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.