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More than 6,000 men expected for quadrennial men's congress

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Date 04 Apr 2000 14:03:41

April 4, 2000 News media contact: Linda Green·(615)742-5470·Nashville, Tenn.

By United Methodist News Service

United Methodist Men from across the globe will gather for their quadrennial
congress next year to explore their role in the new millennium.

More than 6,000 men are expected to attend the 8th International Congress of
United Methodist Men, July 13-15, 2001, on the campus of Purdue University
in Lafayette, Ind. The congress, which is held every four years, began at
Purdue University in 1953. 

The theme of the three-day event will be "2001: A UMMen Odyssey -- Christ's
Men in the New Millennium." The congress will combine Bible study, worship
and more than 50 workshops on a wide range of relevant topics. It also will
feature mission-focused opportunities through the Society of St. Andrew's
Meals for Millions Hunger Relief Project, and participants will have several
opportunities to distribute food to area relief organizations.

Other highlights will include a ministry fair and a comprehensive program
with many workshops for youth and young adults. The congress also will
feature music from the Lake Junaluska Singers and Praise Band and from men's
choirs from across the country. Participants also will be able to
participate in a fun run as well as bowling and golf tournaments.

Featured speakers will be the Rev. Tony Campolo, professor of sociology at
Eastern College, St. Davids, Pa.; Bishop Woodie White, Indianapolis; the
Rev. Jonathan Jonas, pastor of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church,
Jonesborough, Tenn.; the Rev. Jessica Moffatt, pastor of Bixby (Okla.) First
United Methodist Church; the Rev. Kenneth Wyatt, artist, evangelist and
motivational speaker from Tulia, Texas; the Rev. Maxie Dunnam, author and
president of Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky.; Tom Osborne, former
coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers; and Cal Turner, chief executive officer
of Dollar General Corp., Nashville, Tenn.

Registration is $175 before Dec. 31 and $225 afterward. For more details,
contact Martha Davis at the Commission on United Methodist Men by e-mail,, or phone, (615) 340-7137.
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