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United Methodist missions board seeks input

From NewsDesk <NewsDesk@UMCOM.ORG>
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2001 13:56:19 -0600

Dec. 17, 2001   News media contact: Linda Bloom7(212)870-38037New York

NEW YORK (UMNS) -- The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is
seeking views from around the church regarding the future of mission and the
leadership of the agency.

The board has scheduled a "listening event" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2
in Chicago for individuals, associations and other unofficial groups within
the United Methodist Church to offer their input.

Selected directors of the Board of Global Ministries will attend the forum.
Comments collected will be forwarded to the search committee for the board's
new chief executive. That person is expected to be nominated later in 2002,
succeeding the Rev. Randolph Nugent, who is retiring after leading the
agency since 1981.

Registration is limited to 100 people, so the board is asking each
organization to send no more than three attendees. Registrants will be
responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. The board will provide
lunch at the gathering. Details about location will be sent to registrants. 
Inquiries about registration should be sent to the Rev. Duane V. Sarazin,
c/o River Hills United Methodist Church, 11100 River Hills Drive,
Burnsville, MN 55337 or by e-mail to

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