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African-American pastors' convocation set for Jan. 7-10

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Date Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:22:37 -0600

Dec. 18, 2002  News media contact: Kathy Gilbert7(615)742-54707Nashville,
Tenn.	10-31-71B{584}

By United Methodist News Service

"Rooted, Reaching, Transforming" will be the theme for the third Convocation
for Pastors of African-American Churches, planned for Jan. 7-10 in Houston.

The event is designed to inform, encourage and inspire clergy who have
primary responsibility for the spiritual health of African-American United
Methodist congregations.

Leaders for the event include the Rev. Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, senior pastor of
Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston; Violet L. Fisher, bishop
of the New York West Area; Zan W. Holmes Jr., retired United Methodist pastor
from the North Texas Conference; and many others.

Workshops will cover such topics as "Evangelism and Women Pastors for the
Evangelical Task," "Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors" and "Spiritual

Worship will be offered each day. Saint John's United Methodist Church will
host the event.

For more information, contact the Rev. Vance P. Ross at (301) 927-6133 or

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