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Order of Elders

Location: Barrington UMC: 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington IL 60010

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Order of Elders Gathering

Facilitated by Rev. Jay Wittmeyer and Rev. Richard Blackburn of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, we will engage in a thoughtful process of dialogue and listening.  Promising to be both informational and formational, this event will not have winners or losers, nor seek to find solutions. Come prepared to share your understanding of what it means for you, as a leader, to be a non-anxious presence in the midst of the United Methodist storm.

Cost: $10 online / $15 walk-in

Deadline extended: please register by March 1. 

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Registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.


8:30-9am Registration / Continental Breakfast
9am-12 noon Structured Dialogue Session
12 noon - 2pm "Not Quite the Last Supper" with Bishop Dyck

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