The Older Adult Committee of the Tennessee Conference will present its Spring Conference on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Franklin First UMC, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069. Registration starts at 9:00 am. The program starts at 9:30 and will conclude at 2:15 pm. The cost of the conference is $15 which includes lunch.
The theme of the conference is:
Blessed are the Peacemakers: Healing and Peace in your Church, Community, and Family
Conference Leader: The Rev. Dr. W. Craig Gilliam
Dr. Gilliam is an elder in the UMC and has served much of his ministry working in the field of conflict transformation for individuals, congregations and other organizations.
In times of change and conflict in our churches, as well as in communities and families, the need for peacemakers has never been more evident. In many churches, older adults can play the pivotal role of peacemaker because of their experience and the respect in which they are held. Dr. Gilliam will lead conference participants through an exploration of the skills and abilities that are common to peacemaking.