Monday, February 9, 2015


This post is a two-column, back-to-back piece advertising the bi-conference (CTC and NTC) Racial Justice event, "Sing-a-Rainbow," and the NTC UMW Day of Social Action, "Restoring Relationships: Reconciliation and Forgiveness."



Racial Justice Event
Sponsored by Central Texas Conference
And North Texas Conference UMW

First UMC, Burleson

February 21, 2015
9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Janis Rosheuvel

Afternoon sessions on Domestic Violence
Darlene Alfred
Susan Torpy

Potluck lunch

Janis Rosheuvel is the Executive Secretary for Racial Justice at United Methodist Women in New York, and was formerly Executive Director of Families for Freedom, the immigrant defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation. 

She was born in Georgetown, Guyana. She has worked on international development and gender rights at the Tahirih Justice Center and Women for Women International. She also served as Africa Program Associate with Episcopal Relief and Development, collaborating with African partners on grassroots community development programs in primary health care, food security and post conflict rehabilitation.

She has a BA in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC, and an MA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

You may register online at CTC UMW.

North Texas Conference
United Methodist Women

Day of Social Action
April 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Restoring Relationships
Reconciliation and Forgiveness

Highland Park UMC ~ 3300 Mockingbird, Dallas

Forgiveness ultimately frees us from the pain and prison of revenge and allows us to experience renewal


Rev. Alice Coder
Ordained UM minister and member of the North Texas Anti-Racism Team

Rev. Owen Ross
Founder and Pastor of Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Mission

8:30 AM          Registration begins
9 to 9:30          Devotional & Announcements
9:30 to 10:45   Focus Groups
·         Restorative Justice
·         Domestic Violence
·         Immigration Issues
·         Anti-Racism

11:00               Worship Service
12:00               Lunch (cost $10)

 Lunch Reservations by April 13
To Beth Weems Pirtle

or call 972-243-7353

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