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We have the opportunity to hear a nationally known speaker, Rev. Jim Wallis, president and founder of Sojourners Ministry. Rev. Wallis will be speaking at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1525 N Lorraine Ave., Wichita, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at our Annual Conference's "For the Transformation of the World--the role of the church in a politically/racially divided nation."  The event begins at 9:30 am through 3:00 pm on that Saturday with a talk by Rev. Wallis and workshops on various subjects.  This event is free, however they do request registration so they know how many meals to prepare.

More than likely we all feel the tension of our nation and world as we seek to understand how God is working in our human relationships.  Relationships are almost always a challenge, but when we add factors such as race, immigration, and culture, the level of challenge increases.  It is tempting to ignore our roles and responsibilities in bring God's love into all the world, but the reality is that each and every one of us who follow Jesus are called to be part of the transformation of our world--even if it means thinking critically about such issues as race.

Rev. Wallis is a best-selling author, public theologian, social activist, and commentator on ethics and public life.  Among his books are "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America" and "The Uncommon Good."

Please thoughtfully and prayerfully consider attending this event. I know it is on Saturday and so many of us have commitments to work, family, and friends, but if you can arrange your schedule, I hope you will attend.

You can register and find out more information on the Annual Conference website: and search for "Wallis", or call 316-684-0266 ext. 110.  Additionally, if you have questions about this event or would like for me to send in your registration, call (316-776-2212, 316-882-5978), text (316-882-5978) or email (

Peace and Grace,


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