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Letter from the President

January 17, 2018

Dear Black Clergy Women of the United Methodist Church,

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savor Jesus, the Christ! It is my prayer that this correspondence finds you in the best of health and experiencing God’s many blessings this New Year! The purpose of this letter is to provide information and to request your support.

The 29th Annual Meeting is August 6 – 9, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Airport Hilton. Our Theme is Value, Virtue and Voice: Speaking Truth in this Present Age. Please mark your calendar and begin making preparation to attend our gathering! The website will be updated Friday, February 2, 2018. Please visit it frequently for updates. Registration will open in March. The first 29 registrants (excluding Officers, Bishops, and Past Presidents) will be eligible for a drawing for one of the following:  

  • 50% Discount on room rate for the annual meeting (August 6 -8)

  • $100 off of 2018 registration

  • 2019 Complimentary Registration

  • $25 Gift Card to Cokesbury

  • A Gift from the Phoenix Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau

Finally Sisters, I am asking you to support the annual meeting. First, I am requesting a donation of at least $150.00 to BCWUMC. Your sponsorship will be featured in the souvenir journal on the President’s List. If 100 of us are able to do this, we can contribute $15,000 to the organization enabling us to be more missional and of greater resource to you and your ministry. If you are unable to donate at or above the $150, please send what you are able. Any amount helps! Second, encourage another sister to attend the annual meeting. If each one reaches one, when all God’s daughters get together, what a time we will have!

Thank you for your faithful support and current consideration. It would aid our program planning to receive your sponsorship early. Therefore I respectfully request the receipt of your donation during the first quarter of 2018. Donations may be addressed to BCWUMC and sent to my attention at 2411 Hartly Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. Should you have questions please contact me at 470.426.7875.

Maranath’a (Until Our Lord Comes),

Rev. Yvette D. Massey,

National President BCWUMC