Houston, Texas USA – This month, over 2,500 people will gather at the Hilton Americas – Houston to participate in the World Methodist Conference and various pre-events. Get to know a little more about OneWMC2016 in our Alphabetical rundown!
A is for Airports … the majority of attendees will be flying into one of two Houston airports (George Bush Intercontinental or William P. Hobby) where they will be greeted by friendly volunteers!
B is for Bags that attendees will receive if they come through the airport, and everyone receives a bag when they arrive at the event registration on level 4 of the Hilton Americas.
C is for Cokesbury … They’ll have books from presenters, workshop leaders, and others as well as various other items in Ballroom of the Americas D on level 2.
D is for Download video on demand after the event, just in case you missed something!
E is for Exhibits on Levels 2 and 4. Visit the sponsor booths on level 4 outside the Grand Ballroom, and our vendors and displays on level 2 in the common space.
F is for Friends which we hope you will meet old and make new!
G is for Gungor, a contemporary Christian Band, which will be a part of the Texas Cultural evening on Friday beginning at 7 pm in the Grand Ballroom.
H is for Houston … One of the most diverse cities in the country is hosing us for this year’s Conference.
I is for Ice Cream which will be served following the Saturday evening closing worship!
J is for Justice, a topic of several of our workshops on Friday and Saturday!
K is for Kingdom Building with your brothers and sisters from around the world!
L is for Love … we all need more of it!
M is for Music … You’ll hear lots of it, from all over the world!
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O is for ONE … One God, One Faith, One People, One Mission – let’s explore what makes us One in the body of Christ!
P is for Prayer … pray for the Conference and be prayed for AT the Conference (Prayer room will be in room 430).
Q is for Queries which you can have answered at our Information Booth on Level 4!
R is for Recognition … We’ll be recognizing the World Methodist Peace Award recipient on Saturday, 3 September.
S is for Social … We want you to share your experience with others while you’re at the World Methodist Conference! We hope it’s all good! Mention us on Facebook (@World Methodist Council), Twitter (@WMCouncil), Instagram, or Flickr or by using the hashtag #OneWMC2016.
T is for Tea … We will, in fact, serve tea at refreshment breaks (but not the native Texas variety that involves ice and loads of sugar!). So, no need to pack your kettle in your carry-on.
U is for Unity … That’s what we’ll be exploring during our time together – what makes us UNIFIED, without being uniform.
V is for Vendors … Vendors and displays will be on level 2 in the concourse facing Discovery Green. Check out what greats items are on offer from around the world!
W is for Women! who will be meeting before the Conference (Global UMC Clergywomen’s Gathering) and during the Conference (13th World Assembly of the World Federation of Methodist & Uniting Church Women)
and for Water which you’ll need to stay hydrated in the heat of Texas and the dry air conditioning of the hotel! Attendees will receive a water bottle compliments of The United Methodist Church’s Wespath in your registration packet – be sure to bring it with you to all the sessions so you can refill at any of the hydration stations around the venue. and for
X is for eXciting worship, workshops and fellowship during the Conference!
Y is for Young People … The International Methodist Young Leaders Seminar (IMYLS) will be meeting just prior to the Conference on Wednesday! A special thanks to The UMC General Board of Global Ministries and Young People’s Ministries for their support of this important gathering!
Z is for Zip … Zip your bag and get to Houston!