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Historical Society of the UMC Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019

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Grace UMC
6199 Waterman Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112

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John Finley


Wednesday, September 11
2 p.m. Executive Board Meeting
4-6 p.m. Registration
6 p.m. Dinner, speaker provided by HSUMC

Thursday, September 12
Breakfast on your own
8:45 a.m. Morning Devotional
9 a.m. Plenary – The Opening of the West, Dr. Robert Moore, National Park Service
Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. Plenary – Methodism Comes to Missouri, Dr. John Gooch
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Plenary – Jacob Lanius, Pioneer Circuit Rider, Rev. Cleo Kottwitz
2 p.m. Excursion to Gateway Arch National Park via Metrolink
Dinner and evening on your own to explore the city

Friday, September 13
Breakfast on your own
9 a.m. Morning Devotional
9:15 a.m. Plenary – Old McKendree Church and the 1st Annual Conference in Missouri, Hon. Stephen Limbaugh
Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. Plenary – Missouri, Mother of Conferences, Ms. Elizabeth Terry
12 p.m. Lunch
Historical Society of UMC Business Meeting
2:15 p.m. Special Plenary – Where are We 2019 and 2020 General Conferences
4:30 p.m. Program – Indian Mission
6 p.m. Historical Society Banquet and Closing remarks


Dr. Robert Moore: Bob Moore is an historian with the National Park Service. 
Dr. John Gooch: Dr. Gooch is a retired Elder of the Missouri Conference, UMC,  He is author of Circuit Riders to Crusades, Essays in Missouri Methodist History.
Rev. Cleo Kottwitz: Rev. Kottwitz is a retired Elder of the Missouri Conference. He developed the circuit rider presentation in 1984 in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Methodism and has shared it with congregations around the state.
Hon. Stephen Limbaugh: Stephen Limbaugh is a federal judge and a Trustee of Old McKendree Chapel.  He is the author of The Antebellum History of Centenary Church.
Ms. Elizabeth Terry: Elizabeth Terry is the archivist at Salem in Ladue UMC and a published historian.


Conference Fee: $80
Excursion: $12 fee to ride the tram, no entry fee at the Gateway Arch National Park, museum or Old Courthouse (Dred Scott decision).  There is also a 35-minute movie with a $7 fee if you want to watch it.


There is a wide variety of area hotels and lodging choices. Lodging is your choice and at your own expense. 
A list of hotels, including discounts, will be provided.

Attached Files

2019 brochure.pdf