Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting Schedule of Christian Churches Together in USA

Christian Churches Together in the USA

2013 Annual Meeting Schedule

Omni Austin Hotel Southpark

Austin, Texas

January 29-February 1, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2:30 – 5:30 PM Registration Lower Foyer

3:30 – 5:15 PM CCT Steering Committee Meeting Southpark B

5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner The Oaks

Welcome, Call to Meeting and Prayer

Father Leonid Kishkovsky, CCT Moderator

Rev. Carlos L Malavé, CCT Executive Director

Video: “Dying to Live”

6:45 PM Board buses to Saint Mary Cathedral Omni Main Entrance

7:15 PM Opening Worship St. Mary Cathedral

Celebration of Catholic-Reformed Baptism Agreement

CCT Annual Meeting Opening Worship

Homily: Bishop Joe Vazquez, Diocese of Austin

Announcements - Rev. Carlos Malavé

8:15 pm Walk to Reception at Central Presbyterian Church

9:30 PM Board buses to return to the Omni Hotel

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

6:30 AM Breakfast (open) Southpark A & B

8:30 AM Worship: Historic Protestant Family, Rev. Dr. Wes Granberg-Michaelson The Oaks

9:00 AM Prayer and Sharing Groups of Five (see list in binder for names)

Sharing faith journeys and praying for one another

9:45 AM “US History of Immigration: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion” The Oaks

Introduction: Ms. Lisa Sharon Harper

Speaker: Rev. Jenny Yang, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the 

Refugee and Immigration Program at World Relief

10:45 AM Break

11:00 AM Plenary: “The Immigration Experience at the Border” The Oaks

Introduction: Fr. Ronald Robertson

Speaker: Bishop Daniel Flores, Diocese of Brownsville

12:00 PM Lunch Omni D

1:00 PM Board buses to University of Texas Austin Omni Main Entrance

2:00 PM Free time

 Seminarians meet with Dr. Jay Alanis for debriefing. Room 102
 Experts meet to finalize document with pastoral message and Room 104
points of agreement on legislative actions.3

3:00 PM Brief report from Seminarians/Young Leaders Omni C
Plenary: Introduction and discussion on CCT Common Statement on Immigration
Lead by Mr. Alejandro Aguilera-Titus

4:15 PM Break

4:30 PM Praise and Worship: Evangelical/Pentecostal Family, Rev. Gary Walter Omni C
Introduction: Rev. Gary Walter
“Biblical Foundations of Welcoming the Stranger” - Preaching: Rev. Samuel 
Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Announcements – Rev. Carlos L Malavé

6:00 PM Dinner Omni D

7:00 PM Brief report from Rev. David Beckman, President, Bread for the World Omni C
Open Space Opportunities:

1. “I Was a Stranger Challenge” & “10,000 Pastor’s initiative” - Ms. Lisa
Sharon Harper, Director of Mobilizing, Sojourners
2. “Justice for Immigrant Campaign” - Mr. Tony Cubé, National Field 
Manager for Justice for Immigrant Campaign Office of the USCCB
3. “Church Between Borders“ Curriculum - Ms. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans, 
CRCNA Office of Social Justice and Office of Race Relations
4. “Gospel Without Borders” - video discussion led by Dr. Robert Parham, 
Executive Director, Baptist Center for Ethics, and Rev. Stephen Copley, 
Executive Director, Arkansas Interfaith Conference
5. "The Church As Provider of Physical Sanctuary While We Wait For The 
Dawning of a New Day for Immigrants in America" - Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, 
Reformed Church in America

8:00 PM Good night rest

Friday, February 1, 2013

6:30 AM Breakfast (open) Omni D

8:30 AM Morning Opening Prayer: Bishop Mary Ann Swenson Omni D
Speaker: Rev. Stacy Martin, LIRS Vice President for External Relations and 
Development - Reflection on what we have heard at the gathering.

9:40 AM Stretch Break (5 min)

9:45 AM Final considerations & affirmations on CCT Statement on Immigration Omni D
Lead by Rev. Carlos L Malavé
Final Business Session
Election of at-large Steering Committee members
Other business

11:00 AM Break

11:15 AM Worship: African American Family Omni D
Commissioning Prayer and Closing of Annual Meeting

Noon......Safe travels!


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