Each year on the holiday weekend of early October we gather for a conference and annual members meeting. In 2018 the location is New Orleans, a city with a rich culture seasoned by a 300-year history. As in 2017 in Phoenix, where we met at the Heard Museum of Native American Art, the location can add greatly to the spirit of the event.
For 2018 we will gather October 5-6-7 in New Orleans at the historic First Grace Methodist Church on Canal Street, where two congregations, one mostly white and one mostly black, came together after Hurricane Katrina.
Details are all online here, along with a youth conference (October 3-5) prior to the main conference, and a national group and branch pre-conference gathering on October 4th. Do make plans soon! (The wonderful painting is by Kari Olson.)