October 2017 > Convention: October 6, 7 & 8, 2017
UMC 53rd CONVENTION FEATURING Maxine Meilleur
October 6, 7 & 8, 2017
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY – October 6, 2017
WHETZEL HALL (Bookstore)
10:00 AM CONVENTION REGISTRATION DESK OPENS
MEDIUMS’ SECRETARY DESK OPENS
(Mediums’ Appointments and Tickets for Circles)
Noon Lunch (Donation $7.00)
MEMORIAL HALL & LIBRARY
12:30 PM DELEGATE REGISTRATION DESK OPENS
(Check in for the Delegate Meeting)
1:00 PM DELEGATE MEETING (Chapel)
Guests are also invited to attend this meeting
4:00 PM CIRCLE To be announced. (Times, Mediums and Circles will be posted in the Bookstore)
6:00 PM Dinner (Donation $10.00)
7:30 PM Opening Lecture, Message & Necrology Service
SATURDAY – October 7, 2016
8:00 AM Breakfast (Donation $5.00)
8:30 AM CONVENTION REGISTRATION DESK OPENS
DELEGATE REGISTRATION DESK OPENS (Check in for the Delegate Meeting)
MEDIUMS SECRETARY DESK OPENS (Mediums’ Appointments & Tickets for Circles)
9:00 AM DELEGATE MEETING (Chapel)
Noon Lunch (Donation $7.00)
1:00 PM Workshop Can Science Prove the After-Life?
This lecture examines the scientific research that has been conducted into the afterlife. It lays out the different lines of evidence that support the argument that we do not die. It will methodically outline the data and also offer a critic of it. Afterward, you will have the tools to logically articulate the argument that science has proved the after-life!
3:00 PM Workshop Great Moments of Modern Mediumship
This lecture will leave both the layperson and those knowledgable of Spiritualism utterly gobsmacked. Fully sourced incidences, some famous and some little known, from the annals of Spiritualism will be presented and discussed. This lecture will round out anyone’s knowledge of mediumship and foster an appreciation of the great mediums of the past.
Maxine Meilleur has been interested in Spiritualism and psychical research since she began attending Spiritualist churches in St. Petersburg, Florida as a teenager. She is a former Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School who has studied parapsychology at the Rhine Center at Duke University and examined the archives of the Society for Psychical Research at Cambridge University. Her list of published articles includes works on the Ouija Board, spiritual healing, and spirit guides. She presented a conference paper with acclaimed British medium Andy Byng on whether platform mediumship is merely entertainment and she boldly presented a conference poster titled “The Role of Discarnate Spirits within Spiritual Healing” for the Conference of Medicine and Religion. Her major work is “Great Moments of Modern Mediumship: Volume 1 and 2” that she gladly gives away for free on pdf. Among her present projects are researching commonalities in the use of trance within Tibetan Buddhism and Spiritualism. She has appeared on dozens of radio shows to include Whitney Steiber’s “Unknown Country” and hosted more than 60 of her own shows on Blog Talk Radio. As a psychic medium, Maxine provides upliftment, insight and empowerment without vague generalities or superficial platitudes. Her website is www.moderndayseer.com
6:00 PM Cash Bar Hotel Roanoke
6:30 PM Banquet & Entertainment $45 Hotel Roanoke
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY October 3, 2017
Magnolia Buffet #1
Garden Greens Center (GF, V) freshly tossed selection of new kale, red oak, frisee, and romaine heart, signature Hotel Roanoke vinaigrette
Garden Company blue cheese crumble, dried cranberry, toasted walnut
Maple balsamic Quinoa Salad (VN, GF) dried cherry, pecan, scallion, light maple-balsamic
Fall Harvest Pasta Salad (V) rotini, roast sweet potato, broccoli, cranberry, pine nut, red onion, poppy seed dressing, goat cheese
Slow Roasted Pork Loin (GF) sweet apple chutney
Chicken Cacciatore (GF) tomato, mirepoix, porcini, shiitake, red wine, herbs
Seared Salmon (GF) brown sugar mustard glaze
Dietary Substitution Option
Tortellini Formaggio spinach, roast tomato, basil, shaved asiago
Vegetable & Starch
Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese, Roasted Yellow Pepper (GF)
Mashed Sweet Potato with Candied Pecan (GF)
Caramel Apple Cake
Flourless Chocolate TORTE (GF)
Bourbon and Smoked Pecan Pie
Freshly Baked Artisan Bread and Butter
Freshly Brewed Coffee Service
SUNDAY – October 8, 2017
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Adult Study (Library) No Charge Elizabeth Moore-McDevitt, Teacher
10:30 AM Healing (Chapel)
11:00 AM Worship & Ordination Service Revs. Justin Terry & F. Reed Brown
11:00 AM Children’s Sunday School
Noon – Lunch (Freewill donation) followed by Reception for new Ministers (Library)
1:00 PM Check Out & Executive Board Meeting (Office)
BREAKFAST: Saturday; Sunday 8 – 8:45 AM
LUNCH: Friday, Saturday ; Sunday 12 – 1 PM
SUPPER: Friday 6-7 PM
NOTE: Vegetarian Food is available
Click here to download the 2017 UMC Registration Form.
UMC 53rd Annual Convention
October 6, 7 & 8th, 2017
UMC Roanoke, VA
NAME (please print): ___________________________________________________________________
PHONE: Work: ___________________________ Home: ______________________________________
EMAIL: ______________________________ Your check #____________________
Rooms are double occupancy. Call for availability.
Banquet $45 – Number tickets ______ $Total Amount $_______
Workshop $20 each or both for $30. Number of tickets ______ $Total Amount $_______
Room and meals at the Center $125. Does not include banquet.
VEGETARIAN: YES ___ NO ____
Does not include: Readings and circles.
We accept checks, money orders, cash or Credit Cards
Deadline for Banquet Reservations: October 3, 2016 Please call UMC Office at: 1-540-562-4889 Or Email: Info@Unitedmeta.com YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS!
Hotel Roanoke Special Rate $175 must reserve by Sept. 1, to get this special rate.
All Other hotels, go to: www.Trivago.com Enter, Roanoke,VA, then date of arrival and departure. It will give you rates of all the local Roanoke, Va., hotels. You must make your own reservations.
TO HOLD YOUR ROOM, at the UMC Center, after you have called for your reservation, you must mail your non refundable deposit check for $100.
Most readings: $100 donation for 1/2 hour; circles $25 Donation; Individual workshops $20 donation each or both for $30
Please send this form with your check to:
1488 Peters Creek Rd. NW
Roanoke, VA 24017