Whose Children Are They?

Responsibilities for religious formation of a new generation

REA Annual Meeting 2023

10-14 July, Online

REA 2023 Tulsa Regional Gathering

July 11-14, 2023, Tulsa OK

The Southwest U.S. Regional Gathering is open to all members of the Religious Education association, and will run concurrent with the 2023 REA Annual Meeting. All meals and excursions during the Regional Gathering are covered by the REA, but please register here. Participants must cover the cost of travel and lodging. You can download a flyer to share.

This Regional Gathering will be hosted by Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK. See agenda below for additional details.

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of July 11, 12, and 13 at Home2 Suites in Owasso, OK, just 12 minutes from the Phillips campus. Rooms are $89 per night. Information on reserving rooms is available through the registration form.

Questions? Contact Anne Carter Walker, annecwalker [at] gmail [dot] com

Agenda (all times listed for Central Standard Time)

Tuesday, July 11

Arrivals all day, check-in to hotel, etc.

2:00 p.m. Opening ritual Phillips Theological Seminary

3-4:30 p.m. View REA Plenary together Phillips Theological Seminary

5:30 p.m. Dinner out

7:00 View REA Welcome Reception on your own

Wednesday, July 12

6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at hotel

8:00-9:30 a.m. View REA Plenary together Phillips Theological Seminary

9:30-11:30 Kitchen table conversation Phillips Theological Seminary

11:30 a.m. Lunch on campus

Afternoon Attend REA breakout sessions on your own

Optional activity Visit First Americans Museum

4:00-5:00 p.m. View REA Presidential Address Phillips Theological Seminary

5:00-6:30 p.m. Catered dinner Phillips Theological Seminary

7:00-8:30 p.m. View REA Plenary together Phillips Theological Seminary

8:30 p.m. Informal hang/kitchen table conversations

Thursday, July 13

6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at hotel

Optional activity Visit to Tulsa’s Greenwood Rising museum and lunch at Vernon Chapel AME Church

11:30 a.m. Lunch on field trip or on one’s own

12:00-3:00 p.m. Attend committee meetings/breakout sessions on your own

4:00-5:30 p.m. View REA Plenary session together Phillips Theological Seminary

5:30-7:00 Dinner/kitchen table conversation Phillips Theological Seminary

7:00-8:30 Attend REA Business Meeting (optional for members, not optional for officers)

Friday, July 14

6:00-7:30 a.m. Attend reflection sessions and breakouts on your own

6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast on campus

8:00-9:30 a.m. REA Advisory Council Phillips Theological Seminary

10:00-11:30 p.m. REA Board Meeting Phillips Theological Seminary

12:00 p.m. Depart for home

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