Friday, April 25, 2008

A trip to Fort Worth

Today the Smith family attended our first General Conference of the United Methodist Church! The General Conference is the only entity that can speak for the United Methodist Church officially. There are 1000 delegates from all over the world meeting in Fort Worth for the next 10 days to look at legislation for changing policies in the United Methodist Book of Discipline. Lee had off today so the entire family went to see what it was like! It really was cool. General Conference meets every 4 years and the last time it was in this area was 40 years ago!

There were lots of displays from the different Methodist groups talking about what they do. And then we saw lots of friends there as well! The different legislative committees were meeting so we just walked around the convention center looking at all of the things to see.

Then, we went to my dad and stepmom's and Madeleine played in a box filled with styrofoam peanuts. She had a great time!

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