1910-2010: Centennial Celebration

June 16, 2010

Have questions concerning the Central Texas Conference Centennial Celebration?  Contact Susan Briles at 817/877-5222, 800/460-8622 or susan@ctcumc.org.

Download and Print the following forms:  

Centennial Event Registration Form

Share Your Church History (Display Tables) 

Centennial T-Shirt Order Form

Centennial History Book Reservation Form

Fort Worth Hotels

Centennial Church Point System

Our History

It was 100 years ago that the Northwest Texas Conference of the then Methodist Episcopal Church had hit its peak following the nation’s westward expansion.
The conference area had grown large enough to split into two conference areas — the continuing Northwest Texas Conference and the newly created Central Texas Conference.
There is much to celebrate over our century in ministry. And that’s the plan for the Centennial Celebration Saturday, Oct. 23, at Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth.
Everyone is invited! And local churches are encouraged to plan a display to share their own histories.  The deadline to register to have a table at the centennial is September 1.
Centennial Day Activities
The Centennial Celebration begins early on Saturday, Oct. 23 — at 8:30 a.m. — with fun activities for the whole family both indoors and in the parking lot. There will be activities for the kids, praise and rock bands, an orchestra, dancers, wandering clowns, historic vignettes, strolling musicians, and a number of surprises.
Guests are welcome, even encouraged, to come in “period dress.” The more formalized program begins at 10 a.m. Following a seated lunch, Bishop Mike Lowry will have a few words of welcome.  “This will be a fun day,” states Rev. Henry Radde who is chairing the centennial celebration. “It will not be filled with speeches and sermons. However, we will hear from Bishop Lowry and he loves a party!  
Share Your Church’s Story
The local church stories ARE the Central Texas Conference story, so local churches are invited to set up a display table with their own individual displays. See more details on local church displays below.
 Tickets, Memorabilia & More
The popular Riscky’s Restaurant will cater a hearty lunch, which is included in the overall event ticket price of $20 for adults and $5 for children age seven and under. The deadline to register (click on the form below) is Oct. 1. Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of the registration form and check.
 Volunteers
It will take hundreds of volunteers to create a successful Centennial Celebration, so if you would like to volunteer there is a section of the Event Registration Form for you to indicate which area you would like to help.