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Carson Lecture 2017

Carson Lecture 2017
Event on 2017-09-23 19:00:00
Highland’s 2017 Carson Lecture series welcomes Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell on Saturday, Sept.23 and Sunday, Sept. 24.  Dr. Tewell has been an ordained pastor for 40 years and is currently serving and the Executive Director of Macedonia Ministries. He has served congregations in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and New Providence, New Jersey, as well as the 5,100 member Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas and the 3,500 member Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Each of the congregations Tom has served has experienced significant spiritual and numerical growth and has become deeply involved in ministry to the local community. The Memorial Drive Church in Houston is a Dollar for Dollar Church who gives one dollar to the needs of the world for every dollar they spend on themselves. Under Tom’s leadership, the Fifth Avenue Church developed a significant   ministry to the homeless in New York City. Currently, Tom is the Founder and Executive Director of Macedonian Ministry, a position he has held since 2008. This ministry gives him a unique opportunity to serve as a pastor to pastors. Tom and his wife Suzanne have been married for over 40 years and they have two married sons and six grand-children, who are the joy of their lives! Tom is an avid sports fan who loves golf, exercise and fitness. Presentation: Saturday, Sept. 23—7 p.m. “Lattes, Skinny Jeans, and Jesus” An overview of the religious landscape in America today. Some of the statistics that Tom will share might surprise you. During his presentation, Tom will give us a challenge of how we can attract new members, including young adults and families with children, in an era when so many people do not go to church and do not want to be labeled “religious’. Lunch and Presentation: Sunday, Sept. 24 – 12:15 p.m – 1:45 p.m.  “Canoeing the Mountains: If 1956 Ever Comes Back… We'll Be Ready” In this concluding message for the weekend, Tom will challenge us to let go of some things that we value, so that we can reach out and take hold of the exciting future that God has in store for us.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, Sept. 17.

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500 E. Roseville Rd.
Lancaster, United States

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