Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church
October 12-20, 2012
“WATER IS LIFE. WATER IS BAPTISM. LIFE IN GOD REQUIRES WATER.”
Paducah, Kentucky, founded by William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame, is situated on the Ohio River just a few miles from where it empties into the Mississippi. Long known as the Four Rivers region, it has been a center of river commerce and culture from the time of the prehistoric Mound Builders to the contemporary barge traffic that transports materials down the Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Kentucky, and Mississippi Rivers all the way to New Orleans. The rich mix of history and a thriving arts scene propelled Paducah into being named the No. 1 Fan Favorite Distinctive Destination in America for 2011 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
During this Primetimers Event, talks and explorations will center on the activities and issues of an area whose lifeblood is navigable rivers. Highlights include a visit to Reelfoot Rural Ministries in Northwest Tennessee and an overnight visit to New Harmony, Indiana. New Harmony is located on the Wabash River and was home to two utopian societies.
Many other activities have been scheduled including visits to Fort Massac, Land Between the Lakes, Tilghman Civil War Museum, National Quilt Museum, River Discovery Museum, Hotel Metropolitan, and Lower Town Arts District. Afternoon options are a class with one of the Lower Town artists in her/his studio or a trip to visit Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.
Service opportunities are plentiful and varied, including assisting the food bank of Paducah Cooperative Ministries and helping with various needs of Reelfoot Rural Ministries.
Participants can expect to gain a new understanding and appreciation of how inland waterways have been central to the development of our nation and how the people of heartland America are continuing to cherish and live out their heritage of faith, water, and the land. The Rev. Gregory Waldrop and Ann Fraley are waiting to share this place with Primetimers.
COME TO THE WATER
Event Code CW12
Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church 300 Fountain Avenue Paducah, KY 42001
October 12-20, 2012
Cost Per Person:
$1,000 – includes housing, meals, local transportation, supplemental accident insurance, entrance fees, and Global Ministries administrative fee. Participants are responsible for the cost of their transportation to and from the event.
Rooms will be shared double rooms with private bath in a local hotel. The first meal will be dinner October 12, and last meal is breakfast October 20.
Persons flying to this event have the option of Barkley Regional Airport, Paducah (PAH) or Nashville International Airport (BNA). Hosts will meet all arrivals at Barkley Airport. Church bus transportation will be available from Nashville (140 miles) for an additional $50 roundtrip per person. Participants should not make travel plans until instructed to do so by the coordinator. Arrival at the event site or Nashville airport should be between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. October 12, 2012. Departure will be between noon and 4:00 p.m. October 20, 2012.
Estimated Physical Demands:
Participants should be able to walk short to medium distances and get into and out of a regular bus and/or van. No major stairways are expected.
The registration deadline for this event is July 15, 2012. Please send completed registration form and non-refundable (unless event is cancelled by Global Ministries) deposit of $100 to:
Primetimers – Mission Volunteers
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Drive, Room 320
New York, NY 10115
Registration minimum will be 12 persons and maximum 20 persons.
Rev. Gregory Waldrup