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Old McKendree Chapel 200th Anniversary Celebration

September 21 - September 22, 2019
Old McKendree Chapel, near Jackson, Missouri

A special celebration will mark the 200th anniversary of the United Methodist Heritage Landmark, Old McKendree Chapel. Planned events are as follows: Saturday: Sept. 21: 9 AM - 4 PM. Speakers: Henry Knight III on John Wesley; Robert Williams: TBA; John Wigger: Asbury and McKendree; John Gooch: Missouri Methodism; Russ Richey: "Midwestern Mason-Dixon Methodism"; Larry Tucker: Old McKendree history; Bill Eddleman and Adam Criblez "Inspiring the Future"; Stephen Limbaugh: McKendree Chapel. Sunday September 22: morning worship in your own church; visiting and afternoon worship at 2 pm., Missouri Bishop Bob Farr speaking; copies of updated "Old McKendree Chapel" history and "Old McKendree: A Pictorial History" can be ordered. If you have any questions please contact David & Theresa Hopkins, 573-204-3633. “Preserving the Past to lnspire the Future” Celebrating 200 Years of Methodism On the Western Frontier Sponsored by: The Riddle Lecture Series, Center for Regional History, Southeast Missouri State University and McKendree Memorial Chapel Association The Bicentennial of Old McKendree Chapel September 21-22, 2019 Glenn Auditorium, Harrison College of Business, Dempster Hall, Southeast Missouri State University Saturday, September 21: 8:00 AM Registration 9:00- 10:00 AM Part I A Session “Remembering Our Past” A. “John Wesley's Optimism of Grace," Dr. Henry H. Knight Ill (Hal), Donald and Pearl Wright Professor of Wesleyan Studies and E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, St. Paul School of Theology B. "African Americans in Early American Methodism,” Dr. Robert J. Williams, Editor, Methodist History, Former Chair of General Commission on Archives and History, Retired Clergy Presentations and Questions and Answers 10:00 AM- 10:15 AM BREAK 10:15 AM—12:00 PM Partl B Session, “Remembering Our Past”, Cont. C. “Bending Wesley: Francis Asbury and William McKendree at the Crossroads of American Methodism,” Dr. John Wigger, Professor of History, University of Missouri-Columbia D. “Westward Expansion, The Spread of Religion, and Methodism," Dr. Frank Nickell, Director, Kellerman Foundation, Professor Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State University E. “Methodism Takes Missouri", Rev. Dr. John Gooch, Retired United Methodist Clergy, Editor and Author, Missouri Methodism Presentations and Questions and Answers 12:00 PM Lunch in Dempster Hall 12:30 - 1:30 PM Part ll “Preserving our Past” F. "Midwestern Mason-Dixon Methodism", Rev. Dr. Russell Richey, Dean Emeritus of Candler School of Theology and William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus Emory University G. “Writing the History of McKendree Chapel,” Larry Tucker, Former President Missouri Bar Association, Chairperson, Missouri Methodist Foundation Presentations and Questions and Answers 2:00 PM Walking Tour of the Cemetery and the Grounds (Re-enactors at the Cemetery to tell their family story) 2:45 PM Travel to Jackson Cape Girardeau History Center Display of Old McKendree History 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Part Ill “Inspiring Our Future” The Role of the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Center for Regional History in Preserving History William Eddleman, Associate Director, Cape Girardeau Research Center, State Historical Society of Missouri Adam Criblez, Director Center for Regional History, Southeast Missouri State University 6:30-8:00 PM Evening Banquet, Centenary United Methodist Church "McKendree Chapel, a Microcosm of Methodism in Antebellum America," Hon. Stephen Limbaugh, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Missouri (3) Sunday, Sept. 22 Morning Worship at the Church of Your Choice 12:30 PM Bicentennial Celebration of the Dedication of McKendree Chapel Gather at Old McKendree Chapel for Modern Day Camp Meeting. Activities on the Grounds to include Crafts for the Youth, Tour of the Grounds and Cemetery Display of Plans for Future Development Lunch opportunities will be available on the grounds Preservice Music Front Porch Dulcimers Southeast District Mass Choir 2:00 PM Trumpet Fanfare to open The Service of Praise, Worship and Celebration Honored Speaker: Bishop Robert Farr, Missouri Conference United Methodist Church Greetings from the General Commission of Archives and History, Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Recognition of the Descendants of Early Members Music: Southeast District UMC Choir, under the direction of Mike Dumey, Music Director, Centenary UMC, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.