Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM CDT
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM CDT

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The Gathering @Central Christian Church 
4711 Westside Drive
Dallas, TX 75209

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Irie Lynne Session 
The Gathering, A Womanist Church 

Teresa Fry Brown Women's Preaching and Leadership Institute

The Teresa Fry Brown Women’s Preaching and Leadership Institute (WPLI) was created to empower clergywomen and other women in ministry to more effectively carry out the mission and witness of Jesus Christ in their ministries. This involves helping women address both internal and external challenges and impediments to being women in ministry.

Hotel Accommodations:

We have secured a block of rooms at the DoubleTree By Hilton at Campbell Centre at the rate of $133.00per night from July 25th-27th. To make reservations call 1-800-245-8918 and ask for the special group rate for The Gathering. 
To secure this rate reservations must be made by July 8th. The rate is for a King or Two Double Beds.

Double Tree by Hilton Dallas at Campbell Center



 Thursday, July 25, 2019

5:45PM-6:45PM - Registration and Refreshments in Fellowship Hall

 6:45PM - Praise & Worship featuring Worship Artist  

 7:00PM - Opening Prayer 

 7:05PM - Welcome Into this Womanist Space 

 7:10PM - Introduction of Purple Table Talk Panelists 

 7:15PM-7:45PM - PPT Conversation Part I

 7:45PM-7:55PM - Break

 7:55PM-8:25PM - PTT Conversation Part II

 8:30PM - 8:45PM - Talk Back

 8:45PM - Closing Remarks and Prayer 

Friday, July 26, 2019

6:15PM - 6:45PM - Registration and Refreshments

 6:45PM-6:50PM - Praise and Worship

 6:50PM-7:00PM - Introduction to Institute Theologian

 7:00PM-7:45PM - Dr. Melva L. Sampson

 7:45PM - 8:00PM - Talk Back to Text and Theologian

 8:00PM-9:00PM - Sister to Sister Conversation 

 Saturday, July 27, 2019

 8:30-8:50AM - Continental Breakfast

 8:55AM - Opening Prayer

 9:00AM - 9:10AM - Praise and Worship

 9:15AM-10:30AM - Session One

 10:30AM - 10:45AM - Break - Snacks in Fellowship Hall

 10:45AM - Spoken Word/Reading 

 10:50AM-11:45AM - Session Two

 11:45AM-12:00PM - Talk Back

 12:00PM - Lunch in Fellowship Hall

 1:00PM-1:45PM - Session Three

 1:45PM - Break

 2:00PM-3:30PM - Preaching Practicum (in Sanctuary)

 3:30PM - Wrap Up/Closing Prayer

 3:30-5:00PM - Break 

 Saturday, July 27, 2019 

 5:00PM Return to church building to prepare for worship at The Gathering

 6:00PM - Worship (Live Streamed on FaceBook)

 Sunday, July 29, 2019

7:00AM - Rev. Kamilah Hall Sharp and Rev. Dr. Irie Session guests on Pink Robe Chronicles with Rev. Dr. Melva Sampson (Facebook Live Stream)