Info from the website: “The 109th Annual Session of the Texas State Association of Free Will Baptists meeting June 7-8, 2023, at Connect Church of Montgomery. Travel information and directions to the hotel can be found here: http://texasfwb.org/statemtg23/directions.htm
Board meetings will begin on Wednesday afternoon June 7, and the formal opening of the Annual Session will begin with the Wednesday evening worship service. Our keynote and conference speaker will be Pastor Cory Thompson of First Free Will Baptist Church of Poteau, Oklahoma. The master schedule for the Annual Session has been posted for worship services and business meetings. You can get directions to the church on the Directions page: http://texasfwb.org/statemtg23/directions.htm
Lodging at this year’s State Meeting will be at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston – Magnolia and the Crowne Plaza Shenandoah – Woodlands Area. Contact either hotel directly to make reservations at any time before the cut-off deadline to take advantage of reduced rates. http://texasfwb.org/statemtg23/lodging.shtml
As in years past, we will make pre-registration available to all attendees. You may register online at: http://texasfwb.org/statemtg21/signup.htm or you may register using one of the “snail mail” registration forms (attached) and mailing it or e-mailing it to the State Office. All pre-registration must be completed by May 15 in order to have your information compiled prior to the meeting. Onsite registration will also be available, but you are encouraged to pre-register if you know that you will attend. Pre-registration helps us to keep records more efficiently, and pre-registered attendees will have a pre-made nametag and a welcome gift at the registration table.
If your church has had any directory changes since last year’s State Meeting, please include that in your church’s reporting form (attached) so that we can update the directory for the 2023 Yearbook.
Please make plans now to join us, and feel free to contact this office if you have any questions.”
“No matter the life stage she is in or the ministry roles she takes on in your church, the pastor’s wife walks through all of the ups and downs of ministry with her husband. Even in the healthiest of churches, it can be a lonely and difficult role to be in. We encourage your church or your family to take time this month to show your honor and support for your pastor’s wife. Only she knows the weight of the burdens she carries.
Mrs. Carolyn Dwyer, pastor’s wife and veteran in ministry for over 50 years, has begun a ministry through the Executive Office to our NAFWB pastor’s wives. She has been featured on the Better Together Podcast and presented seminars at the 2022 National Convention and Leadership Conference (see links below). She has also begun to offer a Pastor’s Wife Hangout each month via Zoom. The next hangout is April 18.”
You can register by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll have a more formal release of information for the State Meeting with the program, registration, and other usual items soon, but we wanted to get the hotel information out to you so that you can start making reservations for this year’s meeting at Connect Church in Woodforest.
We have made arrangements for group rates at two hotels for this year’s meeting: LaQuinta and Crowne Plaza.
LaQuinta has the following discounted rates for June 6-9: King Rooms: $109.00 per room per night
Double Queens: $119.00 per room per night
To make reservations, call the hotel front desk at (281)259-1757 ext 8, mentioning you are part of the Texas Free Fill Baptist Block, to make your own reservation. The reservation deadline is May 7. After that, the block will not be guaranteed; you can still make reservations with the contracted discounted rate until 3 days before arrival if rooms are available. Any reservations made must be held with a valid credit or debit card that will be officially charged after check-in day of arrival. We do not hold rooms with promises of cash nor accept checks.
Crowne Plaza is setting aside a block for us at $109 per night. It’s the furthest away from the church but it is convenient to the Woodlands Mall and restaurants. Reservations for the rate of $109 need to be made by May 6, similar to the terms at LaQuinta. You can make reservations at Crowne Plaza using their website, linked below: