Purchase tickets now for June 3 LAITY DINNER during 2018 Memphis Annual Conference


Amanda Crice, far right in green shirt, will be the speaker for the June 3 laity dinner during the 2018 Memphis Annual Conference. She is pictured here with members of the Memphis Conference Youth Council (CYC). (Submitted photo)

"God is Doing a New Thing" will be the title of the presentation by speaker Amanda Crice at the laity dinner during the 2018 Memphis Annual Conference in Paducah, Kentucky. 

The dinner will take place Sunday, June 3, at 5 p.m. in Igert Hall at Broadway United Methodist Church, located at 701 Broadway in Paducah.

Rev. Crice is the Memphis Conference youth coordinator and serves as director and campus minister of the Wesley campus ministry at University of Tennessee in Martin, Tennessee.

Tickets for the laity dinner are $18 each. The last date to purchase tickets is May 20 or when all tickets are sold, whichever comes first.

All tickets are being sold online. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE one or more tickets by May 20. Be sure to print receipt to exchange for admission ticket(s).

Bring receipt to the Carson Center in Paducah on Sunday, June 3. Look for conference staff Robbin McCoy or Helen Bond to exchange receipt for admission ticket(s).

A ticket is required for admission. There will be no ticket sales at the door.


Laity dinner attendees are being asked to brings donations of eyeglasses and sunglasses for Project 20/20, a Memphis Conference lay-driven ministry that operates a glasses recycling center at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

Project 20/20 supplies cleaned, refurbished and repaired eyeglasses and sunglasses to mission teams that travel to underdeveloped countries to provide free vision care to the poor. Click here for more information about Project 20/20.

"Right now (Project 20/20) especially needs children's sunglasses with UV protection, but all kinds of eyeglasses will be used," said Samantha Hall, director of Resource Ministries for the Purchase District of the Memphis Conference. She is helping plan the dinner.

"Bring your glasses to the laity dinner and we will get them to Emmanuel United Methodist Church. They will be not only part of the decor, but also a part of a mission."