Primetimers Events for 2003

Primetimers is a United Methodist program for persons fifty years old and older, open to all persons, Methodist as well as non-Methodist. Primetimers events offer an opportunity for travel, education, mission service, and spiritual reflection time. To print a registration form, please click on Individual Registration, or you may request a registration form from:

Primetimers Program
Mission Volunteers Office, GBGM
475 Riverside Dr., Suite 330
New York, NY 10115
Toll free number 1-877-882-4724, or 1-212-870-3825
E-mail: primetimers@gbgm-umc.org

To keep updated by Primetimers group e-mail, please send a request from your preferred address to primetimers@gbgm-umc.org. This will allow you to receive updates on the program as information becomes available.

Following are the Primetimers events scheduled for 2003. For an expanded description of a specific event, please click on the title.

1. MISSISSIPPI - "African American Art Exploration"
Event date: February 25 - March 2, 2003
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2003
Host site: Gulfside United Methodist Assembly
Location: Waveland, Mississippi
Cost per person: $425 (includes room, meals, local transportation, program and insurance)
Event code: 4GSA

2. NEW YORK CITY - "A Global Perspective on Current Issues: Understanding and Responding"
Event date: March 30 - April 3, 2003
Registration Deadline: February 14, 2003
Host site: The Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor
Location: New York, NY
Cost per person: $485 (includes double occupancy room, breakfast and lunch, local transportation by public bus, insurance, entrance fees and a "cultural day on the town" with a theatre experience). Single occupancy rooms are available for an additional $154 for the event. Three evening meals are not included in the charge.
Event code: 3CCUN

3. MARYLAND - "Francis Asbury, Robert Strawbridge, Francis Scott Key - Three Who Shaped America"
Event date: April 27 - May 2,2003
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2003
Host site: New Windsor Conference Center
Location: New Windsor, Maryland
Cost per person: $400.00 (includes housing, food, local transport, program and insurance)
Event code: 2NWCC

4. OREGON - "Gorgeous Gorge and the Cascading Mountains"
Event date: June 22-27, 2003
Registration Deadline: May 8, 2003
Host site: Alton Collins Retreat Center
Location: Eagle Creek, Oregon
Cost per person: $460.00 (includes housing, meals, local transportation, insurance and entrance fees). Participants must pay own transportation to and from Oregon.
Event code: 3ACRC

5. FRANCE - "The France You Never Knew - Faith, History, Cuisine and Culture"
Event date: September 15-26, 2003
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2003
Host site: Landersen Camp / Retreat Site
Location: 68380 Sondernach, France
Cost per person: $700, double occupancy with sink in room, shared toilets and showers; $775, single occupancy; $75 extra for bedroom with private shower and toilet. Includes meals, room and local transportation for event activities, program and insurance; transportation to and from France not included.
Event code: 1LCRC

6. NORTH CAROLINA - "Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains"
Event date: October 26 - November 1, 2003
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2003
Host site: Hinton Rural Life Center
Location: Hayesville, North Carolina
Cost per person: $460.00 (includes housing, food, local transport, program and insurance).
Event code: 2HRLC

7. LOUISIANA - "Life on the Bayou Teche"
Event date: October 26 - November 1, 2003
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2003
Host site: UMCOR Sager-Brown Depot
Location: Baldwin, Louisiana
Cost per person: $450.00 (includes housing, food, local transport for events, program and insurance). Participants pay their own way to and from Louisiana.
Event code: 5SBD

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