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Spring 2003 | Volume 26, Number 2 | Campus
FM General Conference Comes to Campus

will host the General Conference of the Free Meth-odist Church June 28-July 4. This is only the second time that the event, which draws delegates from around the world, has been held on the West Coast. The first, also at Seattle Pacific, occurred in 1989.

“We place a high value on our relationship with the Free Methodist Church,” says SPU President Philip Eaton, “so it is exciting to be part of this major event.” In addition to being a conference delegate, Eaton will bring greetings at a reception for all area Seattle Pacific alumni in Upper Gwinn Commons on July 2 at 8:45 p.m.

Alumni Bob McDowell ’52, general coordinator for the conference, and Lenora Spears ’55, assistant coordinator, have been working for two years out of their homes at Warm Beach Senior Community to prepare for the anticipated 1,000 conference attendees. They’ve also enlisted their spouses, who are longtime SPU supporters, in the project: Don Spears as facilities and operations coordinator and Yvonne McDowell as events coordinator.

Volunteers are currently being sought to assist at the conference as greeters, bus drivers, registration staff, office helpers, information desk staff, auditorium set-up people and security staff. For information, e-mail Lenora Spears at

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Cultivating hope in the face of chaos is vital today. "This is the time for a Christian university to dig down deep into its formative foundations … and decide quite clearly what bread we have to offer,” says President Philip Eaton.

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