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SBC’s Conference of the Blind slates reorganizational meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The Southern Baptist Conference of the Blind will hold a reorganizational meeting June 18-19 in Nashville, Tenn., prior to this year’s June 21-22 SBC annual meeting.

Two sessions are planned: at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday; the location is yet to be determined.

Charles Couey, who was elected as president of the conference during their inaugural meeting at the 1990 SBC annual meeting in New Orleans, is serving as the planning director of this year’s meeting. Couey served as the consultant on ministries with the blind for the Tennessee Baptist Convention from 1983-2004. He also served as director of ministries with the blind at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., February 1986-98.

During the Saturday evening session, Couey will discuss the history of the SBC’s relationship with the blind. He also will present the SBCB’s original purpose statement adopted at its original meeting as a possible basis for developing a set of goals for the future.

On Sunday morning, Paul Ferrara, a doctoral student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., will speak on the biblical basis for ministry with the blind, followed by the election of officers and the appointment of a constitution committee.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Couey in Braille, print or by cassette at 246 Thuss Ave., Nashville, TN 37211; telephone, (615) 331-6098 or (615) 400-5207; or e-mail, [email protected]. Housing assistance can be arranged by contacting the SBC Housing Bureau at 1-877-1259-4716 or visiting www.sbc.net.

Interested individuals can send their e-mail addresses to Couey at [email protected] to be placed on an e-mail list to stay up to date with developments within the organization.

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