Baptists can't meet without eating of course, so we've also planned a catered Italian lunch into the program at a nominal cost of $5 for those who pre-register before May 31st. Folks who fail to pre-register can still do so at the door and enjoy the meal at a cost of $7.50. Following lunch, there will be an opportunity to attend some optional Q&A sessions with experts in the fields of financial planning, Social Security and Medicare issues, and caregiving. Those who are interested can also pay a visit to the Forest Avenue Homeless Shelter in Kansas City that will be receiving donated items from conference participants. Here's a list of some items that the shelter needs and that attendees are encouraged to bring with them that day. We're also exploring the possibilities of some future missions projects that these churches can do jointly with Forest Avenue.
I'm grateful to my colleagues who have labored faithfully for several months in organizing this event. It promises to be an outstanding experience for all who attend.