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Spirit of Mission: The Georgia Bates Award Luncheon

May 13, 2019, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

3300 Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX US 75205

Date: May 13, 2019

Time: 11:30am

United Methodist Women of Highland Park United Methodist Church is pleased to present Lisa Tichenor with the 2019 Spirit of Mission: Georgia Bates Award. Sponsored by HPUMC UMW, the Georgia Bates Award is an annual award honoring a woman from our congregation who has made a significant and lasting contribution to missions.

In 1988, Lisa Tichenor was introduced to a new initiative of the United Methodist Church: the creation of the first Methodist institution of higher learning on the continent of Africa. Lisa’s interest in the initiative led her to join the founding advisory development committee of what would become Africa University. Throughout the 30 years since then, Lisa has been an advisor and advocate for AU and continues to serve on the university’s Board of Governors.

View Tichenor's full bio

Please join UMW for the 2019 Spirit of Mission: Georgia Bates Award Luncheon on May 13, 2019, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Great Hall at Highland Park United Methodist Church, as we honor Lisa and celebrate Methodist women in mission.

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RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 by check 

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(no deadline)

For meal reservations, payment of $15 per person (online or check) must be received by May 9, 2019.

Your PayPal receipt or check is your confirmation. 

BE SURE TO INDICATE THE NAME OF YOUR GUESTS, CIRCLE NUMBER, or OTHER INFORMATION on your check or, if paying via PayPal, by email to Laura Petty at

Payments received after the deadline will not be accepted and no meal will be available. Please join us for the program, however, which begins at 12:00 pm and is open to all.

Childcare is available for this event free of charge, but you must make reservations by Monday, May 6, 2019, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.