All Ages Welcome

June 7–9, 2018

Join Us In Tipping Toward the Enduring Good

Camp Cost: $300 ($225 for offsite; $350 for "Spiritual Retreat" option)

Check-In: 06/07/2018 4:00pm
Check-Out: 06/09/2018 1:00pm
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You're Invited!

We are pleased to invite you to the 44th Annual Celebration & Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Conference, June 7-9, 2018 at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest, CO! The meeting will be hosted by the Metropolitan Denver Association.

Registration is open now, and will be open until May 22, 2018! Scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Register Now" to get started.

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés writes:

"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good."

This year's theme, Tipping Toward the Enduring Good, is inspired by the above excerpt from her poem, "We Were Made For These Times."

Special Guests

Our Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator will be Bruce Reyes-Chow. He is a prolific and celebrated author whose latest book is Rule #2: Don't Be an Asshat (An Official Handbook for Raising Parents & Children).

From his website:

"Bruce is a pastor, author, consultant, and coach, and speaks and teaches on faith, race, parenting, and technology in a variety contexts. He is committed to living and expressing a Christian faith that is beautifully complex, unimaginably just, and excruciatingly gracious."

Schedule & Agenda

This year, the Celebration is one day shorter, and will begin with our Thursday night reception and conclude after lunch on Saturday. Guests will have the option of staying another night at La Foret for a spiritual retreat for only $50 more during the registration process. The time will be yours to do what you with, but you will also have the opportunity to meet with Rev. Sue Artt and Rev. Erin Gilmore, your hosts and Conference Minister.

In addition, we'll be providing youth programming all day Friday and Saturday morning for children of attendees! If your children would like to visit La Foret and enjoy hiking, sports, games, crafts, singing, and more, please RSVP to connect@rmcucc.org so we can plan accordingly. Although we will ask a nominal fee for extra meals, we will cover the costs of the youth programming itself (please, only children of registered attendees).

You can view our Draft Grand Agenda here, which includes meeting blocks, workshop session details, meal times, celebrations, and information about the optional retreat.

Please note: This Grand Agenda is subject to change.

Venue Information

If you've never been to La Foret, you can view a property map here to get a feel for the space. On it, you'll see our main meeting space, Inglis Hall, as well as the Dining Hall, cabins, parking, and more.

Click here to view a map and get directions to La Foret.

Annual Celebration Q & A:

When and where can I register?

Right now! Click the Registration Button below to reserve your spot.

Where can I find the meeting materials?

A Draft Grand Agenda is available above; the full Program Guide will be posted as it is assembled. Please check back! In the meantime, you'll be able to find more business materials on our Resources Page.

How much does it cost this year?

There are three main options, each with different prices:

Basical onsite registration is $300, and includes lodging and meals from Thursday dinner to Saturday breakfast.

Offsite registration is $225, and includes all programming and meals, but you must provide your own lodging. You can find a list of hotels nearby and their availability and pricing here.

Finally, there is a "Spiritual Retreat" option, which includes the Basic registration, as well as Saturday night and Sunday morning at La Foret; this option is $350 total, and will include light, optional programming—but you are welcome to spend this time however you wish!

As always, retired clergy and youth delegates will receive a discount on all registrations.

Will Boundary Training be offered to clergy?

Yes: Rev. Tracey Dawson of UCC Parker Hilltop will offer Boundary Training from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 onsite (Room info TBA). All four sessions for new trainees will be offered, as will sessions for clergy needing renewal.

The meeting is one day shorter—how will that affect our schedule?

This year, AC 2018 will go from Thursday evening to Saturday midday, and we will pare down the schedule accordingly. This also means that for 2018, there will be no "Worship in a Box" provided for pastors.

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Hosted by the Metropolitan Denver Association