Annual Celebration 2021

About Annual Celebration

CHURCH ANEW
This year as we gather we will explore what it means to be Church Anew. The dictionary defines anew this way: “in a new or different and typically more positive way.” This year we want to share stories of how we are living into a new and different church. What experiments have we tried? What has worked? What has failed? What have we learned about being church? How have we changed? What does it take to sustain innovation and imagination? What is needed from our faith tradition in this particular moment? What is our unique contribution? We are eager to be in these questions and others as we gather together in multiple ways during our Annual Celebration as a Conference. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
We are thrilled to announce our keynote will be presented by Valarie Kaur, a civil rights activist, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, author of See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, and Sikh American voice.

BUSINESS ITEMS 
Everything you need for the Annual Meeting can be found here: 

REGISTRATION
Registration is now open! Please complete your registration as soon as possible. The first 125 Voting Church Delegates to register will receive a free digital copy of Valarie Kaur’s book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. No cost will be due to participants at the time of registration. 

COST
This year, we will ask each RMC church to contribute $100 to share the costs of the Annual Celebration; each church will receive information on this in the near future.  This $100 contribution will be the full registration fee for your church’s delegates, pastor(s), and as many visitors as you’d like!  We hope this encourages wide participation across the Conference.  Each delegate, clergy member, or visitor will need to register in order to receive Zoom invitations to each event, but it will cost them nothing to register.

QUESTIONS
If you need any help at all navigating the schedule, registration, or participation in these events, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at connect@rmcucc.org