All Ages Welcome

June 7–9, 2018

Join Us In Becoming the Church the World Needs!

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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In 2016, we Bloomed in the Desert (and in Salt Lake City!) In 2017, we gathered in Cheyenne to form a Beloved Community, explore what it means to have Believing Hope, and accept the call to Embodied Action.

In 2018, we will gather to discern just what is needed from us in times such as these!

You are invited to join us for Annual Celebration! This year's AC, hosted by the Metropolitan Denver Association, will be held June 7–9 at La Foret in Black Forest, CO. As we discern, engage, and build the Church of the Future, we will also enjoy meals, informal discussions, laughter, singing, worship, and joy.

Theme: [Forthcoming!]

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 agenda and Program Guide?

These documents are being assembled right now, and they'll be available soon!

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 at La Foret; this option is $350 totdal. From midday Saturday to breakfast on Sunday, those who select this option will have a completely open schedule during which to recharge, reflect, and enjoy the grounds!

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?

For the last few Annual Celebrations, we've carried programming over through Saturday night and through Sunday morning. We have very much enjoyed the Saturday evening gathering, many have opted to leave on Saturay. Because of this, AC 2018 will go from Thursday evening to Saturday midday. We will pare down the schedule accordingly. This also means that for 2018, there will be no "Worship in a Box" provided for pastors.

Lots more information will be posted to this page in the coming weeks and months, so check back often. We'll see you at La Foret!

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Hosted by the Metropolitan Denver Association