All Ages Welcome

June 6–8, 2019

Embracing the Spirit of Joy & Light

Camp Cost: $210

Check-In: 06/06/2019 2:30pm
Check-Out: 06/08/2019 1:00pm
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Register by May 23!

You are invited to the 45th Annual Celebration of the Rocky Mountain Conference, June 6-8, 2019, at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, Colorado!

THEME

We are thrilled to announce the theme for this year's Annual Celebration: Embracing the Spirit of Joy and Light. As we look to the future, our spirits soar with the anticipation of new possibilities! Let us draw together as we continue listening for spirit, strengthening our connection, and tipping towards the enduring good.

AGENDA

See the Grand Agenda for schedule details. Optional Healthy Ministry Relationships(Boundary Training) will take place on Thursday morning and check-in will begin Thursday afternoon, and there will be a fun Welcome Reception on Thursday night. Friday will feature keynote speaker John Dominic Crossan with additional programming throughout the day. Friday night we will have our Celebration Banquet with a presentation of certificates, followed by live music and dancing! On Saturday morning, we will gather at First Congregational Church, Grand Junction for our Administry Business Meeting. Annual Celebration will officially conclude with a powerful worship service with special guest preacher John Dominic Crossan late-morning on Saturday. In addition, First Congregational is hosting their annual Holmgren Lectureship Series featuring John Dominic Crossan Saturday afternoon through Sunday (6/8-6/9). A separate registration is available through First Congregational here.

REGISTRATION

Register by May 23. You may register here using Eventbrite. If your church is supplementing or sponsoring the cost of registration for its attendees, your church administrator will need to request a discount code ahead of time for attendees to use during registration. The Church will be billed for the cost of the code at a later date. Church administrators will request these codes by filling out this simple Google Form. Contact us with any questions.

ACCOMMODATIONS

We recommend staying at either the Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn and Suites, or SpringHill Suites in downtown Grand Junction. These hotels are very conveniently located just across the street from Two Rivers Convention Center. We have also put together a list of budget hotels and hotel alternatives. **Please note: hotel room reservations and payments are the sole responsibility of the individual. The RMC will not book or pay for rooms for individuals, and hotel cost is not included in the Annual Celebration registration fee. All rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.**

ITEMS TO BE VOTED ON

2020 Ministry Plan

2020 Clergy Compensation Guidlines

RMC Bylaw Amendments

Planned Giving and Endowment Fund Policy

2019-2020 Nominating Report

HEALTHY MINISTRY RELATIONSHIPS (BOUNDARY TRAINING)

Optional clergy training on Healthy Ministry Relationships (formerly known as Boundary Training) will be offered on Thursday morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The theme is The Gray Areas of Healthy Ministry Relationships. You will have the option of adding Boundary Training to your cart during registration. The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

Event Leadership

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Keynote Speaker: John Dominic Crossan

John Dominic Crossan is a theologian and former Roman Catholic priest best known for his association with the Jesus Seminar, an organization of revisionist biblical scholars, and his writings on the historical Jesus and the origins of Christianity.

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