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Embracing the Spirit of Joy and Light: Annual Celebration 2019

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Two Rivers Convention Center

159 Main Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Join us for the 45th Annual Celebration of the Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ!

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***PLEASE NOTE: If your church is supplementing or paying the full cost of your registration, your church administrator will supply you with a discount code to apply during registration. You will need to have this discount code BEFORE you register. Any remaining balance owed will be due at the time of registration. Contact your church office for more information**

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.

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.

AGENDA

The schedule is still tentative, but here a few things you can plan on: Boundary Training will take place on Thursday morning. Registration will open 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

** Please note: hotel cost is NOT included in the Annual Celebration registration fee.** The RMC has reserved a discounted room block at the Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and SpringHill Suites in downtown Grand Junction. We have also put together a list of budget hotels and hotel alternatives. Click here for details on the RMC room block and other hotel information. **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.**

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 durring registration. The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

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