News & Information

Anniversaries

Annually, the Rocky Mountain Conference Historical Society/Commission on Archives and History honors those persons who are observing the 50-, 40-, 25- and 20-year anniversaries of their ordination as Elder/Deacon/Consecration and Admitted Into Full Conference Membership at the Clergy Session of the Annual Conference.  To obtain as complete a listing as possible, if you are celebrating one of these anniversaries this year, please contact Rev. Dick Vickery at ravickeryjr@cs.com so your name can be added to the official list and an invitation can be sent.

Worship

Worship at the 2017 Annual Conference Session will be planned and led by Rev. Eric Strader and the worship team. Rev. Strader has asked that we share the following:

1) If you are a musician and will be at the 2017 Annual Conference session, please let us know. We are creating a database of talented people and may have an opportunity for you this year or in future years to help fill out the worship band. 

2) The Annual Conference worship team is looking for a LARGE baptismal bowl. Could we borrow it for worship? Send pictures to worship coordinator. 

3) Clergy are invited to robe for ordination on Sunday June 18th. Any color robe and a red stole representing the Holy Spirit is appropriate. There is a robing room this year, you will be directed there Sunday morning. Please be robed and ready by 8:15am. 

 Questions and information can be emailed to Rev. Eric Stratder at estrader@ChristChurchColorado.org

Blueprint for Wellness

HealthFlex participants are eligible to complete their Blueprint for Wellness screening at the Annual Conference Session. This screening is offered on June 16 and 17 from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. each day.  Blueprint for Wellness is a comprehensive “biometric” screening that provides information about your heart, liver, kidney function, cholesterol, blood sugar control, thyroid function, iron and more!  Don’t miss out on this valuable screening and chance to earn $100 in PulseCash!  For more information, go to the Health & Wellness page online.

Clergy Absences

 It is the duty and requirement of our shared covenant to attend all sessions of annual conference each year, including Sunday morning.  If you are a clergy person and unable to attend any part of annual conference, please notify your District Superintendent and the Conference Secretary, Rev. Elizabeth McVicker (elizabethmcvicker1@gmail.com)  via email with the following information:  your name, the days you will be absent and the compelling reason for your absence.   No other form is required.  The Conference Secretary will report those who have indicated their absence to the Cabinet for follow-up.

2016 Book of Discipline ¶ 602.8 "It is the duty of every member and all probationers and local pastors of the Annual Conference to attend its sessions and furnish such reports in such form as the Discipline may require. Any such person unable to attend shall report by letter to the conference secretary, setting forth the reason for the absence. Should any ordained minister in active service be absent from the session of the Annual Conference without a satisfactory reason for the absence, the matter shall be referred by the conference secretary to the Board of Ordained Ministry."
1992 Book of Discipline ¶ 309.1 "...The diaconal minister shall attend the sessions of the Annual Conference. Any diaconal minister unable to attend shall report by letter to the bishop setting forth the reason for the absence." 

Annual Conference Session Program Book and Mobile App

Are you responsible for content from a RMC board or committee that needs to be included in the Annual Conference Session Program Book and Mobile App? If so, please make sure to get all of your content to Andy Millman (amillman@rmcumc.com) by no later than Monday, May 1. This will ensure that we have enough time to edit, format, and print the Program Book before the start of the Annual Conference Session. If you do not submit your content before Monday, May 1, you risk not having it included in the Program Book or on the Mobile App. Further questions or comments can be directed to amillman@rmcumc.com.