(Wider church, ecumenical, or events held within the Conference boundaries that are sponsored by other entities)
- Rocky Mountain UM Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Jan. 13
- Center for Pastoral Effectiveness offers clergy continuing education opportunity for 2016-17
- 2016 Renewal Conference at Iliff School of Theology - Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2016
- Clergy Renewal: Cultivating Compassion Through Art - Feb. 17 and 18, 2016
- Camp on the Boulder offering summer renewal time for chaplains - Summer 2016
- Becoming a Multiethnic Church - Dec. 4
- Wyoming Sub-District Lay Servant Ministry Basic and Advance Classes - January - February
- Only Carols Christmas Concert at St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch - Dec. 7
- Reunited vocal ensemble at St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch - Dec. 18
- Religious Art Exhibit at First UMC Canon City - Feb. 5 to 27, 2016
Rocky Mountain UM Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Jan. 13
The financial management of the Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation can help your church achieve financial strength and establish a heritage for future generations through a permanent endowment. The Foundation has changed the next 12-month series of Endowment Ministry webinars to begin Jan. 13, 2016, for congregations who wish to create and grow an endowment. Register online at www.rm-umf.org. Registration deadline is Dec. 30.
Center for Pastoral Effectiveness offers clergy continuing education opportunity for 2016-17
2016 Renewal Conference at Iliff School of Theology - Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2016
The Iliff School of Theology will host the 2016 Renewal Conference from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2016. The conference, centered on pastoral care and self-care practices, is designed to provide space to renew the individual, theology, academy, nation, and the world. Featuring nationally-renowned speakers, a ground-breaking film, a jazz reception with refreshments, and a luncheon, Iliff welcomes the community to this event. Speakers include: Heather Jarvis, J.D., student loan expert; Robin Meyers, progressive Christian pastor, best-selling author, professor and preacher; and Roxane White, former chief of staff to John Hickenlooper and executive director of Denver Human Services. Several sessions of the conference will be using the Open Space Concept, allowing participants to discuss relevant topics regarding ministry and work. The full agenda is available at http://www.iliff.edu/calendar/event-description/iliff-renewal-conference. Individuals can register online at https://apps.iliff.edu/events/renewal. Tickets are $135; however, early-bird pricing of $95 per person is available until Dec. 15. The Iliff School of Theology is located at 2323 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO, 80210.
Clergy Renewal: Cultivating Compassion Through Art - Feb. 17 and 18, 2016
Camp on the Boulder offering summer renewal time for chaplains - Summer 2016
The primary purpose of the Summer Chaplain program at Camp on the Boulder in Montana is to give back to those that lead our local churches. It is a time of rest and retreat away from the demands of normal life. You will also be an onsite presence attending to the spiritual needs of camp guests and staff. There are some basic expectations for all chaplains. Detoxing from our busy lives takes time. We provide two week sessions because that is about as long as it takes to unwind and relax. For more information and to register, go to the Camp on the Boulder website.
Becoming a Multiethnic Church - Dec. 4
Our communities are becoming more and more diverse at an increasing rate. Are our churches keeping up? Learn from those who have taken on the intentional mission to build a multiethnic congregation. Learn the how and why your church needs to embrace the new diversity it finds itself in. Be inspired by all the ways God is moving to stitch together community that expresses and celebrates the diversity of God’s good creation. Speakers: Rev. Cleve May is a church planter in Durham at CityWell, a thriving multiethnic and economically diverse congregation in the heart of the city. Sam Rodriguez is the director of Hispanic/Latino New Church Starts for Discipleship Ministries and Path 1. "Becoming a Multiethnic Church" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Brentwood United Methodist Church, 1899 S. Irving St., Denver, Colorado. The event is free, but register with Rev. Jeremy Scott at
. Download this brochure for more information.
Wyoming Sub-District Lay Servant Ministry Basic and Advance Classes - January - February
Only Carols Christmas Concert at St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch - Dec. 7
Reunited vocal ensemble at St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch - Dec. 18
Religious Art Exhibit at First UMC Canon City - Feb. 5 to 27, 2016
First United Methodist Church, 801 Main St. in Canon City, Colorado, is sponsoring a Religious Art Show from Feb. 5 to 27, 2016. This exhibit is open to artists of all skill levels and mediums to showcase their work and be judged by a qualified judge. This is a non-juried show. Cash prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. Download this brochure and application form for more information. Also call the church at 719-275-0681.