(Wider church, ecumenical, or events held within the Conference boundaries that are sponsored by other entities)
- Extraordinary Welcome Conference at Iliff School of Theology - Oct. 8 and 9
- Rocky Mountain UM Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Oct. 13
- Do No Harm 2015 sponsored by General Commission on the Status and Role of Women - Oct. 15 to 17
- 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions at Salt Lake City - Oct. 15 to 19
- Protecting Houses of Worship - Oct. 29
- Center for Pastoral Effectiveness offers clergy continuing education opportunity for 2016-17
- 2015 Clergy Orders Retreat in Steamboat Springs - Oct. 13 to 15
- Preaching Academy at First UMC Colorado Springs - Oct. 23
- A Time for Children workshop - Nov. 3 and 4
- Pikes Peak Sub-District Lay Servant Ministry Fall Class - Oct. 9 and 10
- Two Lay Servant training opportunities in Gillette, Wyoming - Oct. 9 and 10
- Metropolitan and Mile High Sub-District Lay Servant Ministries Fall Classes - Oct. 9 and 10
- Lay Servant Training Course offered in Cheyenne, Wyoming - Oct. 17 and 24
- Sunshine District Lay Servant Ministries Training - Nov. 20 and 21
- Composer Joel Raney in concert at St. Luke's UMC Highlands Ranch - Oct. 10
- Special program on Ute Indian Prayer Trees at First UMC Castle Rock - Oct. 10
- Cheyenne First UMC hosting virtual 5K race - Oct. 10 to 18
- Second Annual Interfaith Dialogue event at Simpson UMC - Oct. 11
- Annual Alaskan Salmon Bake/Silent Auction at Jefferson Avenue UMC - Oct. 25
- Religious Art Exhibit at First UMC Canon City - Feb. 5 to 27, 2016
Extraordinary Welcome Conference at Iliff School of Theology - Oct. 8 and 9
The Iliff School of Theology will host a two-day conference Oct. 8 and 9 co-sponsored by Developmental Pediatrics and JFK Partners at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The conference will include plenary sessions and workshops. Clergy and lay leaders from a variety of faith communities can increase their awareness of the importance of enthusiastically welcoming and including children/youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The cost is $47 and includes conference and three meals. Registration and conference schedule are available online. Download this flyer for more information.
Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Oct. 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.
If your church has an existent-but-idle endowment, consider participating in the church-wide education portion of the current Endowment Ministry webinar series. The 6-month series of education-only webinars begins Oct. 13. Join the ranks of churches like Shepherd of the Hills (St. George, Utah), Grace UMC (Cheyenne, Wyoming), First UMC (Casper, Wyoming), Christ UMC (Fort Collins, Colorado) and Sonrise Church (Pueblo West, Colorado) in sharing the legacy of Jesus’ love through financially strong ministries. Register online at www.rm-umf.org.
Do No Harm 2015 sponsored by General Commission on the Status and Role of Women - Oct. 15 to 17
"Do No Harm 2015" is a sexual ethics summit addressing the most recent developments and challenges in prevention of and response to abuse, misconduct, and harassment of a sexual nature, particularly by persons in ministerial roles (both lay and clergy) within The United Methodist Church. Topics will address the cultivation of healthy ministerial relationships at all levels and settings of the church. "Do No Harm 2015: Best Practices for Health, Accountability, and Wholeness" is taking place from Oct. 15 to 17 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, go to www.GCSRW.org/DoNoHarm2015.
2015 Parliament of the World's Religions at Salt Lake City - Oct. 15 to 19
The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. If you care for religions and nations working together in harmony with each other for the good of humanity, you should attend. You will also find:
- Trainings in dialogue, interfaith activism, fundraising, and organizing
- World-class religious music, films, exhibits and performances
- And shop ethnic, international, religious books & things
Protecting Houses of Worship - Oct. 29
Center for Pastoral Effectiveness offers clergy continuing education opportunity for 2016-17
2015 Clergy Orders Retreat in Steamboat Springs - Oct. 13 to 15
The 2015 Orders Design Team is excited to share plans for the 2015 Retreat at the Grand Hotel Steamboat Springs, which will be held from Oct. 13 to 15, 2015. For details and online registration, go to the Clergy Orders page online.
Preaching Academy at First UMC Colorado Springs - Oct. 23
A Time for Children workshop - Nov. 3 and 4
A Time for Children Workshop will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 4905 E. Yale Ave., Denver, Colorado, on Nov. 3 and 4. For more information and to register for this event, go to the A Time for Children page online.
Pikes Peak Sub-District Lay Servant Ministry Fall Class - Oct. 9 and 10
The Pikes Peak Sub-District is offering basic and advanced courses for Lay Servant Ministry from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 (dinner included) and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 (breakfast and lunch included) at Central United Methodist Church, 4373 Galley Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The workbook, Accountable Discipleship, is available. Registration for the basic course is $30 and the advanced course is $35. For more information, call Central UMC at 719-597-6642.
Two Lay Servant training opportunities in Gillette, Wyoming - Oct. 9 and 10
Metropolitan and Mile High Sub-District Lay Servant Ministries Fall Classes - Oct. 9 and 10
The Metropolitan and Mile High Sub-District Lay Servant Ministries Fall Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, 19491 E. Smoky Hill Road, Centennial, CO 80015. The cost is $30 per person and includes books, snacks on Friday evening, and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Sept. 28. For more information, download the registration form.
Lay Servant Training Course offered in Cheyenne, Wyoming - Oct. 17 and 24
Sunshine District Lay Servant Ministries Training - Nov. 20 and 21
Composer Joel Raney in concert at St. Luke's UMC Highlands Ranch - Oct. 10
special program on Ute Indian Prayer Trees at First UMC Castle Rock - Oct. 10
First United Methodist Church in Castle Rock, Colorado, will host a special program and potluck at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, featuring John Anderson, author of Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region, and former El Paso County Sheriff. He will present a very informative program on Ute Indian Prayer Trees (culturally modified trees). Since his retirement in the fall of 2012, John has pursued his passion to learn about these sacred trees of the Ute People and the rich history and culture of the Ute Nation. In addition, in 2012 he helped organize the Annual Ute Indian Prayer Tree Cultural Gatherings in Colorado Springs and works with the Ute Elders to help educate their young people about this important aspect of their culture.
Cheyenne First UMC hosting virtual 5K race - Oct. 10 to 18
A virtual 5K is a race that allows you to complete a run or walk at a time and location of your choosing. You can walk, use a treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. There is no specific start time; rather you commit to run or walk 3.1 miles anytime during Oct. 10 to 18. Virtual 5Ks help to bring people together with common passions. In this case, the passion of running and the passion for God. Virtual 5Ks can also provide a safe place to encourage and pray for others while acting as accountability partners. Information and conversations can be found at the Facebook page: Virtual 5K Running with God to the Finish Line, First UMC. Join the Facebook Group to become informed on run dates and provide support for other runners. Our first race will be any time during the week of Oct. 10 to 18. Start planning your route or select your treadmill - then join in on the fun! If you have any questions, please contact Leah Coleman at 307-214-0871.
Second Annual Interfaith Dialogue event at Simpson UMC - Oct. 11
Simpson United Methodist Church, 6001 Wolff St., in Arvada, Colorado, is hosting its Second Annual Interfaith Dialogue event at 10 a.m. Oct. 11. The event will offer a three-way discussion between representatives of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. Representing the Jewish faith, Rabbinical Candidate and Associate Director of Judaism Your Way, Dr. Caryn Aviv will be participating. Representing the Muslim tradition, Ismail Akbulut, President of the Multicultural Mosaic Foundation of Aurora, Colorado, will be joining us. Rev. Dr. Tezenlo Thong, Senior Pastor of Simpson United Methodist Church, will represent the Christian tradition. For more information, call 303-428-7963.
Annual Alaskan Salmon Bake/Silent Auction at Jefferson Avenue UMC - Oct. 25
Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church's 20th Annual Alaskan Salmon Bake and Silent Auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Jefferson Avenue UMC is located at 4425 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
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.