(Wider church, ecumenical, or events held within the Conference boundaries that are sponsored by other entities)
- 2015 Financial Seminar for Nonprofits and Churches - July 6
- Creating a Culture of Renewal three-track program
- Center for Courage & Renewal hosting program for young United Methodist ministers
- Center for Pastoral Effectiveness offers continuing education events - July 8 to 10
- Concert with Arvel Bird to benefit Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - July 11
- Path 1 Coach Training event at Hilltop UMC Salt Lake City - July 28 to 30
- School of Congregational Development 2015 Satellite Event at First UMC Missoula - Aug. 15
- Clergy Renewal: Cultivating Compassion Through Art - Aug. 28 and 29
- Revitup! For a Lifetime in Ministry sponsored by General Board of Pension & Health Benefits - Oct. 5 to 7
- Rocky Mountain UM Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Oct. 14
- 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
- Pinecliff Camp and Retreat Center Summer Happenings
- Grand Mesa Christian Association Summer Camps
- Buckhorn United Methodist Camp Summer Happenings
- Youth Water World Day - Aug. 2
- Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies - Aug. 22 to 30
- Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Class - Sept. 12 and 13
- Beulah UMC celebrates 130th anniversary - July 3 to 5
- St. Andrew United Methodist Church Annual Golf Tournament to benefit DenUM - July 20
2015 Financial Seminar for Nonprofits and Churches - July 6
Nonprofit organizations and churches face challenges and threats that can reduce their ability to achieve the greatest possible impact. CapinCrouse Colorado is hosting a financial seminar from 7:30 a.m. to noon July 6 at the Denver Seminary, 6399 Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120. This seminar is designed to identify potential impediments as well as areas that are key to enabling greater impact. It will cover recent developments and best practices needed to achieve greater impact, including understanding, preventing, and detecting fraud; how to recruit and hire great employees; and common tax issues affecting exempt organizations. For more information and to register online, click here.
Creating a culture of Renewal Three-track program
Led by Rebekah Simon-Peter, Creating a Culture of Renewal has a three-track program that is an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry. Using emotional intelligence, you will master the vital interplay between group dynamics, congregational culture and communication to bring new life to your congregation.
Track 1 – Culture and Communication - Reduce the hidden messages and unintentional dynamics that keep your church stuck.
Track 2 – Leadership Smarts - Become the kind of leader who builds up other leaders while gaining support and trust.
Track 3 – Culture Shift! - Lead with a bold, kingdom-oriented vision that gets others on board and ushers in a new era in your congregation.
Courage to Lead for Young United Methodist Ministers - June to October, Nov. 11 to 14
The Center for Courage & Renewal is hosting a six-month intensive program called "Courage to Lead" to help young United Methodist ministers build a sustainable leadership. Following the first retreat in May are monthly peer learning calls from June to October. Then a closing retreat will be held Nov. 11 to 14 also at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs. For more information about the "Courage to Lead" program, click for the brochure. For more information about the Center for Courage & Renewal, go to www.couragerenewal.org.
Center for Pastoral Effectiveness offers continuing education events - July 8 to 10
The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness has scheduled three continuing education resources in 2015 for the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Annual Conferences. More information can be found in this flyer.
Center – Track ll: For those clergy who have attended Track l, this is an important second step in integrating systems thinking into those personal/professional situations. More in-depth study makes the systems understanding from Track l more accessible especially in anxious times. Six three-day retreats spread over 18 months. 14 Continuing Education Units; First Retreat: July 8 to 10 - Denver area.
Concert with Arvel Bird to benefit Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - July 11
Arvel Bird, winner of Native American Music Award's "Artist of the Year", will perform at 7 p.m. July 11 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. The concert is free, but there is a suggested donation to benefit the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Arvel Bird will be joined by Brad Bearsheart and the Bearsheart Family Dancers. For more information, go to www.blc-denver2.org.
Path 1 Coach Training event at Hilltop UMC Salt Lake City - July 28 to 30
A Path 1 Coach Training event for clergy and lay leaders will be held from July 28 to 30 at Hilltop United Methodist Church, 985 E. 10600 South in Sandy, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City. Three sessions will be offered: Basic Training for Coaches, Facilitation Training for Coaches and Coaching for Congregational Vitality. Cost for each session is $198. Presenters include Sam Rodriguez, Director of Hispanic/Latino New Church Starts; Emily Reece, New Church Strategist at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church; and Phil Maynard, Director of Path 1 Coaching Network. Download this brochure for more information. Click here to register online.
School of Congregational Development 2015 Satellite Event at First UMC Missoula, Montana - Aug. 15
This event will be a full-day experience focusing on Crossroads and Community Reach & Outreach. The Satellite Event on Aug. 15 at First UMC Missoula will feature two outstanding leaders: the Rev. John Edgar, founding pastor of a multicultural, multi-class congregation in Ohio; and Dr. B. Kevin Smalls, a leader in guiding congregations to create innovative worship experiences. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at First UMC Missoula, Montana. The cost is $29 and includes lunch. Register at www.scdsatellites.org.
Clergy Renewal: Cultivating Compassion Through Art - Aug. 28 and 29
Revitup! For a Lifetime in Ministry sponsored by General Board of Pension & Health Benefits - Oct. 5 to 7
Do you have student debt? Do you wish you had a clergy tax consultant? Are you wondering about your financial future? Then you just might want to register for revitup! to be held Oct. 5 to 7 at the Chicago Hilton/Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Illinois. This event sponsored by the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. Besides important financial learning, you'll be inspired by Mike Slaughter's keynote address and music led by Chuck Bell, plus lots of networking opportunities with other young clergy. There's an exciting incentive offer for the first 50 clergy to register. All clergy ages 25 to 39 are invited to revitup! Click here for more information and to register.
Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Oct. 14
Under the financial management of the Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation, your church can achieve financial strength and establish a heritage for future generations through a permanent endowment. The Foundation’s next 12-month series of Endowment Ministry webinars begins Oct. 14, and is available to congregations who wish to create and grow an endowment. If your church has an existent-but-idle endowment, consider participating in the marketing portion of the current Endowment Ministry webinar series. The 6-month series of marketing-only webinars begins Oct. 13.
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
Pinecliff Camp and Retreat Center Summer Happenings
The 2015 Pinecliff Elementary Camp (July 13-17) and Pinecliff Junior High Camp (July 20-24) are just weeks away, and your children or grandchildren can experience summer camp at Pinecliff and take advantage of the early bird registration pricing. The early bird registration deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2015 for both the elementary and junior high camps. The early bird registration pricing for elementary camp is $180 if paid in full before June 30 (a savings of $25 off the regular price of $205), and the early bird pricing for junior high camp is only $140 (also a savings of $25 off the regular price of $165).
If the camp price is a challenge for your family, complete the Pinecliff Campership form so every child who would like to attend Pinecliff Camp can attend this summer.
To register for camp, here’s the link to the Pinecliff Camp page where you will find the forms. Please note the 2015 Pinecliff Junior High Camp dates have changed from June to July 20-24 (the form will be updated this week).
Grand Mesa Christian Association summer camps
- Elementary camp July 6-10, 2015 – Psalm 59:17 “You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” This year at elementary camp we will learn to Fully Rely on God (F.R.O.G.).
- Young Adult Camp July 10-12, 2015 – Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing. Not even that thing. Your thing. The one thing that seems to defy all attempts to defeat it, restore it, heal it, change it, overcome it, undo it, or just to get through it.
- Senior High Camp July 12-17, 2015 – We all make New Year’s resolutions, even if not written. So too, we think of the upcoming school year and the way we want to be better, stronger, faster, and smarter. Christ calls us to throw out the old as we move forward into the new. We are called to movement, not to stagnant. This week we will explore the new creation that God is calling each of us to be. We are all subject to change.
- Family Camp July 17-19, 2015 – Family Camp is designed for young and old. As family units we will have fun getting to know new people and visiting with old friends all the while enjoying the beauty of the Grand Mesa in Western Colorado. This is a great opportunity for your family to get away from the rush of life. Bible studies, fishing, boating, campfires, family-style meals and beautiful scenery await you!
- Mid High Camp July 20-25, 2015 – This year Mid High Camp, we will be dive back into God’s crazy amazing love for each and every one of us and learn how we can go out into the world and share that love with others! Come join new and old friends from camp as we discover that when love does, life gets interesting!
For more information, go to the Grand Mesa Christian Association Camp website.
Buckhorn United Methodist Camp Summer Happenings
Have summer plans figured out yet? Join us for a week this summer! Buckhorn has such an incredible variety of programs lined up for summer 2015. Come on your own, with friends or as a family and join us for fun, faith and fellowship!
Featured camps and programs:
- Youth In Mission – A week of fun and putting faith into action with service projects around camp. July 5-10 for grades 6-12.
- Family Camp – Spend some quality family time while enjoying the beauty at Buckhorn. With camp activities and programming, worship, or just come and relax and unplug. July 10-12 for all ages.
- Pioneer Camp 1 & 2 – Elementary camp sessions that pack the “best of Buckhorn” activities into each day. From Gaga to archery to low ropes course to hiking to slip-n-sliding and much more! July 12-17 and July 26-31 for grades 3-5.
- Buckhorn Whitewater – Middle school students will enjoy some of Buckhorns highlights! Rock climbing, team challenges, geocaching and of course, white water rafting the stunning and adventurous Poudre Canyon. July 12-17 for grades 6-8.
- M.A.D. Camp – If music, arts and drama are your interest then this is the camp for you. Come share creative ideas and participate in cool projects all while enjoying the Buckhorn as your backdrop. Join us from July 19-24 for grades 3-5.
- Wilderness Challenge – Take a normal awesome Buckhorn summer session and add camping out, rock climbing and rappelling! Come connect with others through adventure! July 19-24 for grades 6-8.
- Eclipse – Want to go to summer camp, but still enjoy the joy of sleeping in and staying up late? Come to Eclipse where the activities don’t stop when the sun goes down. July 26-31 for grades 6-12.
Youth Water World Day - Aug. 2
Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies - Aug. 22 to 30
Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Class - Sept. 12 and 13
The next Lay Servant Ministry Class for Northeast Colorado will be held at the Sullivan Hills Camp in Lodgepole, Nebraska, on Sept. 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. on Saturday to after lunch on Sunday. The Advanced Class will be "From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon" by Rev. Keith Hudiburgh. There will also be a Basic Class. Cost will be $50 per person, which includes four meals and lodging. Please order your own books. For more information, please call Janet at 970-520-5692 or Joyce at 970-466-1016.
Beulah UMC celebrates 130th anniversary - July 3 to 5
Beulah Community United Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave., in Beulah, Colorado, will be celebrating its 130th anniversary as a house of worship with activities from July 3 to 5. The church building was built in 1885 and the celebration was held over the Fourth of July weekend. The church will be having a community-wide barn dance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 3 at the community center, 5927 Pennsylvania Ave. (next to the church), and a pioneer picnic at noon Saturday, July 4 at the Pueblo Mountain Park. The weekend will end with a worship celebration at Beulah UMC at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 5. For more information, call the church at 719-485-3405.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church Annual Golf Tournament to benefit DenUM - July 20
For the last two years, St. Andrew UMC in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, has hosted a golf tournament to benefit Denver Urban Ministries. This year's tournament will be held at 7:30 a.m. July 20 at Arrowhead Golf Club, 10850 Sundown Trail, Littleton, Colorado. Early bird registration is $120 per player before June 28. Registration after that date is $130 per player. Download the registration form to sign up and for more information.