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Beyond RMC Events

(Wider church, ecumenical, or events held within the Conference boundaries that are sponsored by other entities)

  • Youth 2015 Tour Stop - September 21 at St Andrew UMC
  • Wesley Festival Seeks Participants for May 2015 Gala Concert in Washington, DC
  • Worship Planning Retreat with Dr. Marcia McFee

Conference Events

  • Countdown to Zero: Just Save One, an Equipping Conference on HIV & AIDS - September 11-13, 2014
  • Young Adult Event: Keeping Pulse - September 19-21, 2014 at Buckhorn Camp
  • RMC Leadership Summit - September 27, 2014 at St Andrew UMC
  • Preaching Academy with Dr. Thomas Long - October 3, 2014 at First UMC Colorado Springs
  • Save the Date: Generating Generosity Workshop - May 1, 2015

District Events

  • Sunshine District Certified Lay Speaker Training in LaJunta, CO, September 13 & 20, 2014
  • Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Classes in Akron, CO, September 20-21, 2014
  • Peaks Sub-district Lay Servant Classes in Fort Collins, October 18-19, 2014

Local Church Events

  • John Dominic Crossan in Fort Collins, CO, September 12-13, 2014
  • Youth Ministry Workshop at Green Mountain UMC, September 13, 2014
  • DenUM Harvest Breakfast, Christ UMC in Denver, October 1, 2014
  • Leadership Beyond Regional Conference at Parker UMC, October 7-9, 2014

 


Beyond RMC Events

Youth 2015 Tour Stop - September 21 at St Andrew UMC

Want to get a preview of Youth 2015?  Check out one of the Western Jurisdiction's Youth 2015 Tour Stops at St. Andrew UMC on September 21, 2014.  Doors open at 3:30pm with everything starting at 4:00pm. For tickets and more information, check out this website.

Wesley Festival Seeks Participants for May 2015 Gala Concert in Washington, DC

The Wesley Festival was founded in 2007 to bring people together through music to support critical missions of The United Methodist Church. Dr. James Ramsey, Director of Music and Arts at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is the event founder and director. The 2015 festival will feature founder James Ramsey, guest conductor Helen Cha-Pyo of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, Adrienne Danrich, Soprano; Kenrick Mervine, Organ; members of the armed forces orchestra; singers from around the world; and invited leaders and dignitaries of the United Methodist Church and the United States. The festival will culminate in a gala concert at Washington D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting Imagine No Malaria.

The Wesley Festival is designed for choirs and individuals to participate. If you are interested, please visit www.wesleyfestival.org to learn more or contact Dr. James Ramsey, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , as soon as possible.

Worship Planning Retreat with Dr. Marcia McFee

Plan vital worship for the whole year by attending a worship planning retreat at Lake Tahoe with Dr. Marcia McFee, October 26-29, 2014. In the retreat, participants will:

  • walk through the entire liturgical year with me, identifying possible themes and activities;
  • map out their general worship plans for each season;
  • learn skills for functioning as a more effective worship team; and
  • renew their passion for worship design and leadership.

Individual leaders and whole worship teams are welcome. For more information and to register, visit this site.

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Conference Events

Countdown to Zero: Just Save One, an Equipping Conference on HIV & AIDS - September 11-13, 2014

Bishop Cynthia Harvey from Louisiana will provide a clarion call to action to those gathered at the 5th United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Conference, Countdown to Zero: Just Save One, to be held September 11-13, 2014 in Denver. Learn more about the event. The deadline to register for the conference is September 1. Register here. For questions about the event, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Young Adult Event: Keeping Pulse - September 19-21, 2014

Join us for a new young adult event, sponsored by Buckhorn Camp and Young People's Ministries entitled "Keeping Pulse." The event is September 19-21, 2014 at Buckhorn Camp and is open to 18- to 35-year-olds. Cost is $80 per person over 18 if postmarked by September 5 and $95 if postmarked after September 5. Childcare is provided. For more information, check out the registration form, visit the Young People's Ministries,or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

RMC Leadership Summit - September 27, 2014

Members of RMCUMC Committees and Commissions are invited to the Annual Leadership Summit, to be held Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at St. Andrew UMC in Highlands Ranch. Gil Rendle will be the facilitator as we continue the conversation connecting our quadrennial theme, "Cultivating the Tree of Life," our conference strategic plans and SMART Goals, with the larger picture of the changed mission field. Learn more and register at RMC Leadership Summit 2014.

Preaching Academy with Dr. Thomas Long - October 3, 2014

The Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church presents a Preaching Academy with Dr. Thomas Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, October 3, 2014 at First UMC, Colorado Springs. Dr. Long's research interests are contemporary homiletical theory, biblical hermeneutics, and preaching. The author of 21 books to date, Long is a frequent contributor to The Christian Century and the Journal for Preachers, and a popular presenter at preaching conferences worldwide. Cost for the event is just $10 (includes lunch). Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m., with sessions running from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register and pay, visit www.fumc-cs.org/conference. For questions, contact Stefanie Hecht, Director of Evangelism, at 719-471-8522 x237 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Save the Date: Generating Generosity Workshop - May 1, 2015

Pastors and lay church leadership, save the date for an exciting workshop on Generating Generosity, featuring guest speaker David Bell. Additional break-out sessions include technological giving options, narrative budget creation and saying thank you, and how to set up a legacy giving program.

Read more about the workshop on this flyer. Bring a group from your church for maximum effectiveness. The venue is St. Andrew's UMC, Highlands Ranch. The workshop is sponsored by the Board of Discipleship and the United Methodist Foundation. Information about registration will be available soon. For now - save May 1, 2015.

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District Events

Sunshine District Certified Lay Speaker Training in LaJunta, CO, September 13 & 20, 2014

The Lay Servant Team of the Sunshine District is pleased to announce an upcoming Certified Lay Speaker workshop that will be offered at the LaJunta United Methodist Church.

  • Course Title: Am I Ready for the Pulpit?
  • Dates & Times: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Place: LaJunta United Methodist Church, 601 San Juan Ave., LaJunta, CO
  • Instructors: Mike Spahr & Don Hill (with guest speakers each day)
  • Textbook: UMC Book of Worship
  • Registration Cost: $20.00. Registration fee includes Saturday lunches and printed materials.

Download the registration form and submit by September 9 to reserve your space.

Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Classes in Akron, CO, September 20-21, 2014

NE CO Lay Servant Ministry Classes will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Akron UMC, 101 E Third St., Akron, CO.

  • Basic Class Participants, please order and read Lay Servant Ministries Participant's Book, ISBN #978-9-88177-626-3.
  • Those attending the Advanced Class, "Leading Worship," please order Worshiping with United Methodists, Revised Edition, by Hoyt Hickman, ISBN #978-06873-3526-8.

Books may be ordered from Cokesbury at 800-672-1789 or cokesbury.com.

For further information or to register, please call Joyce at 970-466-1016 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Peaks Sub-district Lay Servant Classes in Fort Collins, October 18-19, 2014

The Peaks Sub-district is offering Lay Servant Classes October 18-19 at Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Collins. Classes include Basic Course, Leading Worship, Spiritual Gifts, and Accountable Discipleship.

Register by October 4 for the Early Bird Tuition of $35. Please see this flyer for more information and registration.

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Local Church Events

John Dominic Crossan in Fort Collins, CO, September 12-13, 2014

Dr. John Dominic Crossan, distinguished scholar, author and lecturer, will present a series of four lectures on the theme "St. Paul and the Justice of God," Friday and Saturday, September 12-13 at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 916 W. Shields, Fort Collins. Lectures will illuminate issues such as Paul in the context of the Roman Empire, Luke and the life of St. Paul, equality and Paul's legacy, and justice and the God of St. Paul. The full series is $50; it is also possible to register for a portion of the series. For more information or to register online, go to www.plymouthucc.org. Contact: The Rev. Dr. Mark Lee, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the church office, 970-482-9212.

Youth Ministry Workshop at Green Mountain UMC, September 13, 2014

  • What: "Developing a Sensitive, Safe and Sensational Youth Ministry"
  • When: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8:30am (check-in), 9am-12pm (workshop)
  • Where: Green Mountain United Methodist Church, 12755 W Cedar Dr, Lakewood, CO 80228
  • Who: Staff, volunteers, ministers, parents, caregivers and mentors of young people are invited to attend
  • Facilitator: Rev. Bob Coulson, an ordained minister, certified spiritual director and Stephen Ministry leader, will facilitate this engaging workshop. His experience with youth and young adults spans 20-plus years.

This interactive, no-cost workshop develops participants' knowledge, skills and abilities in how to develop youth ministries that are relevant, vital, inclusive, and engaging for youth, families, and their communities. Read the flyer for more information.

To register today, e-mail Meg Leak at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 303-989-3727. To learn more, contact: Bob Coulson, MPA, MA, MDiv, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 303-517-1137.

DenUM Harvest Breakfast, Christ UMC in Denver, October 1, 2014

Everyone is invited to the Denver Urban Ministries Harvest Breakfast on Wednesday October 1, 8-9 am at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd, Denver. DenUM is one of the "Spotlight Ministries" of the Rocky Mountain Conference. Check them out at www.denum.org. RSVP to Andy Dunning, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Leadership Beyond Regional Conference at Parker UMC, October 7-9, 2014

Parker UMC will present a leadership training event on October 7-9, 2014, through the International Leadership Institute. Materials, lunch, and a focused leadership event are only $60. Read and share this flyer. Register through the Parker United Methodist Church or log onto www.iliteam.org, click on Find A Conference Near You, scroll down through the international events to find the Denver Regional Conference starting on October 7, 2014. Call Randy Jessen, 719-244-2222, for more details.

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