(Wider church, ecumenical, or events held within the Conference boundaries that are sponsored by other entities)
- 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
- 2016 Youth Leadership Conference - Jan. 29 to 31
- Family Winter Camp at John Wesley Ranch - Feb. 12 to 15
- Rocky Mountain Conference Retirement Seminar - March 7 and 8
- Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Classes - Feb. 6 and 7
- Wyoming Sub-District Lay Servant Ministry Advance Classes - Feb. 13
- Benefit Concert for the Rocky Mountain Russia Initiative - Jan. 31
- Religious Art Exhibit at First UMC Canon City - Feb. 5 to 27, 2016
- Free screening of "An Act of Love" at Christ Church United Methodist, Denver - March 4
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. 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.
2016 Youth Leadership Conference - Jan. 29 to 31
Join the Rocky Mountain Conference for the annual Youth Leadership Conference from Jan. 29 to 31 at First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. This year, we will be focusing on “Ministry on the Margins”. Keynote sessions will offer ways young people can welcome their neighbors and embrace the diversity in their communities. Workshops and breakout sessions will offer more hands-on resources. We will be electing new representatives for the Conference Council of Youth Ministry (CCYM) and drafting legislation and resolutions to be presented at the the 2016 RMC Annual Conference. Click here to register your youth group. Please be sure to download and fill out this medical release form for every youth and adult attending. Click here to see a packing list for the event.
If you are a youth interested in running for a position with the Conference Council on Youth Ministry as either President or as an At Large Member, please fill out this application and return it to the Rocky Mountain Conference by Jan. 25. If you are an adult interested in running for CCYM Adult Co-Sponsor, please fill out this application and return it by Jan. 25 as well.
Family Winter Camp at John Wesley Ranch - Feb. 12 to 15
Come enjoy the beauty of winter and time away with friends and family! This special retreat combines winter recreation and group programming exploring connections between Christianity and comic books. It's a weekend set aside for singles, friends, and families of all sizes and ages to be together in Christian fellowship in a relaxed setting. Located at John Wesley Ranch Retreat Center, 21285 St. Highway 67, Divide, CO 80814. For more information, download this flyer and register online. Registration closes Feb. 1.
Rocky Mountain Conference Retirement Seminar - March 7 and 8
Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Classes - Feb. 6 and 7
Wyoming Sub-District Lay Servant Ministry Advance Class - Feb. 13
Benefit Concert for the Rocky Mountain Russia Initiative - Jan. 31
Joe Uveges and his daughter Katie, who sings and plays fiddle, will perform a benefit concert at Central United Methodist Church, 4373 Galley Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Admission is free, but contributions are welcome. The concert is in support of Central UMC’s sister United Methodist Church in Arkhangelsk, Russia, for the Rocky Mountain Russia Initiative (Central UMC, Calvary UMC, and St. Paul’s UMC in Colorado Springs). For more information, call the church at 719-597-6642.
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.
Free screening of "An Act of Love" at Christ Church United Methodist, Denver - March 4
Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd., in Denver, Colorado, is hosting a free screening of "An Act of Love" at 6:30 p.m. March 4. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion about United Methodist challenges in the LGBTQ struggle for justice. RSVP to Rev. Eric Strader at
or call 303-322-0784. Also visit the church's website at www.christchurchcolorado.org.