You can earn .5 CEU in spiritual formation by attending The Gathering of the Orders 2010, November 15-17 at beautiful Mount Hermon.
Bishop Brown has invited everyone under appointment to this time of retreat, spiritual growth, and strengthening relationships. It is by tradition and the encouragement of the Discipline that this annual gathering takes place.
The theme this year is "Bridging the Covenantal Divide." Those attending will spend some time exploring their similarities and differences, and how those things impact the ways in which ministry happens. There also will be continued development of connectional strengths, to "build a shared vision" of the future and prepare for doing ministry in changing times.
And, as the Rev. Susan Grace Smith, Chair of the Order of Deacons, notes, "There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the fellowship of friends new and old, and God's creative beauty in the redwoods."
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Click on the Registrations tab on the Home Page of the Conference website at cnumc.org to register for the 2010 Gathering of the Orders. Several levels of registration are available, including scholarship assistance.
The deadline to register is October 25 – so sign up now for this special time of strengthening relationships and covenants, in preparation for the continued challenges of doing ministry together.