Registration now is open for the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center's 2012 series of resources for passionate worship: Liturgical Arts Renewal@Collins (LARC).
The 2012 workshops begin on Feb. 28 with an event featuring two young clergy musicians who defy stylistic labels while enabling their congregations to claim, enthusiastically, their voices of faith. Jackson Henry was highlighted in a recent United Methodist Reporter story about a resurgence in congregational singing, and Joe Stobaugh is part of the worship leadership team for General Conference.
It's worth noting that all registered participants in the February LARC program will receive a free copy of Worship & Song, the newest music resource from Abingdon Press!
The April 17 LARC program presents Mary Scifres, UM author and coach with an expertise in church and culture, along with Debra Tyree, internationally known for her work with global praise music. Todd Pick, the award-winning visual artist for the 2012 General Conference, and Jennifer Pick, preacher and ritual artist, will team up in October to offer ideas and resources especially geared toward small congregations. (Although larger churches may not want to miss it!)
All this takes place in the beautiful Collins setting, supported by the gracious hospitality of the center's staff. The Collins Retreat Center is a United Methodist adult ministry setting, located just 40 minutes from the Portland Airport, nestled in a lush forest in the foothills of Mt. Hood.
Click here to download a flyer or brochure about LARC and link to the registration page.