Gathering of the Orders
October 14, 2014
The Gathering of the Orders, Fellowship of Local Pastors, CLM’s and Associates happens this October 13-15, 2014 in Yakima, Washington. It is mandated by the Discipline that the Orders gather at least once a year and that all members of the Orders attend.
During this year’s retreat we will address what it means to be in covenant with one another, in conjunction with presentations by two guest speakers.
Stephanie Hixon, Executive Director of JustPeace Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation in the UMC, is a trained consultant and facilitator. Her work involves integrating best practices in alternative dispute resolution with principles of faith and spirituality, communication theory and creative organic group processes.
Mary Elizabeth Moore, Dean of Boston University School of Theology, Professr of Theology and Education and the Co-Director of the Center for Practical Theology, will speak to the theology of covenant.
We will have Tuesday lunch together as a body. Accomodations will be made for vegetarians and gluten-free folks; those with more extensive food sensitivities should plan accordingly. Other meals are on your own.
We have secured a special room rate of $90 at the Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center which includes breakfast. For reservations call 1-800-733-5466 and ask for the Pacific Northwest Conference rate.
Cost for the retreat is $60. Each person attending all sessions can record 9 Continuing Education contact hours on their Continuing Education reporting form. Deadline for registration is October 8th. A link to the registration will also be posted on the Conference Website.
The leaders of the Orders and Fellowship pray God’s blessings upon you as you go and serve Christ in the world today!