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2019 Theological Conference Schedule

2019 Theological Conference Schedule 


YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, CO

Monday, October 7
1:00-3:00pm:  New to the Synod Gathering (Chasm Lake)
2:30-5:30pm:  Registration (Longs Peak Lobby)

3:00-4:00pm: Coffee & Conversation, Informal Reception 
                        (Assembly Hall Foyer)
4:15-5:00pm:  Welcome, Introductions,Bishop Reflections (Assembly Hall C)
5:00-6:00pm:  Dinner (Dining Hall)
6:15pm:          Opening Session and Evening Prayer (Assembly Hall C)
7:45pm:          Evening Fellowship (Assembly Hall Foyer)


Tuesday, October 8
7:00-9:00am:  Breakfast available in Dining Hall

Morning Prayer Practices
Yoga: Diamond West
8:00-8:30am: Centering Prayer: Diamond East
8:00-8:45am: Coffee & Conversation: Assembly Hall Foyer


8:30-9:15am: Registration (Longs Peak Lobby)   
          Session 1 (Assembly Hall C)
                         Creating the Community, Telling our Stories

​10:45am:       Coffee Break

11:15am:       Session 2 (Assembly Hall C)
                         Keynote: Rev. Dr. Jennifer Leath

12:15pm:      Lunch in Dining Hall

1:30pm:       Session 3 (Assembly Hall C)
                        Telling our Stories, Letting Go
​3:45pm:     Sanctuary Denomination Conversation: Assembly Hall C

  • Tuesday dinner is on your own. There are a number of restaurants in Estes Park. Dinner may also be purchased in the dining hall.

7:30pm:   Evening Campfire and songfest (Longs Peak Lodge patio/fireplace)

Wednesday, October 9
7:00-9:00am:  Breakfast available in Dining Hall

Morning Spiritual Practices
7:45-8:30am: Yoga: Diamond West
8:30-9:30am: Gathering Well Book Discussion: Assembly Hall Foyer
9:00-9:30am: Centering Prayer: Diamond East
9:00-9:45am: Coffee & Conversation: Assembly Hall Foyer

10:00am:          Session 3 (Assembly Hall C)
                          Morning Prayer and Community Conversation with Bishop Gonia

11:45am:  Lunch in Dining Hall

1:00pm:   Session 4 (Assembly Hall C)
                          Keynote: Bishop Karen Oliveto
2:00pm:    Session 5 (Assembly Hall C)
Creating a Covenant 


5-6:30pm: Dinner in Dining Hall

6:30pm:    Worship (Assembly Hall C)
                     Guest Preacher: Bishop Karen Oliveto

8:00pm:     Evening Reception


Thursday, October 10
Breakfast available in Dining Hall

8:30am:    Session 6:
Where do we go from here

10:30am:   Break

10:45am:  Closing Worship with communion