As you are preparing your home and hearts for the Christ Child, I invite you to prepare your calendar for The Gathering! This event is a 48-hour retreat for clergy under appointment in our Conference and those who are retired members of our Annual Conference. We worship, pray, learn, laugh, eat, and play together during this time. In addition, the Orders meet, which is a mandatory meeting for those who are members of an Order.
Please mark your calendar now and register! Prices did go up because the Retreat Center has increased their prices twice since we increased ours. Thanks for understanding.
The final schedule isn’t available yet, but will be available after the first of the year. We begin with worship on February 28 at 2 p.m. (registration will begin at 1 p.m.) and will end with worship on March 2 at noon (lunch will be furnished if you paid for meals). We meet at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson. Check them out here: http://desertrenewal.org
Our new Bishop will lead us for some of our time, our Orders will meet, and we have some other surprises we are working on. You won’t want to miss it!
Let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, register now, and have a blessed Christmas season!
Rev. Lynn Bartlow
Chair, Order of Elders
(I won’t let you blame anyone else for the lateness of this— it’s all me!)