April 2018 Clergy Conference

Clergy Conference

April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018 Oak Ridge Conference Center, Chaska

Join your fellow deacons and priests in ECMN for a time of retreat and learning together. This year we'll be welcoming Ana Hernandez to bless us with music, and The Rt. Rev. Rob Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, to share his wisdom about creating the Beloved Community. Come reflect, rest and refresh for the road ahead.

Our time together begins Tuesday afternoon with a time of fellowship and food, and an evening session led by Bishop Wright. Wednesday will be packed full of time with Bishop Wright, time spent in worship, time spent discussing, reflecting and digesting what we’re learning and finding pieces that we want to bring into our work and into our faith communities.  Thursday morning is a great time for networking, and will be spent with Bishop Prior  learning more about what’s happening across ECMN, and will be a time and space for dialogue about pressing questions.  We’ll close our time before lunch with Eucharist.

Click here to register today!

 

Some logistics for our time together:

Click here to view the worship packet we will use throughout the conference.

Navigating 

We’ll be at the Oak Ridge Conference Center.

If you need to unload, feel free to do so and then park your car.

You’ll check in at the main entrance, find your room if you’re staying overnight, and then the social hour will begin at 5pm. The social hour is located on the 2nd floor near the registration desk.  Dinner will be served in the restaurant on the 1st floor.  Our programming will take place on the 3rd floor in the McKnight Ballroom, follow signs from the main entrance to the third floor.  We’ll be returning to this space throughout our time together.

Here’s an outline of clergy conference: 

Tuesday

3pm Registration begins 

5pm Social hour

6pm Dinner

7-9pm Program

Wednesday

Special note on breakfast - you can pay an additional fee for a full hot breakfast (6:30-8:30am) at the restaurant in the conference center, or there is a continental breakfast (7:30-11:30am) that will be available for free outside of the main space.

8:30am - 11:20am Program

11:20am-12:30pm Lunch

12:20-3:15 Program

3:30-5pm Breakout

5-7pm Social Hour and Dinner

7-8:15pm Program 

Thursday

Special note on breakfast - you can pay an additional fee for a full hot breakfast (6:30-8:30am) at the restaurant in the conference center, or there is a continental breakfast (7:30-11:30am) that will be available for free outside of the main space.

8:30am - 10:30am Program

10:45am - 11:30am Eucharist and sending

11:30am Lunch

We’ll be blessed by The Rt. Rev. Rob Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, who will be sharing with us his experience of building the Beloved Community.  We’ll use this information as a springboard for conversation and planning for action in our communities for the year.

 

Further details:

  • Your registration fee includes food and lodging for the duration of clergy conference. (If you choose a double occupancy room, you must indicate with whom you will room, and that person MUST register for clergy conference within 2 days of your registration)
  • If you do not wish to stay at Oak Ridge, you can choose a commuter rate, which includes food, but NOT lodging.
  • If you are unable to attend, please reach out to Bishop Prior.
  • For those unable to attend, we will be streaming portions of clergy conference via zoom or facebook live - please contact your missioner for communication, Kelsey Schuster, if you’d more information to tune in (kelsey.s@episcopalmn.org).