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October 21, 2014 

Below you will find a variety of events offered in the coming months both by Mission West and by additional organizations.


Save The Dates for Rally's and Retreats

DatePostmark DeadlineCostTypeGrades
Nov. 14-16Oct. 24$90CEA Fall Rally6th to 12th 
Dec. 28 -31Nov. $150 Sabbath & Mission.
$325 to $350 for Skiing.
The Gospel According to FrozenAll Ages
(not just for youth)
Feb. 7Jan. 23$10CEA JYF Winter Fun3rd to 5th 
Feb. 13-14Jan. 23$20TRA Elementary Retreat1st to 5th
Feb. 20-22Jan. 30$130HPTRA Mid Winter RetreatHPTRA 6th to 12th & HPA 3rd to 5th
April 10-12March 20$90CEA Spring Rally3rd to 5th,
6th to 8th,
9th to 12th 


Save the Date for Summer Camps

June 8-13CEA CYF Conference
(9th to 12th Grade)
June 10-14MW Chi Rho 
(6th to 8th Grade)
June 17-20TRA Elementary Camp
(1st to 5th Grade) Parents & Grandparents Welcome
June 21-26HPTRA CYF Conference
(9th to 12th Grade)
June 26-28CEA Grand Beginnings (4 years old to 3rd Grade with Parents or Grandparents)LBCR
June 29- July 3Disciple Summer Mission
(6th to 12th Grade)
Alburquerque, NM or Nashville, TN
July 6-10CEA JYF Camp (3rd to 5th Grade)LBCR
July 5-118ers/Created to be me (8th Grade only)Disciples Crossing
July 13-16HPA JYF Camp (3rd to 5th Grade)Ceta Glen
July 18-22General AssemblyColumbus, OH
July 27-Aug. 1CYLS (Christian Youth Leadership Seminar- Area Leadership Teams & Councils)Ceta Glen

(LBCR = Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat Center

BRCL = Black River Center for Learning) 



B.A.M! Being About Ministry!
October 31-November 2, 2014
Fort Worth, TX

Being About Ministry is a SPECIAL weekend designed for juniors and seniors in high school who have asked, "Do I want to be a minister?" 


Download a  brochure or find out more information here.



CEA Fally Rally "Beloved"
Nov. 14-16, 2014
Chi Rho (Grades 6th to 8th) and CYF (Grades 9th to 12th)
Remember the postmark deadline to have your rosters in the Mission West Office is October 24
Please make checks payable to the Central Area

Registration Forms are now available on the web site.   Be sure to note we are trying to new roster registration.  Instructions are available on the web site.


Communication - Practicing Right Relationship in Your Congregation
Chuck Fisher
Nov 8 Chalice Abbey, Amarillo, TX 9 AM - 3 PM
Nov 22  FCC Ruidoso, NM - 8 AM - 2 PM

People long for meaningful relationships. Strong programs and lovely facilities are not enough. God intends for our relationships to be 
effective, fulfilling, and generative. But, right relationships are messy. They require intentional, deliberate work that will be uncomfortable at times. They demand that we learn new skills and practice them. 
These skills can be learned. The difference they make for us as individuals, for our congregations, and for the world makes it worth
every ounce of effort. To prepare read: Practicing Right Relationship: Skills For Deepening Purpose, Finding Fulfillment And Increasing Effectiveness In Your Congregation, by Mary Sellon. Available
through Amazon.

Presenter-Dr. Chuck Fisher, past Hi Plains Area Minister (2002-2014) and now retired, served as a local pastor for more than thirty years and as Area Minister for twelve. A graduate of TCU (68) and 
Brite (72 and 80), Chuck served churches in Missouri, Idaho, 
Oklahoma and Texas.

You can register online or by calling the mission west office at 806.358.9590. Registration Deadline is Nov. 6.



For Spiritual Renewal and Support
Mission West Clergy Retreats

Mission West is committed to providing support for pastors' spiritual lives in collegial, nurturing clergy groups.  Twice annual retreats are offered around the geography.  The next clergy retreat is schedule for November 3-6 at the Norbertine Retreat Center in Albuquerque, NM.  

The first day, November 3, beginning after lunch, will be an optional silent retreat day.  Arrive at the retreat center for some silence, walking, praying and meditating in the high desert beauty.  Supper and breakfast will be provided, in silence.  At noon on November 4, silence will be broken with lunch on your own or with the group anywhere in Albuquerque.  Cost for the entire retreat, including the silent day is $200.
On November 4, the guided retreat will begin with an after lunch arrival at the center.  Supper will be the first group gathering with worship to follow before bed time.  Rev. Herb Lynsky, is our trained spiritual director for this portion of the retreat.  The retreat ends before lunch on Thursday, November 6.  Cost for this portion of the retreat alone is $150.
There is a small cohort of ministers who have been attending this retreat for several years.  There is also room for more retreatants to join us. For more information about this retreat you may contact Charlotte via cell phone at 915-525-1209 or email her choppe@ccsw.org.  To register on the Mission West website, please follow this link.  Registration deadline is October 29th. 




The "Gospel according to Frozen" will take place in the beautiful mountains of Santa Fe & Glorieta, New Mexico. This experience has something for everyone where we offer worship, fellowship, skiing, mission, and Sabbath. The journey begins with worship at 9pm Mountain time on Sunday, December 28th and will end on Wednesday, December 31st with closing worship. 


The cost is $150 for those individuals who would like to experience everything but skiing. The cost for those who would like to ski is $350 or $320 for those individuals' ages 3-20 years and 62 and older. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due Friday, November 7th. The final payment will be due Friday, December 5th.

We will be staying at Glorieta Campground located at 11 State Road 50, Glorieta, NM 87535 and skiing at the Santa Fe Ski Area Ski Santa Fe, NM about 35 miles away.

For more information see the website.


TRA Elementary Retreat  "Christ and Creation"
Feb. 13-14, 2015
FCC Las Cruces, NM & White Sands National Park
Grades 1st to 5th Parents, Grandparents, and Families Welcome
$20 per person
Registration Forms are now available on the web site.   Be sure to note we are trying to new roster registration.  Instructions are available on the web site.

October 25-26, 2014. Spring, TX
Updated with: 
  • Choir information, 
  • Registration, 
  • Hotel Recommendations & 
  • Workshops

If you are interested in live streaming the business sessions and worship on Sunday from 3pm to 6pm CST, please contact Charlotte


We hope you find these events useful to your ministry.