Water, Workshops, and a Quiet Place
Bring some water with you to CAM (please). During the Sunday morning worship at CAM, we will be gathering the waters of the Montana-N. Wyoming Conference. Please bring some water from your location with you. If possible, draw it from a natural water source (river, creek, lake, spring, etc.). There will be time for you to bring the water forward and identify the name and location of the ministry setting from where it comes.
We’ve got Workshops!
We have such a great line-up for workshops, we’ve shifted our schedule on Saturday (9/30) so you can attend two workshops. Here’s the offerings:
Session I (9:45 – 10:45 am)
- Our Whole Lives: What it is and how your church can get involved. Led by Kim Harris
- “Wrestling in community with our colonial past and present tensions: MT-NWy Church’s responses to Indigenous communities and histories.” A panel of representatives from three MT-NWy Conference Churches share their experiences and efforts in their particular contexts. Facilitated by Laura Folkwein.
- Thoughts on White Privilege in the District of Montana: how our Native siblings are treated differently by the criminal justice system. Led by Hank Branom
- Conference Conversation Follow-up. Work with Transitional Conference Minister Tony Clark to move information gathered in the morning’s “Conference Conversation” into a design for visioning.
Session II (11 am – Noon)
- The Green Team Presents: Meatless Mondays! Gather for a Hands-On (and mouth-watering) experience of how you can participate in creating a tasty, meatless Monday of your own! Led by Charles Wei.
- Outdoor Ministries: Come and learn what’s going on with our outdoor ministries post-COVID and post-divestiture. Join with Outdoor Ministries enthusiasts and “Dare to Dream!” Led by Trudi Downer
- How our churches are being present in the midst of white Christian Nationalism. Rev. Dwight Welch is the campus pastor for United Campus Ministry at MSUB and is providing ongoing pulpit supply for Peoples Congregational in Sidney MT. This presentation is based on the belief that many resources already exist in our rural congregations and in the wider UCC which can be used to counter Christian nationalism and act in ways to bring communities together. Dwight Welch, Facilitator
There will be a designated space for folks who would can benefit from being away from the crowd for a while. Throughout the day on Saturday, our nursery will be set up with soft lighting, rocking chairs and some quiet, meditative activity options.
Banquet to Celebrate!
After the meetings, workshops and coffee connections we will come together at the Holiday Inn for our annual banquet at 6:00 pm. If you planning on attending, please know there will be an optional cash bar for drinks. We look forward to honoring those milestones and hearing from our keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. James Fouther.