2015 Covenant Conference

Central Presbyterian Church, DenverUnity_logo
November 5-7

Unity Matters: Living Into God’s Future … Together

 

Conference Program

Pre-conference Workshops

Inclusive Wedding Services – Kimberly Bracken Long
Radical Reconciler: Reading the Bible as the Word of God – Cynthia Rigby

Thursday afternoon plenary

Keynote: “Forgiveness + Justice = Unity” – Cynthia Rigby

 

Memorial tribute to founding executive director Pam Byers


Thursday evening worship

Order of Worship
Sermon: “Being Nice Is Not Enough” – Paul Roberts

 

Friday morning plenary


Greetings from Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons
Keynote – Clifton Kirkpatrick

Dr. Kirkpatrick’s presentation included the moving choral reading of the Confession of Belhar:

 

Friday afternoon plenary


Keynote – J. Herbert Nelson

 

Friday evening worship

Order of Worship
Sermon: “Generous Peacemaking” – Kimberly Clayton


Saturday morning plenary

The Covenant Network: The Work Ahead – Brian Ellison

Panel discussion on The Way Forward: Reflections on where we go from here – Paul Roberts, Kim Clayton, Randy Bush, Daniel Vigilante, and Jessica Tate, moderated by Brian Ellison


General Assembly Preview
– Tricia Dykers Koenig


Saturday morning worship


Order of Worship
Sermon: “Better Than a Hallelujah” – Marci Auld Glass


Liturgical elements of worship during the 2015 Covenant Conference were adapted from “Prayers, Affirmations of Faith, Prayers of Confession, Litanies,” made available by the Special Committee on the Confession of Belhar and published through the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Workshops (Selected)

~ Continued Discussion with Keynote Speaker Clifton Kirkpatrick
~ Inclusive Marriage Services: A Wedding Sourcebook – Kimberly Bracken Long and David Maxwell
~ The Dance of Spirituality and Justice – Bill Calhoun
~ Don’t Call Us Brave: Pastoral Care for People Who Are Transgender – Meghan Foote and Susan Barnes

Conference information

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