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Colorado DISTRICT ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE 2020 will go online:

June 26, 2020

 

We are proceeding with District Assembly Conference, but it will go virtual: “ONLINE”

With the Board of General Superintendents making a determination that they will do “No” or “little” air travel this summer they have requested all the District Assemblies across the USA/Canada to pivot as to how they do District Assemblies. Some Districts have chosen to cancel and merely have the DAC (District Advisory Council, that’s the DAB + Auxiliaries) to do all the work. 

We wanted our people to have the privilege to participate as much as possible in receiving reports and voting.  Until this decision by the BGS, Colorado was planning to proceed with a live ‘in-house” albeit abbreviated assembly at the end of June. That has changed with this recent turn of events. 

Colorado District Assembly Conference will go VIRTUAL for the first time:
• The DAC will gather at a central location. (most likely DFC)
• Our General Supt will give a short devotional.
• All reports that the Assembly are required to receive, such as “Board of Ministry”, Treasurers, Budget” will be reported to the DAC.  They will then be submitted “en mass” to the delegation to be received “Online”.
• Elections of officers and General Assembly delegates will be ONLINE.
• All Delegates will be given a link to join the webinar.
• Further info to follow.

2020 Ordination Service to be Rescheduled:
The 2020 Colorado District Ordination Service has been postponed to September or October.   Date TBD

COVID-19 Resources and Information

RE-OPENING:  We are believing that all churches will granted permission to RE-OPEN soon! CELEBRATE a Re-OPENING event! I would encourage all pastors to begin planning now for a Celebratory Re-Opening!

The District Advisory Board met on May 8th and voted for all of our churches to be encouraged to follow civil authority guidelines until the “ALL CLEAR” or “Re-Opening” is granted.   It appears, but can’t guarantee, that it will be only 3 more weeks.

See below in the link from our lawyer the guidelines from the Governor for churches re-opening.  It basically says that until May 26th the “Safer at Home” guidelines are in force. Churches can meet with 10 or less with various guidelines of cleaning and social distancing. Click this link for further info. 

https://telioslaw.com/blog/commandments-law-and-religion/how-hold-legal-church-service-during-covid-19-pandemic

“Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander.” Heb. 12:28 The Message

-DS Dave Ralph

 
 
 
 
 
KIDS CAMP

Do you have kids that are excited for camp? Well you’re in for some big news!

Our Camp Directors are busy planning for a fun week of camp, but in light of the uncertainties in our world right now, some adjustments are being made. 

To help fill every available camper space, Colorado District Kids Camp has been consolidated into one week: June 29 – July 3, 2020.

Camp starts for 3rd-6th grade students on Monday June 29. 1st and 2nd grade students will join on Wednesday July 1, and camp will conclude for all ages on Friday, July 3, 2020. During this week students will encounter God, engage with each other, and explore the outdoors. Using Psalm 148 as the main scriptural text, every student will learn that they can worship God.

To register for camp, visit: https://www.goldenbellccc.org/2020-scheduleRegistration deadline is June 9, 2020. 

1st-2nd Graders

July 1 – July 3, 2020

$163 (with NAZARENE discount code)

 3rd-6th Graders

June 29 – July 3, 2020

$277 (with NAZARENE discount code)

For information on Golden Bell’s Covid-19 health plan, please visit their website directly: https://www.goldenbellccc.org/covid-19-updates 

 
Golden Bell needs a miracle!
 
 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support and partnership in response to our plea for help. While we are a long way from the end of this crisis, the initial response has been so encouraging to our staff and leadership. A number of churches and individuals have sent gifts of support to help cover the operating essentials of the camp during this time of total business shutdown. Even though the camp has zero revenues, and we have had to institute furlough days for the staff, we have not yet had to lay anyone off. We do have some who voluntarily taken other positions on a temporary basis to ease the payroll burden. We will enthusiastically bring them back on board as soon as we possibly can. The morale and level of commitment among the staff has been an inspiration.

The ongoing reality is that the crisis is still upon us. If you have not yet had the opportunity to send a gift to the camp, as a church or as an individual, please pray about doing so. Remember, as an individual, if you mark your donation for children 12 and under, you can deduct 50% of the amount from the Colorado State tax you owe at the end of the year. It’s a state tax law called the FYI Income 35: Child Care Contribution Credit. Golden Bell or I can send you additional details upon request.

If you are wondering what it takes for Golden Bell to exist during a total shutdown, the numbers are below:
Sponsor Golden Bell for one month – $36,000
Sponsor Golden Bell for one week – $9,000
Sponsor Golden Bell for one day – $1,200
Sponsor Golden Bell for one half day – $600
Sponsor Golden Bell for one hour – $50

After supporting your local church, you can give online as a guest through the district website through this link. You can also give through the Golden Bell donation link. Mark your donations for children 12 and under and receive 50% credit toward your Colorado State taxes through the FYI Income 35: Child Care Contribution Credit.

May God Bless you as we continue to reflect on the resurrection we’ve recently celebrated,

Kevin Compton
Executive Director
 

Golden Bell currently has a fundraiser happening for the next 30 days. It started on April 13th. Golden Bell Director Joel Garcia is inviting you to be a part of this fundraiser to help during this very disruptive time. Click below for more information and how you can help!

Click here to go to the fundraiser

 
 
 
 
 
TO UPDATE ANY INFORMATION FOR YOUR CHURCH, PLEASE EMAIL
REV. MICKEY COX AT MCOX@CONAZARENE.ORG
 
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