February 11, 2011

February 15 deadine 

Rostered leader reports to the bishop and annual congregational reports to the ELCA are due next week.  Scroll below for details! Also, 2011 intents of mission support to the RMS/ELCA are welcomed as soon as possible!  Thank you!

In Our Prayers

Congratulations, Rose Mary! 

Pastor Rose Mary Sanchez-Guzman, Cristo Rey, El Paso, TX, and her husband, Fernando, are new parents! After a difficult pregnancy, Rose Mary gave birth on Friday, February, 4, 2011, to Allexa Fernanda. Pictured are her sisters, Mariella Sharon and Ariella, loving their new baby sister.




Emmy Baylis,
the two-year-old daughter of Pastor Carrie and Phillip Baylis, First, Colorado Springs, continues to receive treatment for
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which will require extensive chemo treatments. Carrie is posting updates online at a CaringBridge site, which is free but requires a login account. You may leave messages in the guestbook. Our prayers are with Emmy, Carrie, and Phillip.  
Landscape Newsletter

March 2011 Landscape ready to download and reproduce


The March of issue of Landscape includes a summary of 2011 Rocky Mountain Synod ministries.  Download the Landscape now to reproduce in your bulletin or newsletter.  A hard copy is being mailed today in the monthly financial mailing.

2011 Intents Needed

Every congregation asked to submit their "intent" for 2011 ministry partnership 


The treasurer and executive committee cannot finalize the 2011 financial picture until each congregation submits their intent for ministry support for the Rocky Mountain Synod (and wider church). Please complete the online form , or send an email to Cheryl Almquist.

Reports Due February 15

Rostered Leader Reports and Congregational Reports are due February 15


Please note that a free program called "Formatta Filler" is needed to complete the form.  A link to download the program is located on the same link below. 


Each year, all rostered leaders are to complete a report to the bishop. Additionally, congregational reports are also required from each congregation.  Those reports, and all ELCA forms, can be accessed at www.elca.org/forms. Look near the bottom of the left-hand column for rostered leader reports to the bishop.  Complete the form, save it, and email the file to Janice.

2011 Assembly

Colorado Springs is destination for 

our 2011 Assembly, May 12-14


Online registration and additional information, such as resolution submissions and how to request a display table will be posted next week!

Deadline for receiving resolutions and requests for display tables is March 16.  Assembly registration deadline is April 6.

Registration for each voting member will be $300. Cost for each room (with one or two in the room) is $100. Parking and wireless Internet in the room is free.
Faith Alive In The Home

F.A.I.T.H. workshop is April 8-9 in Broomfield, CO 


24/7 Faith Alive in the Home logoCome explore together how Faith Alive In The Home is a partnership between congregation and families that can be lived 24/7. Takes place at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Broomfield, CO, April 8-9, 2011Registration is now open and you are invited to register onlineDetails online or you may call Pastor Leta Behrens (303-570-1366) with questions.

Mini seminars offered this spring

Congregations, Clergy & Systems Thinking


No matter their size, shape, or "flavor," congregations are living in challenging times-times that require mature, thoughtful leadership.   


Many clergy have found the systems thinking introduced by Rabbi Edwin Friedman to be helpful in their shepherding of congregations. Yet it can be difficult to maintain a systems perspective in the midst of our individually-oriented society.


This spring, Clergy Seminars West and PCD Counseling are offering three short seminars for congregational leaders: Refreshing Systems Thinking, Family of Origin, and AdvancedTheory/Case Studies. For more information download a .pdf brochure and then register online. Contact Dr. Carol Jeunnette (303) 909-3064 with questions.

Kent A. Mueller
Director for Administration and Communication
Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA

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