Prayer of the Day

O God, through suffering and rejection you bring forth our salvation, and by the glory of the cross you transform our lives. Grant that for the sake of the gospel we may turn from the lure of evil, take up our cross, and follow your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord

August 2015 Prayer Cycle
Golden, CO
Jane Jebsen
Holy Shepherd
Lakewood, CO
Richard Thompson,
Michael Tekrony
Holy Trinity
Littleton, CO 
David Palma-Ruwe, Margot Wright, Sonja Sandquist

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit
Centennial, CO
Gordon Sandquist

Lutheran Church of the Master
Lakewood, CO
Robert Moss

Farewell and Prayers
Farewells at First Lutheran, Longmont, CO and Christ the King, Colorado Springs, CO, for Pastor Randy Mundt and Pastor Gail Mundt, who journey to Bratislava for a new Global Missions call. We pray God's blessings upon them.


Gail Britt - Diaconal Minister
September 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Beaver Creek Chapel
33 Elk Track Rd
Avon, CO 81620 

Anniversary Celebration

Christ the Savior - 50th
Aurora, CO
September 27 at 10:00 am



Bishop Jim Gonia

  • Executive Committee
  • Consecration for Gail Britt
  • Missional Gathering-Mountain West
  • Missional Gathering Metro East
  • Theological Conference

Pastor Ron Roschke 

  • Consecration for Gail Britt
  • Missional Gathering Mountains West
  • Preach/Preside LC of the Redeemer, Ft Morgan, CO
  • Theological Conference

Pastor Sarah Moening 

  • Theological Conference

Pastor Stephanie Quick Espinoza

  • Mission congregation accompaniment and ministry reviews

Pastor Kent Mueller   

  • Lutheran Center & Call Process Administration
  • Theological Conference

Erin Power, Diaconal Ministry

  • Theological Conference and Event planning
  • Urban Servant Corps Commissioning Service

Ruth Hoffman - 

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry, NM  
  • Health Care All Coalition
  • St. Paul Ministry Review
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, Alamogordo
Peter Severson - Lutheran Advocacy Ministry, CO
  • Missional Gathering-Mountain West
  • Theological Conference




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Estes Park, Colorado


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Middle School Youth Gathering
Hotel Elegante
Colorado Springs, CO 

APRIL 28-30 
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Loveland, CO

2016 Theological Conference 
Little America 
Cheyenne, WY




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2017 Synod Assembly
Antlers Hilton Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO


2017 Theological Conference




MAY 3-5
2018 Synod Assembly
Westin Hotel
Westminster, CO


No eConnection next week!
The staff of the Rocky Mountain Synod Office of the Bishop will be attending the annual Theological Conference next week, so there will no issue of eConnection. See you in two weeks!
Lutheran Social Service of Utah Is Disaffiliated from the ELCA Social Ministry Network

Lutheran Social Service of Utah, which has carried on social ministry on behalf of the ELCA for over twenty years, was disaffiliated as a social ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America effective August 14, 2015.  

In a letter to the organization, Ms. Josselyn Bennett, Director for Justice and Poverty Ministries for the ELCA, also informed the agency of its termination as a member of Lutheran Services in America which networks the social service ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The agency's affiliate status with Lutheran Disaster Response was also ended. 

The termination came after a ninety day probationary period during which the Executive Director and Board of LSS Utah were encouraged to address issues that rendered the agency out of compliance with ELCA policies for social ministry organizations, including a recent reorganization under the name Mosaic Inter-Faith Ministries which was carried out without the required consultation with the agency's corporate members. The ELCA congregations of Utah, which founded LSS Utah under the name, Utah Lutheran Social Ministry Organization, were the organization's corporate members.  

Despite disaffiliation and a new identity, the agency has indicated it may continue to do business under the name Lutheran Social Service of Utah. However, this does not change that fact that the agency no longer represents the ELCA, the Rocky Mountain Synod, or the congregations of the Utah Conference.  

While we mourn the loss of this agency as part of the largest faith-based social ministry organization in the United States, the RMS Office of the Bishop and Synod Council, together with our colleagues in the Churchwide offices, will be working with the Utah Conference to envision a path forward for carrying out social ministry in Utah on behalf of our whole church.

Portico Health Plan Overview is October 5

You are invited to attend a Portico Benefits 2016 Health Plan Overview, presented by Regional Representative, Andrea Arey. This is a great opportunity to learn about the health plan and how your benefits work together to enhance your well-being.
Where: Abiding Hope, 6337 S Robb Way, Littleton, CO 
When: Monday, October 5, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Please RSVP by emailing Andrea Arey so we can be sure to have enough resources.

Worship resource provided for RMS "Church Together" Sunday on October 25

Our "Church Together" Sunday is an invitation for Rocky Mountain Synod congregations to worship in unity with one another, sharing together their Many Voices in One Song. You will use your typical worship experience, sharing words of the provided "Narrative Eucharist" throughout the liturgy, as a replacement for the Sunday sermon. The document includes some suggested hymns.

2015 Leadership Retreat / Theological Conference is September 21-24 at Estes Park

Information about the event is posted online, including the registration link.

Those who have been participating in the Journey of Renewal program will gather one day early for the program closing retreat.

Eleven fall gatherings throughout 
the RMS invite your participation

This year's Missional Gatherings in each conference will help us explore our theme for the year, "Many Voices, One Song." The church is made of many voices, and each voice is as distinctive as the person or the community that sings it. The wonder of the project is how the voices all come together to make one song. 

But really, the voices don't make the song; the song invites the voices to take up the project of making God's music. That is because the song is God's-God's love song for this world loved so deeply and always unfolding in Jesus' good news. We come together this fall to listen for the song and join our voices to the "Gospel music" God is making in the world. 






Mountain West
Sat 9/19
Good Shepherd
Glenwood Springs
2-4 p.m.
Metro East
Sun 9/20
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Metro WestSat 9/26Holy Cross
Wheat Ridge
10 a.m.-noon
North ColoradoSun 9/27Our Redeemer
Fort Morgan
2-4 p.m.
WyomingSat 10/10Grace
Noon-3 p.m.
SE Colorado
Sun 10/25
Colorado Springs
2-4 p.m.
Sat 10/31Church of Hope
10 a.m.-noon
Metro South
Sun 11/1
Christ the King
1:30-3:30 p.m.
UtahSat 11/7Zion
Salt Lake City
10 a.m.-noon
Sat 11/14
St. Mark
10 a.m.-noon
N New MexicoSat 12/5Community of Joy
Rio Rancho, NM
10 a.m.-noon



Campus Ministry Retreat is October 9-11 at Sky Ranch

ALL college students in the Rocky Mountain Synod are invited to attend the Lutheran Campus Ministry Fall Retreat Oct. 9-11 at Sky Ranch.  This year, we will be talking about vocation with conversations led by Rev. K. Monet Rice, Chaplain at Wake Forest University.  Cost of the retreat is $15 and we can help organize transportation to Sky Ranch.  We are especially interested in reaching out to students without an organized LCM presence on their campus.  For more information contact Pr. Zach Parris at 

A taste of Campus Ministry with local brew and food!
Come learn about Lutheran Campus Ministry while sipping six craft beer samples from local breweries with food pairings prepared by Chef Justin of Niwot Market to the sounds of local band, 50 Shades of Blue! The annual beer tasting will take place Friday Sept. 25 from 7-9 pm at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church <> in Boulder.
They are asking for a $25 donation per person. Reserve your spot at
Please note that tickets will NOT be available the night of the event


Senior High
Youth Gathering 
November 20 - 22, 2015
Denver Marriott West
West Denver, Colorado

We have big changes in store for the High School Synod Gathering this November 20-22! If you have been doing the gathering for years or this is your first time, this is going to be a great retreat. This year's theme is "The Pursuit". We will be focusing on our individual giftedness and how those gifts fit into and help to forms the greater community of faith.
"Cornerstone" volunteers needed for youth gatherings
Cornerstone is an important piece of the High School and Middle School Youth Gatherings held each year by the Rocky Mountain Synod. As Cornerstone you will help facilitate the gathering experience from setting up for the weekend, leading a bible study, setting a safe environment for participants or simply being a good listener and friend.  

Cornerstone is the foundation for the gathering and their help is greatly appreciated by the planning team and those at the gathering.  If you are interested in being apart of the Cornerstone Team for the Senior High Youth Gathering, November 20-22, please e-mail Eric Plothow at or Kathryn Seyfarth at for the application.

Middle School
Youth Gathering
January 15 - 17, 2016
Hotel Eleganté
& Conference Center

Colorado Springs, Colorado 


A Palestinian Arts Celebration

Denver - Boulder - Fort Collins
Week of September 20-27, 2015
Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Film, Food, Learning
Connect with sisters and brothers from the Holy Land
Meet talented students and faculty from Dar al-Kalima
University, Bethlehem, Palestine
Sponsored by Bright Stars of Bethlehem
and Peace Not Walls, Rocky Mountain Synod
Denver: Bethany, Augustana and Abiding Hope Lutheran;
Iliff School of Theology, DU, Ten Thousand Villages
Fort Collins: Trinity Lutheran, Redeemer Lutheran, and Ten
Thousand Villages. Boulder: First United Methodist Church


Consider a gift to the Better Together Fund

The Scriptures remind us that we are the Body of Christ, woven together for the sake of our witness to God's love and grace. As members of the ELCA we claim the power of being Christ's Church-Better Together.  

At our Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly in May the Synod Council announced the Better Together Fund, an opportunity for those passionate about our shared ministry as a synod and as a global church to set aside one dollar a day (or more) for the foundational work we do together.Learn more and give a gift online.

Seeking two RMS youth to represent us at the ELCA Youth Leadership Summit, Nov 5-8

We are seeking two RMS youth to represent the RMS at the ELCA Youth Leadership Summit Nov. 5-8 near Omaha.  Cost will be covered by the RMS. The ELCA Youth Leadership Summit is an annual gathering for youth leaders and adults from across this church.  

This summit focuses on leadership development, faith formation, and building connections for high school youth in the ELCA. The Youth Leadership Summit is a shared ministry between ELCA Youth Ministry and SYMBOL Networks. Participants are expected to share their experience at the Youth Discipleship Team gathering Thursday night before the Sr. High Gathering.  If you know someone who is interested, contact Melanie Ferraro by Oct. 1. More info.

Calling Awesome Youth Leaders for the new RMS Youth Discipleship Team!

From Nov. 19-20 we will kick-off the first official gathering of the Youth Discipleship Team (formerly LYO) for the RMS!  

YDT is meant to empower youth as current leaders in the Church, to provide a space for youth voice, and to show youth the greater Church.  If you have awesome youth leaders in your congregation, please encourage them to come!  Room and board will be provided and we are seeking funding to cover transportation costs.  For more information contact  Melanie Ferraro.  Deadline to register is Nov. 1!

"Empty Arms:" 
A Grandparents Grief Group
New this fall will be a grandparent's grief group called "Empty Arms" at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village.
If you are a grieving grandparent, or know of someone who has experienced the loss of a grandchild through stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant loss, no matter if recent or years ago, please consider joining this 5 week group.
The facilitators are Pat Guittar & Pat Birznieks, who are also grieving grandparents.
The group will meet at Bethany Lutheran in the Library on Monday evenings starting on October 5 through November 2 from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. A second session is scheduled in 2016 for Mondays February 22 through March 21.
For more information or to register, please e-mail Pat Guittar.

"Lift Up Your Hearts:" A new Support Group for those with heart disease and loved ones

If you are well-acquainted with words like cardiomyopathy, ablation, ICD, cardioversion, tachycardia, and atrial-fibrillation and you would like to gather with others for conversation, encouragement, learning, and support, a new group is being formed in the south Denver area.

Send an email to
Kent Mueller to express your interest and to note which days of the week (Monday through Thursday) you would be available to meet. The group is being formed by Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Izant--who knows way too much about those "heart" words above. 

Adult Yoga Retreat at Sky Ranch, 
September 18-20

Join us at Sky Ranch for a unique experience as we explore the mind, body, and spirit through the practice of yoga! Whether you are a seasoned yogi or new to the whole practice, we would love you to join us for a beautiful fall retreat, at the peak of the aspen fall colors. Former staff member, pastor, and certified yoga instructor, Rachel Bass-Guennewig will be our leader for the weekend.
The Yoga Retreat will be September 18-20 and is $200 per person.  To register visit or call 970-493-5258.  

Confirmation Retreats at Sky Ranch

Our Coyote Howl Confirmation Retreat creates sacred space for confirmation students to build upon a foundation which will travel back with them to their home congregations. Coyote Howl offers community building, Bible study, worship and fellowship with youth from throughout the Rocky Mountain Synod. Alongside our dynamic, energetic and passionate staff, your youth will explore the way that God is at work in their individual communities along with how their connection to one another essentially shapes their journey of faith.
This program is designed to support your confirmation curriculum with time for congregations built in throughout the weekend.
Coyote Howl dates are September 25-27 and October 2-4.  Cost: $105.
Contact our Program Director Kathryn Seyfarth via e-mail at or at the office-970-493-5258 with questions or to register for the weekend.

RTLC Confirmation Retreat, November 6-8!

Bring your Confirmation class to Rainbow Trail for a fulfilling weekend together in the mountains. The theme for the weekend will be "Holy Humor: Our Lord, Our Life, Our Laughter."  Pastor Russ Britton of Bethany Lutheran Church in Denver will be leading large group sessions and small group discussions, allowing for great conversation and meaningful takeaways for these youth.  "Pastor Russ will help us look at our lives of faith through the joy God wishes for us. We'll explore how the confirmation promises might equip our joy and prepare us for the less joyful parts of life.  It seems to Pastor Russ that smiles, laughter, and times of joy are all a part of that."

Prices for the weekend are $85/youth ($25 non-refundable deposit), and $60/adult leader.  

Register online, or contact Ben Jarvis at or 719-276-5233 with any questions.

Rainbow Trail's Ninth Annual Grace Race: Registration Is Now Open

RAINBOW TRAIL is hosting its 9th Annual Grace Race to benefit the ELCA World Hunger appeal on Saturday, October 3, 2015 with a 9:00 am start.  

This is a 5K run/walk around beautiful Sloan's Lake in south Denver. There will be food and refreshments for all participants following the race.  The entry fee is $30 before September 25th and $35 after that date.  

You can register for the race after that date and even on the day of the race; however we can't guarantee you'll get one of the cool long sleeve tech shirts from the race after September 25.  You don't have to be a runner to make a difference. Parents with baby strollers, grandparents with grand kids, and runners and walkers of all types participate. 

Encourage the members of your congregation to participate.  Come join us for a great day in the park for a great cause.  You can register on-line!  To learn more and to register, go to Bring your friends and family or your whole youth group.  They are hoping for 300 participants. 

Over the past 8 years, we have raised almost $38,000.  Help RTLC raise another $10,000 for ELCA World Hunger this year! If your congregation would be interested in being a sponsor of the race, please contact Dave Jarvis at 719-276-5233.  They'll get your church logo on our race shirt!  See you October 3rd!


In the Boulder/Broomfield conference, Bethlehem and First in Longmont joined together for a lunch at Bethlehem.

Congregations in Colorado Springs joined together for worship and prayer as a part of "God's Work. Our Hands. Day."

Urban Servant Corps teamed up with Wartburg College West for God's Work Our Hands at a Jewish farm that supports local food ministries!

Across the Rocky Mountain Synod, we joined together to do amazing ministry and service. "We are Better Together!" Thank you!
Register for the 
2015 RMSWO Fall Gathering


The RMSWO 2015 Fall Gathering is Sept. 18-20, 2015, in Colorado Springs, CO at First Lutheran Church. The theme will be "Walking Side by Side-Part 2"-Mark 6:7.

For information, email Anna Thompson at 


Items available for free
St. Paul's Lutheran, Cheyenne, has fluorescent lights that fit in a Kone elevator, shorter in length than the T-10s and 12s that are used as lighting in rooms and hallways.

They also have several dozen choir robes, mostly blues (some cottons, and some iridescent blues of different intensities), a couple maroon colored and a couple black.  There are also satin collars to go with the darker iridescent blue robes. Contact Molly at for details.
Seeking Animate resource to borrow
Atonement Lutheran in Lakewood, CO, will present the Animate series on "Practices" for Adult Education starting February 2016.  Does a church in the Denver metro area have this resource and would loan it out?  Contact Gayle Gunderson at 303-985-1122 or

Lay School classes offered by Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary has developed a series on Lutheran theology and the Lutheran church designed especially for training and education prior to the observance of the 500th year of the Reformation. Several of these classes are available online/webcasts. Information:

Rostered leader transitions and openings

Rostered leaders include pastors, diaconal ministers, associates in ministry, and deaconesses. View a list of congregations in transition at this link.
Eucharist is second Wednesday of each month

We invite you to join us the second Wednesday of each month for a staff/community Eucharist Service at 11:30am at the Office of the Bishop. Email Maria Sutton if you are interested in leading worship!  
Non-rostered positions available

Congregations and agencies are seeking non-rostered positions, such as office administrators, musicians, faith formation staff, and more.  

Faith Formation/Cross+Generational Minister 
(part time)
King of Glory Lutheran Church, Loveland, CO
The Faith Formation/Cross+Generational Minister will be responsible for helping develop a cradle to grave Faith Formation Ministry.  While the emphasis and majority of work will be on the first third of life (overseeing Sunday morning children and youth programming), we are looking for a passionate leader to also work with our families and seniors to plan cross+generational activities.  Request a full job description from or call 970-669-5983. Website:
Ruth Hoffman honored by Health Action New Mexico
For their 20th Anniversary, Health Action New Mexico is honoring 20 people who have been a positive force for health in New Mexico over the past 20 years! They are honoring Ruth Hoffman as one of their distinguished honorees!

Ruth Hoffman has been the director of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry - New Mexico since 1999. Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM is the state public policy office of Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Since 1984 Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM has focused its work on public policies impacting the lives of people living in poverty and experiencing hunger.

Ruth has been an effective advocate for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion in New Mexico through Health Care for All, the Medicaid Coalition, and the state Medicaid Advisory Committee. In addition, she has been a member of the Steering Committee of the NM Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty Policy, the Advocacy Committee of the NM Coalition to End Homelessness, the NM Food Bank Association Board, and the Board of the NM Conference of Churches. Previously she was the program director of the NM Center on Law and Poverty and also served as executive director of Common Cause-NM.

Congratulations Ruth! We thank her for her dedication to the people of New Mexico!

2015 Catholic Immigrant Integration Conference

October 2, 2015
9:30am - 6:30pm Conference
6:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner
Cathedral High School, 1309 N. Stanton Street, El Paso, Texas 79902
Free Event
Linda Hartke, President and CEO, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, is one of the presenters on the topic of Rethinking the Border from the Faith Perspective. The conference is presented by The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), Hope Border Institute, and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

More information at this link:

To attend this free event in El Paso, Texas, register at


The Original Faith-Based Enrichment Program
Helping Married Husbands & Wives Find Greater Joy Together

Your church can help married couples find more joy together by making them aware of our Fall 2015 Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend in Sheridan, Wyoming.
November 13 - 15, 2015  -  Sheridan, Wyoming
Married husbands & wives can apply at
Contact John & Nancy Orwig  307-684-2700 for more information. But hurry! Pre-registration is required and Weekends fill fast!
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Or download our FREE print-ready Bulletin Insert, Hallway Poster, or Video Board Slide 
to use in your church bulletin, hallway bulletin boards, or worship services!

New Beginnings Chow Hall Gala is October 9

The women of New Beginnings Worshipping Community at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility invite you to their Chow Hall Gala. Although the women are not allowed out to attend, they will be present in spirit! You are invited to come and learn more about this ministry that transforms shattered lives from fearful isolation to restored wholeness.
The Chow Hall Gala is at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda, Denver, on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per seat or $280 for a table of 8.  Reserve seats or a table at OSLC915@gmail.comor call 303-831-7023.

CROSS+GEN Conference at Estes Park, October 5-8

If you're tired of recruiting Sunday School teachers, get in on the conversation and design of Cross+Gen Worship and Faith Formation for the post-television generation! The Faith Inkubators Foundation is hosting its second annual conference on replacing Sunday School with Cross+Gen faith communities on Oct 5-8 at Estes Park's YMCA of the Rockies.
90% of the Case Studies presented are from ELCA churches across the country who have pioneered methods, models and materials to bring "the wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the child into the same sacred space every week at church." Check out for information

Lost and Found concert is September 24 at Lutheran Church of Hope

All are invited to attend a special concert that is part of the final tour of Lost and Found, a Lutheran contemporary band. Lutheran Church of Hope, Broomfield, Colorado, is the location on September 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $8. For more information, call (303) 466-4823. Lutheran Church of Hope is located at 1305 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80020. This is the final Colorado show for Lost and Found!

"Cantus" at Augustana September 19 - RMSELCA Discount! This Saturday!
This premier choral ensemble in the USA is a Denver Post "best bet!" Don't miss it!

Eben Ezer Auxillary seeks crafters for Fall Festival

The Eben Ezer Auxiliary extends the invitation for crafters throughout the Rocky Mountain Synod to have the opportunity to raise funds for the neighbors (residents) who live at Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center.

The Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:00 am-Noon. Anyone who would like to send crafts:  Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center %Chaplain's Office, 122 Hospital Road, Brush, CO 80723.  Funds raised will be used to provide activities and field trips for the neighbors, bibles at every bedside, blanket material for neighbors to tie blankets for hospice patients. Questions: Call Chaplain Ro at 970-842-2861, Ext 250.

Eben Ezer Fall Festival is September 26

The Rocky Mountain Synod is invited to come to the Eben Ezer Fall Festival, Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:00 am-Noon at the Carroll Building in Brush, CO. Available for sale that day: homemade breakfast and lunch burritos, homemade baked goods and pastries, homemade noodles, crafts and gift baskets. Make a day of it and enjoy Oktoberfest and Street Fair on the Northeastern Plains of Colorado!!! Tours available at All Saints Church and Eben Ezer Museum. Call to schedule: 970-842-2861, Ext 250. 

Training offered for married and engaged couples

Prepare/Enrich Facilitator Training is being offered on Friday, September 11, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Avenue, in Cherry Hills Village.  The workshop is designed to teach facilitators to utilize this tool to assist both premarital and married couples in understanding and improving their relationship. For more information or to register, please contact Beth Walker at or 720.352.9915 tel: 720.352.9915, or go to
Mental Health First Aid course is October 22 at Bethany
A "Mental Health First Aid" course will take place at Bethany Lutheran on October 22, 2015. It is designed to equip anyone to recognize and better respond to a situation where someone is or may be having trouble effectively coping with a mental health condition.
Who: All are invited. It should be noted that this is a tremendous outreach program not only for the RMS, but also for the general community. At previous workshops, 75% of the participants were from outside the Bethany community. Limit of 25 participants.
What:  8 hour certification course where Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, and Substance Abuse are covered
When: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8am - 5pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO
Cost: $20 per participant for the course manual, which is a required part of this workshop. Snacks and beverages will be provided by Bethany.
Lunch: will not be provided.