Emeriti Conference 2018 | Michigan District, LCMS

Emeriti Conference 2018

When: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:00 am EDT to Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 01:00 pm EDT
Where: 

DoubleTree By Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Event Description: 

EQUIPPING SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY

Conference Goals

  • To become more whole: Spirit, Mind, and Body.
  • To release our past and present emotional experiences in order to become healthier in Spirit, Mind, and Body.
  • To examine how what we eat affects us spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
  • To work for healthy change in Spirit, Mind, and Body.

Special Story Project for the Retreat

Scripture is filled with intriguing stories for life. Jesus was the ultimate story teller. We use His stories every week to share great truths with His people. Without the O. T. and N. T. writers sharing these with us and the whole world, these stories would be lost forever. You have precious stories that you have never shared or have shared only with a limited audience. When you die, chances are that these stories you have experienced, will be lost forever. What a shame! We don't want that to happen! Therefore, please consider submitting three stories that stand out in your life/work experience so that they will not be lost. Rev. Dr. Frank Graves is heading up this project. He would like your permission to read some of these selected stories at the retreat. To prime the pump he included three true personal stories as examples.

Click here to read the stories and receive information on how to submit your stories.

Compassion Ministry

Our compassion ministry for the conference will be to give food and personal care items to North End Community Ministry in Grand Rapids. They serve over 700 families each month with food and personal care items. Below is a list of what to bring

Foods

  • CEREAL
  • BOXED MACARONI & CHEESE           
  • SPAGHETTI SAUCE
  • PEANUT BUTTER
  • CANNED MEATS: BEEF STEW, SALMON (IN H2O PREFERRED), CHICKEN (IN H2O PREFERRED), TUNA (IN H20 PREFERRED)   
  • CANNED VEGETABLES (LOW SODIUM)
  • CANNED FRUITS (NO SUGAR ADDED)           
  • DESSERTS – BAKING MIXES: CAKES, BROWNIES, COOKIES
  • CANNED SOUPS
  • INSTANT JELLO OR PUDDING
  • SALAD DRESSINGS          
  • INSTANT POWDERED MILK

Personal Care Items

  • TOOTHPASTE
  • TOOTHBRUSHES
  • BAR SOAP
  • DEODORANT
  • SHAMPOO
  • LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Monetary Contributions are also welcomed. Make checks out to: North End Community Ministry and give to Frank/Bev Graves.

Registration Information: 

Deadline to register has been extended until noon on Friday, August 24, 2018.

Registration Fee Overview

  • Rates, if attending with spouse

    • $75 with lodging
    • $60 no lodging
  • Rates, if registering one participant

    • $65 single occupancy lodging
    • $35 double occupancy lodging
    • $30 single commuter participant

If you need registration or financial assistance, please contact Debbie Hughes at the Michigan District Office by email or 888.225.2111 ext. 234.

Speaker(s): 
Ken Ham

Dr. Bobby Belmonte, DC

Dr. Bobby Belmonte, DC, is a Christian and believes "the power that made the body heals the body.” Since 2008, Dr. Belmonte has served in clinics and churches all over the world, providing care to thousands of patients in North America, Africa, Vietnam, and West Michigan. Doctor Belmonte has doctorate degrees in chiropractic, a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, is board certified in physiotherapy, has undergone advanced spinal corrective training provided by MaxLiving, and is fully certified in the areas of nutrition, exercise, and detoxification. His clinic is breaking new ground at the forefront of the total wellness movement.

"When I was first referred to MaxLiving I was skeptical... At age 5 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and for almost 20 years managed my diabetes with medication, but it wasn't working. I was 23 years old when I went into a diabetic-induced coma, and woke up with numbness and tingling in my feet, trouble with my vision, and had lost hope. I met MaxLiving a year later and finally got answers to what was causing my problems and had my hope restored. After 6 months of getting adjusted, doing rehab, and changing my diet, my life was forever changed. The numbness went away in my feet, my vision improved, and my need for insulin was reduced. Ever since, I have been on a mission to help people experience health and get results through the power of chiropractic."

The Others

Ron Beatty (guitar and vocals) and Lin Otherlyn (vocals and light percussion) are two seasoned performers who comprise the musical duo known as "THE OTHERS." They are a loving couple who shares with their audience a love for music. 

From baby boomers to the young-at-heart, THE OTHERS’ family-friendly music is geared toward people who want to share some memories and have some fun. Their songbook of covers, plus a few original tunes, contains a variety of genres that include R&B, DooWop, Classic Rock-Pop, Country, Lite Jazz, and a little Motown, performed with thoughtful arrangements in a gentle style.

Agenda Details: 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  11:00 am - 12 Noon Conference Registration in Hotel Lobby
  12 Noon Lunch - Michigan Grand Ballroom
  1:15pm  Opening Devotions
  1:30-3:00 pm Presentation
  3:00pm  Greetings from President David Maier
  3:15 - 5:00pm Free Time
  5:30pm Reception
  6:30pm Dinner
  7:30pm

Stories / Music / Dancing – Evening Entertainment provided by The Others

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

  8:00am    Breakfast
  8:45am Morning Prayer
  8:50 - 10:20 Presentation
  10:20am Break 
  10:35am Announcements
  10:50am Worship / Holy Communion
  11:45am  Lunch  

 

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