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

How Do Foods and Emotions Affect Our Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Health? I Thes. 5:23

What we eat and how we feel and react to happenings in life affect our spiritual health. We will examine this in a new and exciting approach to our overall wholeness and health. Register now and plan to join our speaker, Dr. Scott Graves (doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture) from Orlando, Fla. You can look forward to examining an overlooked approach to our spiritual, emotional, and physical health.

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 August 16, 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): 

Dr. Scott Graves

Dr. Scott Graves’ mission in life is to help people heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually through natural means. Dr. Scott has a Master’s degree in counseling and theology from Liberty University School of Divinity. He also graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and is a board-certified acupuncture physician in the state of Florida. Through Chinese medicine and emotional releasing, he was able to heal from 11 years of serious depression. Currently, he is writing a book on his personal healing journey.

 
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 Food - Physical and Spiritual Health
  3:00pm  Greetings from President Maier
  3:15 - 5:00pm Free Time
  5:30pm Reception
  6:30pm Dinner
  7:30pm Stories/Music/Dancing
     

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

  8:00am    Breakfast
  8:45am Morning Prayer
  8:50 - 10:20 Emotions:  Physical and Spriirual Health
  10:20am Break 
  10:35am Announcements
  10:50am Worship/Holy Communion
  11:45am  Lunch  

 

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