Spring 2019 Conference – A Hope in Christ: The Temple

Conference Update

Western Colorado / Grand Mesa Area

Fri-Sat-Sun | 19-21 April 2019

Update 4-12-19: The lodging reservations at the camp are completely filled up. Attendees are still welcome to come to the conference, but will need to find lodging elsewhere. The Passover and other meals are also completely booked. If you do not already have an RSVP for meals from the camp, be sure to make arrangements to bring your own meals that can be consumed outside the dining hall as no outside food is allowed in the hall.

Update 3-14-19: We are getting closer to the conference and are very excited about the number of people who have signed up to attend. If you have already submitted an RSVP, you should have received a general confirmation email and a folow-up email from Kari who is heading up the details for the lodging and meals. If not, please contact her at: conference.camplodging@gmail.com to make those final arrangements. From Kari:

“We would like to accommodate everyone that would like to come, even those that come at the last minute. If you do come last minute, please be aware that you may need to get lodging in town if we don’t have a room for you. You will also need to provide your own meals.

“There are many places in town or you can bring something, but you need to eat it out at the picnic tables with the others that bring their own food because of dietary restrictions.

The camp is not allowing outside food in the dining hall and there is nowhere to cook a meal so plan accordingly. Thanks for understanding and we are glad you are able to come.”

Update 3-25-19: If you elect to stay in the dorms and have a confirmed and paid RSVP, please remember to bring your own bedding.


Organizers from the local fellowship have secured all locations and have the following announcements of events that are planned. Now is the time to get your reservations and to RSVP so the organizers will know what we need to plan for.

We are very excited as we have locations that will allow us to really spend a lot of time with one another and have an experience somewhat similar to King Benjamin’s people or the people at the land Bountiful gathering to hear the word of the Lord. They were able to “marvel and wonder one with another” concerning changes that had taken place. Truly, we have all been through many changes in the past years that we can share with each other. We have been given much, and feel this is the time to reflect on what has been given to us.

Venue For The Conference

We are very pleased to announce that Friday’s and Saturday’s Cedaredge events will all take place at Camp Cedaredge, located a few minutes north of the town of Cedaredge just off of the highway in a grove of trees for privacy. This venue allows us to begin Friday with a Passover meal for approximately 300 people. The following day we have the camp all day, and most of the facilities that are there. There is a lot of room for the kids to play on the playground, and babysitting will be organized to allow parents to take turns in going to the events that are planned. We are also planning to have some activities for youth and young adults.

Options For Lodging

Lodging is limited in the Cedaredge area, so to accommodate those families and individuals who want to be there but may have tight resources, we have secured very affordable lodging options at the camp. There is a dormitory with 360 beds, with 8-10 bunk beds in most rooms. A family can have one of those rooms and use the facilities there. There are plenty of tent campsites and RV spots available as well as plenty of space in the dorm for all who desire to come.

Grand Junction will be the location for the Sunday events, and that would also be a suitable location to secure lodging. The camp is about 1 hour and 5 minutes from downtown Grand Junction.

Reservations

Please do not call the camp, All reservations should be done through the fellowship coordinator via email at: conference.camplodging@gmail.com. When you contact the coordinators, they will send you the detailed information on lodging, answer any questions, and then make a reservation for you. If you plan to attend any of the events taking place on Friday or Saturday please contact the fellowship via the above email to let them know so we can get a head count for the activities and meals.

Meals

The camp staff will prepare the meals for the group and they need to be paid for by each individual. We request that you send in payment for meals/lodging about a month before the conference to a Paypal account that will be posted at that time. The fellowship will pay for the Passover meal, so each person only needs to pay for the meals on Saturday at the camp. On Sunday each person is free to get their meals wherever they want.

The Camp is Full

Update 4-12-19: The lodging reservations at the camp are completely filled up. Attendees are still welcome to come to the conference, but will need to find lodging elsewhere. The Passover and other meals are also completely booked.  If you do not already have an RSVP for meals from the camp, be sure to make arrangements to bring your own meals that can be consumed outside the dining hall as no outside food is allowed in the hall. 


Events and Locations

Friday 19 April 2019

Passover Meal – Cedaredge, CO

We put out the Hebrew invitation of “let all who hunger come and eat.” As we have gone about the processes of planning, it’s been impressed upon all of us the unique opportunity we have, to be able to gather as a Covenant people and honor the Passover. In Temple 6 Podcast we were taught that the Passover would be included with the Feasts that will be at the Temple…

The only one that existed from the days of Adam to Noah to Abraham that got added, that will be observed, is the Passover. Because the Passover was added as an additional testimony, given in the days of Moses, to point forward specifically to the sacrifice of the Paschal Lamb (whose blood would save Israel), with a command that it got preserved. So even though it got added and wasn’t part of that original, the addition at the time of the Passover itself was an event symbolizing liberation from the world, coming out from under the bondage of Egypt (which is what its last-days people are supposed to ultimately achieve), coming out from under the influence of the head of gold and the Medes, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the modern-day kingdoms—being liberated from all of that. And at the same time, being liberated as a consequence of the blood of the Lamb. So the addition of the Paschal Lamb, and that feast, is going to stand at the renewal.

We understand we still do not have all that will be revealed about the Passover and the Feasts, yet this will be the first time as a Covenant people that the Passover can be observed together at a Conference. We hope to feed all who want to come. We encourage all to participate in this feast whether you can come to the conference or not.

Even if you are not able to make the dinner that night it would be a wonderful time to gather your local family and friends and offer your prayers and thanks for the Paschal Lamb that has made this all possible.  Update 4-12-19: The Passover event is completely booked. The camp lodging has also all been filled up. No more RSVP’s are available.

Schedule for Friday

5pm – Camp will open for arrivals, but check-in is not until after the Passover meal.

6pm – Passover activities begin with a few introductory comments and explanations.

7pm – 7:15pm (time is approximate) – Start of Passover meal for those who have RSVP’d

8pm – 8:30 – Approximate conclusion of Passover meal – Camp check-in desk will open.


Saturday 20 April 2019

General Session – Cedaredge CO

Breakout Sessions and Lunch

Saturday will have many events that will be necessary to attend to get the full impact of what is being offered. There is a sunrise hike planned at 6:45am. More details will follow. Breakfast is at 7:45. At 9am, the conference will begin together with a welcome, a few talks, and items of importance to the movement, and musical numbers that hopefully will set the tone for the rest of the day.

Later in the morning, around 10:30am, there will be breakout sessions that will have various topics that have been restored during the last few years. These will be focused on what Joseph Smith and Denver Snuffer have restored. Each person attending will have a moment, if they desire, to share how these topics and subjects have changed their lives and what they have learned.

Lunch is from 12 noon to about 1:45, allowing for some nap time for the children. The breakout sessions resume at 1:45 until 5:30pm, at which time we will have dinner. We are also planning games, a dance and a bonfire from 7:30 until approximately 9pm.

Itinerary Summary for Saturday 20 April 2019

6:45am – Sunrise hike
7:45am – Breakfast
9am – Conference begins
10:30am – Breakout sessions
12 noon – Lunch
1:45pm – Breakout sessions continue
5:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Dance, games, bonfire
9pm to 9:30 – Organized activities conclude

Note: Denver has shared on his website that he is planning to attend and participate in the breakout sessions. The hope is to review and reflect upon what has been given us. We will be posting the topics for these sessions (here is one example), and hope that all will come having studied the word. These activities are based on the following instructions from Teachings and Commandments, Section 86…

…Therefore, verily I say unto you my friends, call your solemn assembly as I have commanded you, and as all have not faith, seek you diligently and teach one another words of Wisdom, yea, seek you out of the best books words of Wisdom. Seek learning, even by study and also by faith. Organize yourselves, prepare every needful thing…

…Appoint among yourselves a teacher, and let not all be spokesmen at once, but let one speak at a time and let all listen unto his sayings that when all have spoken, that all may be edified of all, and that every man may have an equal privilege.

We hope to “experiment on the word,” and practice what has been given us. We look forward to experiencing this new practice, and hope to be of one heart and one mind.

camp-cedaredge

Venue: http://www.campcedaredge.com


Sunday 21 April 2019

General Session

Easter Celebration and Talks

Avalon Theater – Grand Junction Colorado

avalon-theater

http://www.avalontheatregj.com/avalon/venue

Agenda for Sunday 21 April 2019

6am – 6:30am (approximate) – Sunrise hike celebrating the resurrection of Christ.

8am – Checkout time at Camp Cedaredge – the theater is about 57 miles away

9am – Program start time at the Avalon theatre in Grand Junction CO

We are planning to have the sacrament for all in attendance who desire to participate.

There will also be a short, small program to remember the resurrection of the Savior.

The remainder of the morning will be presented by Denver Snuffer, our invited guest.

Denver will then be hosting a question and answer session until about 12:30 or 1pm.


Donations

We are a fellowship located in the Cedaredge, CO and extended area. We are paying for several venues and will be providing several meals.

We ask that if you feel prompted to contribute to the conference preparation, that you email us at ahopeinchrist.thetemple@gmail.com

Someone from the fellowship will contact you with further details.

Any donations that exceed our needs will be used to assist those in need coming to the conference. Any leftover donations will be given to the Temple Fund.


 

A Few Resources on the Temple

Scriptures.info Glossary:
The Temple
Endowment
Dispensation
Holy Spirit of Promise
Hearts Turned to the Fathers
Covenant
The Fathers
Keys

This and That, part 1 – Symbolism – 5 Jan 2019
This and That, part 2 – Temple Clothing – 7 Jan 2019
This and That, part 3 – The Veil – 8 Jan 2019
This and That Conclusion – 9 Jan 2019

Podcast 49: Ordinances – 26 Dec 2018

Podcast 32: The Temple, Part 1 – 1 Sep 2018
Podcast 33: The Temple, Part 2 – 4 Sep 2018
Podcast 35: The Temple, Part 3 – 16 Sep 2018
Podcast 36: The Temple, Part 4 – 19 Sep 2018
Podcast 37: The Temple, Part 5 – 23 Sep 2018
Podcast 38: The Temple: Part 6 – 26 Sep 2018

Podcast 20 – Angels, Part 2 – 27 May 2018
Podcast 15: Jacob’s Ladder – 22 Apr 2018
Our Divine Parents – paper – 25 Mar 2018

The Temple Fund website – 28 Dec 2016
Why A Temple – 2016 Blog Post – 29 Apr 2016

Revising D&C Section 132 – 12 Dec 2015
Section 132 – 28 June 2015
LDS Temple Ordinances – 25 May 2015
Paper on Plural Marriage – 22 Mar 2015

Marriage and Family – 26 Feb 2014

Plural Wives – 19 Dec 2013
Cursings Instead of Blessings – 22 Nov 2013
Lecture 5 – Priesthood – 2 Nov 2013
Covenants – 6 Oct 2013

144,000 – Part 2 – 7 Nov 2012
The Temple Fireside – YouTube – 28 Oct 2012
The Temple – PDF Transcript – 28 Oct 2012
Responses to Various Comments – 4 May 2012
Criticism of the Church, Part 3 – 26 Apr 2012
Question on Sealing – 29 Feb 2012
Fullness of Priesthood – 2 Jan 2012

The Power of God’s Word – 27 Oct 2011
An Email Response – 21 Oct 2011
Reply to Questions – 20 Oct 2011
The Mission of Elijah Reconsidered – 14 Oct 2011
Joseph Smith’s Limited Plural Marriage Sealings – 17 Sep 2011

Remnant, Part VII – 14 Sep 2010
3 Ne 20:25-27 – 10 Sep 2010
2 Ne 21:31 – 30 Aug 2010
1 Ne 13:33-34 – 30 Jun 2010
The Sealing Power – 20 May 2010
Awake and Arise – 26 Apr 2010
First Three Words – 23 Jan 2010