Updated details of the UCC 2030 Theological Summit


reclaiming the pastor as theologian

the theological summit of the UCC 2030 Clergy Network

September 13, 2013, York County, PA

Presenters:      LauraBeth Jones Armstrong, St. Luke’s UCC, Trappe, PA

Rev. Liddy Barlow, St. John’s UCC, Larimer, PA

Rev. Dr. Christopher Rodkey, St. Paul’s UCC, Dallastown, PA

Jared Ruark, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Rev. Courtney Stange-Tregear, Zion UCC, Nottingham, MD

Guest Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, Chair of Religion & Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Who is invited:  Authorized ministers in the United Church of Christ, lay UCC theologians, and others by request.

Schedule and Location:  Begins 9 AM, September 13, 2013, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 205 W. Main St., Dallastown, Pennsylvania.  St. Paul’s is handicap accessible.  Dallastown, PA, is roughly 1 hour by car from Harrisburg International Airport and 1.5 hours from Baltimore-Washington Airport.  The church is also accessible by Greyhound and York County’s Rabbit Transit.

Lodging:  Country Inn & Suites, 245 St. Charles Way, York, PA, ask for special rate of $108 for a double at (800) 830-5222.  The hotel is minutes off of I-83 and is roughly ten minutes from St. Paul’s.

Books available:  Books by presenters will be available for sale; Dallastown is also home to the excellent, independent bookstore, Hearts & Minds Books, 234 E. Main St., Dallastown, PA.

Special offer from the United Church of Christ:  All participants who wish to purchase the entire set of Living Theological Heritage in a searchable, USB  format may get it at a 25% discount from UCC Resources at (800) 537-3394.  To get the discount, please mention the 2030 Theological Summit.

Cost: There is no cost to attend, the conference is sponsored by St. Paul’s UCC, Dallastown; the UCC 2030 Network; and the Local Church Ministries of the UCC

Pre-event:  A small gathering will commence with Dr. Robbins on Thursday evening at the hotel to discuss his book In Search of a Non-Dogmatic Theology.  We will be specifically discussing chapters 1, 3, 6, and the conclusion.  To order copies of the book, please contact your local bookstore of Hearts & Minds books at (717) 246-3333.  More information will be forthcoming.

Child care available:  Child care will be available on a first-come basis on Friday at St. Paul’s UCC.  Please contact Chris Rodkey for details by August 20.

The Call for Papers is archived online on An und für sich here.

The Event Page on Facebook is located here.

Contact:  Christopher Rodkey at cdrodkey [at] yahoo [dot] com.