FORWARD TOGETHER

When

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT
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Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Contact

Rev. Paul Whiting, Cheryl Stockton  -- network co-leaders, MCC Mountains and Plains, US 

phone Rev. Paul -  785-272-1442 

revpaulw@gmail.com , cherylstockton2016@yahoo.com

Where

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MCC of Topeka, 4425 SW 19th Street, Topeka 66604

A shuttle on Thursday between Kansas City airport and Topeka, can be arranged , compliments of MCC of Topeka.  Please advise at your earliest convenience if this will assist your travel plans.

Rev. Paul Whiting, Senior Pastor ,

MCC OF TOPEKA

 

Located at 4425 SW 19th Street, Topeka, KS 66604.  The parking lots may be entered from James Avenue or 19th Street.

Click here for Google Map directions to our church building.

Conference Hotel Information

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
2033 Wanamaker Rd, Topeka KS 66604  (hotel is accessed from 21st street)  This hotel is close to the church venue and offers large rooms that sleep up to 4 people; six are accessible rooms.

Ask for rooms for "MCC Topeka Gathering" to get our special rate:  $89 for room only;  $98 for room & breakfast. Two types of rooms offered are double queen room or single king bed with sofa sleeper.

Phone 785-271-6165 (Topeka hotel direct number)  Call early to be assured of availability.  Or use the link below to book online. 

Book your group rate for MCC Network Gathering Topeka 2018  

NOTE:  MCC of Topeka is providing a shuttle from the hotel to the church, if needed.

 

Alternate hotel, if desired or if Courtyard is sold out: 

BAYMONT INN  & SUITES (with a current internet rate of $62)

Baymont Inn  is also near the church, 2.3 miles.  1401 SW Ashworth Place, Topeka 66604 

phone  855-516-1090

 

MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS

NETWORK GATHERING

Everyone in our network (and beyond) is invited to gather

September 13-16, 2018

  for

SHARING & SEEKING

LEARNING & LISTENING

CONNECTING & CARING

Join with our friends from

Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota!

Plus those from our denomination, such as...

Rev. Elder Tony Freeman,

MCC's Associate Director of Communication, Linda Brenner,

and 

MCC's new Associate Director of International

Diversity and Inclusion,  Jared Vazquez

 

AND MUCH MORE (see below)

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Keynote & Plenary Rev. DeWayne Davis -- on Global Justice

Worship & Devotionals Opening worship with Rev. Alycia Erickson (Pikes Peak MCC).  Sunday worship with MCC of Topeka with Rev. DeWayne Davis (All God's Children MCC).


Workshops    Creating a culture of generosity, music and worship, evolution of social justice, 2019 General Conference,  diversity and inclusion, media and communications options, what's really working today in our own churches (especially new and/or innovative things), AARP as LGBTQ advocate,    AND MORE.


Fun & Fellowship Includes joining some of Topeka Pride events on Saturday,  plus Friday night entertainment and meal, hosted by MCC of Topeka --featuring Pianist-Vocalist JASON CASTONGUAY, plus a Saturday night movie with pizza and popcorn at the church, AND MORE!

 

NOTE:  Morning meals are provided at the hotels-- if desired. Also, the Friday evening meal is included, as is the Saturday evening Pizza-Popcorn -event at the church.  Lunch on your own, Friday and Saturday.


A complete agenda and details to be sent upon registration.

MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS NETWORK GATHERING --   Everyone in our network (and beyond) is invited to gather in September for NETWORKING SHARING & SEEKING LEARNING & LISTENING CONNECTING & CARING

 

INTERESTED IN RVing and CAMPING in Topeka?

There is a campground in Lake Shawnee (same park where the Pride events are happening), and the nightly rate for electric site is around $20.  This is another housing option for those who enjoy camping.  Here's the  link for more details:

http://parks.snco.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Lake-Shawnee-Campground-6