Just as the people in Exile experienced dislocation from Jerusalem, we too find hope in the words of the prophet.
Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.~ Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
As Transitional Leaders, we are called to help our people find new ways.
We do that by singing new songs, telling new stories, seeking new paths, and engaging new ways.
Come join us as we support one another and find Hope in the new.
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The IMN Annual Conference showcases the best new thinking in transitional ministry.
Not just for Interim Clergy. Transition is all around us and it happens everyday in all faith communities. IMN provides directly applicable information and best practices for all clergy and lay leaders who are leading faith communities during all types of transition.
Practitioners lead workshops; keynote/plenary speakers offer wisdom, expertise and passion; participants share their experiences; new friendships are formed; and all participants leave with nourishment and enhanced courage for their next transition.
The IMN Annual Conference continues for a fourth year in a virtual format.
Our approach to meeting the desire of some to come together and have some face-to-face experiences is Hubs. While the Annual Conference will be presented virtually for all, those who choose a Hub option will be able to gather in geographically located small groups. Our intention is to create at least 10 Hubs distributed throughout the US and Canada.
What is a Hub Site?
What is a hub site? For example: We have a host that lives and serves in Santa Rosa, located in Northern California. They will be the host of the Santa Rosa/San Francisco Hub. Anyone who lives within driving or flying distance can come to Santa Rosa and gather at the host’s church. The building has several spaces where all can come together as well as separate. The Annual Conference will be held on Zoom but members who attend in Santa Rosa will have the option of meeting together during portions of each day. After the Conference concludes each day those being housed in Santa Rosa will have the opportunity to participate in getting together for dinner and other activities. The host will assist with finding affordable housing options locally. Those who register for Hubs will be eligible for a reduced registration fee to help offset their overall Conference expense.
Hub sites are coordinated by individuals and not the IMN office. Each hub will have group meeting space and Wi-Fi capabilities. Groups can decide at their own expense for breakout spaces, refreshments, and accommodations.
If you would like to host a Hub site – contact the IMN office 410-719-0777
HUB LOCATIONS AND HOST CONTACT INFORMATION
|SANTA ROSA/ SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Hub Host: Dave Clements
Pacific Time Zone
Santa Rosa is an hour drive from San Francisco and Oakland Airports. If I know your flight schedules ahead of
time, I will arrange for Airport Pickups and Drop off. Santa Rosa is a beautiful city in Sonoma County which
is in the heart of the wineries. We will be gathering each morning at the Church in Santa Rosa.
Airbnb Four 4 people staying in a 4-bedroom house night rate would be from $50 -85 per person
Hotels $ $130 -175 per night
Rev. Dave’s Home – I can accommodate 3 people and would be no charge.
What we will do: Click here for more information on Location, transporation and local area.
Plan to come to this hub site. We will have fun and you will enjoy yourself. For booking and
information please contact me: Rev. Dave Clements at: email@example.com or 216-333-8055
Hosted site: West Linn Lutheran Church (ELCA-RIC), 20390 Willamette Drive, West Linn, OR. It is approximately 1.5 miles from Exit 9 on I-205. A donation towards utility costs will be asked. Hot beverages will be provided. Bring a lunch. Any special needs, contact Dorthy. Building is ADA accessible.
Building will be open Monday 11/6 by 10 am, Tuesday–Friday by 7 am. *Remember Pacific Time is 3 hours earlier than on the Annual Conference schedule.
Hub Host: Keith Copeland
Location — Bethel Lutheran Church, 328 Walnut Street, Windsor, CO 80550
Checking the app Hotel Tonight — local motels and hotels range from $70-145/night. With ten or more rooms, I can get a group rate at Embassy Suites. Airbnb in Windsor offers three places for the 5-10 Nov — $1,705-2,498 for ten guests at each site.
Ninety minutes away is the Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park. Micro breweries three per block. My former dentist in Windsor started the first one in Windsor. His wife runs the attached gardening shop. Denver proper is an hour south of Windsor. There’s a local hockey team, the Eagles (there’s a Budweiser connection). A golf course that could still be open if the ski season hasn’t started. Good skiing about three hours away— Steamboat, Vail, Idaho Springs etc.
Hub Host: Katrina Palan
Hub Host: Ruth Shaver
Location: Second Congregational Church
Hub Host: Mary Moore
|MORE TO COME…|