I wasn't sure which board to post this in, because there don't appear to be any boards specifically for discussions of in-person fellowship and events. So, I'm posting it here.
The Christian Universalist Association (CUA) will hold what is expected to be a large and diverse conference for believers in universal salvation, June 13-15 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The event, which is called "Christian Universalist Celebration 2008," is centered around the theme of "All God's children, no one left behind."
"The Christian Universalist Celebration 2008 will be a meaningful and exuberant gathering of Christians from widely diverse backgrounds who come together in an ecumenical spirit to celebrate God's love for all," said Rev. Felicia Urbanski, conference organizer and member of the Board of Directors of the Christian Universalist Association.
The CUA is a new interdenominational organization founded in 2007 by 13 ministers, professors, authors, and other spiritual leaders, coming from traditions including Mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Charismatic, Eastern Orthodox, Quaker, and Unitarian Universalist Christian. Its purpose is to unite churches, ministries, and individuals who believe in the all-loving and all-saving God revealed by Jesus Christ, instead of the harsh and erroneous teaching of eternal hell.
The Christian Universalist Celebration 2008 will feature worship services, workshops, and 10 speakers from six different denominations. There will be speeches on Christian Universalist spiritual themes, a workshop on pastoral care and one on church planting and growth, an adult Sunday School class on universal salvation in the Bible, an "open mic" session for people to share thoughts and testimonies, and question-and-answer sessions with Board members of the CUA. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy informal fellowship, and a literature table with an extensive selection of books, periodicals, other resources about Christian Universalism.
On Friday, June 13, the events will be held at a hotel conference center and co-sponsored with Restoration Nation, a ministry run by Rick Spencer, who serves on the Board of the CUA and is an experienced conference planner whose annual Father's Day gatherings have drawn over 100 believers each of the past two years. On Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, the Celebration will continue at the Church of the Open Arms United Church of Christ, only a few miles away. Both locations are in downtown Oklahoma City.
The schedule of events, speakers list, food and lodging, and other detailed information about the Christian Universalist Celebration 2008 can be found online at this address: http://www.christianuniversalist.org/events/celebration2008.html
All are encouraged to fill out the registration form on that page and attend.
I hope to see you at Celebration 2008! If you plan to come, please register as soon as possible.
Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested, to help us spread the word about what is sure to be an exciting and historic conference for believers in Christian Universalism.
The Christian Universalist Associationhttp://www.christianuniversalist.org