2018 Conference – Program Agenda

Hello Everyone,

While I can’t guarantee that this agenda is carved in stone, this is a pretty good general idea of what we’ll be doing and when we’ll be doing it! As is always prudent, we will leave room for any necessary changes.

Please note that there will be a field trip on Sunday afternoon, so you may want to make travel plans accordingly. The rates at the hotel will still be good through Monday and we will have some drivers available for airport runs. I will be making a chart for the airport runs, so, if you need a pick up, please send me your itinerary as soon as possible. I’ll be making a chart and assigning people for pick ups.

The Phoenix airport has a cell phone lot and drop-off and pick-up at both the North Side and the South side of baggage claim. The South side is usually easier for picking people up. The doors in baggage claim are numbered. Once you have de-planed and have your luggage, call the cell phone number you’ve been given and tell them the door number you are at.

Thursday will be devoted to the Board Members, our meeting and our dinner at my house. This will only take a couple of hours, so most of your Thursday will be free for whatever. If our room is free, we may able to get in on Thursday to set up the altar and decorate.

Blessings,
Jenny

Agenda for MIC Conference

October 19 – 21, 2018

Building Community

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Morning airport pickups and deliveries to Holiday Inn

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Board meets at Jenny’s for dinner

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Board meeting

7:00 PM Movie or Free Time

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Morning airport Pickups and deliveries to Holiday Inn

6:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast served at hotel

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast with the Elders (Charlie Sommer/Shirley Catanzaro)

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Set up by Conference Planning Committee

Decorations, Altar, Silent Auction, Registration Table, Photo Area,

Snack table, MIC Product table

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch (On our own)

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Registration (Shirley/Cass)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Welcome/ Housekeeping (Terrie Riley/Jenny Dickason)

Opening Ceremony

  • Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic (Be Essert/Sally Dwyer)
  • Hail Mary in Gaelic – (Isis Phoenix)
  • Creating Sacred Space/Calling in Directions (Randy Flute)
  • Interfaith Candle Service (Charlie Sommer)
  • Introductions: Name, where from, your idea of community

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Presentation and group discussion  (45 minutes each) on Building Community

  • Service – Stacey McCann
  • Education – Cynthia Cebuhar
  • Fellowship – Jenny Dickason

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Free time until dinner

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner in Main Room (Mexican food buffet)

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Belly dance (Mariana Riley) and Drumming (Andrew Ecker)

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

6:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast served at hotel

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast with the Elders (Charlie Sommer/Shirley Catanzaro)

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Opening Prayers (Lord’s Prayer and Hail Mary)

Meditative Journey with Shirley Catanzaro (Intro to Awakening)

Ordinations/Consecrations (Led by Charlie Sommer and Sally Dwyer)

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Free time until lunch

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch (On your own)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Free time (Pool, hot tub, shopping, naps)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Concert by CELIA

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Free time before dinner

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner (Italian dinner Buffet in Main room)

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Free time – getting back to hotel

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Puja by Isis and EveLynn

 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast served at hotel

 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast with the elders (Shirley Catanzaro)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sunday Service led by new ordainees (Facebook Live)

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Closing Ceremony, Group pictures

 

Airport Runs for those who must leave

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Free time until lunch

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (On our own)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Field trip to the Crystal Barn

 

*During free time there will be components for creating and adding to a Fairy Village that we have provided to represent Community. Everyone is encouraged to make/create or place something within the Village, weaving our energies together. Once completed, we may decide to donate the Village to a children’s shelter or another non-profit. If you have something at home you’d like to bring, please feel free.