BECOMING ONE IN CHRIST

Keeping the Covenant Conference

I say unto you, be one, and if you are not one, you are not mine.
—Teachings and Commandments 22:7

September 20th - 22nd, 2019

Boise, Idaho, USA

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    About the Conference

    This conference is for all people, everywhere in the world, to join together in worship of Jesus Christ. That worship will include singing, breakout sessions, partaking of the sacrament, listening to speakers, youth activities and socializing. Much has been said about the need to become “one” and fellowship together to learn how to collectively keep the Covenant. We are preparing ourselves, and this conference, in faith that we will have a greater capacity after this time together to not dispute, forgive, and continue to change our hearts individually and collectively.

    The conference will be held in Boise, Idaho. All are invited to participate as they feel inspired. Because of travel, venue limitations, and family obligations, we understand that many who want to participate may not be able to attend live. We will provide recordings of the prepared talks delivered by the conference’s three speakers. This will be provided free of charge for all people, everywhere in the world. Full details about the audio recordings will be posted shortly after the conference.

    Please note that this website offers information about the conference according to the best information we have available. Details are subject to change. Please check the site often for updates or changes as we get closer to the conference.

    Important Material to Review

    We hope that all who attend this conference will take the time to review the Answer to Prayer for Covenant as given on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Much of the preparations for this conference have come from our Lord’s words contained in this revelation.

    Reviewing this material before the conference will help each participant enter a state of mind conducive to receiving instruction, hearing the Lord’s voice and finding charity in their heart.

    Click the button below to download a PDF of the Answer to Prayer for Covenant

    Schedule Overview

    Because we recognize many people will travel from all over to gather for the conference, we’ve included several optional, social activities for attendees to fellowship, socialize, and get to know other like-minded people. The actual conference meetings will be held Saturday beginning at 10:00 AM and Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM. The conference meetings will include music, breakout sessions, speakers, and sacrament. Please feel free to attend as many, or as few of the activities as you choose. The purpose of this conference is twofold, to hear the word of the Lord, and also to provide an opportunity to fellowship with each other. Please attend the activities that will be most valuable to you.

    Events in in blue are official conference activities and in green are optional social-focused activities, The schedule is subject to change.

    Daily Schedule

    (Tentative Schedule; subject to change)


    Friday, September 20th

    6:00-10:00 PM - Social Gathering for Families

    • Location: Lambert Neighborhood Park (NOT a house) - 980 N Lambert Drive, Meridian, ID 83642
    • What to Expect: This social gathering is for anyone who will be in town on Friday night. All ages are welcome. There will be a playground and outdoor movie for the children, and tables/chairs for adults. Pulled pork sandwiches and all paper goods will be provided for all attendees. There’s no agenda for this evening, other than a chance to rekindle friendships, make new connections, and have time to socialize before the official conference activities begin on Saturday morning.
    • What to Bring: Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with the group. It may get chilly as the evening progresses, so please bring a warm jacket for everyone in your group.


    Saturday, September 21st

    9:00 AM - Conference Check-in

    • Location: All Saturday events will take place at Municipal Park - 500 S Walnut Street, Boise, ID 83706

    10:00 AM - Morning Conference Session Begins

    • Conference Welcome
    • Hymn of the New Covenant
    • Opening Prayer
    • Speaker: Adrian Larsen

    11:30 AM - Lunch: Bring a picnic lunch or purchase lunch from food trucks parked at Municipal (pending)

    1:00 PM - First Breakout Session Begins

    2:15 PM - Passing Period

    2:30 PM - Second Breakout Session Begins

    3:45 PM - Gather Back Together for Sacrament

    4:00 PM - Sacrament

    • Bread and cups will be provided; please bring enough wine or grape juice for your family/group.
    • **Please note that no glass containers are allowed at Municipal Park.

    4:30 PM - Afternoon Conference Session Begins

    • Musical Number: Reed Larsen
    • Speaker: TBA
    • Closing Prayer
    • Announcements

    5:30 PM - Conference Meeting Ends

    6:00 PM - Dinner at the Park

    • We have the park reserved until dark. Several food trucks will be at the park if you’d like to purchase dinner (pending), otherwise feel free to bring a picnic lunch for your family/group and enjoy the evening with friends.
    • It may get chilly as the evening progresses, so please bring a warm jacket for everyone in your group.


    Sunday, September 22nd

    8:00 AM - Doors Open for Sunday Session

    • Location: Jewett Auditorium - 2112 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell, ID 83605

    9:00 AM - Sunday Conference Session Begins (Live Stream Option Expected)

    • Welcome
    • Hymn of the New Covenant
    • Opening Prayer
    • Speaker: Denver Snuffer Jr.
    • Musical Number: Tausha Larsen
    • Closing Prayer

    1:00 PM - Sunday Conference Session Ends

    3:00 PM - Cottage Meetings hosted by Boise Locals

    • Locations vary
    • Sacrament will be provided at most Cottage Meetings
    • **Signs ups for Cottage Meetings will be provided as the conference gets closer

    Breakout Session Facilitators/Topics Needed

    There are two 75 minutes slots for breakout sessions planned for Saturday afternoon. The organizing committee is looking to the general body for people to lead or facilitate a session or suggest a topic for a session. This includes sessions intended for children and teens. Everyone is invited to share their gifts with the group as a whole.

    The overall theme of the conference is Keeping the Covenant. As recently taught, this can only be done as a group. General Conferences represent an infrequent opportunity to gather together as a large body with fellow believers. Please review the Answer to Prayer for Covenant (click here) and prayerfully consider what important topics you would like to hear or be willing to share.

    Please submit by July 31. Note that not every submission may be accepted. Thank you for your contribution!

    Venue Details

    The three main locations will be Lambert Neighborhood Park, Municipal Park, and the Jewett Auditorium. Each of the locations has been selected because of specific features that will be used for activities. These includes picnic tables, pavilions for shade, playgrounds for children, river access for baptisms, a theatre for speakers, etc. The different venues provide a nice variety of settings for the conference activities.

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    Address: 980 N Lambert Drive, Meridian, ID 83642

    Lambert Park is located in the neighborhood of a family who are part of the Boise fellowship. The park is large, and will accommodate a group our size. Porta-Pottys will be provided for the evening, as well as tables and chairs. The park features a playground for children, a large grass area, and space for an outdoor movie for the kids once it gets dark. Parking will be provided on the street surrounding the park. Please be courteous of the residents and don’t block any driveways.

    **Please note that you can’t search for “Lambert Park” and get correct directions. Please use the address provided to get directions to this park. The event is NOT at a home, but at the park on Lambert Way.

    Address: 500 S Walnut Street, Boise, ID 83706

    Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park is a 28-acre urban park along the Boise River in Boise, Idaho, USA. The park features access to the Boise Greenbelt, birding, Boccee Ball, open play areas, playgrounds, and restrooms.

    All Saturday activities will take place at Municipal Park. The park is close to many restaurants and grocery stores in the downtown Boise area, and is very safe.

    See Venue Website Here

    Address: 2112 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell, ID 83605

    Jewett Auditorium is a grand, 850-seat proscenium house used for ceremonies, concerts, plays, guest speakers and more. The space provides some of the best unamplified acoustics in the Northwest. The auditorium also houses one of the oldest organs in the state of Idaho.

    We realize that smaller children may have a hard time sitting quietly through an indoor, four hour meeting. We hope that each family will carefully consider how to best help their children and the other conference attendees have the most spiritually uplifting and divinely inspired experience possible.

    See Venue Website Here

    Things to Bring for the Weekend

    • Picnic blanket for your family or group
    • Bug spray and sunscreen
    • Hats and sunglasses
    • Swim suit and towels
    • Outdoor park fun (frisbee, ball and glove, etc.)
    • Camping Chair if possible (some seating will be provided)
    • Umbrella or canopy for shade (if desired—for Saturday meeting)
    • Park snacks, drinks and meals (picnics)

    NOTE: Municipal Park will not allow for glass bottles of any kind. Please do not bring glass to any Saturday activities sacrament or meals.

    Cost

    Conference activities and events will be free of charge.

    Attendees should be prepared to pay for normal expenses, such as traveling costs, housing costs and meal costs, however, there will be no charge for admission to any of the events.

    Conference Recordings

    While there are significant costs associated with putting on a large event like this, we are doing our best to cover those costs as a local fellowship. Recordings of the Saturday and Sunday speakers, as well as a live stream of the Sunday meeting will be provided for those who are not able to attend the live events.

    Donations

    We are accepting donations for the 2019 Boise Conference. The donations we receive will only be used to cover costs of putting the conference on (if needed), or to help individuals and families in need travel to the conference. Excess funds, if any, will be donated to help put on future conferences.

    Live Video Feed

    We are excited to announce that preparations are in place for a live video broadcast of the Sunday (not Saturday) conference events. Check the schedule for information about which events will be available via live stream. This will allow for all people, anywhere in the world, to participate live online.

    More details concerning how to participate via the live feed will be posted and available on this website closer to the conference dates.

    Lodging

    Hotels:
    There are a number of hotels in the Boise/Meridian area. They are mainly located along the I-84 or I-184 corridors. Any of these hotels will put you within about 20 minutes of ALL conference venues.

    RV Parks:
    RV Parks provide a much more cost-efficient travel option, but they will fill up quickly this time of the year.

    Mountain View RV Park
    2040 Airport Way
    Boise, ID 83705
    (208)345-4141
    Estimated Rate: $45 per night for RV http://www.boiservpark.com/rates-reservations-policies

    Boise/Meridian KOA Journey
    184 Pennwood Street
    Meridian, ID 83642
    (208)888-7003 for information (800)562-7626 for reservation
    Estimated Rate: $45 per night for RV
    http://koa.com/campgrounds/boise/

    Boise Riverside RV Park
    6000 N Glenwood Street
    Boise, ID 83714
    (208)375-7432
    Estimated Rate: $40-$50 per night for RV
    $28 per night for tents
    $55 per night for log cabin (sleeps 2)
    https://www.boiseriversidervpark.com/

    Hi Valley RV Park
    10555 Horseshoe Bend Road
    Boise, ID 83714
    (888)457-5959
    Estimated Rate: $45 per night for RV https://www.g7rvresorts.com/rv-park/hi-valley-rv-park/

    Additional Information

    Thanks for your patience as we work hard to make this exciting and important conference one to remember. We’re doing our best to make this conference one the Lord will be pleased with and we recognize His hand in all things good that come from this upcoming conference. Please be patient as we work through this planning process. More updates will be posted to this site as they become available.

    Thank you for your support and patience. We cannot wait to worship with you in September! If you need to contact the conference planning committee, please click here:

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