I have registered for the Covenant Network Conference, The Church We Can See from Here, November 5-7 in Cleveland.
As much as I have been involved with this organization throughout the years (my current congregation is affiliated with the Covenant Network) this is the first conference I have attended.
I am looking forward to hearing some great preaching, attending some workshops, and hanging out with my sister and brother Presbyterian peeps who are working toward a more inclusive church.
Ted Smith is a cool guy. I met him at the More Light Conference a couple years ago in Nashville. Here he is with few words about the upcoming conference:
Here is how you register.
Cleveland is 474 miles from Elizabethton. It will probably take 10 hours or so to make it through the West Virginia mountains including stops.
I won't take the plane. Just don't like them.
So it is probably driving (anyone want to carpool?)
Or I could take the bus.
Riding the bus to Cleveland just sounds adventurous, doesn't it?
It is a 16 hour bus trip. I do have to be back to lead worship on November 8th especially as it is Stewardship Sunday.
I could leave at 4:30 am Saturday and miss the Saturday programming (which would be sad) and make it home around 9:30 pm.
Or I could stay in Cleveland until the 6:30 pm bus leaves Saturday and make it home at 8:40 Sunday morning, just in time to catch a shower and stumble bleary-eyed into the pulpit. "I can almost see you all from here!"
What do you think, folks? Car or bus to Cleveland?