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Sunday, 06 March 2016 18:05

2017 Secretariat

Congratulations to the new members of the VDC Secretariat

The following people have been appointed to the Secretariat. This was necessitated by the lack of attendees at the February Ultreya and by the lack of volunteers to serve on the Secretariat board. We have since been able to identify these people who are willing to serve. They will be affirmed for a full three year term at the April 2nd, 2017 post weekend Ultreya.

  • Stephen Fredine
  • John Mister
  • Bill Lange
  • Pauline Jones

Please consult the site calendar for the date and time of the next secretariat meeting. The secretariat meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM

The location of our meetings is:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
2500 East 3900 South
Holladay, Utah 84124
Sunday, 20 August 2051 17:23

Upcoming Ultreyas

Future Ultreyas 2017    Future Secretariat meetings 2017
There will be no Ultreya during the months of November and December. Our next Ultreya will be In January.

 

All meetings are held at:

 

Our Saviour's Lutheran 

2500 East 3900 South

Holladay, Utah 84124
 

All 4th day community members are welcome to sit in on the meetings.

 

 

 Future Secretariat Meetings

 

Apr 20,  2017 7:00 PM

May 18,  2017 7:00 PM

Jun 15,  2017 7:00 PM

Jul  20,  2017 7:00 PM

Aug 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Sep 21, 2017 7:00 PM

Oct 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Nov 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Dec 21, 2017 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 06 April 2014 18:12

The Essentials of the Via de Cristo

Interested in learning about the true essentials of the Via de Cristo? Then you must read the The Essentials of the Via de Cristo!

Sunday, 23 February 2014 12:55

Sponsor Responsibilities

Liaisons have an opportunity to create a team of sponsors. The sponsor team is the background team. They are in prayer for specific weekenders as they are assigned, no matter how early or late the weekender is signed up to go on the weekend. The sponsor continues to cover the weekend in pray once it is under way. Sponsors shower the weekend in prayer as teams prepare and work the weekends. The sponsor is the weekender's first contact with the Via De Cristo community.

  • As soon as sponsor is assigned to a weekender, sponsor should introduce him or herself to the weekender.
  • It is not a requirement as a sponsor to pay for weekender's weekend.
  • Sponsor should not be sponsoring if he/she is working the weekend. This may cause undue stress for team rectors.
  • Sponsor needs to be in prayer for weekender. Praying for things such as health, peace, and for his/her life to be cleared of anything that may complicate his/her weekend experience or obstacles that may stand in the way of the weekender going to the weekend.
  • Sponsor should invite weekender to start to pray for their weekend. This allows the sense of community to begin to be shown to the weekender. This also allows for a continued bond between weekender and sponsor.
  • Sponsor needs to regularly check on weekender for specific prayer requests.
  • Sponsor needs to answer any questions that the weekender may have about the weekend, how it is run and who may be working the weekend. Be completely honest. It is ok to inform the weekenders how the weekend is run. Please don't withhold any information. The weekend is an individual experience not a secret. The sponsor needs to try to help the weekender not to anticipate any events that may happen at the weekend. We all have different highlights from our own weekend. Remember what a high light was for one weekender may not be for another. This weekend is not a conversion process but an experience in deepening a relationship with our Lord.
  • Sponsor needs to prepare weekender of things such as no phone or watches. These items need to be left at home in order to have an experience that is not of the world. Sponsor will provide a contact phone number to the weekender as soon as one is established. Sponsor needs to find out if specific diet is needed and contact Rector/Rectora with information. Sponsor need to see if special bedding is needed. This information is typically on the weekenders' application. It is in the best interest of the weekender if the sponsor reassures that those needs will be met.

Sponsor will be receiving a letter from Rector/Rectora with responsibilities approximately 2 weeks before weekend if possible. Some of these responsibilities are listed below.

  • Set up time to pick up weekender and take his/her to dinner.
  • Have a coffee mug as a gift with a note of encouragement. The coffee mug can be dropped off prior to taking the weekender to dinner or given to the weekender at dinner.
  • Weekender should arrive to host church between 7:00 and 7:30.
  • Pray together if possible before entering the church
  • Escort weekender into church. Kitchen and Assistant Rector/Rectora team will be waiting to check in weekender and show them to their sleeping rooms.
  • After weekender is dropped off, sponsor needs to attend sponsor(s) hour. This service is hosted in the Palanca Chapel by the Palanca team. Here the sponsor will have a chance to meet other sponsors and pray for all the weekenders and teams. Lighting a candle for his/her weekender.
  • Sponsor can sign bibles. They are located in the 4th day room. Bibles need to be signed no later than Saturday at 9:00am
  • Sponsor also need to leave bed Palanca. Bed Palanca is a note of encouragement that will be left on the weekender's bed on Friday night after the Stations of the Cross portion of the weekend. This Palanca can be left with the 4th day team.
  • Sponsor need to attend the Sunday morning serenade at 5:30 am.
  • Sponsor needs to attend lunch serenade and Closura. After Closura sponsor takes weekender home.
  • Sponsor need to follow up with weekender throughout the first week after their weekend assuring that they are fine and answering any questions they may have. Sponsor should also try to help weekender find a renewal group to attend if possible.
  • Sponsors can also angel on any team throughout the weekend. Angels are a relief to any team.
  • Sponsors need to remind weekender of Ultreya. Ultreya is another way for the weekender to meet and fellowship with the fourth day community.
Saturday, 08 February 2014 17:08

Church Liaison

Church Liaison needed at the following churches

Elim Lutheran (Ogden)
Grace (Bountiful)
Holy Cross (Brigham)

Contact us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how to become a liaison.

Liaison Responsibilities

Liaisons are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The Liaison is the key link between the 4th day community, congregation, pastors, sponsors, small groups, potential weekenders, and the Via de Cristo Secretariat. A Liaison is a vital position within the 4th day community. With strong Liaisons in a church community, the presence of the Via de Cristo movement is in the congregations, thus Via de Cristo continues to move forward and impact the lives of those who will and have entered the 4th day community. Liaisons are called to encourage, be compassionate, accept all, and serve. The work of Via de Cristo is helping Christians to become effective apostles and grow as saints. This cannot be done without Liaisons. Read more...

Saturday, 08 February 2014 16:39

Ultreya/Liaison Coordinator

The Ultreya/Liason Coordinator is called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The Liaison is the key link between the 4th day community, congregations, pastors, sponsors, small groups, potential weekenders and the Via de Cristo Council. The Liaisons are called to encourage, be compassionate, accept all and serve. The church liaisons represent the Via de Cristo Community in their church. They generate interest in VDC, answer questions, provide applications for weekends, and publicize upcoming events. They are the face of VDC in their churches.

The Coordinator also finds the locations for the monthly Ultreyas. The Coordinator works with the church liaisons to to organize speakers, musicians, kitchen and clergy help and church facilities for the Ultreya. The Ultreyas are usually the 3rd Sunday of the month. A schedule of Ultreyas can be found on the Utah VdC website.

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to be considered for the Ultreya/Liaison Coordinator position.

Sunday, 15 December 2013 12:49

Liaison Contacts

Utah Via De Cristo Liaisons 2016

Church Liason Name Liason Email Home Phone Cell Phone
Ascension Lutheran Jeff Turner & Kelly Martin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   801-920-6476
Living Faith Steve Shaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Elim Lutheran Church        
Good Shepherd Lutheran Bonnie Knudson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (801) 619-0886  
Grace Lutheran Pastor Neil Arnold This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Holy Cross Lutheran        
Mountain of Faith Lutheran Charlotte Ehrheart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Our Savior's Lutheran - Roy Janet Tow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   801-309-6969
Our Saviour Lutheran - Holliday Kathy Joffs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-277-1679  
St. Luke's Episcopal Mary Parsons This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   435-645-3963
St. Stephens Judy Carter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (801) 908-7079  
Mountain Life Ann Pritchard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Sunday, 15 December 2013 12:42

Liaison Responsibilities

Definition of a Liaison: A contact or connection maintained between group(s), in order to ensure action and cooperation.

Liaisons are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The Liaison is the key link between the 4th day community, congregation, pastors, sponsors, small groups, potential weekenders, and the Via de Cristo Secretariat. A Liaison is a vital position within the 4th day community. With strong Liaisons in a church community, the presence of the Via de Cristo movement is in the congregations, thus Via de Cristo continues to move forward and impact the lives of those who will and have entered the 4th day community. Liaisons are called to encourage, be compassionate, accept all, and serve. The work of Via de Cristo is helping Christians to become effective apostles and grow as saints. This cannot be done without Liaisons.

Responsibilities

  • Liaisons need to create an all-accepting environment into the Via de Cristo community. Remember Via de Cristo is not an exclusive club, but an experience for all baptized believers to deepen their walk with the Lord.
  • Responsible for creating a communication pool to the 4th day community of their home church.
  • Make available to home congregation weekend applications, weekend dates, and Rector/Rectora information, change of address and team volunteer forms, Secretariat minutes, and a brief history of Via de Cristo. Secretariat Liaison representative will provide these forms for Liaison and Secretariat minutes.
  • Accept all completed applications for weekenders and send to Secretariat Allocations representative. Make sure application is complete with all weekender information, payment (if submitted at this time), sponsor, pastor signature if applicable.
  • Keep track of applications sent to Allocations.
  • Identify sponsors as needed. Discuss sponsor responsibilities as needed to a new sponsor.
  • If a 4th day member has any issue that needs Via de Cristo Secretariat attention, the Liaison needs to inform the Secretariat that a 4th day member needs Secretariat to contact him/her or 4th day member will attend the next Secretariat meeting. Liaison can also attend Secretariat meeting on behalf of the 4th day member.
  • Liaisons are invited to attend any Secretariat meeting with the understanding that they are not considered a voting member.
  • Liaison needs to communicate to his/her home congregation, church council, and pastor any information in regards to the activities within the Via de Cristo community (Weekend dates, Ultreya dates, rector/rectora, etc.).
  • The responsibility of the Liaison can be shared with one or two assistants. This choice is decided by the church Liaison. If assistants are chosen it is preferable the assistants and the head Liaison attend different services within their home church. This helps to form a broader base for contact and communication in the 4th day community, and makes it easier on congregation members seeking information about Via de Cristo. The head Liaison will decide how responsibilities will be split amongst him/her and any assistants.
  • If Liaison is unable to continue he/she needs to contact Secretariat Liaison representative and discuss resigning from the position. When Liaison decides to resign he/she will be asked for recommendations to answer the call of Liaison. Secretariat Representative will train the new Liaison accordingly.
  • Liaison needs to communicate any prayer requests from 4th day community to Via de Cristo prayer chain. Doing so only with permission from person who stands in need of prayer.
  • Liaisons need to communicate Ultreya dates to 4th day community within their congregation. Announcing in services and in church bulletin if possible. Announcing at least one week prior to Ultreya. When announcing Ultreya, include date, time, and host church with address.
  • Liaison will be scheduling and conducting 1-3 Ultreyas at their home church throughout the year.
Friday, 07 December 2012 19:09

Sponsor a Weekender!

We can't have a weekend without weekenders, and each weekender needs a sponsor. Sponsoring is not just dinner and a mug. It is more than you could imagine. It is a lifetime of friendship built on the foundation of knowing Jesus. A friendship that is unique and true. Sponsoring is the team to be on! Consider sponsoring. Talk to your church VdC liaison or contact a council member. If you don't have a church liaison, consider being one for your church. Click here to read more about sponsor responsibilities.

Sunday, 02 December 2012 14:08

About the Secretariat

Secretariat is the name given to the local body charged with the life and direction of the movement. It accepts responsibility to guard the identity of Via de Cristo. The members are selected from the Via de Cristo community and commissioned to direct, coordinate, inspire, and serve the movement so they can in turn serve the life and ministry of the Church.

                             Utah Via de Cristo 2017 Secretariat 

Name Position Email Address Phone
Tom Krause Convener This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Aaron Hirtler Assistant Convener This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-635-0165
Neil Arnold Spiritual Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-860-2524
Esther Raymond Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 435-228-8133
Rick Hanzlik Communications/Web Master This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-943-8750
William Lange Finance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-510-3994
 Stephen Fredine Training This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-891-7540
Deanna Anderson Allocations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801 244-8097
 Pauline Jones Ultreya/Liaison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-413-8142
 John Mister Property/Trailer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-719-7170
Ken Baum Policies & Procedures This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-870-0140
Appointed Positions
Name Position Email Phone
Diane Lange Palanca This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Debbie Baum Renewal Group Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Glenice Coward Prayer Chain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Ruth Hanzlik

Good Shepherd coordinator

for the secretariat

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-943-8750
Brick Thompson Finance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 801-582-7684

 

 

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