Orthodox Church in America
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK [OCPM/May 4, 2009] — The 2009 convocation of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), the official prison ministry of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, will be held at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport, Denver, CO, July 28-30, 2009.
The purpose of the convocation is to bring together the many Orthodox Christian clergy and laity from across North America engaged or interested in prison ministry for education, encouragement, worship and fellowship, and a free exchange of ideas.
Hotel reservations may be made by calling the Crowne Plaza at 303/371-9494. A special room rate of $79.00 per night is available for those registering before July 17. Registrants should mention that they are with the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.
Participants may register for the convocation on-line at www.ocpm-scoba.org. Registration forms may also be downloaded and mailed to OCPM, PO Box 22965, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. The registration fee is $125.00 for those who register before June 15, 2009, after which the fee is $150.00. Financial assistance to cover the registration fee is available to those upon whom the fee would impose financial hardship.
OCPM brings the light of Christ to the imprisoned in North America by providing encouragement, material support, transition and reintegration services, Christian education, spiritual guidance, and the sacramental life of the Church to prisoners and their families. OCPM is a tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Tax deductible donations to this vital ministry may be sent to PO Box 468, Fleetwood, PA, 19522-0468.