Annual Assembly

Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Larkspur, Colorado

Nestled in the pine-covered foothills of the Rockies, Ponderosa is 650-acres of retreat and relaxation just east of I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. If you would like more information about the venue, visit their website at

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Friday, August 4
5:00 PM Check in. No dinner  Friday evening. Eat before you arrive or bring your own food.
7:00 PM Assembly opens with an evening with John McCutcheon, folk music’s renaissance man – master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, story teller, activist and author. McCutcheon brings a mix of ballads, folk hymns, social justice songs and numerous other genres that reflect the peoples’ music. Opening set by Fireweed at 7:00 PM. McCutcheon concert begins at 7:30 PM.
9:30 PM Snack Potluck – bring a snack to share. No NUTS of any kind.
Saturday, August 5
7:15 AM Breakfast
8:45-9:45 AM Worship
10:15 AM -12:30 PM Delegate Assembly
12:15 PM Lunch
1:30-3:30 PM High Ropes Course & Zip Line $20/person. For persons age 14 and older. Parental release form required for anyone under 18. Ponderosa Recreational Release Form
1:30-4:00 PM Ministry Modules
1:30 PM Gather
2:00-3:00 PM Session I
3:00-4:00 PM Session II
4:00-5:15 PM Free time to enjoy the many activities at Ponderosa
5:15 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Taize worship
8:30 PM Refreshments and informal music jam
Sunday, August 5
6:45 AM Prayer Walk
7:15 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Worship
12:15 Lunch


Registration – Deadline July 25, 2017

Registration is required.  Come if you can. Pay what you can. Pay more if you can.

If you would like to use your credit card and register online, register here. Payment will be taken through PayPal or credit/debit card.

If you prefer to pay by check, download and complete registration form here, enclose a check payable to Mountain States Mennonite Conference and mail to Jean Spicher, 1220 Tari Drive, Colorado Springs, Co 80921.