Q: What is the purpose of the event?
A: The purpose of Celebrate 2017 is simple and straightforward. It is an opportunity for boomers, builders and empty nesters to anchor their faith, build friendships, and worship as a national family of believers. It is our privilege to host this event and serve this important segment of our national family.
Q: What if I'm single or we don't have children, is this Gathering for me?
A: YES! This time of great music, encouragement and fellowship can help us all navigate the landscape of a rapidly changing world, and stay anchored to the one constant, our faith. Please join us in celebrating!
Q: How do I register for Celebrate 2017?
A: Please register on the MB Foundation website at mbfoundation.com/celebrate2017 or mail in the enclosed form. You may also call 800.551.1547 or email Danielle Bartel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I have to make my own hotel reservations?
A: YES! Please visit our website and select the link ACCOMMODATIONS to book your room reservation. If you prefer to call to make reservations at the Renaissance, please dial 303.399.7500 and mention Celebrate 2017 (Mennonite Brethren Gathering) in order to receive the group discount rate of $109 per night plus tax. The deadline for reservations at this rate is Friday, September 1, 2017.
Q: What if I don't think I can afford the event?
A: We understand this can be a costly event for some. We recommend contacting your local church to see what resources are available.
Q: I need help making my travel plans. Do you have a recommended travel agent I might work with?
A: Yes. IF you are travelling from the West Coast, you may contact Maryann Wall of Golden Valley Travel at email@example.com or call 800.743.8151. If you are travelling from the Midwest, you may contact Jim Friesen at Reflection Travel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.827.0554. Both travel agents are available to help with air transportation arrangements.
Q: Is there a shuttle service from the airport?
A: Yes! The Renaissance will provide complimentary shuttle to and from the airport as needed for C2017 guests. A hotel shuttle will be available approximately every 75 minutes. Please call the hotel at 303.399.7500 upon arrival in Denver to confirm your gate pick up.
The Renaissance also provides shuttle service to the light rail station at Central Park. Light rail tickets can be purchased inside the airport for $9. Call the Renaissance Hotel at 303.399.7500 for a courtesy pick-up and drop-off at Central Park Station. Upon check in at the hotel, please provide receipt of your ticket and you will be immediately reimbursed! The light rail ticket covers unlimited use for the entire day. Prior to departing C2017, the Renaissance will provide you with a light rail pass to get back to the airport, free of charge.
Other transportation options for getting to and from the airport and hotel include:
- SuperShuttle shared-ride van. Reserve at supershuttle.com or call 303.370.1300,
- Rent a vehicle at the airport terminal, or
- For a full list of options, visit Fly Denver at flydenver.com/parking_transit or call 800.247.2336.
Q: What if I want to extend my stay? Is there anything organized?
A: YES! Golden Valley Travel is partnering with us to provide a trip to beautiful Colorado Springs. Information about this tour is available in the Registration Packet. Please make your reservations for this trip by contacting Golden Valley Travel at 800.743.8151 or emailing email@example.com. You may also extend your stay at the hotel two nights before and/or after at the discounted rate from Wednesday night (9/27) to Monday night (10/2).
Q: What do I need to know about bringing my RV?
A: Colorado has many great parks! You'll need to know that only street parking is available for parking an RV near the hotel. Two beautiful parks with RV hookups are only 30 minutes from the hotel: Barr Lake (23 miles northeast) and Cherry Creek (16 miles southeast). You may visit Colorado Parks & Recreations at cpw.state.co.us/placestogo for more information about parks in Denver and the surrounding area.
Q: How many workshops will I be able to attend?
A: You will be able to attend two workshops! We received feedback from C2015 that attendees would like to have participated in more than one workshop. This year you can! Four workshops will be offered two times on Saturday morning.