What is Celebration?
Celebration is a gathering of United Marriage Encounter couples from all over the world. Every marriage requires serious and constant maintenance and growth! Celebration is a great way to do just that! This is a time to strengthen marriages, friendships, and minister to others. The three day event includes nationally renowned key note speakers, time for growth & service., a half day mission trip, free time for site seeing, and great accomodations. This will be a special time to become one in our marriages and take the concept of “serving God and others” to new heights!
“We had our spiritual cups filled by other couples and the program.”
“Thank You Lord for Celebration! We always enjoy it!”
“We had time to learn, relax and laugh with friends old & new.”
Keynote Speakers Rick & Nancy Kay Grace
Rick and Nancy Grace have a desire to help couples grow closer to God and to each other. They have served various churches in partnership ministry since they were engaged, more than forty years ago. They were encountered in April 1989 in the Heart of Illinois, and have served UME in various ways: Clergy Team Couple (40 Weekends), Community Executive Couple, UME Board of Directors, and Clergy Development Couple. Rick is currently the senior pastor of SpringCreek Fellowship in Springdale, Arkansas and teaches part time at Ecclesia Bible College and Beeson Seminary. Nancy is a speaker to women’s groups. She has had several magazine articles and stories published in anthologies, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul. Nancy is the author of a devotional on God’s grace, The Grace Impact and has a monthly devotional/ newsletter, GraceNotes, which is available for opt-in at www.nancykaygrace.com. Rick and Nancy enjoy presenting a balanced look at marriage through teaching the Marriage and Family Class at Ecclesia College and often share in premarital counseling and sermons on family relationships. They have two grown children and four grandchildren, and love their new phase of family life as grandparents. Rick and Nancy look forward to sharing laughter and insight at Celebration 2016!