Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), the official prison ministry of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) announces its 2009 Convocation, which will take place July 28-30 in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of the convocation is to bring together the many Orthodox clergy and laity from throughout North America who are practicing prison ministry or are interested in practicing prison ministry for fellowship, education, encouragement, communal worship and the free exchange of ideas.
The convocation will be held at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport located at 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80239. Hotel room reservations may be made by calling the Crowne Plaza at (303) 371-9494. A special room rate of $79.00 per night has been reserved for the convocation. Registrants should mention that they are with Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. The special room rate is only available until July 17, 2009.
Registration forms for the convocation itself may be downloaded at www.ocpm-scoba.org . Participants may register at www.ocpm-scoba.org  or by mailing their form and registration fee to:
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry
P.O. Box 22965
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
The registration fee is $125 if received before June 15, 2009, $150 if after. Financial assistance to cover the registration fee is available to those for whom the fee would impose a financial hardship.
OCPM brings the light of Christ to those who are in prison in North America by providing ministry, material support, transition and reintegration services, Christian education, spiritual guidance and most importantly, the Sacramental Life of the Church to prisoners and their families. OCPM is a tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Donations to this vital ministry may be sent to P.O. Box 468, Fleetwood, PA, 19522-0468, and are tax-deductible.