Annual Meeting - October 11 & 12, 2019!

The 54th Annual Meeting of the Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan at First Congregational UCC on October 11 and 12, 2019.   2019 Call to Annual Meeting

Theme:  "How Are the Children?"

Keynote Address:  Rev. Starsky Wilson, the President and CEO of The Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis that is helping to change the lives of children in that metropolitan area. Link to BIO

Registration Fees (includes lunch): 
Friday & Saturday: $60
Friday Only:            $35
Saturday Only:        $40

Discounted rate for Retired Clergy - their spouse/partner, spouse of deceased clergy, MID, or Youth Delegates 13 - 18 yr.
Friday & Saturday:  $50
Friday Only:              $30
Saturday Only:          $35

Youth@Annual Meeting Programming:  $25 (includes lunch & activities) 
If you are an adult and are attending Youth@AnnualMeeting as a Chaperone, please indicate your status on your registration form.

Murdale Leysath Award Banquet: $25 per person - *Remember to ADD the Award Dinner on your registration if you plan to attend.

Children 12 & under are FREE to attend.
Children's Lunch: $5 per person   
Children's Award Banquet Dinner: $10 per person

Childcare is available at Annual Meeting on Saturday ONLY. Please share your child's name and age on your registration; we will email you a form to fill out and bring with you to Annual Meeting. Thanks very much!

Meals available at Annual Meeting:
Friday Lunch is theme appropriate, "Brown Bag Lunch" - includes a sandwich, apple & a cookie (for trading). Please indicate what type of sandwich you prefer during registration. Gluten free options available, please contact the Conference office.

Saturday Lunch is a Sandwich Buffet Luncheon with Garden Vegetable Soup. Includes fruit salad, chips, pickle and dessert. Please indicate what type of sandwich you prefer during registration. Gluten free options available, please contact the Conference office.  Unfortunately, the soup is not gluten free. 

Evening Dinner Award Banquet - Hors D ’Oeuvres beginning at 5:30 pm; includes your choice of Chicken Grand Traverse or Pasta Primavera - along with garden or strawberry salad, herbed rice, broccoli and carrots, rolls w/butter and dessert.


The
Takeaway Talks will present to local churches, important program ideas and information that they can implement in their own settings.

  • Kid's Count - Michigan League for Public Policy
  • Creating a Safe Church Policy for Your Church
  • Children's Spirituality - A Little Child Shall Lead Us
  • Small Church Intergenerational Worship
  • Reaching Youth and Children in Your Community
  • United Church of Canada's Campaign to End Childhood Poverty
  • Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.) Curriculum
  • Supporting LGBTQ Families - Salus Center

 

Overnight Accomodations:

Unfortunately, the room blocks at both of the hotel we have contracted with, are full. 

There are other hotels within 25-30 minutes of First Congregational Church - that have rooms available: 

Courtyard by Marriott - 12891 Harper Village Dr., Battle Creek, MI  
Online Reservations or Call: (269)979-2900

Comfort Inn & Suites - 153 Ampey Road, Paw Paw, MI 
Online Reservations or Call: (269)655-0303

PARKING: Parking is available at our host church, First Congregational Church - 345 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. There is also parking at nearby First United Methodist Church - 212 S. Park St. W. (south of First Congregational - corner of Park & Academy St.) or the Water Street Garage - at Church St. & Water St. (north of First Congregational Church). This map shows all three (3) starred locations: Parking Map

Click Here to >>REGISTER TODAY!

Please use the safe and secure Paypal option to close out your registration. You do not need a Paypal account; simply choose debit/credit card and follow the instructions. If you must pay by check, please mail your check within 1-2 business days of registering. We will accept payment at the door for those registering the day of Annual Meeting, otherwise please plan to pay your registration fees prior to Annual Meeting. This will cut down on long lines at the registration table and a more enjoyable experience for all. We appreciate your help!

Deadline to register:  October 2, 2019
If you register after October 2nd or at the door, your registration will not include lunch. Registration for Friday & Saturday (w/o lunch) is $35, or $25 for one (1) day. Please plan to bring your lunch or get lunch in town - Thank you!

Paper Registration (must include payment upon return)

 AGENDA

Financial Report 18'

2019 Innovation Awards

Grant Application and Guidelines

 

 

 

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