|Photo by Glenn Riegel|
|Children listen to a story during worship at the 2013 Annual Conference.|
“Given this is budget preparation time for many congregations, we’ve had calls and e-mails asking about the registration fees for Annual Conference next year,” said a note from the Conference Office, which highlights a new “family friendly” change made by the Program and Arrangements Committee.
In brief, delegate and non-delegate fees will remain the same for the third consecutive year, but new this year is no registration fee for children and youth, high-school age and younger, to attend Annual Conference. Previously, free registration only applied to participants age 12 and younger. Separate fees for age group activities will still apply.
Early delegate registration at the rate of $285 begins Jan. 2, 2014, and continues through Feb. 25, after which the delegate registration fee goes up to $310.
Early registration for non-delegates begins Feb. 26. Cost is $105 for adults who register for the full Conference, with a daily fee of $35 available, and discounts for young adults post high school through age 21 and active Brethren Volunteer Service workers. After June 3, non-delegate registration is only available onsite for an increased fee.
Full details and the complete fee schedule is online at www.brethren.org/ac/fees.html . The 2014 Annual Conference takes place in Columbus, Ohio, from July 2-6.