In January, the Annual Conference office sent a letter to the pastor, moderator, or church representative of the Church of the Brethren congregations, giving detailed information about the 2023 Conference.
This year’s Annual Conference is planned for July 4-8 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Registration for both delegates and non-delegates will open online at 12 noon (central time) on March 1. For detailed information go to www.brethren.org/ac2023.
Additional information given in the letter included:
Delegate eligibility and allotment information. The advance delegate registration fee is $320, through June 10. The fee for registering delegates onsite in Cincinnati will be $395.
The advance non-delegate registration fee is $140 for those attending in person and virtually, through June 10. After that date the fee will be $175 for onsite registrations and through June 27 for virtual registrations. All virtual non-delegate registrations must be made by June 27.
Please pray… For those organizing and preparing for the 2023 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren.
There will be an option to register as a virtual non-delegate to watch business online, view the Tuesday evening concert, and participate in a number of “equipping sessions.” More information will be made available at www.brethren.org/ac2023.
The three hotels in the Conference block are the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Hilton Netherland Plaza, and Westin Cincinnati, all $122/night (plus tax). The link for hotel reservations will be will be included in the confirmation email following Conference registration. Do not call the hotel to make a reservation; discounted room fees are only available for online registrations made through the provided link.
All five daily worship services during the Conference will be available free of charge to all registered and non-registered participants.
Public health measures
“We pray for the continued health and wellbeing of all,” said the letter. “We encourage everyone to take the necessary steps to care for their own health. A person’s choice to wear a mask is dependent on their individual concerns and should be respected by all. While it is our deepest hope that no unforeseen health circumstances will require that we implement special health and safety measures for the 2023 Annual Conference, the Annual Conference Office is monitoring COVID and other infectious disease transmission rates. If necessary, Program and Arrangements Committee will develop and implement appropriate and responsive health and safety measures for our gathering based on guidance from public health authorities and other medical experts.”
Additional information available at www.brethren.org/ac2023 includes theme, leadership, schedule, meal and food options, special meetings and events, and more. New information will added regularly.
Please feel free to contact the Conference office for questions:
Conference director Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, 847-429-4364, 800-323-8039 ext. 364, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference assistant Debbie Noffsinger, 847-429-4366, 800-323-8039 ext. 366, email@example.com
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