November 28, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
2017 MEETING OF THE SUSQUEHANNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The 2017 meeting of the Susquehanna Annual Conference will be held Thursday, May 4, through Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.
Please note that Annual Conference dates for 2017 are earlier than in recent years. This will mean that deadlines for registration, technology requests for presenters, and vendor display requests will be earlier than in past years. Please be aware of notices as they are published.
Although registration is necessary for everyone attending the Annual Conference Session, there is no registration cost to attend.
The costs for those requesting rooms at Hershey Lodge and meals at the 2017 Annual Conference are as follows:
Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6, two nights lodging (double occupancy) and seven meals, $415.
Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6, two nights lodging (single occupancy) and seven meals, $603.
Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6, three nights lodging (double occupancy) and eight meals, $527.
Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6, three nights lodging (single occupancy) and eight meals, $809.
As of today the registration period is set to open Monday, February 27, and will close Friday, March 24, at midnight. Housing after March 24 is not guaranteed. A limited number of single rooms will be available. If you desire a single room, we encourage you to register early in the registration time period.
If you are commuting and therefore not requesting a room at Hershey Lodge but desire a meal package, you may request the meal package during the registration period. Meal packages and individual meal tickets will not be available for purchase at Annual Conference, the meal package must be pre-purchased.
Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. An overview of the facilities at Hershey Lodge may be seen at www.hersheylodge.com/overview.php.
IT'S STILL NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE BISHOP'S RETREAT
It's still not too late to register for the Bishop's Retreat. You don't want to be left out of this great event.
The featured speaker is Jorge Acevedo. A pastor of a dynamic growing church that meets the needs of many persons in their community. There will be a pre-retreat session as well as three sessions during the event. Jorge is in such demand, the Retreat Committee booked him a year ago. CEU's will be given for both events.
Worship promises to be dynamic and full of energy. Monday night's preacher will be Rev. Anna Layman Knox. Anna is a product of the Susquehanna Conference. She has served in Africa as well as churches in our Conference. You will not want to miss Anna's creative preaching.
Dan Stokes will be our musician for the event. Dan is an extremely gifted musician and committed Christian serving as Minister of Music at Trinity Church, New Cumberland. Dan grew up in the Susquehanna Conference. He recently returned home after serving as the Minister of Music at Christ Church, Louisville. Christ Church is the largest UM Congregation in Kentucky. Its choir numbers over 200.
Bishop Park will be present for conversation and will lead us in the Eucharist.
Hershey Lodge is the perfect place to spend a few cold, winter nights. The new water park at the lodge is great for families and for individuals.
So, make sure you register prior to the deadline of November 30, 2016 at midnight. You don't want to be left out in the cold.
Register on-line at: www.susumc.org
See you at the retreat.
Bishop's Retreat Committee