Celebration 2020

 

Celebration 2020

(The 134th Annual Meeting of the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church)

We look forward to seeing you at Celebration 2020!

Our Central Conference Celebration is designed to celebrate the ministries of the Central Conference as well as incorporate the business of the Central Conference Ministerial Association (April 23-24) and the Central Conference Annual Meeting (April 24-25).  Please note: The Harbor Point Ministries meeting took place during the conference annual meeting.

We will also have FREE ministry group gatherings the morning of April 24. These are gatherings for ministers and workers who serve in specialized ministries.

Celebration Location:

Lakeview Covenant Church
950 N. Northbrook Ave, Northbrook, IL

Dates:
April 23 – 25, 2020


Download the event schedule

Includes information on the Central Conference Ministerial Association Meeting (CCMA) and the Central Conference Annual Meeting (CCAM)

 

REGISTRATION FOR CELEBRATION 2020

Registration is open to all who wish to attend the Central Conference Ministerial Association Meeting (April 23-24), and/or the Central Conference Annual Meeting (April 24-25). You can register online or download a registration form. Please note: registration for the Central Conference Ministerial Association meeting will be handled separately from the Central Conference Annual Meeting this year.

If you are mailing the registration form to the Central Conference office, please send payment with your registration form. Registration forms that are sent without payment cannot be processed. Printed registration forms will only be accepted through April 10, in order to process registration before the gatherings.

 

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO ACCESS ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR EACH EVENT

Online Registration for the Central Conference Ministerial Association Meeting (CCMA)
April 23-24

 

Online Registration for the Central Conference Annual Meeting (CCAM)
April 24-25

 

DELEGATE CREDENTIALS

IF YOU ARE A DELEGATE:

– You must register for Celebration 2020 as a delegate for your church.

– You must also download the delegate credentials form (due April 10) and have your church chairperson sign the form, to confirm that you are an elected delegate of your church. Please only submit one form per church. If there is more than one delegate attending Celebration 2020 from your church, please coordinate getting the signature from your church chair with the other delegates. This form is needed in order for delegates to vote at the Central Conference Annual Meeting.

–  You may mail or email your delegate credentials form. You may mail the form to: Central Conference of the ECC, 4055 W. Peterson, Ste 106, Chicago, IL 60646. You may scan and email your form to info@centralconf.org.

 

REMINDER REGARDING DELEGATES:

As a member church of the Central Conference, your church is entitled to select delegates for the Central Conference Annual Meeting. Per the Central Conference Constitution and Bylaws, the number of delegates is based on the number of members in your congregation. Member congregations shall be entitled to representation as follows:

Church Members                        Delegates
Up to 99                                              2
100 to 224                                           3
225 to 449                                           4
450 to 699                                           5
700 to 999                                           6
1000 to more                                       7

  • Each association recognized by the Central Conference shall be entitled to one delegate.
  • Each affiliated corporation and institution shall be entitled to one delegate.
  • A church plant within the Central Conference that is not yet a member congregation may send two advisors to the Conference Annual Meeting.

 

MAKE HOTEL/TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Due to the the nature and size of our gathering, we have group blocks at two local hotels near Lakeview Covenant Church, which are offering special rates. Both hotels are less than five minutes away from the church. When making your reservations, please note each hotel’s deadlines and cancellation policies as they are different for each hotel. Please make your reservations as soon as possible as rooms will be released in early April.

Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook IL 60062
Group name: Central Conference ECC
Group Code: IB78L7
Reservations may be made: by calling 800-468-3571 and asking for the Central Conference ECC Room Block, or at the hotel website online
Special rate: beginning at $109 per night (subject to taxes)
Group block will be held through April 2, 2020, and will be released to the public after this date.

Courtyard Chicago Highland Park/Northbrook
1505 Lake Cook Road
Highland Park, IL 60035-4416
Group name: ECC Room Block
Reservations may be made: by calling 800-274-0271 and asking for the ECC Room Block, or at the hotel website online
Special rate: $109 per night (subject to taxes)
Group block will be held through April 2, 2020, and will be released to the public after this date.

 

Questions? Contact the Central Conference office at 773-267-3060, or info@centralconf.org