Associate Staff Summit, May 21-24

The Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, NY, where attendees will be staying.

We are holding a four-day conference for ministry staff in United Brethren churches. This includes persons working in such staff roles as pastoral care, assimilation, adult education, visitation, counseling, missions, discipleship, children’s ministry, etc.

It is NOT for senior pastors. Also, youth ministers and worship/music ministers are holding their own summits separately.

Dates: May 21-24, 2012 (Monday-Thursday)
Registration time: 4 pm Monday, May 21
Location: Buffalo, New York
Cost: $250 per attendee
Spouses: Yes, spouses are invited.

Your congregation needs to make sure any associate staff can attend. So budget some funds and clear their schedules for that week.

The meetings will be held at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church in Buffalo, New York. Pat Jones (right), who is well-known to UBs through his years as a UB pastor and as Director of Healthy Church Ministries, has been senior pastor at Eastern Hills since October 2009. He’ll be the keynote speaker for three sessions.

Attendees need to bring their passport, because there will be an afternoon outing to Niagara Falls and an evening meal at the falls. (Associate staff from our Canadian churches will also take part in the conference.)

The registration deadline is April 23. We have a guaranteed block of rooms at the Millennium hotel until that date. After April 23, we can’t guarantee that you’ll get a room at the Millennium.

Various factors, as given below, affect the registration cost. All per-person costs increase $25 after April 22 (that means a $50 increase for couples).

Registration with Lodging
Attendees will stay three nights (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo (2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY 14225). The costs:

  • $250 per attendee
  • $300 for attendee and spouse
  • $175 if you are willing to share a room with another attendee

Additional perks for staying at the Millenium:

  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from airport or Amtrak station
  • Complimentary high speed wireless internet in guestrooms

You will be required to present a valid credit card upon check-in for incidentals during your stay. Otherwise, your overnight lodging fees and taxes will be cared for by Healthy Ministry Resources and your full event fee.

Registration without Lodging
If you provide your own lodging, the cost is:

  • $100 per attendee
  • $150 for attendee and spouse

Meals included in all packages are:

  • Breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Millenium Hotel banquet room
  • Dinner on Tuesday night at Niagara Falls. You must bring your passport to cross into Canada.
  • Dinner on Wednesday at the Millenium Hotel banquet room

You will be on your own for lunch each day.

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