25 Jun Info about the US National Conference
Here are some further notes for persons attending the US National Conference this week in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Arriving at the Grand Wayne
The Grand Wayne Center is located in the heart of Fort Wayne, Ind., at 120 W Jefferson Blvd. Two one-way streets go through the center of town–Jefferson (going east) and Washington (going west). The Grand Wayne Center borders both of those streets. There is a parking garage off of W. Jefferson, next to the Hilton Hotel (where many attendees are staying). Calhoun Street runs between the parking garage and the Hilton, and a Skybridge connects the two. The entrance to the parking garage is on Jefferson. Once inside, you’ll see signs pointing you to the registration area.
Many others are staying at the Courtyard by Marriott, which is across the street from the Grand Wayne Center. It has its own parking garage.
Across the street from the Grand Wayne Center is Parkview Field, considered one of the best minor-league ballfields in the country. There’s a great walking track all the way around the field, and it’s open to the public every day. So if you’re a walker, this is the place to get some exercise.
In right field is the Huntington University Picnic Pavilion. We’ll have a morning prayer time there each morning at 7am, with various people in charge. It’s a great way to start the day right.
One room has been designed as the Prayer Labyrinth. The Youth Ministry Team is providing this creative prayer exercise. The room will be open throughout the conference so you can go in and spend time with God in some unique, directed ways. It is totally self-guided. The Prayer Labyrinth can be found in the Foster Room in the Hilton (the same level as the Nursery and Children’s Ministry rooms). We encourage you to take advantage of it.
Snacks, drinks, and other goodies will be available in the Hospitality Room. It’ll be a great place to kick back and relax. It’s on the 9th floor of the Hilton. Take the elevator and follow the sign. Check at the registration desk for hospitality hours.
Photos of Pastors and Spouses
We’re once again taking photos of pastors and spouses. A room for this purpose will be set up outside the main ballrooms. The hours will be limited, so when you see somebody there taking photos, take advantage of the opportunity.
People in Orange Shirts
When you arrive, you’ll see a lot of people wearing bright orange T-shirts with the conference logo. If you have questions about anything, ask these people. They are there to help.