Online Registration Opens August 2 for the 139th Synod

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Updates

The Bishop and the Synod Planning Team invite you to register for the 139th Synod of the Diocese of Quincy, October 20 – 22, 2016, at the Pere Marquette Hotel, 501 Main St, in Peoria, Illinois. Online registration opens August 2, 2016.

This year we are anticipating that our Archbishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, will be with us on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st. A Dinner with the Archbishop will be held on Thursday evening at the Pere Marquette.

We would love to see as many members of the diocese as possible, both for the Archbishop’s visit and for Synod itself. This is our time to gather as a family, meet our new members, renew old friendships, open the Word and worship together, and to then go back out into the world, united and committed to spreading the gospel.

Schedule
Synod sign in opens Thursday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m., hotel check-in will be available as of 3:00 p.m., and you should plan to be in the meeting rooms by 4:00 p.m. for the start of Synod. After the 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, there will be time for fellowship. The cash bar will open at 6:30 p.m. and Dinner with the Archbishop will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Synod will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd. All events related to Synod will be held at the Pere Marquette.

Registration Costs
Synod registration this year is $150 per person. This covers lunches, dinners, and snacks but does not cover breakfast or alcoholic beverages at dinners (a cash bar will be available). The fee for guests attending either dinner only (Dinner with the Archbishop Thursday night or the Synod Banquet on Friday night) is $50 per guest per dinner. Please register any additional guest dinners by September 15, 2016. Also, please advise us as soon as possible of any food allergies.

All checks for Synod registrations and additional guest meals should be made out to the “Diocese of Quincy” and sent to:
The Diocese of Quincy
Attn: Le Roy Groff
4911 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614.

Please include both the parish and the name of the deputy/alternate, priest or guest being covered by the check in your mailing.

Hotels:
Please make your room reservations as soon as possible. We have reserved a block of discounted rooms for Wednesday, October 19 through Sunday, October 23, to accommodate folks coming in a day early or staying an extra day. The discounted rate expires September 23, 2016.

Both hotel options are connected and it is our hope that everyone will be able to stay onsite. All rooms come with $5 vouchers toward breakfast each morning at the Table 19 Restaurant. Per night room rates at the Pere Marquette are $119 for two people, $124 for three, and $129 for four. The Courtyard Marriott rates are $109 for two, $114 for three, and $119 for four. Rates include in-room internet and parking. A free airport shuttle is available for those flying in; please let the hotel know in advance of your travel arrangements so that they can arrange transport.

Pere Marquette
501 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 637-6500

Courtyard Peoria Downtown
533 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 671-5050


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