Register Now for Synod 2019
Bishop Morales invites everyone to participate in the 142nd Synod of the Diocese of Quincy, October 17-19, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Drive in East Peoria, Illinois.
This year, we will be hearing more from the Bishop on how the Diocese is becoming unified, being rooted in Jesus Christ, joining in His mission, and showing His compassion in the way that we minister. We will have a series of presentations by Fr. Chip Edgar on how our story of faith combines with His story. How in looking at our faith story, we find how our story intersects with the story of Jesus. In addition to the traditional matters considering the governance of the Diocese, we will have periods of fellowship with each other, and worship together. We will hear from the various missions and ministries of the Diocese, including a video on our ministry relationships with the Province of Myanmar, the St. Andrew’s Orphanage, and the clergy of the Diocese of Hpa-An, a report from the Commission on Ministry, an update from the Strategic Planning Committee and the Fundraising Committee. There will be time to learn about the opportunities for ministry and discipleship in the Diocese. Various groups from within and outside of the Diocese will be at display tables sharing information about ways you can get involved in the ministries God is calling them to.
Please register early and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the diocesan office at (309) 688-8221.
Just as a reminder, deputies and alternates must be registered using the parochial report forms in order to vote at Synod.
Synod sign-in opens Thursday, October 17, 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 will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Synod will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th. All events related to Synod will be held at the Embassy Suites.
Please continue to watch the website for updates. Shortly after you register, you’ll be given access to Synod Journal documents as they become available.
Synod registration this year is $195 per person if paid or postmarked by September 25, 2019. Late payment is $215 per person.
The registration fee covers the costs of Synod, lunches, dinners, and snacks but does not cover breakfast, which is included in your room price at the Embassy Suites, or alcoholic beverages at dinners (a cash bar will be available). If you have a spouse or friend who would just like to join us for dinner Thursday night or the Synod Banquet on Friday night, the cost is $55 per guest per dinner. Please register any additional guest dinners by October 10, 2018. 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” with “Synod Registration” in the memo line and sent to:
The Diocese of Quincy
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.
You can pay online via PayPal for registrations only, Fees for meals must be paid by check . You don’t need a PayPal account to do so. There is a fee imposed by PayPal for using the service of $6.25 for on-time registration and $7.00 for late registration.
It is our hope that everyone will be able to stay onsite, as we are seeking to give opportunities for fellowship as our diocese has grown and there are many new faces!
The Embassy Suites is connected by a walkway to the conference center. All rooms include breakfast, in-room internet, and on-site 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.
Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria
100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61611
The hotel reservation link is below the registration form.
Synod Registration Form
Book Your Hotel
Book by 09/26/19 to receive the group rate for the Diocese of Quincy at the Embassy Suites
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