Friday April 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT
Saturday April 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Lake Morey Resort 
1 Clubhouse Road
Fairlee, VT 05045



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Kim Edgar 
Vermont Conference, UCC 

"Creators of Justice & Joy", the 220th Annual Meeting of the Vermont Conference, UCC 

Members of the Vermont Conference, United Church of Christ will gather for our 220th Annual Meeting on April 24th and 25th at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee.  We are "Creators of Justice and Joy", as our gathering will be named this year.
Our time together will focus on strengthening our shared understanding of and commitment to the issues of justice that have shaped our denomination's tradition since its earliest days.   We will share a blend of sacred workship; thoughtful and challenging presentations and workshops on today's vital justice issues; sharing the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; conducting the Conference's business; and ample time for informal gathering and collegiality.  Not to mention great food and a lovely retreat-like setting on the shore of Lake Morey.
Rev. Matthew Laney, senior pastor of Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, CT, will serve as keynote preacher at our opening plenary session and worship on Friday morning.  Rev. Laney has Vermont roots, serving from 2004-2007 as Associate Minister at First Congregational Church in Manchester.  This worship service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion, as well as our traditional Annual Meeting offering, which will be committed to the George Washington Henderson Scholarship Fund at Dillard University. 

Please go to the Annual Meeting Page on the Vermont Conference website for a schedule, agenda, and meeting materials at www.vtcucc.org.  Please bring your meeting information with you to the Annual Meeting.

Registration Fee- Complete Registration includes all registration and meal costs for two days at $180.00.  Friday, April 24th only Registration and meals is $150.00 and Saturday, April 25th only Registration and meals is $115.00.  To register for part of the meeting and/or to register without meals and snacks is $65.00   *There is a $25.00 late fee for registrations after April 15, 2015. NO registrations will be accepted after April 21, 2015, due to the needs of the facility. There will be no on-site registrations.

Group Registration-
You may register up to 8 people in addition to yourself. If you are a church pastor registering a group of people you are confirming their delegate status and do not need to send a separate delegate list.

Payments-Payments may be made by credit card or by check. If sending a check all payments must be received in full PRIOR to the Annual Meeting (by April 23, 2015). Registration is not considered final until payment is received.

Refunds-Full refunds will be given if cancelling by April 1, 2015.  Partial refunds will be given if cancelling between April 2-10, 2015. No refunds will be given if cancelling after April 10, 2015. Substitutions may be made up to 48 hours prior to the conference (by 3:00pm, April 21, 2015).

Special Needs-We will try to accommodate special needs. Please indicate on the registration form any special needs and please notify the hotel at the time your reservation is made. You can also call the VT Conference office at #802-728-4999 prior to the meeting to make special arrangements.

Lodging-Participants are responsible for making room reservations directly with Lake Morey Resort by calling #800-423-1211.There is a special meeting room rate of $100.28/night (+tax) for both single and double rooms. Please reference VT Conference of UCC when making your reservations and state any special accommodations that you need.  Facilities include an indoor pool, fitness center, walking trails, and complimentary Wi-fi.

Children-Please contact the VT Conference office at #802-728-4999,  if you will be bringing children to the Annual Meeting.  Lake Morey Resort has no special childcare services for children. 

George Washington Henderson Scholarship Fund at Dillard University-Offerings will be directed towards the scholarship fund to benefit students, http://www.vtcucc.org/docs/Annual%20Meeting/2015.henderson_scholarship_info.pdf.

Clergy-Please plan to vest with white or rainbow stoles for a procession during for the Friday Morning Worship.

Volunteer Opportunities-If you would like to volunteer at the Annual Meeting, please contact Kim Edgar at the VT Conference office at #802-728-4999 or edgark@vtcucc.org. 

ExhibitorTables- Please register at  http://www.vtcucc.org/docs/Annual%20Meeting/2015/Exhibitors_Form2015.pdf.

Questions-If you have any questions please contact Kim Edgar at the VT Conference office at #802-728-4999 or edgark@vtcucc.org.