2018 Annual Meeting
Michigan Conference United Church of Christ
"Be Not Afraid"
(Isaiah 40:9)


Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

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First Congregational United Church of Christ 
106 S. Bostwick
Charlotte 48813

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Lisa Soulliere 
Michigan Conference United Church of Christ 

2018 Michigan Conference UCC Annual Meeting 

Welcome to the online registration page for the 2018 Annual Meeting - Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ. We are excited and looking forward to having you join us October 12 & 13 at First Congregational UCC, Charlotte, featuring Keynote Speaker, Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt. Dr. Hunt is the Immediate Past President, Chicago Theological Seminary; Vice Chair, United Church Board of Directors;  in July 2018, Executive Director, American Academy of Religion.

This year's Annual Meeting has more of a traditional format with Friday bringing some Continued Education time, some workshops, lunch (at the church or on your own - within walking distance), resolution and budget hearings, and an Award Banquet planned for Friday evening at The Center (804 S. Cochran Ave.) - located just a few minutes drive from the church. Saturday begins with a continental breakfast, worship with Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt preaching, lunch (at the church or on your own), plenary, and lots of excitement and energy this year brought by youth returning from the Great Lake Regional Youth Event! 

There is plenty of parking available - Street parking, City Lot (across from the church), Lovett Parking Lot (corner of Lovett  and Bostwick St.), Public Library (1 block away). Please refrain from parking behind the church - this small lot is reserved for persons with disabilities; an easy ramp entrance is available on the northside of the church off of Lawrence St.

The Annual Meeting, will again, be a paperless meeting. All Annual Meeting materials will be available on our website prior to the meeting. We strongly encourage churches to print all desired materials for their delegates prior to the meeting.

The deadline to register and include meals is Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Youth programming at Annual Meeting will begin on Friday, with youth gathering at Upton Gym on the campus of nearby, Olivet College for an overnight and evening of fun. Youth will travel to Charlotte Saturday morning to share in the continental breakfast and take part in the morning worship. There is opportunity for mission and service within the local community  - and time for youth who traveled and took part in the Great Lakes Regional Youth Event (GLRYE) to share their continued excitement and energy from this summer's event! 

The cost to attend the Youth Program - for Youth and Chaperones at Annual Meeting is $25  - this covers your lodging Friday evening, Saturday continental breakfast and a special Saturday lunch just for our Youth Program folks! If you plan to attend, please use the REGISTER NOW button at the bottom of this page. Be sure to click the "Youth Program (7th - 12th grades)/Chaperone" button on the online registration form. Please remember to not make a lunch selection - your lunch is already included. 

More information will be made available soon and shared on the Conference website: www.michucc.org

Local Hotel Arrangements:
We have a block of rooms at two area hotels. Please contact them directly to make your lodging arrangements.

Comfort Inn
1302 E. Packard Hwy.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Reservations: (517)543-7307
Deadline for discounted rate: October 4, 2018
*Complimentary breakfast, indoor pool
Room Prices: 

Thursday, Oct. 11 - King $89.99 per night (+tax)
                               Queen $99.99 per night (+tax)
Friday, Oct. 12 -      King $99.99 per night (+tax)
                                Queen $104.99 per night (+tax)


America's Best Value Inn
828 E. Shepherd St.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Reservations: (517)543-8288
Deadline for discounted rate: September 28, 2018
*Pet friendly
Room Prices: 
Thursday & Friday Oct. 11 & 12 - Queen $65.00 per night (+tax)                                                                       Double Queen  $70.00 per night (+tax)

Annual Meeting Fees:

Full Registration (Friday & Saturday) - $35 each
Full Registration (Retired Clergy, their spouse/partner, MID, Youth 13-18) - $25 each

One Day (Friday or Saturday - indicate which day) - $25 each
One Day (Retired Clergy, their spouse/partner, MID, Youth 13-18) - $20 each

If you are only able to join us for one day - please be sure to select the appropriate registration option as to whether you will be joining us on Friday or Saturday. Thanks very much!

Meals are available at this year's Annual Meeting and consist of a Friday and Saturday lunch and the Friday evening Award Banquet. All meals are handled by the Conference office. Calls to the banquet host or church for food requests will not be honored. If you have a special need, please contact the Michigan Conference office (517)332-3511. Thank you!

Friday Lunch: Homemade soups and sandwiches, dessert, and beverages - $15 per person.

Saturday Lunch: Salad Buffet (several different salads to choose from), rolls and butter, homemade pies, and beverages - $15 per person.

If you choose to not include lunch, please plan to bring your own, or make other arrangements. The firm deadline to add a meal is October 3rd Lunch/dinner tickets will not be available for purchase at the meeting. There are several places to dine-in within walking distance of the church, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the church community garden!

Friday Award Banquet:  Your choice of Champagne Chicken -OR- Vegetarian Stir Fry; vegetables, roasted rosemary redskin potatoes, garden salad, rolls & butter, dessert and beverage - $25 per person. 

The banquet will be held just minutes from the church, at The Center - 804 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813

If you or a spouse are only attending the Friday evening Award Banquet, please check the appropriate box under Annual Meeting Fees and then select your dinner of choice under Meals. If you are attending the Award Banquet and do not wish to eat a meal, please select the appropriate box on the registration form. Award Banquet tickets will not be available for purchase at the meeting

Childcare will be available at Annual Meeting. If you are in need of childcare, please be sure to mark your registration form accordingly. Additional paperwork will be emailed to you. Please fill this out in its entirety and bring with you to Annual Meeting.

Payments are encouraged online through the safe and secure Paypal option at the end of the online registration form. Credit or debit cards are accepted - or if you have a Paypal account, you may choose that option of payment.

Paying by check is an option, HOWEVER we ask that you mail your payment to the Conference office within 1 - 2 business days of completing your online registration. Your registration will not be considered "COMPLETE" until we have received your payment in full, and prior to, the registration deadline of Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

We will not be taking payments at the door to cut down on congestion and wait times at the registration table. We thank you in advance for your help and understanding!