When

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
-to-
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Contact

Jennifer Garrett
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
617-482-4826 x421
jgarrett@diomass.org

Where

Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club 
2907 Main Street
Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02631 

Driving Directions 

Prices*:
all prices include conference fee and meals unless otherwise noted

  • Single Hotel Room: $450 SOLD OUT
  • Double Hotel Room: $300/pp SOLD OUT
  • Single Britterige Villa: $450
  • Double Britterige Villa: $300/pp
  • 2 BR Villa (double occupancy): $450/pp
  • 3 BR Villa  (triple occupancy): $450/pp
  • 3 BR Villa (quad occupancy): $350/pp
  • Commuter (conference fee and meals): $175
*Part-time, associate, non-parochial, deacons and retired clergy receive a $75 discount on registration types above.
  • Optional Sunday night accomodations: $135/pp  Contact Ocean Edge directly (508-896-9000) and mention 'Clergy Conference' when making your reservation.

 

Information about financial assistance is available by contacting Jennifer Garrett (617-482-4826 x 421 or jgarrett@diomass.org). 

  

Payment is by credit card through PayPal, or by check.  PLEASE NOTE:  PAYPAL WILL NEVER SEND YOU AN EMAIL ASKING FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER TODAY FOR CLERGY CONFERENCE!

Please join us for Clergy Conference Monday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 1 at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster, Massachusetts.

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has scheduled a visitation in the Diocese of Massachusetts for the weekend prior to Clergy Conference, and has graciously agreed to delay his departure so that he
can open our conference with a morning session on Monday, April 29 beginning at 10 a.m.  This is a change from our usual conference start time, so please plan ahead for an early arrival in order to take full advantage
of this exciting opportunity to hear from our presiding bishop.

This year's guest presenter will be The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas , Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology.  A brief biography can be found at this link: https://utsnyc.edu/faculty/kelly-brown-douglas-82-88/

Overnight Accommodations: Both single and double rooms in the Conference Center Hotel and two- and three-bedroom condominiums in the Bay Pines Villas are available. Rooms will be allotted in the order in which registrations are received. 

Early Arrival: Optional Sunday night accomodations: $135/pp  Contact Ocean Edge directly (508-896-9000) and mention 'Clergy Conference' when making your reservation. Please note: Registering for an additional night in the hotel does not replace conference registration!

Registration: This year we are offering a tiered registration fee for clergy with part-time, associate, non-parochial, deacons and retired clergy receiving a $75 discount on registration. The registration period ends at noon on Friday March 29th. If you register after March 29th a late registration fee of $50 will apply.

Free-Time & Leisure Activities: With direct access to the Cape Cod shore, Ocean Edge is literally at the ocean’s edge. The hotel also features an indoor pool and fitness center. For more information about amenities at Ocean Edge: www.oceanedge.com

FAQs:

May I register directly with Ocean Edge?
Diocesan Staff is processing all conference registrations with overnight accomodations on Monday and Tuesday night and meals. However, if you would like to arrive at the resort and stay on Sunday night, please contact Ocean Edge (508-896-9000) and book at the group rate $135.00/pp. Mention 'Clergy Conference' when making your reservation. Please note: Registering for an additional night in the hotel does not replace conference registration!

If I attend only a portion of the conference, can I get a discounted meal plan?
No. Meals for the entire conference are included in all registration options. We are unable to provide prorated adjustments based on partial attendance.

Is clerical attire required?
You probably will feel more comfortable leaving clericals at home, unless you are planning to have your picture taken for a clergy ID. Many tend to dress up a bit for Tuesday evening’s Bishops’ Banquet. Otherwise, dress is casual.

Will you be providing lunch on Monday and Wednesday?
Sorry, no. And to avoid bottlenecks in the hotel’s sole lunch venue (Bayzo’s Pub), we suggest that you grab lunch prior to arriving at Ocean Edge.

If I cancel my reservation, will I be reimbursed?
By registering, you commit to paying the full amount due. If, however, an extenuating circumstance, e.g., a health or family emergency, forces you to cancel and you notify us within 24 hours of your registration, we will refund your fee in full. After that time, reimbursement for room cancellations is possible only if we are able to transfer your accommodations to another conference attendee.

Is there a way to make or display announcements?
We will be running “scrolling blurbs” at various times during the conference. To get your announcement advertised, send your information  in a concise format that will fit on a single PowerPoint slide  to Jamie Reamer (jreamer@diomass.org) by 5pm on Friday, April 12. Note: There will be no open-mic opportunities for announcements beyond the scope of conference activities.

If you have any other questions, contact Jennifer Garrett at 617-482-4826 x421 or jgarrett@diomass.org

DRAFT Conference Agenda
(subject to change) 

 

Monday, April 29

 

 

10am-noon

12:30pm

Bishop's Time with The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Check-in opens

Ballroom

Ballroom Lobby

2:00-2:15pm

Welcome & Logistics

Ballroom

2:15-5pm

Program

Ballroom

5-5:30pm

Break

 

5:30-6pm

Evening Prayer

Captain Lawrence

6-7pm

Welcome Reception

Ballroom Terrace and Captain Biddle

7-8:30pm

Dinner Buffet

Ballroom

8:30-10:30pm

House Parties

 

Tuesday, April 30

 

 

7-7:30am

Morning Prayer

Captain Lawrence

7:30-8:45am

Breakfast Buffet

Bay Pines Pavilion

9am-noon

Program

Ballroom

Noon-2pm

Lunch & Free time

Bay Pines

2-5pm

Program

Ballroom

5-6pm

Break

 

6:00-6:30pm

Evening Prayer

Captain Lawrence

 

6:30-8:30pm

Bishops’ Banquet

Ballroom

 

 

Wednesday, May 1

 

 

7:30-8:30am

Continental Breakfast

Bay Pines Pavilion

 

Room Checkout

Note: if you do not have any pending charges to your room, you do not need to checkout at the front desk.

 

8:30-9:30am

Conference Eucharist

Ballroom

9:30-10:00am

Bishops’ Time

Ballroom

10:30am

Departure

 



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