Accepting Christ's Mission in a Fragmenting Age
Tuesday July 25- Friday July 28
Link to website and downloadable PDFs
There will be several periods during the conference where childcare will be provided.
Father John Cox will be the retreat master for the youth program, and we will have a full day "Youth Equipped to Serve" retreat! Bring your youth to the assembly for learning, fun and fellowship!
Go the the website and download PDF
The 2017 Diocesan Assembly will take place at conference and event venues in historic downtown Chattanooga. The sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will be held in the conference facilities at the Marriot Convention Center, right next to the Marriot Hotel in Downtown Chattanooga. Taxi or Uber are available from the airport, and we will coordinate transportation to the Divine Liturgy from the hotel on Wednesday. The local committee is currently working on providing rides from the airport. Please let us know if you would like a ride from the airport, and we will plan ahead to get you to the hotel. Downtown is very walk-able.
We have tried to include as much as possible in the registration fee this year. Ticket listings also include descriptions: Ticketing options
Parish Rate includes: One Clergy and One Lay Delegate (and also the same for one additional priest assigned), with lunch on Wednesday and banquet for the full delegation - $350
Mission Rate includes: One Clergy and One Lay Delegate credentials for the Plenary Sessions, two Lunch on Wednesday following the Divine Liturgy , two banquet - $250
Cathedral Rate includes: As many clergy delegates as there are assigned priests, with one lay delegate for each, with lunch on Wednesday and banquet for the full delegation - $500
Observer Rate includes: Credentials to observe but not vote at the Plenary sessions and to attend all other elements of the Assembly, with lunch on Wednesday and banquet - $80
Banquet w/Jonathan Pageau includes: Thursday Banquet: $55 - can be reserved/purchased for those who are not delegates or observers. The Youth Program will have this meal covered in that schedule.
Chattanooga will be a two-hop flight for most people traveling from areas throughout the Diocese of the South, with Delta offering direct flights to Chattanooga through Atlanta. Other airports in the region (for comparison) are: Atlanta (2 hours south) and Nashville (2.5 hours north); both are serviced by more carriers. Many delegates will be able to make the drive to Chattanooga in a day or two (and we encourage you to arrive early or stay a few days later to enjoy all the region has to offer). Those traveling from Europe, Africa and all points east are welcome to arrive by power boat, canoe, sailboat or (for the adventurous) swimming.