The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held on April 10th-11th, 2015 at Salem Covenant Church in Worcester, MA
What is the Conference Annual Meeting?
The Conference Annual Meeting is the highest legislative body of the East Coast Conference, made up of representatives from Covenant churches throughout our conference stretching from New Sweden, Maine to Springfield, Virgina. Delegates gather together for worship and fellowship, to elect leaders, review finances, adopt a budget, and address the business of the conference.
What does it mean to be a delegate?
Delegates are representatives from member Covenant churches. Delegates vote on the policies and procedures presented to the Annual Meeting. They are also provided premium seating during the business sessions, and are given the privilege of speaking during the meeting and voicing their position on matters.
What if I am a member of a Church that has not yet joined the ECC?
Those who are planning on attending the Conference Annual Meeting as a representative from a church that has not yet joined the ECC (church plants, fellowship groups, etc) would register under “Guest” status. *Pastors from these churches who attend the Ministerial Association Annual Meeting will register as “Members” since their pastoral status within their church automatically makes them members of the Ministerial Association.
Can I attend if I am not a delegate?
Yes. You may attend the Annual Meeting without officially representing a local church or institution. Registered guests are provided with handouts at the Annual Meeting, as well as designated seating; however, they are not allowed to voice their opinions, ask questions, or vote. Everyone is welcome to participate in the worship sessions.
Where can I download a copy of the brochure?
Click here to view the electronic version of the brochure.
Annual Meeting Schedule
2:00pm Checkin beings for the Annual Meeting Delegates & Guests
3:00pm-5:00pm Conference sponsered workshops
5:30pm-6:45pm Dinner for all Delegates & Guests
7:00pm Worship & Celebration
8:00am Checkin begins/Coffee Hour & Gathering
9:30am Call to Order for the Business Session
12:30pm Luncheon for all Delegates & Guests
1:3pm Business Session concludes as necessary