Celebration 2019 F.A.Q.
Are Evening Services open to all?
Absolutely! Area churches are encouraged to come to evening services -- no cost! Open to all!
Do I need to register by a certain date?
March 19 - is the last day for hotels and homes. Please secure housing and register early!
March 27 - is the last day to register online. Register by this date, to insure meals onsite.
When is the PSWC Annual Meeting?
The 117th Annual Meeting is Saturday, April 6 — 9 AM - 12 noon. If you are a delegate, your registration fee includes Friday afternoon Seminars + Friday dinner/snacks + Saturday’s Annual Meeting!
What’s a Delegate or Advisory Delegate?
In the Pacific Southwest Conference, the PSWC Annual Meeting is the highest constituted authority. It’s each member church’s privilege to participate in the PSWC Annual Meeting through Delegates. (Voice and vote.) Churches who are not yet ECC member churches may send Advisory Delegates. (Voice, no vote.) All other attendees get to sit closer to the snack tables.
How many Delegates may our church send to the PSWC Annual Meeting?
ECC Member congregations shall be entitled to representation as follows:
congregations up to 99 members, two delegates;
congregations with 100 to 224 members, three delegates;
congregations with 225 to 449 members, four delegates;
congregations with 450 to 699 members, five delegates;
congregations with 700 to 999 members, six delegates; plus one delegate for each additional 400 members beyond 1000
Churches who are not yet ECC Member congregations may send 2 advisory delegates.
How does a church authorize delegates?
Yay! This just got simpler!
Select persons who will attend as delegates from your church. (If you are wondering how many delegates you may send peek at our listing here: _____________)
By Tuesday March 12, please have your church Chairperson, Pastor, or their authorized representative go to ______________. Here, they can record the names and emails of the delegates your church is sending to Celebration. (It’s that easy!)
Questions regarding delegates may be sent to email@example.com.
Can a pastor be a delegate?
Yes, pastors or any "church member" may serve as delegates. (Non-delegate pastors who are in good standing with the PSWC Ministerial Association may register as advisory delegates.)
Are there publicity brochures?
We steward dollars received from churches with great care. We skip printed brochures to save money and staff time. Please forward this web link to delegates from your church who need publicity.
Can my friend or spouse attend the Ministerial Gathering?
Absolutely! We would love to have them. Please be sure they register.
Are meals available for individual purchase?
If you are attending any portion of the Ministerial Association Gathering or Everyone Gathering, we ask you register for the whole event. If you are in a situation of financial hardship, or need meals for minors accompanying you, please write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Dinner tickets are available for Individual purchase - $12.
Is travel assistance available?
We desire that each church be represented! If tight finances make it extra challenging to participate, please let us know the need. Modest travel assistance is available for pastors and leaders who will benefit from this. Email: email@example.com.
Is free Guest Housing available?
We are so grateful to the many families at Hillside Covenant Church (and beyond), who have graciously opened their homes to Celebration guests. Please sign up at GUEST HOUSING. Questions may be sent to: Heather.Tomscak@pswc.org
Are refunds available?
Yes! Refunds will be processed post-event and will include a small processing fee. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Where might I pay Ministerial Association Dues?
Covenant ministers in the PSWC may pay their annual dues of $180 (+$5 processing fee) here: ______________ The amount is due May 1 for the coming year. Dues may also be paid by sending a check payable to the PSWC M.A. to the PSWC Office. Persons exempt from paying dues are retirees and those with an inactive license.