Celebration 2017 F.A.Q.

 Do I need to register by a certain date?

Hotels have cut-off dates 3/25  - 4/4.  Please register for Celebration and secure your hotel before April 4 to be insured a hotel room!  Some area hotels are already full.

Be sure to register by 4/19 to be guaranteed meals.  4/19 is also the last day to register online.  Registration will be available onsite, but with an additional walk-on fee.

What’s a 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?

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?

Churches authorize delegates by completing a delegate credential form specific to your church.  You'll find forms here: http://bit.ly/2llEgxg  Thanks for completing and returning your form by 3/17/17 (or there abouts.)   Questions regarding credential forms may be sent to delegate.credential@pswc.org.

Can a pastor be a delegate?

Yes, pastors may serve as church delegates.  Non-delegate pastors who are in good standing with the PSWC Ministerial Association may register as advisory delegates. 

Are there publicity brochures this year?

We steward dollars received from churches with great care.  This year we skipped printed brochures in an effort to save both money and staff time.  Please forward the web link from this site to persons at your church who need publicity.

Can my friend or spouse attend the Ministerial Association Gathering?

Absolutely!  We would love to have them join you.  Please register them.

Are meals available for individual purchase?

Thanks for asking.  If you are attending any portion of the Ministerial Association Gathering, we ask you register for the whole event.  This covers costs for Thursday dinner and Friday lunch.  If you are attending Saturday, your Friday meal ticket is already provided; you won’t want to miss Friday night’s worship!  Friday dinner is available for purchase if you’re not able to stay for Saturday.

Is financial aid available?

We desire that every church be represented at every Celebration!  If finances make it extra challenging to participate, please let us know your need.  Modest travel assistance is available for pastors and leaders who will benefit from this.  Email: anita.eyer@pswc.org.

Are refunds available?

Yes!  Refunds will be processed post-event and will include a small processing fee.  Email: anita.eyer@pswc.org. Thanks! 

To whom may I write with my question?

Please write to anita.eyer@pswc.org with registration questions.  Questions regarding credentials for the Annual Meeting may be directed to delegate.credential@pswc.org.  Thanks!