See friends and make new ones, hear inspiring speakers, participate in Synod Assembly worship and the Disney Workshop, all for the low cost of $70 (includes two meals) plus hotel room at the special assembly price of $134/per night.
The Florida-Bahamas Synod Older Adult Team has planned an exciting and inspiring time at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel beginning Thursday, May 3 and moving into joining the Synod Assembly on May 4 and 5, 2012. Special guests include Dr. Shauna Hannan, Bible Study leader and Mr. Carlos Pena, Vice-President of the ELCA. You will also learn a new skill as Margo Walbolt takes you through a fun and revealing-asset mapping session.
Thursday, May 3:
1:00 PM Registration/Location: Oxford Room
1:30 PM Welcome/ALOA: Equipping Older Adults to Celebrate & Serve
Rev. Dick Hafer, ALOA Florida Region Program Director
2:30-4:00 PM Asset-Mapping: How Older Adults can ACT on their Gifts
Margo Walbolt, ALOA Florida Region
5:30 PM DINNER/ Location: Cloister Room
7:00 PM Explore Disney Downtown with friends (shuttle available)
Friday, May 4:
9:00 AM Morning Worship: Location: Oxford Room
Pastor Steve Kauffman, Older Adult Ministry Task Force Chair
9:30-10:30 AM Bible Study: Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
10:30-11:30 AM Older Adults as Today’s Church: an interactive panel discussion about issues in the second half of your faith journey.
12:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:00-5:00 PM Synod Assembly Plenary Session #1: Hostel participants may attend as a visitor
5:00-7:00 PM Dinner on your own
7:00 PM Gathering Music
7:30-9:00 PM Assembly Opening Eucharist
9:00-10:00 PM Bishop's Reception
Saturday, May 5:
7:30 AM Town Square Exhibits Open/Cash breakfast carts in Ireland/England Foyer @ 7AM
8:30 AM-12:00 PM Synod Assembly Plenary 2
12:00-1:45 PM LUNCHEON for Retired Rostered Leaders & Hostel Participants:
Featured Speaker: Carlos E. Pena, ELCA Vice-President
Location: Sapphire Room
2:00-3:30 PM Disney Workshop: Disney’s Approach to Quality Service
The Older Adult Hostel concludes following the Disney workshop, but participants may extend their stay for Assembly activities or to enjoy the various Disney opportunities.
Cost: The cost of the Hostel is $70 and includes 2 meals, Hostel & Assembly sessions, and worship. To register for the hostel, include your name, address, email address and a check made out to FBSynod for $70.00 per person and mail to: Janet Boland, 6625 Rowan Rd., Apt. 106, New Port Richey, FL 34653. For questions, call (727) 207-7835.
Hotel cost is separate. A conference nightly rate of $134 is available with reservations made by April 1:
Please call: Buena Vista Palace Hotel Reservations: 1-866-397-6516 or register online go to
http://www.fbsynod.com/resources/e-spirit-online and click on the Hotel Reservation link on the right side of page.