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January 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - January 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Come join your colleagues in ministry for Forma’s 21st Annual Conference. We are thrilled that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry will be with us as our preacher at the closing Eucharist and that The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey will be leading us through our theme: Formed for Justice.
This conference will equip Formation leaders, whether lay, ordained, full-time, part-time, or volunteer, to better navigate the racial and social justice issues we face as a church and society. Rev. Dr. Harvey’s groundbreaking book, Dear White Christians, and her upcoming release, Raising White Children, will be the backbone of our time together. The conference will also feature plenaries from other leaders in the justice movements within the Church.
Our workshops will deal with our justice theme, but there will be lots of options for workshops that delve into other topics and interests. This year, our workshops are being curated to make sure that there are options for every age and formation focus.
The Forma conference is hosted at Grace Cathedral and the Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, SC. We are very thankful to the Episcopal Church in South Carolina and to Grace Cathedral for their hospitality and support.
Scholarship support is available for new congregational attendees.
We have a special rate, $159 per night, available at the Doubletree on Church Street, which is less than one mile from the Cathedral. Click here to register at the Doubletree. That hotel will fill up, so please take advantage and book now!
We are also working with The King Charles Inn. Please call them at 866-546-4700 and mention Forma Annual Conference as you are booking for Jan. 23 – 26 or go online to King Charles Inn Group Reservations, enter their stay dates, click on “have a group code” and then enter code FG12218 for special rates. King Charles Inn is less than 1/2 mile from Grace Cathedral.
There are several hotels very close to our venue, but they are smaller, boutique hotels that do not offer special rates. We also strongly suggest that people look into VRBO, Airbnb, and other similar options. This has been increasingly popular for our conference participants in years past and for our Charleston conference, we are embracing the trend!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking will be available at local, city-owned garages near Grace Cathedral and Memminger Auditorium. Street parking is also available.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at 1-888-FORMA-07 or firstname.lastname@example.org