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34th EPC General Assembly

Theme:  "Tell the Story"

Dates:  June 18-21, 2014

Assembly Workshop: June 18

General Assembly:  June 19-21

Location:  Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, TN

Invitation from Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church 

For GA Hotel rooming, please contact Sandy Milis (  734-838-6946) at the General Assembly Office. Sandy has rooms available.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

ASSEMBLY SCHEDULES

Workshop and Worship Wednesday June 18

Bob Roberts keynotes Workshop on "Transformation."

Bob Roberts, the founding and Senior Pastor of NorthWood Church near Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas is a leading practitioner and writer on "glocal" transformation of individuals, religious communities, non-governmental organizations, cities and global engagement. He is the author of numerous books including Transformation; Glocalization; The Multiplying Church; Real Time Connection: Linking Your Job with God’s Global Work; and the recently released Bold as Love - What can happen when we see people the way God does.

Workshop Schedule June 18, 2014
Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville Tennessee

9:00 – 9:15 Worship and Introductions
9:15 – 10:15 Session 1 – Kingdom – Moving from Conversion to Transformation
10:45 – 11:45 Session 2 – Disciple – Making Disciples for the World
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Session 3 – Society – Our Jobs as Our Primary Ministry
2:30 – 3:30 Session 4 – Church – Multiplying Churches Out of Our Churches

Tim Keller preaching at evening worship

The Assembly welcomes Dr. Tim Keller as the preacher at the Wednesday Evening Worship Service (June 18, 7:30 pm) lead by the Worship Team of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Dr. Keller, a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, is the founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He is well-known for sermons that illuminate the truths of scripture and engage the contemporary mind, Christian and skeptic alike, At Redeemer, Dr. Keller’s vision is to launch a movement of new churches and holistic ministries in NYC and major cities around the world. Redeemer has already supported the planting of more than 200 churches in NYC and around the world and, through Redeemer City to City. Dr. Keller’s books include the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, as well as his recent books, The Meaning of Marriage, Every Good Endeavor, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, and Encounters with Jesus.

Descending Overture 13-A (Revised Book of Government)

To take effect, Descending Overtures must be approved by 3/4 of the Presbyteries and be ratified by the upcoming General Assembly.

Assembly Hotel Information 

If you block more rooms at a hotel than your delegation needs, please release them as soon as you know, because others are looking for rooms. HOWEVER, DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL TO RELEASE A ROOM; instead please notify Sandy Milis ( / 734-838-6946) at the General Assembly Office. Sandy is keeping a list of people looking for rooms. 

For GA Hotel rooming, please notify Sandy Milis (  734-838-6946) at the General Assembly Office. Sandy has rooms available.

 

Residence Inn Marriott  

215 Langley Place  Knoxville, TN  37922  Phone:  (865) 539-5339

A small block of rooms has been reserved.  June 17 – 21, 2014.

All rooms have a fully-equipped kitchen, sleeper sofa & complimentary hot breakfast7 days a week and complimentary social Monday thru Wednesday evenings

  • $139 queen studio suite
  • $149 – 1 bedroom queen suite

Reservations can ONLY be made by calling the hotel and asking for the Evangelical Presbyterian GA rate. The rate is good thru May 27th or until block is full.

This hotel will be on the church shuttle route.

TownePlace Suites Marriott

205 Langley Place  Knoxville, TN  37922  Phone:  (865) 693-5216

A small block of rooms has been reserved.  June 17-21, 2014

All rooms have a fully-equipped kitchen & complimentary “Breakfast-on-the-Go” provided in the lobby.  This hotel does NOT have a dining room

  • $109 queen studio suite

Reservations can ONLY be made by calling the hotel and asking for the Evangelical Presbyterian GA rate.  The rate is good thru June 2nd or until block is full.

This hotel will be on the church shuttle route.

 

Baymont Inn and Suites
209 Market Place Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 531-7444


We have reserved a small block of rooms. Rate includes complimentary hot breakfast, mid-day popcorn and evening chocolate chip cookies.

  • Standard double - $74.00 per night + taxes
  • King - $74.00 per night + taxes

Reservations must be made by calling the hotel. Ask for the 2014 Evangelical Presbyterian General Assembly rate. The rate is good until May 30, 2014 or until the block is full.

Dates of block are June 16 – 21, 2014. EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.

Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff
9134 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN  37923
Phone: (865) 693-1011

Booking incentive: Everybody that registers to stay at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff
by May 30th, 2014 will be entered into a drawing to win 2 nights free stay during the Assembly week.  The winner will be notified at hotel check-in. 

Holiday Inn Knoxville West Reservations

The Holiday Inn Knoxville is completing a renovation of guest rooms and public spaces leading up to our visit in June. All rooms have refrigerators and microwaves, free WiFi, free parking, fitness center, business center on site.

  • King - $109 per night + taxes
  • Queen - $109 per night + taxes

EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.

 
  Country Inn & Suites

  9137 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923
  Phone: (865) 693-4500

 

 

Our room block is full and the hotel is completely sold out.  If you need to cancel an existing reservation, please do so by contacting Sandy Milis at the GA office and she will manage the cancellation.   734-838-6946  or .

 Hampton Inn - Knoxville West

9128 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN  37923 | Phone: (865) 693-1101

Hampton Inn Knoxville West Reservations

Our room block is full and only a few king suites are available at a non-discounted rate.  If you need to cancel an existing reservation, please do so by contacting Sandy Milis at the GA office and she will manage the cancellation.  734-838-6946  or .

 

Best Western Cedar Bluff

420 N. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37922 | Phone: (865) 539-0058

  • Our room block is full at this hotel.  If you need to cancel an existing reservation, please contact Sandy Milis at the GA office and she will manage the cancellation.  734-838-6946 or .

 

 Comfort Inn & Suites West Knoxville

208 Marketplace Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922 | Phone: (865) 531-1900

As of 4/17/2014, there is a limited number of rooms still available within our block.  Beyond that, the hotel is sold out.  If you need to cancel an existing reservation, please contact Sandy Milis at the GA office and she will manage the cancellation.  734-838-6946 or .

EPC block is for Standard Double rooms. Rate includes complimentary hot breakfast and high speed internet.   Rooms have microwave & refrigerator. This is a two story property with NO elevator. 

  • Standard double - $84.50 per night + taxes

Reservations must be made by calling into the hotel.  Ask for the 2014 Evangelical Presbyterian General Assembly rate.  EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.

  

Ground Transportation  

Airports

The Tyson-McGhee Airport is about 12 miles from the church and hotels.  The Chattanooga Airport is about a 2-1/2 hour drive.  The Nashville Airport is about a 2-3/4 hour drive.

Airport Shuttle Service

Available through Affairs of Style: 865-454-4059. Ask for the Presbyterian rate for a discount. Vehicles range from Sedan Town Car to 13 passenger mini-bus. Make reservations in advance.

Car Rentals

  • Dollar:  enter code CM0188 into the corporate ID section 
  • Thrifty:  enter code 004M002095 in the corporate discount number section.  You must enter airport code TYS to bring up our rates.

Cedar Springs Shuttle Service

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church will provide continuous, complementary shuttle service during Assembly hours between the Assembly hotels (listed above) and Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.

Commissioner Election, Certification and Memorial Notification