GA 2015 General Information

Arise and Shine: 35th General Assembly

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY BROCHURE 

 

Click here to download a printable General Assembly Brochure in pdf format. The 10-page, full-color brochure is filled with useful details, including schedules, descriptions for adults and childrens events, keynote speaker bios, pricing, and information on lodging, downtown parking, and airport shuttle service.

Registration forms for adult, children and youth events are included, but we encourage you to register online at www.epcga.org.

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LOCATION 

 

First Presbyterian Church of OrlandoFirst Presbyterian Church
106 East Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-423-3441

First Presbyterian Church is in the heart of downtown Orlando, where parking is limited (and usually for a fee) and weekday traffic is congested. If you stay at one of the Assembly hotels downtown, we encourage you to forego a rental car and utilize shuttles to and from the airport and Assembly-arranged transportation to and from Assembly events. We think you will find your experience more enjoyable and economical.

Click here to download an FPCO campus map in pdf format.

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CONTACT INFORMATION 

 

Evangelical Presbyterian Church
ATTN: Della Cullins
17197 N. Laurel Park Dr., Suite 567
Livonia, MI 48152
734-838-6940

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SCHEDULE 

 

Click here for a complete schedule of meetings and activities.

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH EVENTS SCHEDULE 

 

Click here to download the schedule of children and youth events in pdf format.

Parental Consent and Medical Release Form (a separate Release Form is required for each child and youth)

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LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 

 

A key strategy for the future of the EPC is “creating a leadership development culture” as the denomination transitions from a period of transfer growth to a goal of long-term sustainable transformational growth. Implementation of that strategy kicks off with the inaugural EPC Leadership Institute on Tuesday, June 23, prior to the 35th General Assembly in Orlando and continues with Thom Rainer on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Click here for more information and a complete lineup of tracks.

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NETWORKING LUNCHES 

 

Take advantage of connecting with others with similar ministry interests! Pick up your lunch and enjoy a time of fellowship and enrichment from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Locations will be announced at General Assembly. Click here for a complete list of this year's Networking Lunches.

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WOMEN IN MINISTRY EVENTS 

 

Click here for a schedule, descriptions, and speaker bios of this year's Women in Ministry meetings at the 35th General Assembly.

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DESCENDING OVERTURES 

 


Descending Overture 14-A - Revised Book of Worship

Descending Overtures 14-B, C, D
        Examining transferring minister
        Addition to limitations in perpetuity
        Appointing Clerk for Permanent Judicial Commission

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COMMISSIONER CERTIFICATION AND MEMORIAL NOTIFICATION FORMS 

 


Letter of Instruction from EPC Stated Clerk Jeff Jeremiah
Commissioner Certification Form (e-form)
Commissioner Certification From (print form)
Memorials Form (e-form)
Memorials Form (print form)

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ASSEMBLY HOTELS 

 

For more information about hotels, contact Sandy Milis at sandy.milis@epc.org or 734-838-6946.

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION, PLEASE DO SO THROUGH SANDY MILIS SO SHE CAN MANAGE THE EPC ROOM BLOCKS AND WAITING LISTS. THANK YOU!

ADDITIONAL ROOMING INCLUDES A FEW KING SUITES AT THE COMFORT SUITES AND A FEW ROOMS AT THE DOUBLETREE.  IF INTERESTED, CONTACT SANDY MILIS AT 734-838-6946 OR SANDY.MILIS@EPC.ORG.

  • Make reservations online or by phone as indicated below. 
  • The EPC is providing complimentary shuttle service during Assembly hours between First Presbyterian Church and the following General Assembly hotels only: Doubletree, Courtyard, and Comfort Suites.  
  • The Embassy Suites and Aloft are within walking distance. 
  • Those staying at the Avanti Resort-Orlando will need to arrange their own ground transportation.
Aloft Orlando Downtown

Aloft Orlando Downtown | Make Reservations Online

500 South Orange Ave.
407-380-3500

We have a small block of rooms at the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Orlando, a hip new hotel just a few blocks from First Presbyterian Church. Ask for the EPC General Assembly rate when calling. Book by June 2 or until our block is full.

  • Three blocks to FPCO
  • Run of house room type is $159.00 per night + tax
  • Free wifi, Teleadapt USB station, pillow-top beds
  • 24/7 pantry for snacks and breakfast options
  • On-site restaurant
  • Booking deadline to receive rate is June 2
 Avanti Hotels

Avanti Resort-Orlando  |  Make Reservations by Phone 

8738 International Dr.
855-828-2684

This Avanti International Resort Orlando is for those families that want to be closer to the theme parks. It is located just off of I-4 on International Drive. The Avanti is a colorful, contemporary property with good sized, modern guest rooms. Reservations can only be made by calling the resort and mentioning Evangelical Presbyterian Church group. 1-855-828-2684

  • No free shuttle service to church, transportation is your responsibility
  • See information on Downtown Parking below.
  • Deluxe king rooms and deluxe double queen rooms
  • Priced at $79.00 per night + tax
  • Daily resort fee of $8.00 + tax covers self-parking, Wi-Fi, theme park shuttle
  • Casual dining available at Pool Bar & Grill or Lobby Barista-Starbucks
  • In-room amenities: refrigerator, coffee maker, 37” LCD flat screen TV
  • Booking deadline to receive EPC rate is June 1
 Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown

191 E. Pine St.
800-809-9708 

EPC has a small block of rooms at the Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando. Each suite offers separate living room, private bedroom. Ask for the EPC General Assembly rate (EPB) when calling, or book through the link available. Must reserve by May 22.

  • Short, two-block walk to the host church
  • Suite amenities: refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast
  • On-site restaurant: Eola Café
  • Standard Suite rate is $179.00 per night + tax
  • Call hotel or use booking link
  • Deadline to book is May 22
DoubleTree

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown | Make Reservations Online

EPC ROOM BLOCK IS FULL, THOUGH SOME ROOMS MAY BE AVAILABLE AT A HIGHER, NON-EPC RATE. FOR EPC RATES, PLEASE BOOK AT THE AVANTI RESORT OR EMBASSY SUITES.

60 South Ivanhoe Blvd.
407-425-4455

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown is our Host Hotel. As an added incentive for all guests who book at the Double Tree by May 1, you will be eligible to win a two-night stay that can be applied to your reservation during GA.
There is a daily parking fee, so we encourage you to forego renting a car and take advantage of the complimentary hotel–church shuttle service.

  • EPC provided shuttle between hotel-church
  • Onsite restaurant & Starbucks Café
  • Single/Double rates per night are $119.00 + tax
  • Triple rates per night are $129.00 + tax
  • Booking deadline to receive rate is May 29
 Courtyard Marriott

Courtyard Orlando Downtown  |  Make Reservations Online

EPC ROOM BLOCK IS FULL—PLEASE BOOK AT THE AVANTI RESORT OR EMBASSY SUITES.

730 N. Magnolia Ave.
407-996-1000

We have a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott. Complimentary hotel-church shuttle provided. Due to lack of parking near the church, EPC shuttle is recommended.

  • EPC provides shuttle between the hotel and church
  • Onsite restaurant and Starbucks Café
  • Free high-speed internet, and free parking for EPC guests
  • Per night rate is $119.00 + tax
  • Booking deadline is May 22
 Comfort Suites

Comfort Suites Downtown Orlando  |  Make Reservations by Phone

EPC ROOM BLOCK IS FULL—PLEASE BOOK AT THE AVANTI RESORT OR EMBASSY SUITES.

2416 N. Orange Ave.
407-228-4007 

The Comfort Suites Orlando has a small block of rooms set aside for EPC guests. Reservations should be made by calling the hotel and asking for the EPC GA 2015 block. On-site parking is complimentary, but using the shuttle is advised due to parking unavailability at the church.

  • EPC-provided shuttle between the hotel and church
  • Amenities: microwaves, refrigerator, coffee maker, free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary breakfast served daily
  • Double/double rooms and king rooms available
  • Nightly rate is $89.00 + tax
  • Booking deadline: May 23 to be guaranteed of rate

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DOWNTOWN PARKING 

 

Downtown Orlando is great for walking, but not for driving or parking. If you must drive a car, we suggest three public parking garages that are about one-quarter of a mile (a 5-7 minute walk) from the church. Each costs $2/hour, with a $15/day maximum.

Orlando's free Lymmo bus stops every 5 minutes near each garage and the church. Garages are the “Library” at 112 East Central Blvd., “55 West” at 60 West Pine St., and “Central” at 53 West Central Blvd.

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AIRPORT SHUTTLES 

 

 Mears Shuttle

Mears Motor Shuttle  

Print this discount coupon and take it to the Mears Transportation counter at the Orlando airport

or

Click here to prepay for a shared ride shuttle. To use the discount coupon with the prepay link above, you must purchase a ROUND TRIP transfer.

Mears Orlando Direct Link:
www.mearstransportation.com - enter priority code 494261015

 Super Shuttle

Super Shuttle

SuperShuttle provide shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport to the following hotels:

Comfort Suites
Courtyard by Marriott
Double Tree by Hilton Downtown
Embassy Suites

24-hour advance reservations are required. Click here for the GA Group Rate, or call 1-800-BLUE-VAN
 
Pick up and Departure Instructions

Arrival 

1. Claim your luggage
2. Call (407) 888-9220, ext. 3, and advise our dispatchers of your arrival
3. Dispatchers will direct you where to board your shuttle

Departure

1. Make reservation online for return from hotel to airport.
2. Checkout of your hotel, but leave your luggage at the desk and take GA shuttle to the church.
3. Return to your hotel as designated pick-up location for airport shuttle.
4. Shuttle will arrive within 15 minutes of the pick-up time selected when booked online. 

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