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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Call: Reclaiming Our Deep Passion

February 1-3, 2024

Oakland Baptist Church & Grace Lutheran Church

Rock Hill, South Carolina

 

Schedule

Thursday, February 1, 1:00 p.m. – Saturday, February 3, 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 1

Oakland Baptist Church
1067 Oakland Avenue

Afternoon

1:00 p.m. Gathering/Registration

  • Hymns Old and New - R.G. Huff

  • Working with Aging Singing Voices - Jeremy Mims and Kristen Wonderlich

Evening

  • Dinner @ Kounter 
    An exquisite dining experience at the site of a civil rights sit-in in 1960. Chef Rob Masone is a 2023 SC Chef Ambassador.

Friday, February 2

Grace Lutheran Church
426 Oakland Avenue

Morning

  • Breakfast @ hotel or on your own

  • Panel Discussion on Nurturing the call in future church musicians: 

  • Filippa Duke and Aaron Rice

  • Spiritual Practices and the Body - Julie Merritt Lee

Afternoon

  • Lunch @ Grace Lutheran Church

  • Choral Lab with Winthrop Chorale - Jeremy Mims

  • Choral Anthems Old and New

  • Round-table discussion and brainstorming on activating a network of vocational talent scouts

Evening

  • Dinner @ Oakland Baptist Church

  • Choral concert @ Oakland Baptist Church - Winthrop University Chorale

Saturday, February 3

Oakland Baptist Church
1067 Oakland Avenue

Morning

  • Breakfast @ hotel or on your own

  • Findings from research initiative, Harmony Project 2.0: Susan Deal, Keith Reaves, Marty Watts, Keeley Tarkington (tentative) 

  • Closing Communion service

11:00 a.m Adjourn

Schedule

Registration

Includes 3 meals: Thursday dinner, Friday lunch and dinner

Regular
Registration

$250

before January 15, 2022

Retiree Registration

$175

before January 15, 2022

Student
Registration

$125

Students must be currently enrolled

Registration

Lodging Options

Cambria Hotel Rock Hill - University Center

354 Technology Center Way

1.2 miles from Oakland Baptist Church

(803) 325-2800

$119 (plus tax) - King

$119 (plus tax) - Double Queen

Breakfast not included.

Reservations must be made by January 2, 2024.

After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Group rates are not guaranteed after this date.

Hilton Garden Inn - Rock Hill

650 Tinsley Way

4.4 miles from Oakland Baptist Church

 (803) 325-2800 

$119 (plus tax) - King

$129 (plus tax) - Double Queen

Breakfast not included. Shuttle available within 5 miles.

Reservations must be made by January 8, 2024.

After this date reservations accepted on a space and rate availability only.

Shuttle Service from Charlotte-Douglas Airport

Shuttle service to be provided on Thursday and Saturday. For more information, contact Suzanne Ringer.

Lodging
Presenters

Presenters

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Filippa Duke

Edenton Street United Methodist

 Raleigh, NC

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Jeremy Mims

Winthrop University & Grace Lutheran

Rock Hill, SC

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Kristen Wonderlich

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

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R.G. Huff

Hymn Writer

Waxahachie, TX

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Aaron Rice

Gardner-Webb University & First Baptist

Lincolnton, NC

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Julie Merritt Lee

Spiritual Director

Houston, TX

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Suzanne Ringer

Oakland Baptist Church

Rock Hill, SC

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