Churchwide Gathering frequently asked questions
What is the theme of the 2015 Churchwide Gathering?
The theme is “One Body, One Spirit,” based on 1 Corinthians 12:12–27 (nrsv).
When is the 2015 Churchwide Gathering?
The Gathering begins on Thursday, June 18, 2015, and concludes on Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Where will this Gathering be held?
The Gathering will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Who attends the Gathering?
Christian women (and a few men!) from across the country and around the world will come together for this triennial event. Past Gatherings have included people of all ages and from more than 20 countries.
What happens at the Gathering?
Lots! Join inspiring plenary (large group) sessions, including worship services. You’ll experience a variety of learning opportunities, such as forums and workshops; inspiring speakers; uplifting music; and so much more! Witness the installation of the newly elected leaders of the PW Churchwide Coordinating Team. Visit many displays and exhibits and enjoy many interactive opportunities. Shop in the Enough for Everyone Global Marketplace and Resource Center/Bookstore. Get excited about the future of Presbyterian Women at the Business Meeting, where PW’s 2015–2018 leaders will be elected, a budget will be finalized and programmatic emphases will be chosen. Take in some of the fun spots that Minneapolis has to offer.
How much will this Gathering cost?
Registration as a full participant is $395. Hotel, travel and some meals are additional.
On March 1, the application deadline passed for leadership development grants for Churchwide Gathering attendance. Talk with your PW in the Synod, Presbytery or Congregation about other funding possibilities.
What if I can only attend part of the Gathering?
Daily registration is $125 per day.
What hotel accommodations are available?
Housing and programming are all under one roof at the Hyatt Regency. Room rates are $169 plus tax, per night, and as of March 18, only king beds are available. Book your hotel room at the Hyatt.
Just a few blocks away, the Hilton Minneapolis has rooms available with two double beds per room. These rooms are also $169 plus tax per night (1-4 occupants). Reserve a room at the Hilton.
Are transportation services available?
For full-service air travel assistance, contact Roger Roy, Global Travel Alliance, at (505)867-2829.
How can I set up an exhibit at the Gathering?
Applications are being accepted now! PC(USA) mission and ministry areas and other organizations/initiatives that support PW’s interests and ministry are all welcome. (And be ready for lots of visitors; you’ll be set up on the way to the dining hall!)
Can you tell me more about the theme?
“One Body, One Spirit” invites us to consider ourselves as one community in Christ. For all of our varied gifts, we share an identity in Christ. The 2015 Gathering will be an opportunity to renew our faith and celebrate our shared identity.
Where can I get more information?
The Gathering web pages, the PW Facebook page and, of course, Horizons magazine!
Minneapolis, here I come! When can I register?
Now! Registration opened January 15, 2015.
Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
For general information about the Gathering, contact Patricia Longfellow.