From Province V of the Episcopal Church

Register now for the Big Provincial Gathering! July 12-13, 2019 at St. Luke’s, Kalamazoo, Mich. $50* registration fee includes program, breakfasts and lunches. Register at https://www.provincev.org/bpgreg.html

Questions? Contact – Heather at 989.413.3229

* Please don’t let money keep you from attending! If you need financial assistance, contact your local parish, your diocese, or Heather.

BPG: Calendar and Schedule

March 1 – Registration opens ($50 / person)

May 15 – Registration is still available, late fee applies ($75 / person)

Thursday, July 11
1-4 pm – Mike Michie is available to talk to grant seekers. Contact Heather to make a reservation.
6 pm – pre-event with Mike Miche for Bishops, Executive Board, Workshop Leaders, and invited guests

Friday, July 12
8:30 am – continental breakfast (included in the fee)
9:30 am – registration and refreshments
10 am – welcome and Keynote Speaker
12 pm – lunch (included in the fee)
1 pm – workshop #1
3 pm – workshop #2
5 pm – Afternoon wrap-up with Keynote Speaker, evening prayer
6 pm – Dinner (on your own)
Evening Activities – an ever-evolving list of activities to have fun together at our venues or around town.
(includes opportunities for affinity group meetings)

Saturday, July 13
8 am – continental breakfast (included in the fee)
9 am – Eucharist
10:30 – workshop #3
12:30 – lunch (included in the fee)
1:30 pm – closing session with Keynote Speaker, closing prayer
3 pm – Safe travels, everyone!

**Childcare and Children’s programming will be available during the program times (Friday, 9:30 – 6 and Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm with the children’s program beginning after Eucharist).

BPG – FAQ

WHO CAN ATTEND?

EVERYONE may come!
Gather, learn, share, be inspired, go home energized for your ministry!

This gathering will be especially useful for those who want to meet new people, hear new ideas, and connect with others facing similar challenges and opportunities.

**A children’s ministry and nursery is available for all of the program times
**Transportation between buildings will be provided

WHAT IS THIS?

A gathering of Episcopalians in Province V (and friends)
With over 50 workshops and an expected 500 people attending – this will be exciting!

It has a “Ministry Fair” format – people are volunteering to share their ministries and passions with each other. Attendees choose workshops to learn more about a topic or get support with ministries that they are trying.

Keynote Speaker: Mike Michie from the Episcopal Church Center
Workshop leaders: people from all over the province and church

WHERE AM I GOING??

Kalamazoo, Michigan!*
Travel by car, plane, or train!

Come to downtown Kalamazoo for the program times. St. Luke’s is our host. A variety of area churches are providing space for our workshops. (See this map that shows Bronson Park and the surrounding churches – including St. Luke’s Episcopal.) Our website will give you more instructions about specific locations for the different events.

*(The geographic center of the Province is just south of Kalamazoo… we worked to make it as central as possible)

WHERE DO I STAY??

This webpage has all of the information that you need for your housing options.
They include:
Hotels
Camping
Episcopal B & (not) B – a free housing option