February 27 - March 1, 1998
Sponsored by Interweave Continental, Inc.
Co-sponsored and hosted by First Unitarian Church of Orlando, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1815 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Plans for Youth Announced
Youth & youth advisors will pay a substantially reduced $35 registration and sleep at the church (so bring a sleeping bag, etc.).
Youth programming will include hang out time, an orientation and worship just for youth & advisors and a discussion of sexuality just for youth, as well as participating in convo workshops, worships and events with the larger community.
Details provided by Coleen Murphy.
|7:00 pm||Pre-Convo Leadership Training for the Welcoming Congregation with Keith Kron|
|9:00 am||Leadership Training continues|
|4:00 pm||Convo Registration Starts|
|7:00 pm||In-gathering Service with Water Ceremony|
|8:00||Dr. Elias Farajaje-Jones, Theme Speaker|
|9:00 am||Interfaith Worship Service|
|9:30||Mark Smith, Keynote Speaker|
|Noon||Chat & Chew Lunch|
|2:00 - 3:15 pm||
|3:30 - 5:00|
|5:00 - 5:30||AIDS Remembrance Service|
|7:00||Interweave Banquet (off-site)|
|9:00||Black Cat Cafe - an open-mike coffeehouse|
|8:00 - 10:00 am||Interweave Annual Business Meeting.|
|12:30 pm||Convo '98 Closing|
Convo Officially Ends
... but between 2:00 and 4:00 pm... Afternoon Witness / Action Event
consisting of a Civil Demonstration is being planned for those who want to
send the statement that 'We Are Family'
Unitarian Universalist and Director of Development for The Interfaith Alliance,
a national coalition whose mission is to promote religion as a constructive
force. Mark will focus on how we can develop alliances with other churches
that welcome diverse families.
Starr King Professor of History and Sociology of Religion. Elias will speak
on finding deeper and more diverse meanings of "family."
Conducted by Keith Kron, leirector of the UUA Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian
and Transgender Concerns. Workshop fee is $10, payable to the OBGLTC at 25
Beacon St , Boston, MA 02103. Contact 617-742-2100 or
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Orlando is a sunny city full of sparkling lakes and tall palm trees. Dress
is relaxed and informal with February temps in the mid-70's during the days
and mid-50's at night. Numerous beaches are within an hour or two of the
city. Nearby theme parks include the ever-popular 'family' resort
of Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and more.
Call Continental Airlines Meeting Works Department at 1-800-468-7022
Identify Interweave and give Code NJF5RX.
Bus lines from the Orlando International Airport are 85 cents plus a 10 cent transfer fee. Taxi cabs cost about $25.
The nearest motel to the First Unitarian Church of Orlando, Colonial Plaza Inn accommodations are $52 plus tax per night, per room. Reserve early since February starts off the "Spring Break" season!
Members of the Orlando congregation are fundraising in a bed and breakfast
style for Convo attendees. Costs are $25 per night for one person and $35
per night for two people.
Fees cover all convocation activities, Saturday banquet and entertainment.
Fees are set on a sliding scale based on total annual income:
|Less than $15,000||
|$15,000 - $30,000||$80|
A $20 additional late fee will apply to all registrations received after
January 15, 1998. Fees will be refunded in full for cancellations received
before that date; a $20 registration fee will be retained by CONVO '98 for
cancellations after January 15, 1998.
No online registration is available. (Maybe next year!) Please select and print registration form, fill it out and send it in. If you need further registration information call Joe Weinstein at 407-330-5929 or e-mail email@example.com.
Arrangements for care of children under age 12 must be made in advance. The
deadline for child care reservations is January 15, 1998. To reserve space
or for more information, call Ellen Hone at 407-273-8520.