The 2017 Spring Gathering of the Second Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will convene on April 21-22 at the Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 565 Palmwood Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604, (419-242-7906), the Reverend Dr. Nicholas Betts is the host pastor. Phillips Temple is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for our arrival.
Gathering Schedule: The Gathering will officially open at 2:45 pm on Friday, April 21st and will close at or around 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 22nd. The 2nd District Young Adults will provide the leadership for the majority of the worship services and programming for the Gathering.
*Please note that we will observe the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Friday evening at 6:15 pm*
We are privileged to have Dr. John Eason, of College Station, TX as our guest presenter this year. Dr. Eason is a Sociologist, who has done great work in the areas race relations and prison population. His presence and presentation will be aligned with the focus of the Ohio Council of Churches.
The Radisson Inn at the University of Toledo Medical is the host hotel for the Gathering. The rate is $99.00 per night plus tax. The cutoff date for this rate is April 6, 2017. The hotel is located at 3100 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, OH (419-381-6800).
Each pastor, conference officers, and all attendees are asked to register for the Gathering with $35.00. Children and youth registration is $12.00. Thank you very much for your cooperation and support.