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Thursday, October 12, 2017

8:00 – NoonVGEC Board Meeting                             Marriott Room L502
12:00 – 4:00 pm 
Registration Open                                 Marriott Registration 3
& Exhibit Hall Open                               Marriott Room A705
2:00 – 4:00 pmVGEC Committee Meetings – Marriott     Marriott Rooms A707
                                                                            and A708
4:30 pm sharpBuses Depart for Cathedral of St. Philip  Marriott I Level Doors
5:00 – 7:00 pmCathedral Bookstore Open                     Cathedral Atrium
5:30 – 6:50 pmWelcome BBQ Dinner  l                         Cathedral Child Hall
7:15 – 8:30 pmChoral Evensong with Homily                 Cathedral Nave
8:45 pm - 9:00pmBuses Depart for Marriott                       Cathedral Atrium Doors
9:00 – 11:00 pmExhibit Hall Open                                   Marriott Room A705     

Friday, October 13, 2017

8:00 – 9:30 amRegistration Open                                  Marriott Registration Three
Exhibit Hall Open                                   Marriott Room A705
8:00 – 8:30 am 
Morning Prayer                                      Marriott Room A708
9:30 amWalk as a group to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church  Marriott Lobby
10:00 – 11:00 am 
Service Projects                                     St Luke's Parish Hall and                                                                 other locations
11:00 amLight Snack                                            St Luke's Parish Hall
12:00 – 1:30 pm 
Celebratory Holy Eucharist - Open Seating St Luke's Nave
1:30 – 2:30 pmLunch at St. Luke’s                                  Crossroads Dining Hall                                                                     and others
2:45 – 4:30 pm 
4:30 - 5:00 pm
Presiding Bishop’s Keynote Address and Bishop’s Forum St Luke Nave
Bishop Curry may mingle with the vergers  St Luke's Parish Hall
5:00 pmReturn to Marriott
5:30 – 6:00 pmEvening Prayer                                         Marriott Room A708
6:00 - ????Free Time and Dinner on Your Own
8:00 - 11:00 pmExhibit Hall Open                                      Marriott Room A705

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00 am– 7:00 pmExhibit Hall Open                                                                         Marriott Room A705
8:00 – 8:30 amMorning Prayer                                                                            Marriott Room A708
8:45 – 4:15pmOptional Spouse/Partner/Guest Activities                                       Marriott Concierge Desk
8:45 – 10:15 am 
VGEC Annual Business Meeting                                                     Marriott Rooms A706/A707
10:15 – 10:30 amMorning Break                                                                             Marriott Foyer
10:30 – NoonSession 1 Option 1 - Verger 101                                                Marriott Room A701
Facilitated by Duke DuTeil, VGEC Training Advisor, this session explores the Verger Ministry for the New Verger and is specifically designed to support the new verger as he or she embarks on this ministry. This session is only for those who have been vergers three years or less or first-time conference attendees. Topics will include:
  • I thought being a Verger was all about wearing robes, holding virges, and processing through the nave...
  • What is meant by "Ministry of Welcome?"
  • Soldiering On: Dealing with mistakes so no one notices
  • Hands-On - Carrying the virge, what to wear when, serving in the background, working with your Altar Guild, volunteer coordination, being the boss/servant at the same time
  • Is the VGEC Training Course for me?
Session 1 Option 2 - Topics for the Experienced Verger          Marriott Room A708
Facilitated by Scott Smith, VGEC President, this session is for conference attendees who do not fit the qualifications for Verger 101.

Noon – 1:00 pm 
Lunch on Your Own

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Session 2 Option 1 - Celebrating Liturgical Time                       Marriott Room A701
Lecture by 
The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, Dean Sewanee School of Theology, and the retired Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, on his recent book Celebrating Liturgical Time.

Session 2: Option 2 - Revising the BCP and Hymnal                  Marriott Room A708

Discussion led by the Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip, The Very Rev. Samuel Candler, Member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal Church. Vergers will be able to join in the discussion offering views on the revision of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and The Hymnal 1982.
2:30 – 2:45 pm Afternoon Break
2:45 – 4:15 pmSession 3 - a repeat of the two options from Session 2, enabling conference attendees to attend both options in whichever sequence they prefer.

Session 3 Option 1 - Celebrating Liturgical Time                        Marriott Room A701
Session 3 Option 2 - Revising the BCP and Hymnal                    Marriott Room A708

See the options for Session 2 for more details.

5:00 – 5:30 pm 
Evening Prayer                                                                              Marriott Room A708
6:00 – 7:00 pmVerger Reception                                                                           Marriott Atrium Foyer
7:00 – 9:00 pm 
Banquet and Recognitions                                                              Marriott Rooms A706/707       
9:00 – 11:00 pmExhibit Hall Open                                                                           Marriott Room A705

Sunday, October 15, 2017

9:45 amGather Vested                    Marriott International Level at Courtland St Entrance
10:00 am sharpBuses Depart for the Cathedral of St. Philip           Marriott I Level Doors
10:30 – 11:00 am 
Prepare for processional                                      Cathedral Parking Lot
11:15 – 12:30 pmFestive Holy Eucharist                                          Cathedral Nave
Dean Candler, Celebrant; Bishop Wright, Preacher
12:30 – 12:45 pmOfficial Group Photo                                             Cathedral Chancel Steps
12:45 pmBuses Depart for Marriott                                      Cathedral Atrium Doors
2:00 pm 
Late Checkout at Marriott Marquis