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Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Presbytery of the East

PRESBYTERY OF THE EAST
125TH STATED MEETING
APRIL 29-30, 2022

ADVANCED MEETING INFORMATION

The 125th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of the East (POTE) will be held on April 29-30, 2022 at Faith EPC, Kingstowne, Virginia. Following is preliminary information for the meeting; further details will be provided as they are finalized.

MEETING DATE/TIME

Pre-Presbytery Prayer Gathering:  On Friday, April 29, 2022, from 12:00-12:30 p.m., there will be a pre-Presbytery prayer gathering which will be conducted by TE Brad Moger (Bellevue EPC).  A room will be identified upon arrival.

Friday, April 29, 2022. Check-in/registration begins at 12:00 p.m.  The business meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  Friday includes the Business Meeting, Moderator’s Dinner, and Worship Service. The Worship Service includes the Sacrament of Communion and an offering for the Seminarian Fund.

Saturday, April 30, 2022.  Saturday includes breakfast, a hymn-sing, the Business Meeting, and lunch.  The Business Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

MEETING LOCATION

MEETING LOCATION:

Faith EPC
5725 Castlewellan Drive
Kingstowne, Virginia 22315
Tel:  703-971-3800
Pastor:  Rev. Dr. Neil Smith
Clerk of Session:  RE Stan Crow
Web:  https://faithepchurch.org

Parking at Church:  Ample parking in church lot.

Directions:  Take Exit 173 off the Capital Beltway, turn right onto Van Dorn Street, go south on Van Dorn for 1 mile, turn left at the light onto Castlewellan Drive (just past Edison High School), go 0.2 miles, the church will be on the right.  There is a small parking lot in front of the church, and a larger parking lot in the rear of the church.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  A block of rooms have been set aside for the POTE at the hotels below for the night of April 29, 2022, for the POTE.  The rates shown below may change once this block of rooms has been reserved.

Hotels:

  1. Courtyard by Marriott Springfield (deadline for reservations is March 29, 2022)
    6710 Commerce Street
    Springfield, VA
    Tel:  703-924-7200

Courtyard by Marriot Springfield Reservations and Link:  The following link takes you to a web page that’s customized for the specifics of the POTE’s room block and allows you to select the number of rooms and the number of guests and then search for available rooms meeting that criteria.
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1644605688746&key=GRP&app=resvlink.

Room Rates:

1 King bed or 2 Queen beds:   $119.00 plus $15.47 tax= $134.47

Parking at Hotel:  Outside Parking Lot/Self parking: There is a charge of $10 per vehicle/per night.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancel without penalty before April 15.

Amenities:  High Speed Internet Access, Starbucks, Bistro, ATM, Health & Beauty Services, Valet dry cleaning, laundry, Full Business Center (computers, printers, copiers and FAX), safe deposit boxes (at desk).

  1. Best Western Springfield (deadline for reservations if March 31)
    6721 Commerce Street
    Springfield, VA, 703-922-6100.

Best Western Springfield Reservations and Link:  The following link takes you to a web page that’s customized for the specifics of the POTE’s room block and allows you to select the number of rooms and the number of guests and then search for available rooms meeting that criteria.
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.47120.html?groupId=D10DK7X0.

 Room Rates:
1 King bed or 2 Queen beds:  $99.00 plus $12.87 tax= $111.87

Parking at Hotel: Outside Parking Lot/Self parking: There is a charge of $10 per car night.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancel without penalty before April 28 at 4:00 p.m..

Amenities:  Free Breakfast; high speed internet access; free parking; audio/visual equipment; meeting facilities; fitness center; pool; safe deposit box.

Directions from Faith church to both hotels:

From the church parking lot, turn left onto Castlewellan Drive, drive 0.2 miles and turn right onto Van Dorn Street, drive 0.3 miles and turn left onto Franconia Road, drive 2.2 miles and turn right onto Commerce Street, and drive 0.2 miles to the hotels  The two hotels are directly across the street from each other, with the Courtyard by Marriott on the right and the Best Western on the left.

MEALS

MEALS.  All meals will be held at the church.  Below are details about the meals, content, prices, and instructions for making reservation.
REGISTRATION FOR MEALS.   Registration for meals is required for all Teaching Elders, Ruling Elder Commissioners, and Guests/Observers.

Meal Reservations
Deadline for meal reservations is 11:59 p.m., on Friday, April 15, 2022. and no reservations will be accepted after that date/time.  Please respect the need to make reservations by this deadline so the host church can accommodate everyone. The website for meal reservations will be disabled on the same date/time as the deadline for reservations, and no further reservations will be taken. Reservations cancelled after this date must be paid to the church by the person that made the reservation.

On-Line Meal Reservations.
Click on “Click Here to Make Meal Reservations”, and follow the instructions for selecting meals.  The meal registrations are set up so that only one reservation per individual can be made at a time – please do not try to reserve meals for more than one person at a time as this skews the meal count for which the church needs to plan.   Cash or check will be accepted when you check in for the meeting at the church.  There is no on-line payment.  Make checks payable to:  Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Moderator’s Dinner (Friday evening – served buffet style) – $22.00 per person
Choose one of the following:

  • Choice One:  Chicken Marsala, green beans, salad, roasted potatoes, noodles, assorted rolls, beverages, and a desert tray.
  • Choice Two:  Salmon, green beans, salad, roasted potatoes, noodles, assorted rolls, beverages, and a desert tray.  .

Breakfast (Saturday morning) – $6 per person

  • Finger goods (assorted breakfast pastries), yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee and tea

Lunch (Saturday) (eat in or to go) – $12 per person
Choose one of the following:

  • Choice One:  Chicken Breast Wrap, salad, chips, cookie/brownie, utensils, and bottled drink.
  • Choice Two:  Caprese Baguettes (no meat), salad, chips, cookie/brownie, utensils, and bottled drink

Sorry, reservations are closed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

NOTE:  Details for the Equipitry Training, Worship Service, audio/visual requirements contacts, reservations for exhibit space/tables, rooms for meetings in advance of the meeting, Proposed Docket, etc. will be provided as they are finalized.

Remembering Hebrews 10:25 as we prepare to meet. 

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