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Labor Day Conference Format & Arrangement

August 25, 2019 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized

Updated 8/25.
* Cupertino is in Group 5, together with San Jose, Pleasanton and Fresno.

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Dear Leading Brothers,

Please let the saints know these important concluding practical announcements for the 2019 NorCal Labor Day Conference: The detailed revised schedule is listed at the end.

· Meetings: All meetings on Friday night and Lord’s Day morning are in the Grand Ballroom. Translation through FM radio is available for Chinese, Spanish, and Korean. On Saturday, the English-speaking saints will continue to meet in the Grand Ballroom; the Chinese-speaking saints will meet in the Regency Ballroom to the right of the main foyer; the Spanish-speaking saints will meet in Sequoia A on the Atrium level (stairway to the left of the main foyer); and the Korean-speaking saints will meet in Boardroom 4 on the Atrium level (stairway to the right of the main foyer).

NOTE: The Saturday afternoon special fellowship meetings will be held in the Grand Ballroom in English. Translation through FM radio is available for Chinese, Spanish, and Korean.

· Translation: Saints requiring translation into Chinese, Spanish, or Korean should bring an FM radio and earphones, plus extra batteries.

· Young People: The young people (Grades 7-12) have their own conference meetings, held in the Sequoia Room B on the Atrium level (stairway to the left of the main foyer), on Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening (not Saturday afternoon) at the same time as the regular conference meetings. They are expected to join the general conference meetings on Lord’s Day morning.

· Children’s Service: Children’s service (Grades 1-6) is provided for all the conference meetings (not including Saturday afternoon) in rooms to the left of the main foyer. This year we will again have a special opening time in the Poolside Pavilion for the children. The ushers and serving ones will direct parents to the room.

· Young People and Children: Please ensure that they are not running around, especially during the evening hours when hotel guests are trying to rest.

· Infants and Toddlers: Harbour Room A to the right of the main foyer is designated for mothers with toddlers and nursing infants. Conference audio will be available through FM radios (please bring earphones and extra batteries). Harbour Room B will be available after the brothers’ prayer time right before the meeting begins.

· Food: According to hotel regulations, no outside food may be consumed in the public (common) areas of the hotel. It can, of course, be consumed in your hotel room.

· Parking: Three important points:

o Do not park in the lots of other buildings. Some cars were towed in previous years. You may park on the street, or, of course, in the hotel parking structure.

o For non-guests, you must validate your parking ticket at the validation machines near the stairways in the foyer and then go to the pay stations by the elevators on the main floor or Atrium level in order to obtain the conference rate of $5.

o Saturday afternoon: For non-guests who wish to leave and return on Saturday afternoon, you need to validate your ticket as above at the validation machine and then go to the pay stations. This will enable you to obtain the $5 discounted parking rate to exit the garage. You may also receive a free parking pass at the validation machines to be used when you exit after the evening meeting without having to pay a second time.

Revised Schedule
Friday Night (2 hours) Starts at 7:30 pm:
15 minutes singing & prayer
20 minutes introductory word for whole weekend, burden and how to practice
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
25 minutes closing word by one brother
5 minutes for announcements

Saturday Morning (2 meetings, 90 minutes each) From 9:00 – 10:30 am, and 11:00 am – 12:30 pm:
15 minutes singing & prayer
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
15 minutes closing word by one brother
5 minutes for announcements

Saturday Afternoon (2 hours) From 4:00 – 6:00 pm:
40 minutes testimonies and fellowship from National College Training
20 minutes testimonies and fellowship from SST
45 minutes fellowship on the national burden for migration to the 10 cities
15 minutes fellowship on burden for NorCal migration to Rohnert Park, Reno, and Hayward

Saturday Night (2 hours) Starts at 7:30 pm:
15 minutes singing & prayer
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
15 minutes closing word by one brother
30 minutes special fellowship
10 minutes for National College Training, 10 minutes for SST, and 10 minutes for Ministry Digest
5 minutes for announcements

Lord’s Day Morning (2½ hours) Starts at 9:30 am:
30 minutes Lord’s Table
10 minutes sharing on NorCal Work Fund and “piggy bank”
10 minutes sharing on NCCCC
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
15 minutes closing word by one brother
25 minutes summary of entire conference
5 minutes for announcements

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