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2019 Orthodox Family & Youth Conference

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St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church

18433 Queen Anne Road

Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

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With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius, the 2019 Family and Youth Conference will take place at the Holy Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas of Myra, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th & 13th, 2019.

The Conference is open for CHILDREN AGES 7 to Adult. Tickets are sold online only. Check-in for the Saturday-Sunday Conference will take place on Friday evening, Oct. 11th, 7:30-8:30pm at St. Nicholas.

Please click on the green "TICKETS" button, to the right, & SCROLL DOWN to view ALL ticket types before you purchase your tickets

The THEME of the Family and Youth Conference this year is “UNITY”—unity in the marriage, unity in the family, unity in the parish, unity in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and unity in the world. Topics will include: What is true unity? What is not true unity? What is the value of fellowship / friendship? How do we nurture it, and what destroys it? The Presbyter of St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church, Fr. George Psaromatis, together with Deacon Fr. John Psaromatis, and all the parish, ask for the prayers of the faithful, that the Lord will bless the effort for a soul-profiting and joyous event for all. www.StNicholasMd.com

HOODIES ON SALE--Click green TICKETS button, and SCROLL DOWN to select size. (We submitted the order to manufacturer; but decided to continue selling remainder of stock online until sweatshirts sell out.)

**SOLD OUT**Friday, October 11 will be an OPTIONAL day for registrants, for which tickets can be purchased separately. A fieldtrip to the capital, Washington, DC, will be the main event on Friday--RAIN OR SHINE (Please bring raincoats just in case! Friday tickets are LIMITED, and will be reserved on a first-come/ first-served basis). The bus will drop off participants at the DC mall, and participants will choose which Smithsonian museums, or other landmarks within walking distance from the mall, to visit. Check-in for the Optional Friday Conference day will take place on Thursday evening, Oct. 10th, 7:30-8:30pm at St. Nicholas.

INFORMATION ON DEADLINES, LODGING, AND THE SUNDAY BANQUET HAS BEEN ADDED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DESCRIPTION. Please scroll down. Also, sale of BANQUET tickets has been added to the ticket sales page (click green button on right, scroll down for Banquet ticket sales).

TICKET DETAILS:

**Tickets for the Family & Youth Conference (Saturday Oct. 12) will be $90 per person for the first three (3) members of each immediate family (residing in the same household). For your 4th, 5th, etc. immediate family members residing in the same household, please fill out the separate, FREE ticket forms (PLEASE LIST NAMES & AGES OF ALL ATTENDEES--even those who are free).

**Venue Address for SATURDAY Conference Presentations, beginning at 8:30am: 475 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 (detailed Conference Programme will be emailed to registered attendees shortly)

**SOLD OUT** Tickets for the OPTIONAL Friday conference day, which will include a trip to the mall in Washington, DC, are sold separately at $40 per person. PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to put a family cap on these tickets, nor provide clergy discounts, due to bus cost. Every attendee must purchase a ticket. As with the rest of the Conference, Friday activities are open to children ages 7 or older and adults.

**PRIESTS & DEACONS and their immediate families (residing in the same household) receive 50% discount for the Saturday conference tickets. Please select the "Priest/ Deacon" ticket option for the first 3 members of your family (4th & beyond: choose FREE ticket option.) Thank you for your sacrifices in serving the Holy Church.

**Financial Assistance has been requested: Families of Orthodox children who cannot afford to attend the Conference have requested assistance. If you are able to and wish to help children attend the Conference who cannot afford to do so, please select the donation "ticket" option. Any donation amount is accepted, and will go to help sponsor attendees. If you can help with this, please do so by Sept. 20, and may our Savior richly bless your generosity.

**If you would like to attend the 2019 Family & Youth Conference, but are facing financial challenges and cannot afford to do so, we will try to help, if we can. Please contact us: FamilyYouthConf2019@gmail.com or call 240-409-0168

SOLD OUT** DEADLINE to Register for Friday Oct. 11/ DC Fieldtrip, which is optional: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

We will travel to DC by bus, with limited seating. We will be dropped off at the mall, and participants can choose which Smithsonian museum (or other landmark within walking distance of the Mall they wish to visit). Rain or shine. We need a FINAL NUMBER of participants BY SEPT. 15. Cost: $40 per person (no discount nor family cap can be provided for Friday, due to bus costs). All meals are included. To purchase tickets, click on green button and scroll down. First-come, first-served. Questions? FamilyYouthConf2019@gmail.com

DEADLINE to Register for the Oct. 12 Family & Youth Conference: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Please register by Sept. 25 or earlier (first-come, first-served). For the purposes of catered meals and venue space limitations on Saturday, October 12, we need a final number of participants by Sept. 25. Saturday Venue address: 475 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. $90 per participant. All meals included. To purchase tickets, click on green button. Questions? FamilyYouthConf2019@gmail.com

DEADLINE to Purchase BANQUET TICKETS for Sunday Oct. 13: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

The Banquet will take place after the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 13, at 2pm. Entrée choices: Salmon, Crab Cake, or Lasagna (choose one). Cost: $38/adult, $18/child. Banquet Venue: Blue Dolphin Banquet Hall, Gambrills, Maryland. We need a FINAL NUMBER of guests BY SEPT. 20. Please purchase Banquet tickets by clicking on the GREEN BUTTON above and to the right, and SCROLL DOWN. Questions? FamilyYouthConf2019@gmail.com

DEADLINE to book HOTEL ROOM(s) at group discount: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

LODGING: We were able to book a block of 45 rooms at the discounted price of $100/ night (plus taxes/fees) at Comfort Inn, 9421 Largo Drive West, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. The block of reserved rooms are with 2 queen beds, or with 1 king bed and a pull out sofa—all reserved rooms sleep 4 people. Hotel features free hot breakfast & WiFi, heated pool, exercise center, etc. First-come, first-served. GROUP DISCOUNT EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 20, and the hold on the rooms will be released at that time. Please be advised that this discounted price will not be available after Sept. 20. Please see lodging information below for other hotel recommendations.

To make a booking: Call 301-499-4600 and let the front desk know they are making a reservation for St. Nicholas Orthodox Youth Conference in Bowie, or follow this link: www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/XZ35E9

https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/xz35e9?checkInDate=2019-10-10&checkOutDate=2019-10-13&ratePlanCode=BWBBAM

Other Possible Lodging Options:

Courtyard by Marriott Bowie, 16800 Science Dr, Bowie, MD 20715 (240) 544-1400

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Bowie Town Center
3700 Town Center Blvd, Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 262-8045

Crowne Plaza Annapolis 410-266-3131 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

SUGGESTIONS for guests using Airbnb options:

Look for lodging in Bowie, Crofton, Gambrills, Davidsonville (or other locations in Anne Arundel County)

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St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church

18433 Queen Anne Road

Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

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