Saturday, June 10, 2006

Ready for the big AC

Annual Conference starts tomorrow.

This will be my third Annual Conference, but my first as clergy. I'm looking forward to it, but I know that it will be a very different experience this year.

The first and most significant difference is that I will finally be attending clergy session rather than laity session. I'm attending because a) I'm a local pastor, b) the clergy session will be voting on whether or not to welcome me as a Probationary Member of the conference and, c) then voting on whether or not to grant me family leave. I've always wondered what else goes on clergy session. I'm about to find out!

The second major difference is that Joshua will be with me. That should prove to be interesting and entertaining.

The third major difference is that I will no longer get to hang out with the cool kids. I've always attended as the Lay Member from Broadway and thus spent a great deal of time with Greg. As a result, I've also gotten to spend time with other awesome folks. Since Joshua's bedtime is way early and I'd rather shove forks in my eyes than wake him up, I'll be hanging out in my own room while the sun's still out.

I'll also be commissioned as a Probationary Elder on Tuesday night. My dad's coming up for that, and supposedly some folks from my congregation. I'm really looking forward to that, except that it's combined with the ordination service, so it could last until two in the morning. We'll see.

The Pheasant Run Resort would like me to pay for wireless service, so I'm not sure how well I'll be keeping this up to date. (As a side note: We're staying at a La Quinta in Jackson when we go in a few weeks for $80/night. They have free wireless. There's something wrong with this picture).

See you later!

8 comments:

anna said...

Hey go soak yourself in one of the 3 pools or whirlpool instead of interneting. That place looks like a great place to stay but bummer on the internet. Jesse had the same problem at on of the places in Az he went too. Like they need to milk you for anymore money.
Have fun and what a great privelage to finally be in with the elite. :)

Gran said...

Hey, just found out you are at conference.

jenny said...

Hey, why is it that the "nicer" the hotel, the fewer things are included? go to a comfort inn, you get a free breakfast. Go to the Doubletree Castle in Orlando and they may or may not bring you the room service you order for somewhere in the neighborhood of $15 per person. Golly wally...

TLS said...

Hope your annual conference initiation ritual went better than mine....between having to publicly confront the bishop, the eleventh hour call questioning whether I could be ordained (I do mean 11 PM the night before ordination!), the exclusively male language for God in the ordination service, and the scolding I received afterwards for being "disobedient" my ordination was well...at least something I will remember forever!!

gavin richardson said...

our conference tech guy likes to set up wireless networks that apparently don't work for macs, so what's more depressing, know you won't have it or thinking you will have it then not... i will second the question, why is it that nicer places charge for everything.. is that just how they stay nicer? i'm going to hampton inn, that's the happy medium.

hope ac went over without a hitch

Mary Beth said...

Oh, Tiff, drop me an e-mail or post on your blog all the gory details. I just gotta know!

Mary Beth said...

I third the observation that the fancy places seem to have less to offer. We Pricelined a place in downtown Chi-town for tonight so that we don't have to fight interstate traffic to get to Jay's graduation tomorrow. It's a really nice place...they probably don't even have a refrigerator in the room for storing milk for the kid.

I'll post later about conference. It was interesting but not exciting, and certainly not as exciting as Tiffany's experience.

The Thief said...

We actually bought a dorm fridge precisely because the (pretty nice place) where the WV orchestra put their players up has nowhere to keep milk cold...