The Biennial Convocation of
The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Join in special worship experiences and concerts
in vibrant downtown Pittsburgh. Bridge your heart and your art to the world through informing workshops,
uplifting worship, and inspiring speakers.
This event focuses on large group experiences
(worship services, concerts, and plenary sessions)
to renew and inspire more effective and inspired worship
for our communities of faith.
Special tracks for preachers and worship artists
make this a perfect opportunity for church staffs to attend the event together.
The convocation begins Monday afternoon, July 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
and ends Thursday night, July 18, 2013, following evening worship.
Pre-Convocation Workshops (Additional fee required)
Hymn Festival Choir with David Cherwien (Monday, July 15, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Dance with Edna Duffy (Sunday, July 14, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Monday, July 15, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m)
Incoming Fellowship President Joe Stobaugh
shares why Inspiration 2013 is so important to him.
Explore Online Vidoes of our Leaders!
Online registration opens December 2012
Event Registration Costs
SPECIAL “10 Inspirational Days Of May” PROMOTION
Register early for the best price and entry into exciting drawings.
$299 registration, free transportation pass ($50 value), and entry into all 4 drawings.
$279 registration and entry into all 4 drawings
$299 registration and entry into drawing 1, 2, and 3
$309 registration and entry into drawing 1, and 2
$319 registration and entry into drawing 1
After May 31
Pittsburgh Gift Basket (including a gift card for a downtown restaurant)
Lunch with Don Saliers and Eileen Guenther
$50 to spend in Event Vendor Area
Registration Rebate (receive a rebate of your registration amount)
For Fellowship members and those attending with members
(Meals additional. See below.)
For Student members of The Fellowship. See www.UMFellowship.org/Students to register for your FREE membership in The Fellowship. (Meals additional. See below.)
Limited number. REGISTER EARLY. Spouse/Companion/Family member. Includes registration badge and worship participation. Does not include class or plenary sessions. (Meals additional. See below.)
REQUIRED OF ALL PARTICIPANTS. Meal package includes 4 dinners (Tuesday night dinner cruise and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday dinners at the Westin Hotel). Breakfast and lunch is on your own; many options are available in the downtown area.
Bus transportation to off-site venues. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Limited parking at evening venues. (Included in the pre-Feb 1 registration rate!)
Select this registration type if you will attend only Tuesday, July 12 OR Wednesday, July 13.
This registration DOES NOT include any meals or transportation to off-site evening events. There are numerous restaurants close to the hotel.
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh is the convocation hotel. Immerse yourself in the heart of the city. The Westin is convenient for the convocation events and exploring Pittsburgh's vibrant downtown. Stroll to the Strip District's street market for ethnic food and boutique shops. All guest rooms and suites feature downtown or river views, plus the sublime Westin Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®.
The room rate is $129.00 per room. All rates are per room, per night plus tax, for 1-4 people.
Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.
Due to contractual obligations, all participants will need to be housed at the convocation hotel. Please make your housing reservation before registering. You will need your Westin hotel confirmation number to complete your registration. (Western PA residents are exempt from this requirement.)
This rate is available two days before and two days after the event on a space available basis, at the discretion of the hotel. If you have any trouble in reserving for these dates (July 13, 14, 19 or 20), please contact the national Fellowship office (800.952.8977). Unless noted here, rooms at the hotel ARE available.
Don & Emily Saliers, Concert & Plenary Sessions
Dr. Anton Armstrong, Choral & Plenary Sessions
David Cherwien, Hymn Festival & Organ
Rev. Jim Walker, Pastor at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community, Pittsburgh
Nathan Laube, Organist & The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale
Edna Duffy, Dance Pre-Event and Classes
Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, Worship Preacher
Dr. Kenneth Chalker, Worship Preacher
Bishop William Boyd Grove, author of a new communion liturgy for The Fellowship
Worship in Historic Downtown Churches
Riverboat Dinner Cruise
and much more.