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Free Reading Material
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Need something to read on your journey home? Grab a copy or two) of Perspectives Journal on your way out!

Worship, Check Out, Departures
Monday, June 25, 2012

In order to had adequate time to complete business on Tuesday morning, the start of the Closing Worship Service has been changed to 10:15 a.m.

Check out instructions are posted online, are available on the Synod App, and are posted in the lobby entrance of the TARC and dormitories. ALL luggage going to the airport on shuttles must be tagged by 8 a.m.

Departure schedule is posted in the lobby of the TARC. Two charter buses will depart at noon for O’Hare. One shuttle will depart for Midway. Please follow the check out instructions for your luggage and do not miss your bus. We want you and your luggage to arrive at the same place at the same time.

Hotel guests requiring airport shuttles must have their luggage in the lobby of the TARC before 10:30 a.m.

Monday Afternoon's Coffee Break
Monday, June 25, 2012

This afternoon's coffee break is sponsored by RCA Women's Ministries. Take a look at their website: wwww.rca.org/women.

Win a Kindle!
Monday, June 25, 2012

Enter to win a Kindle and five electronic books from Reformed Church Press. Stop by the Communications display to fill out an entry form, or to sign-up with your smart phone. Entries will be accepted until 7 p.m. tonight.

Seminary Dinners, Check Out Information, Etc.
Monday, June 25, 2012

Carpool Driver Incentives are available at the Information Desk.

Check out instructions are posted online, are in the Synod App, and are posted in the lobby entrance of the TARC and dormitories.

Departure schedule is posted in the lobby of the TARC. Two charter buses will depart at noon for O'Hare. One shuttle will depart for Midway. Please follow the check out instructions for your luggage and do not miss your bus. We want you and your luggage to arrive at the same place at the same time.

Seminary dinners were reserved at registration. Check with the information desk if you are not sure of your registration. Hint: check the label at the top of the backside of your name tag.

  • Western Theological Seminary at Grand Lobby of the Chapel
  • New Brunswick Theological Seminary in the Van Naemen Recital Hall in Ozinga
  • MFCA Thru the line and to the Fireside dining room
Global Mission Survey
Monday, June 25, 2012

Just a reminder that you can still answer the Global Mission question here:

Consensus Statements Posted
Monday, June 25, 2012

To view the consensus statements please go here:

Boarding Passes, Carpooling, Special Lunches
Monday, June 25, 2012

The Travel Advantage has 2 representatives in the lobby of the TARC to assist you with printing boarding passes.

Carpool Rider incentives are available at the information desk. Your gift certificates are for the Bootsma Bookstore and Cafe so you’ll want to “spend” them while you are on campus.

Special Lunches for noon on Monday:

Lunch for Vice Pres Nominees and officers in the Fireside room. This is a served lunch.
Call Waiting goes thru the line and to the Porch dining room
GS3 and Global Mission will meet in the BBC

Monday Morning's Coffee Break
Monday, June 25, 2012

This morning's coffee break is sponsored by the Church Growth Fund!

Sunday Afternoon's Coffee Break
Sunday, June 24, 2012

This afternoon's coffee break is sponsored by Sea to Sea 2013. Watch for more information on this RCA-CRC cycling fundraiser coming soon!

Our Afternoon Coffee Sponsor
Saturday, June 23, 2012

This afternoon's coffee is sponsored by Northwestern College. Enjoy the beverages and don't forget to check out their display!

Yesterday's Coffee Sponsor
Saturday, June 23, 2012

It should also be noted that yesterday's coffee was sponsored by United Healthcare. They also have a booth in the display area. Swing by to see how they can help you with your medical needs!

Our Morning Coffee Break Sponsor
Saturday, June 23, 2012

This morning's coffee break is sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Be sure to swing by their booth in the display area to see how they can assist you with retirement planning.

Journals Now Online
Friday, June 22, 2012

Delegates are encouraged to review the journals for each session to ensure accuracy.

Special Dining Reminders for Friday & Saturday
Friday, June 22, 2012

Regional (and other) groups are having a few meals outside of the cafeteria. Here's a reminder of when/where for the next couple of days:

Friday lunch:
Regional Synod of Mid-America: Creekside
All Synod Advisory Moderators/staff: go through the cafeteria line and then up to Fireside room

Friday Dinner:
Call Waiting: go through the cafeteria line and then to the PORCH room
Development Dinner (by invitation): Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel

Saturday Breakfast:
Regional Synod of Heartland: Creekside
Regional Synod of New York: go through the cafeteria line and then up to Fireside room

Two Reminders from our Trinity College Hosts
Friday, June 22, 2012

1) We are a non-smoking campus. There is a designated smoking facility next to the Mail and Print Center that delegates are welcome to use.

2) If parking spaces are designated for a Trinity residence director, please do not park in those spaces, as the residence directors do live here year round, and these spaces are the equivalent to their garage.

Advisory Committee Assignments
Thursday, June 21, 2012

A document with all advisory committee assignments for delegates is now available:

Workbook Updated
Friday, June 15, 2012

The full workbook has been updated to include the final Roll Call and the Commission on Nominations Report. The final Roll Call has also been updated under the "Workbook Introductory Material" list, and the Nominations Report has been added under the "Workbook Reports" list.

Join in Prayer for Synod
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Calling all people of prayer! We have the opportunity to support delegates and staff of our General Synod June 21-26 as they gather at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois--we hope to blanket General Synod with 'round-the-clock prayer.

Opening Worship Choir
Thursday, May 24, 2012

The theme for this year's synod is "Unity in Diversity" as we gather from places across the U.S. and Canada and around the world to celebrate Christ in all of the richness and variety that we bring as believers.

We'll worship using a broad range of musical expressions that will include our rich heritage of hymnody and exultant praise, as well as a brand new theme song written especially for the occasion called "One for the World."

Delegates and Chicago-area RCA members are invited to join the choir for opening worship.

Workbook Now Online
Friday, May 18, 2012

The workbook for the 2012 General Synod is now available online at www.rca.org/workbook. Those interested may download the entire workbook or whichever section they wish to see. All documents are PDFs.

Workbook Coming Soon
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The 2012 General Synod Workbook will be available online by mid-May. It is in the final stage of editing and approval. Check back for it!