Congress -- It's Just 2 Weeks Away!
YOUR OLD CELL CAN HELP HAITI
Bring your old cell phones — working
or not — with you to Congress. This
year RECongress is partnering with
GET GREEN TO GET GREEN, an organization
that recycles cell phones.
The proceeds generated from this
partnership will be donated to the
Haiti relief efforts through
Catholic Relief Services.
committed at least $25 million for
relief and recovery.
PEEK AT THE PROGRAM BOOK
Take an advance look at the Program Book that Congress
attendees will receive this year. Found online in an iPaper
web format or as a downloadable PDF. Available online at archive.recongress.org/2010/guidebook.htm.
is our semimonthly Emailing about the Los Angeles Religious Education
Congress. Pass along this emailing or our link — archive.recongress.org
— to share with friends and encourage them to sign up for our
Congress Emailing updates. If you do not care to receive future
updates, you can find removal information at the bottom of this message.
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by protecting God's creation and advocating on behalf of people in
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Bring your own mug, cup or glass for water at Congress.
Most conference rooms are provided with ice
water in coolers. I suggest we bring our own plastic bottle to get the water to reduce the usage of the disposable cups.
You can also refill bottles at the water fountains,
located outside of the bathrooms throughout the
Let us know of any green tips you might have to
share with your fellow Congress-goers at RECongress@aol.com
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The 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
• March 18, 2010
• March 19-21, 2010
We now have our dates for
Congress 2011. Dates are:
March 17, 2011
• March 18-20, 2011
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention
Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif.
(just across from Disneyland and Disney’s
California Adventure). See a
The registration fee for Congress is $70 ($60 by February 5, 2010).
If you haven't mailed your Congress registration yet, be
sure to mail it by March 4. After that, just hang on to it
and bring it with you to register on site any of the three
days of Congress. Note: You still register online for
Congress through March 11.
See our Registration page
You don't have to wait until March 18 to get a flavor of
Your Day! A preview of the 2010 Youth Day Theme Song, "I'm
Just Sayin'" by John Angotti is now available on the Youth Day
Youth Day registration has closed, and there is no on-site
registration for the event.
IMPORTANT DATES & INFO
Feb 5 - Registration Fees increase
Feb 10 - Congress and Youth Day ticket mailing begins
Feb 23 - Youth Day Registration Closes
Mar 4 - Last day to mail in Congress registrations
(register on site)
Mar 8 - Last day we mail out-of-state tickets
Mar 11 - Online registration ends 11 p.m. PST
Mar 12 - Last day to mail in-state tickets
Find other updates on our Congress Updates page.
"I haven't received my tickets!" — Nearly all tickets for Congress and Youth Day have been mailed. If your tickets were returned back to us, or if you have indicated to hold your tickets, your tickets will be in Will Call.
Ticket Pick-Up is available on site at the Convention Center at the Registration Booth located in the Prefunction Lobby. Hours will be on Thursday,
March 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and any day of Congress beginning at 8 a.m. NOTE: Congress Program Books are also available during the Thursday hours.
You can find tickets mailing
information and other Congress updates on our web site.
This year KWD Distributors, the official supplier of Congress Logowear, is
offering Congress attendees a selection of green products
which from to choose. Take home a beautiful and practical reminder of
your fantastic weekend attending the 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.
Stop by booths #437 & 439, located in the center of Hall A.
HALO RETURNS TO CONGRESS
Fr. Dave Dwyer, host of "The Busted Halo Show" will be on
location at the 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education
Friday and Saturday, March 19 & 20.
The Busted Halo Show airs Monday through Friday, from 7 pm to 10 pm
ESTon Satellite Radio (Sirius Channel 159, XM Channel 117).
Saturday’s show will be rebroadcast on Monday.
If you aren't on our 2010 Volunteer list and you're
still interested in volunteering, we always have a need for Eucharistic Ministers for the two Closing Liturgies on Sunday in the Arena. You can find more
and contact information on our
NOTE: We've been having trouble with emails getting through. If you've contacted someone recently through the addresses on the Volunteers page, please try them again.
CONGRESS PREVIEW IN THE TIDINGS
The Tidings, newspaper of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, will
have a special Congress preview this week, in its March 5th
issue. It will feature some of the upcoming Congress
speakers, entertainers and exhibitors. As The Tidings
states: "Be encouraged to attend CONGRESS even if it is for the first time; you will find the experience positive, educational, visual, musical and spiritual … enriching for any Catholic adult or even a friend who wants to know more."
can find The Tidings online at www.the-tidings.com or contact them at 213-637-7360.
Read other reviews about Congress
LGBT & THEIR FAMILIES
Office for Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC) has created
a guide to the 2010 Religious Education Congress for LGBT Catholics and
their families. It includes recommended workshops and recommended
liturgies. In addition, there is information about the MLGC
booth, the drop-in hospitality suite, and wine & cheese receptions
on Friday and Saturday nights. You can find the Guide off the GLO page at St. Monica's Catholic Community web site at www.stmonica.net/community_life/
JUST FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS
Ralphs Grocery Company, a major supermarket chain
in the Southern California area, supports schools,
churches and other non-profit organizations with
annual contributions. The Los Angeles Religious
Education Congress is a member of Ralphs Community
Contributions Program. Simply by using your Ralphs rewards Card a portion of eligible purchases are
contributed to the RECongress. (Note: This is an
annual program that must be renewed each year. The
current term is through August 31, 2010.)
We encourage all Ralphs shoppers
to sign up for the free Ralphs rewards Card and register their card with the Community
Contributions Program. It’s easy! Every time you shop for
groceries and swipe your card at Ralphs, RECongress will
automatically earn up to 5% of all eligible purchases per
enrolled card. Sign up now! It’s never been easier to
contribute to the RECongress.
Organization Name: Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Religious Education
Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los
Organization Number: 90658
Find step-by-step instructions and information online.
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