RECongress Email Updates #6 Jan. 2010 (REC 2010)
Congress 2010
Mar. 18 (Youth Day) &
Mar. 19-21, 2010

2010 Theme 2010 "Incredible Abundance"
"Increíble Abundancia"

 • Keeping 'Green'

 • Workshop Spotlight

 • Congress Dates

 • Congress Keynote

 • Important Dates

 • Be part of YD

 • Congress Hotels

 • Congress Exhibitors

 • So-Calers Only

 • JustFaith Dinner

 • Emailing Info



Can you believe it's already 2010 ... and
that Congress is only 10 weeks away?

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   RECongress Keeping 'Green'

The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is committed to live our faith by protecting God's creation and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the hardest impact of global climate change.

Affirming our desire to care for the earth, we encourage you (if possible) to choose the option of online registration for Congress 2010. This simple initiative will help reduce paper waste and ultimately help protect the environment.

See Congress Registration Information

"Restoring Balance to Our Body, Spirit and the World"
Speaker: Susan Searle
Session 2-25
Friday, March 19, 1:00-2:30 pm
We live in a toxic world that is causing our environment, health and wellness all to suffer. Links have been found between stress and disease, overconsumption and obesity, and illness related to the toxins we consume in our food, water and air. Our Christian faith calls us to care for God’s creation – including our own bodies. One step to reaching our fullest potential is to begin to detoxify our lives. This session will provide lifestyle suggestions to help cultivate dietary awareness, proper exercise, and spiritual rejuvenation. Learn how to make choices that purify your body and the earth. Discover how optimal health can lead to greater spiritual awareness.

The 2010 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
March 18, 2010 (Youth Day)
March 19-21, 2010 (Congress days)

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 Yahoo Map
The registration fee for Congress is $60 ($70 after February 5, 2010).
There are two ways to register:
-- Download the Guidebook and register online (by credit card)
-- Order a Guidebook and register by mail (by check)
Find more detailed information online.

Order a Guidebook

"Have a Little Faith"
March 20, 8:30 am
Through story and testimony we will delight in God’s incredible and abundant gift of faith. This keynote presentation will relate how the faith of one man was reawakened, and his eyes opened to both the power of belief and the quiet, inspiring lives that men and women of God lead everyday.

MITCH ALBOM is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. Author of "Tuesdays With Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," his books have collectively sold over 28 million copies worldwide; have been published in 41 territories and in 42 languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed television movies.


  • Jan 5 - Volunteer Registrations due
  • Feb 5 - Registration Fees increase
  • Feb 10 - Congress and Youth Day Ticket mailing begins
  • Feb 25 - Youth Day Registration Closes
  • Mar 4 - Last day to mail in registrations
  • Mar 11 - Online registration ends 11 p.m. PST


Be personally involved in Youth Day 2010! There is a need for young people that are willing to be MCs for our speakers, and those who are excited about singing in the Arena Choir, and those who would like playing an instrument for the Arena Liturgy. It’s as easy as co
ming to training days and rehearsals. Please find the download flyers to download on the Youth Day page for more information. We’d love to have as many young people involved as possible!


We have contracted with 31 hotels nearby the Anaheim Convention Center to offer special rates for attendees. Find a hotel for Congress using our online 2010 Hotel page and our Interactive Map for 2010! We suggest making hotel reservations as soon as possible. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate.


Congress once again will showcase over 200 companies as exhibitors — ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries.

You don't have to wait to see who's exhibiting at Congress. Check on the online listing now, which also will appear in the Program Book.

See our 2010 Exhibitor Listing

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 Angeles, CA
   Organization Number: 90658
Find step-by-step instructions and information online.

Read About the Ralph rewards Program

JustFaith graduates and those currently in the JustFaith program are invited to a JustFaith Reception and Dinner at the Religious Education Congress on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries, will be the keynote speaker. To learn more about this event, please visit the Office of Justice and Peace web site for the registration form or call them at (213) 637-7550.

Office of Justice and Peace information

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