Convention Registration Information

Please read through all of the information on this webpage, because it pertains to your registration form.

Download the 2022 Convention Workbook here.


Quick facts about registration:

-Online registration will open Monday, April 18 on this webpage.

-Registration closes on Tuesday, May 17.

-Checks can be made out “LCMS Eastern District” and must be in the District Office by Friday, May 20.   5111 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221-5295

-If you’d prefer to pay via PayPal, you must contact John Fretthold (District Bookkeeper) in the District Office (716.634.5111, ext. 18).

-Please note your Registration is not complete until you click the “Register” button at the bottom of the page and receive a confirmation email.

-Please call the District Office with any questions or if you’re having difficulty registering. 716.634.5111


Lodging

Buffalo Niagara Marriott

1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14221

716-689-6900

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bufny-buffalo-marriott-niagara/

-Delegates and their spouses have free lodging at this hotel on Friday night (June 17).

-Delegates traveling a long distance and desire to stay Thursday night may do so.

-Rooms before Thursday and after Friday are also available to you (at your cost)
at the Convention rate. You need to contact Marriott for arrangements.

-Because of Covid, you will be in single rooms.

-Breakfast is provided for you and your spouse from 6-10am.

-Guests and exhibitors who wish to have a hotel room must pay $120 per night per room.

-Indicate your lodging needs on the Registration form.


Transportation

-Attendees staying at the Marriott are asked to carpool together between the hotel and Convention site (First Trinity).  Limited parking is available at First Trinity.

-If attendees require handicapped parking, please check the appropriate box on the online registration, so accommodations can be made.


Convention Site

First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

-No parking on The Niagara Falls Blvd side. All parking is directly behind the church on Glenhurst Road.

Click here to download the Parking Guide.


Costs & Expenses

Spouse of Delegate

-Lodging with Delegate husband/wife FREE

-Friday and Saturday lunches, together $25

-Friday Banquet at Marriott, $50

Others, such as Vendors and Guests

-Lodging with breakfast, $120 / night

-Friday and Saturday lunches, together $25

-Friday Banquet at Marriott, $50


Friday Banquet

-Happening at the Marriott Banquet Hall

-Reserve your place at the Banquet on the Registration form

-The banquet is free for delegates, everyone else must pay $50 per plate.  See Registration form.

-The entree options are: Breast of Chicken, Pork Loin & Vegetable Strudel Roulade. Download the Banquet Menu here..

Banquet Schedule

6 p.m. – President’s Reception with drinks and finger foods

7 p.m. – Sit-down plated dinner, pick up name plate indicating food selection

8 p.m. – Evening program

9 p.m. – Program ends


Boxed Lunches

-A boxed lunch will be provided for delegates on Friday and Saturday.

-All selections must be made ahead of time on the Registration form.

-Guests, spouses, and exhibitors may purchase a boxed lunch for $12.50 a meal.

-Boxed lunch options: turkey sandwich, ham & cheese sandwich, or veggie wrap.


Workshop Opportunities

Friday, June 17th 2:45pm to 3:40pm

Saturday, June 18th 10:20am-11:15am

(Pick 2 on your Registration form)

  • Millennials, GenZ, and Your Church:   Instead of talking statistics and causation, this session will work through practical ways to engage young people while drawing from successes and failures around the church. Join Pastor Billy Brath, LCEF Vice-President of Ministry Support, as he shares the wisdom  of leaders and churches on the front lines across the synod.  
  • “Joining Jesus on His Mission” Jesus is on a mission. He was sent by His Father on a grand adventure to redeem and restore all things. And He invites you to join Him. How can you personally and your congregation collectively join Jesus on His mission and support each other on the adventure? In this workshop, Pastor Greg Finke, author of the “Joining Jesus” series, will share what hundreds of LCMS congregations have discovered: a simple, biblical plan that works in every neighborhood.
  • The Spiritual Conversations ina Post-Pandemic World  The pandemic served as the impetus for the increased use of technology for spiritual conversations. But even prior to the outbreak, many were finding different ways to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This session will explore how these spiritual conversations are evolving in the post-pandemic world and offer practical tips for gaining a hearing for the Gospel message. Rev. Dr. Tony Cook

Please note your Registration is not complete until you click the “Register” button at the bottom of the page and receive a confirmation email.

Please call the District Office with any questions or if you’re having difficulty registering. 716.634.5111

We look forward to seeing you at our 100th Convention of the Eastern District!