International Congregational Fellowship Conference 2020
Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, the 2020 International Congregational Fellowship Conference in Massachusetts has been postponed to 2021. Even though I won’t be going this year, I thought I would let you know what was originally planned, hopefully I will be doing some of this next year.
The conference is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower where the first British pilgrims travelled from Plymouth harbour to ‘The New Land’ (America). There will be lots of different speakers at the conference from all over the world and I think we may have a few days out during the week which I am very excited for.
Thank you once again for supporting my application for this exciting event. I’ve included a photo of the Church which was used in my application video. Hopefully you can find yourself in it and if not, we will take another photo when we are all back at Church.
The ICF Conference was planned to be held a year earlier than usual (normally held every four years) so that Congregationalists from around the world could come together to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower which brought Congregationalism to what would eventually become the United States of America in 1620.
While this specific event is a celebration of Congregationalism in the United States, the planned purpose of this conference takes a broader scope. Through this coming conference, we will be celebrating the founding history of Congregationalism in all countries.
To be hosted by Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, the theme of the conference is "The Voyage Continues".
Speakers include: Francis Bremer, Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Margaret Bendroth, Ric Burns
There are also trips planned to Plymouth Plantation, Boston and Plymouth waterfront.
The original dates of 22nd - 28th July 2020 have now been posponed to 2021.