11th Annual Deaconess Conference


11th Annual Deaconess Conference

Greetings My Sisters,

We are still celebrating the success of our 10th Annual Deaconess Conference held in Columbus, GA, "The Fountain City", in 2016 at the Greater Shady Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Marcus Gibson, Pastor. The 4th District spared no expense rolling out the "Red Carpet of Hospitality".

Kindly mark your calendar for our upcoming 11th Annual Conference. May God continue to bless you as we move forward in His name.

➢ The dates for our 11th Annual Conference are August 24-26, 2017.
➢ We will gather at:

Lundy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
2081 Forest Hill Rd
Macon, GA 31210
Church Number: 478-474-3400
Rev. Anthony Corbett Sr., Pastor

➢ Classes will be held Thursday evening and Friday during the day. Registration is $20.00 per person.
➢ The District Directors Queens Contest will be held on Friday night during our Deaconess Banquet.
➢ Banquet Tickets will be $25.00. I am asking that you pre-pay for tickets by Friday, August 11th, so that we can provide the catering staff with an accurate count. Please note that we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the conference, so order early.
➢ Your ticket(s) will be available for pick-up at the registration desk on Thursday evening and Friday morning, along with your Registration Packet.
➢ At our Closing Session on Saturday morning, 2nd year attendees will receive their Certificates of Completion and your induction as a GMBC Deaconess.
➢ All 5th year attendees will receive a State Deaconess or Deacon pin.
➢ All 10th year Deaconess attendees will receive a 10 year pin.
➢ Conference Attire: Casual. Ladies wear dresses or skirts and blouses.
➢ Banquet Attire: Sunday's Best
➢ Closing Session Attire:
o Deaconesses – White Dresses/Suits, white shoes with your pink corsage.
(White hats are optional.)
o Deacons – Dark Suits with white shirts and white ties, if possible, any tie acceptable.
➢ The session will end around 11:00am. This will give you plenty of time to travel home.
➢ My contact information is (678) 469-8717 (cell).
➢ Make checks/money orders for Registration and Banquet Tickets payable to:
General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia OR GMBC
➢ Please complete one registration form per person and mail with payment by August 11th, 2017 to:
Sis. Gwendolyn J. West * 3609 Burlingham Dr. * Lithonia, GA 30038-3704
Make copies as needed to share. I look forward to seeing you at our 11th Annual Conference.

In His Service,


Sis. Gwendolyn Jones West, Interim Coordinator
Deaconesses, Deacons' Wives and Deacons' Widows

Conference Info

Eleventh Annual Deaconesses,
Deacons' Wives, and
Deacons' Widows Conference
(Deacons are encouraged to attend.)

August 24 – 26, 2017

Lundy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
2081 Forest Hill Road
Macon, GA 31210

Pre-registration & Banquet Tickets Purchase ~
Now through August 11th
On-Site Registration ~Thursday, August 24th at 4:00pm


Conference Hotels and Rates

Wingate by Wyndham
100 Northwest Blvd.
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 476-8100
Rate: $79.00 plus tax

Courtyard by Marriott
3990 Sheraton Dr.
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 477-8899
Rate: $59.00 plus tax

Group Cut-Off Date: July 24, 2017
Group Name: GMBC Deaconess Conference


Contact Info

Sis. Gwendolyn West
Interim Coordinator
(678) 469-8717

Sis. Patricia Cummings
Assistant Coordinator
(706) 360-0186

Rev. Dante Smith

Sis. Margaret Whaley
President of Woman's Auxiliary


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