“Growing Closer to Christ, Growing Closer Together”

Our 24th annual conference.

October 6-8, 2017 in Princeton, New Jersey
at Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Church.

Registration | Lodging | Schedule and Speakers


Registration

Register for this year’s conference using this online form,

or by contacting:

BSMB
c/o Carla Thomas
P.O. Box 1887
Anniston, AL 36202-1887
256-239-7353
panteleimonmd@aol.com

Advance registration is needed so that we can plan appropriately.

Register Here

The conference fee is $100, payable by check. Scholarships available on request.


Lodging


Holiday Inn of Princeton New Jersey
100 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ

$133 per night.

1-855-914-1890

Click here for a virtual tour of the hotel.

 

Unfortunately, home hosts are not available this year.


Schedule and Speakers

This year’s conference will begin at noon on Friday, Oct. 6 and conclude at noon on Sunday, Oct. 8, and will be located at:

Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church
904 Cherry Hill Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker this year His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey.

Full Schedule for the Weekend

Thursday, Oct. 5

3:00-9:00pm – Board meeting in hotel meeting room

Friday, Oct. 6

8:00-11:00am – Board meeting in hotel meeting room

11:00am – Open registration at Mother of God Church, 904 Cherry Hill
11:00am – Light lunch
11:30am – Introduction (Fr. Moses Berry)
12:00pm – John Gresham
12:30pm – Fr. Jerome Sanderson
1:00pm – Fr. Michael Carney
1:30pm – Cecil Mitchell
2:00pm – Break out groups (4 speakers)
2:30pm – Synopsis (4 speakers)
3:00pm – Fr. Paul Abernathy
3:30pm – Mother Katherine Weston
4:00pm – Break out groups (4 speakers)
4:30pm – Synopsis (4 speakers)
5:00pm – The Annual Young Orthodox Preachers Panel (Fr. Alexii Altschul, moderator)
5:30pm – Evening Prayers
6:00pm – Dinner
7:00pm – His Eminence Archbishop Michael
7:30pm – Fr. John Kowalcyzk
8:00pm – Poetry, songs, art
9:00pm – Evening prayers

Saturday, Oct. 7

7:00am – Morning prayers with Fr. Jerome Sanderson and Fr. Paul Abernathy
at The Princeton University Theological Seminary, Miller Chapel, 64 Mercer St
7:50am – Return to Mother of God Church, 904 Cherry Hill, for the rest of the day

8:00am – Fr. Dcn. Samuel Davis
8:30am – His Grace Bishop Thomas
9:00am – All Speakers Panel (Fr. Paul Abernathy, moderator)
9:30am – Fr. Alexii Altschul
10:00am – Break out groups (4 speakers)
10:30am – Synopsis (4 speakers)
11:00am – Fr. Jerome Sanderson
11:30am – Fr. Roman Star
12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Fr. Moses Berry
1:00pm – Professor Al Raboteau
1:30pm – Fr. Justin Mathews
2:00pm – Break out groups (4 speakers)
2:30pm – Synopsis (4 speakers)
3:00pm – Dorothy Berry
3:30pm – Fr. Dcn. Turbo Qualls
4:00pm – Breakout groups (4 speakers)
4:30pm – Synopsis (4 speakers)
4:45pm – Break
5:00pm – Vespers
6:00pm – Supper
7:00pm – Where do we go from here (Fr. Moses Berry)
8:00pm – Poetry, art, heritage sharing
9:00pm – Evening Prayers

Sunday, Oct. 8

10:00am – Divine Liturgy