It is my great pleasure to once again extend this Call to Convention to each member and friend of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). After 2020, aren’t we all ready for the in-person fellowship and worship our conventions allow us to enjoy? Plan now to attend!
Our 2021 Biennial Convention is scheduled for Monday evening, July 5, through Saturday night, July 10, in Covington, Kentucky. Most convention events will take place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Three beautiful, newly remodeled hotels are available to attendees. Marriott and Embassy Suites hotels are just across the street from the convention center, and Holiday Inn (a kid-friendly option) is within walking distance.
Six major worship services are planned! They will include wonderful music, fervent prayer, encouraging personal testimonies, challenging sermons, and more — all focused on our 2021 convention theme “Faithful.” Scheduled speakers are Elders Loren Gjesdal, Kenneth Lawson, Ruben Beard, Samuel Holland, and Loren Stacy.
As many seminars or workshops will be offered as meeting space allows (English or Spanish). Additional programs and activities will be available for most every age group: children, teens, young adults, and seniors. General Conference business sessions will be conducted Tuesday through Friday mornings. In these, members will receive up-to-date reports of the State of the Conference, the General Conference Ministries, and the General Conference finances. Qualified voters will elect members to our board of directors and to our Nominating Committee, and can debate and decide any bylaw amendments or resolutions that may be proposed.
Covington, Kentucky, provides many great opportunities for individual or group outings. The world-famous Ark Encounter is less than an hour away; a Monday group outing is planned there for all who wish to come a day early. The Creation Museum is even closer! The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and a beautiful riverfront park are just across the Ohio River, and a wonderful aquarium is nearby.
Make plans now to attend the 2021 Biennial Convention in Covington. I look forward to seeing you there!
— Loren Stacy
General Conference President