To all those registered (or on the waiting list) to attend our Adelaide 2020 Conference.
Greetings to everyone in our hope in Christ.
It is with sadness that we announce that we have cancelled altogether the Adelaide 2020 Christadelphian Conference. We were reluctant to do this, however we think it is the best decision at the present time. Details of the process for refunds have been emailed to registrants and those on the wait list. A significant part of our reasons for the decision to cancel the Conference was the feeling that –
1. The COVID-19 situation has escalated rapidly and there is no certainty when it will end.
2. The venue had no available dates in 2020 or early 2021. Any alternative dates later in 2021, or indeed 2022, would impact on other conferences, youth conferences and Bible weeks unfavourably.
3. In this present world environment, we could use our energies to help and strengthen and care for the members of our Ecclesias. There was a probable urgent need seen ahead, in this COVID-19 world, for compassion, financial, spiritual and social support to focus on our local Ecclesias. We felt that some of our brothers and sisters may find themselves in difficult employment situations or financial stress in the next few months.
It is natural for us to be sad and very disappointed at this change. We need to remember that life in Christ is full of plans, many of which may not happen. At some day, known only to God, all our plans will be pointless – because Christ will have returned! We know that God expects us to continue planning because we do not know when He will return. We will certainly not be sad when He is here! We have something wonderful to look forward to, and we should cling to that.
We are very sorry to have to do this as we were all looking forward to a wonderful time of spiritual comfort in April, so we ask for your prayers for all our brothers and sisters Australia wide, and indeed worldwide, in these difficult times.
With Love in Christ Jesus,
On behalf of the Conference committees,
We invite you to Adelaide in 2020 to wonderful Westminster School, April the 11th to the 18th where we can have fellowship and learn together. The theme is going to be Looking Up, Looking Out, and Looking Forward. It’s designed for youth, families, couples, singles, those who are new in the faith, those well-established and those who may be struggling.
The Adelaide 2020 Conference is going to focus on looking up to God and Jesus in trust and in love and worship. Looking out for each other and for the community we live in to spread the wonderful gospel message and to engage with them. We also look forward to a wonderful new world with Jesus as our King.
We have engaging and exciting speakers from overseas and Australia. These speakers will open our eyes to new visions and challenge us to see life from new perspectives. Our vibrant program will be filled with opportunities to worship.
So come to Adelaide for a week of love, unity and fellowship, spiritual growth and worship, and stay on for a holiday in beautiful South Australia.
May God bless your journey.
Attendance at the 2020 Adelaide Conference, inline with conferences since 1998, is open to all brothers and sisters who meet under the 1958 Unity Basis as expressed in Pages 13-15 of the Unity Book, without addition or further explanation. The Adelaide 2020 Conference will also be governed by the Child & Vulnerable Adult Policy & Procedure of the Adelaide Christadelphian Ecclesia Incorporated and acceptance of this policy is also a requirement for attendance.