The Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy is the ecclesiastical endorser for the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). All chaplains are required to complete training in-person annually in order to remain in “Good Standing”. This requirement is set forth in the canons of the church (Title 1, Canon 4) To satisfy this requirement, The Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy assembles annually for a Training Symposium and Convocation at various locations around the country. We are all very excited about these opportunities to gather together from all around the world for this joyful time of worship, fellowship and training.

Wheaton, Illinois, the week of 26-30 June 2017.  

This is a great opportunity for us and our families to join with the greater ACNA province.  There is much to look forward to as God the Holy Spirit is growing our Anglican Church in North American and as we get ready for the next Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem 2018.  The Lord is doing great things through our province and we will be a part of it.

Plan to use Monday, 26 June 2017 as a travel day with registration and an address by Bishop Derek that evening.  Planning is still on-going but we will have most of our large meetings on Tuesday and join the ACNA for Holy Eucharist Wednesday morning and their Banquet that evening.  One exciting opportunity for us is that we intend on inviting the Provincial Assembly participants to join our break-outs on Wednesday afternoon so they can learn more about the Chaplaincy.

We may reserve Thursday morning for our final meetings and you should be free to travel home by Thursday afternoon.  Once the schedule is firmed up with the ACNA planning committee you will be informed.

Families are still invited and our costs will be reduced as lodging will be on campus and we’ll be able to use the meal plan.

UPDATE March 10th– From the Vicar General

Pricing and lodging information for Training Symposium and Convocation June 26 – 29, 2017, Wheaton College, IL

We have finally completed our planning with the ACNA planning committee concerning price and lodging for our Training Symposium and Convocation, which will be co-located with The ACNA Provincial Assembly.

In a few days we will have a link on our web site with instructions for registering for the 2017 Training Symposium and Convocation and submitting payment.  You will be alerted when the link is active.

DO NOT register on the ACNA web site.

You may begin making travel plans now.  Here is a link to the location:  Consideration is being given on providing a shuttle service from O’Hare International Airport.

The dates and prices are firm, and this is the general schedule we will follow:

Price – $275 per adult, $200 per child eight years of age and over.

Includes lodging Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and meals from Monday dinner through Thursday breakfast.

Monday, June 26

Travel day.  Plan to arrive by 5pm Central for dinner/social/Bishop’s address

Tuesday, June 27

Meet all day in Convocation

Wednesday, June 28

Join Provincial Assembly on their first day for Holy Eucharist and Plenary Session in the morning.  Our Deanery breakouts will be in the afternoon.  We will have dinner with Assembly registrants and evening worship service.

Thursday, June 29

Breakfast and departure.

General notes about the lodging – more information to follow.  Please be sure that you completely understand the lodging arrangements before you register.

Lodging will be in university dorm rooms that have two single beds and a shared bath between rooms.  Those who bring families will stay in the same university dorm rooms.

Children less than eight years of age can stay in their parents’ room for free and eat for no charge.  However, parents must supply a sleeping mat and bedding for the children staying in the room with them.

Families with children eight years of age and older will be placed in a “suite” –  which is two rooms (total four single beds) with the shared bath to themselves.   This is the best option for families with two or less children eight years of age and older.

The university requires that any room with a child under 18 years of age be supervised by an adult staying in that room.   This may require families share supervisory responsibilities if a family has more than two children eight years of age or older.  Please make arrangements between and among yourselves.

Also please note, to maintain the low costs, men and women traveling alone may be housed in the men’s/women’s dorms with a room mate and these have hall way bathrooms. These dorms are separate from the family/couples housing.

The ANCA Provincial Assembly is not providing childcare.

Finally, fees for lodging and meals are linked together by the university and cannot be separated.  There is no way to accommodate those who want to stay locally with friends or family and avoid the fees.