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SOMA Conference New England

February 3, 2017 - February 5, 2017



Below is the schedule for our upcoming conference with Abp. Ben Kwashi of Nigeria. Please understand that start and end times for conference events will not change, but occasionally a shift of schedule is necessary. We would like for you to make note in the schedule that the first day (Friday, February 3) is for clergy and licensed lay pastors (and their spouses) ONLY. The second day (Saturday, February 4) is for everyone.

Below are some important facts to know about ahead of time:


Registration will close on January 27, 2017. Registration for attending any or all of the conference is $20 and covers the celebratory dinner which will be served on Saturday, the 4th, at All Saints’ Cathedral. If you can attend Sunday’s service, lunch will be included. Please register and pay online, or you may register online and send a check. Registration at the door will be $25.

Dining Options:

There will be on-site coffee stations and snacks available in the fellowship hall. There are numerous off-site dining options within walking distance of the church for lunch and dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday. There will be a map and a list of local eateries made available at the conference. If you choose to bring your own meals with you, please bring your own utensils, plates, etc. There is one microwave and a refrigerator on-site for those who need it, but keep in mind space may be limited.

The celebratory closing dinner will include soup, salad, and desert. There will be some gluten-free options, but other dietary needs may not be available at this time. If there are any severe allergies, however, please let us know in the field below.

Overnight Accommodations:

For those clergy and guests visiting from long distances, we have blocked out rooms at the Hampton Inn, Amesbury. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. The group rate is available from Thursday, February 2 to Sunday, February 5 (3 nights). You may book any or all of those nights, as clergy may need more nights stay than traveling parishioners. The cut-off date for making reservations at the discounted rate is January 10, 2017.

Information is as follows:

Hampton Inn, Amesbury 284 Elm St, Amesbury, MA 01913

Event Schedule:

Friday, February 3 (Open to Clergy and Licensed Lay Pastors)

Empowering Gospel Ministers: Moving leaders to trust the power of the Holy Spirit and the Gospel

9:00 AM Registration
9:30 Opening Worship
10:00 Session 1: Persuaded that Gospel Power Delivers, Heals & Transforms
11:00 Small Groups
12:30 PM Lunch (off-site local dining options available)
1:45 SOMA Ministry
2:30 Session 2: Pursuing the Obedience of Faith in the Power of the Spirit
3:30 Individual Prayer Time
4:00 Small Groups
5:00 Dinner (off-site local dining options available)
7:00 Healing and Empowerment Service

Saturday, February 4 (For Clergy and Laity)
Empowering Gospel Ministry: Moving the Whole Church to Confidence in the Power of the Gospel

9:00 AM Registration
9:30 Opening Worship
10:00 Session 1: Gospel Power through the Integrity of Christian Families
11:00 Small Groups
12:30 PM Lunch (off-site local dining options available)
1:45 SOMA Ministry
2:15 Session 2: Gospel Power through the Church to the Culture
3:15 Prayer Time
4:00 Commissioning Service
6:30 Dinner for Leaders, Donors, and Participants (hosted at All Saints Cathedral)

Sunday, February 5

9:00 AM Cross Training: Facilitated Q & A with Abp. Ben Kwashi
10:00 Service at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral with Abp. Ben Kwashi
12:00 PM Lunch at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral



February 3, 2017
February 5, 2017
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Anglican Diocese in New England
(978) 388-0650


All Saints’ Cathedral
6 Allens Ct.
Amesbury, MA United States
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