Call for Archives

As we approach the 100th year celebration in 2020, perhaps you have vintage national convocation related documents, forms, pictures or video media that you would like to share.  And now is the time to start gathering and preparing.
 
We would like to include as many archives as possible in the 100th Year Celebration Journal / Yearbook which will be available for purchase during the 100th Holy Convocation in Beaumont, TX – August 2020.  Beginning May 1, 2019, you can e-mail documents, pictures, forms, vintage program covers, or video media to HC2020@chschurch.org and we will do our best to include as many submissions as possible.
 
It’s time to start gathering and organizing now so that this once-in-a-lifetime publication will be available for future generations.


2019 CHSC Registration

Special “Early” Registration is now open!  Beginning April 1, 2019, receive a special early discount of $50 for the 2019 Registration which will include general registration materials, “Top 100” benefits and recognition (for the first 100 registrants), and entrance into the repast fellowship dinner on August 15, 2019 at a very reduced price.
 
The Special Early Discount ends April after which, prices increase.  Don’t delay, register today!
 


2019 Banquet Pre-Payment

Payments for the 2019 Gala Unity and Honors Banquet are now being accepted February 1 – May 1, 2019.  If you desire to attend this year’s banquet, you may place a deposit of $40 to hold your seat.  After May 1, 2019, full payment of $75 is required.  The date of the banquet is Monday, August 12, 2019.
 
Once a minimum number of seats have been reserved, you will be e-mailed the banquet location and meal selection choices.  If we do not reach our goal, you will be refunded any deposits made or full payment.  Prepayment is required to ensure that there is not a loss incurred as hotel facilities require a guarantee regardless of the attendance.
 
Important: Once the cut-off date is reached (and the count is given to the hotel), we will only be able to guarantee seats for those who have prepaid; therefore, we may not be able to accept additional orders after May 1, 2019.


2018 – Registration and Banquet Pre-Page

Convocation Registration and Purchase Banquet Tickets
Receive a $10 discount off the general convocation registration by taking advantage of “early registration” through April 30, 2018.  After April 30, regular registration goes into effect at $60
The Unity and Honors Banquet will take place on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel – Downtown Fort Worth, 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX.  Support your jurisdiction and help it to achieve its goal.  Once the target of tickets sold has been achieved, we may not be able to add additional attendees.  Reserve your seat(s) or table today! 
 
You can chose a seared chicken breast, sliced beef brisket, or rib-eye steak as your entree selection along with the trimmings, dessert, and beverage.


The Truth About the Banquet

Do you remember when you used to be able to pay $35 or $40 for the Unity Banquet?  Unfortunately, those days are no more.  At least not a the major hotel chains (Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott, etc.)  The truth is that we cannot charge $35-$50 at any of these hotels and expect to make a profit.  In fact, at only $50 per plate at these hotels, there is a 99% chance we are at a $5 – $7 loss per plate – minimum.  While we are doing everything in our power to keep the costs of the banquet at a minimum, if we are to achieve a level of excellence that is expected of an organization at its national level, we must charge appropriately.   
 
Fact:  The average hotel chain’s (Dallas/Fort Worth area) pricing for dinner starts at $42 – $45 per plate and some even require a minimum of $6,000.  This is before tax (8.25%) and gratuity of 22%. 
Hotels, like any other business, are in business to make money – not give everything away.  For-profit corporations (many of you work for these type of entities) can easily afford to pay hotel pricing as they are “for profit” and they pass the costs of doing business to you and me.  That’s what Capitalism is about and the fine hotel workers deserve to make a descent living just like everyone else.  Unfortunately, many churches and other non-profit entities cannot pay the costs without charging higher ticket prices.
 
Fact:  There are several church fellowship halls (including CHSC facilities), banquet facilities and the like that are wonderful venues.
CHSC could contract an outside caterer for less money; however, we must provide adequate staffing (minimum of 30 individuals) in order to set-up, decorate, serve, host (registration, door-prizes, etc.) and tear down and provide you with excellent service.  Unfortunately, we do not have the number of individuals requiredat this point in time. 
 
Myth:  CHSC doesn’t have to pay tax and gratuity at hotels because we are a non-profit (religious) organization.
Hotels and other establishments do not care that we are non-profit. While there are some taxes/fees non-profits are not required to pay, everyone must pay the appropriate gratuity and sometimes other hotel/luxury taxes.
 
Myth:  CHSC receives special pricing at hotels because they know people who give them special discounts/pricing. 
The truth is that hotel pricing is published (applies to everyone) and any special pricing is generally dictated at the corporate level above the local franchise.  The good news is that there are one or two local franchises that offer “non-profit” pricing.  That is, CHSC may have able to take advantage of discount pricing that is available to all organizations that meet non-profit requirements.  However, CHSC still must pay the gratuity, which, in most cases, is higher because non-profits are receiving a discount.  Translation, the hotels are going to get theirs – one way or another.
 
Do know that the committee is doing everything to make the Unity and Honors banquet an enjoyable, memorable, and “first-class” experience at an affordable yet profitable price.  If you would like to volunteer on the committee, please contact Kimberly Williams at kwilliams@chschurch.org or you may contact her at 916.207.0684.
 


Update – Leadership Conference

Avoid the registration lines.  Register now online for the 2018 Leadership Conference and Retreat. Read more…


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Clergy Reporting

 

TRANSPARENCY.  As part of the new Clergy Management and Resource System, all fees, registration and official offerings can be managed and reported in great detail.
FROM THE OLD (Actual Copy from 1952)
TO THE NEW – (2016 “Sample” Only)
 


Title Changes

A New Day and Time – Title Changes Bring Clarity and Consistency
OVERSEER
The traditional title of “overseer” in Christ Holy Sanctified Church has changed.  Effective January 19, 2017, Christ Holy Sanctified will no longer refer to individuals by the title of overseer.  While the function/role remains the same, the new title replacing overseer is:
 
“Jurisdiction Presiding Bishop” or “Jurisdiction Presider” and Bishop-elect (if the individual is not a bishop and until the individual is consecrated as a bishop.  
 
The new title for assistant overseer is: “Assistant Jurisdiction Presider” (if the individual is not a consecrated bishop) or “Assistant Presider [of the jurisdiction].
 
These new titles are to be used at all CHSC events, convocations, and printed in program books and when addressing individuals in these functions.
 
 
1st and 2nd Vice-presidents
In addition to their roles and duties as 1st and 2nd Vice-presidents, the new titles will be “1st Assistant Presiding Bishop” and “2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop respectfully.
 
These new titles are to be used at all CHSC events, convocations, and printed in program books and when addressing individuals in these functions.
 


Five (5) Days Until 2016 Holy Convocation

Rescued – Renewed – Rejoicing.  If you’re like First Lady Debbie and me, you are making those last minute preparations for next week’s Holy Convocation.  As of the date of this newsletter, the official opening of the 2016 Holy Convocation of Christ Holy Sanctified Church is 5 days away (Monday, August 15, 2016) and hopefully, by now, you have paid your registration fees, made your lodging and other travel plans, if applicable, and have purchased your Banquet. Concert, Women’s Day Luncheon, First Ladies Tea, and Breakfast with the Presiding Bishop (pastors and/or spouses) tickets.  Want to purchase now?  It’s fast and easy!

UNITY and HONORS BANQUET There are some seats available for the banquet on Saturday, August 13th at the Sheraton Downtown but you must purchase your tickets now.  Unfortunately, walk-up purchases for the banquet will not be allowed unless there is a cancellation – but why take that chance when you can purchase now?

This is a formal affair as we take time to honor well deserving individuals within the organization as well as honoring the memory of those who have left us within the past year.   In addition, there is a great program planned and it is also a time of great fellowship.