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16th Annual Archdiocesan Greek Orthodox YAL Conference

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Thursday, July 2nd Registration (2 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Agiasmo Service "Everglades Escapades" Confession Late Night "Chat"

Friday, July 3rd Registration (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Divine Liturgy Opening Keynote Brunch Workshops 1 & 2 Forum with His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon An evening at "Sea World" Dinner, Dancing and Fun in the Park Late Night "Chat"

Saturday, July 4th Registration (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.) 5k Run/Walk Divine Liturgy Diocese Awareness Meetings Workshop 3

Choice of: a. Leadership Training Workshop b. Panel Discussion July 4th Doxology "The All-American Bash" Food, Games, Fellowship Confession Late Night "Chat"

Sunday, July 5th Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Free Time "The Grand Gala"

Workshop 1 - ONE FAITH

A."We all believe in Jesus, but which one is the Christ?"

B."Give me that good old Bible and forget that man-made stuff" Tradition vs. tradition/Tradition vs. Bible alone

C."You don't have to go it alone" Building a relationship with your spiritual father.

D."More than robes, beards, and prayer ropes." The connection between monasticism and parish life.

E."Sheep and Goats together" Emphasizing Community in the Orthodox parish.

Workshop 2 - ONE FAMILY

F."No, I don't want it!" Birth Control/Abortion

G."But we really love each other" Marriage/Interfaith Marriage

H."Entertainment as an expression of our culture" Sports, Music, Movies

I."Give me my gift, you owe it to me" Parable of the Prodigal Son revisited, Entitlements etc.

J."Let's have FUN FUN FUN until _____ takes my _____ away." An Orthodox perspective on fun. Drugs, Sex, Gambling, Alcohol, etc.


K."The New Millennium and Eschatology" An Orthodox perspective on the "End Times"

L."Soul Surfing" The role of the internet in my life

M."Did God create me or did I really evolve from an ape?" Orthodoxy and Evolution

N."New Age - Religion Lite" Less obedience, less community, fewer commitments to fill you up

O."That's me, no that's me, no that is me!" "Will the real me please stand up!" Cloning in an Orthodox Fashion

Run/Walk $20 minimum donation from each runner/walker

This annual YAL Conference Event is held to raise funds for the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

In the past, some participants have collected additional funds through sponsors. Whatever you do, don't miss out on this event!

The entrance fee can be mailed in with the Registrations, or paid upon arrival! Each participant will receive a complimentary T-Shirt.

The Run/Walk will take place on the Beautiful Marriott World Resort Grounds.

Make Checks payable to: 16th Annual Archdiocesan Greek Orthodox YAL Conference

We encourage all participants to register early!

Walk in at conference $265 per single $510 per married couple

*All payments must be in U.S. Currency.

*Walk-in Registrations Personal Checks will not be accepted. Only Cash or Traveler's Check will be accepted. Walk-in registrations will be accepoted on space available basis.

*Conference registration fee includes all events. Individual tickets to events WILL NOT be sold.

*Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. A picture ID is MANDATORY at registration.

*Registrations are non-transferable.

*Refund requests must be received in writing, and must be postmarked on or before June 20, 1998. Refunds are subject to a $30.00 processing fee.

Be Sure... to make hotel reservations by calling the Marriott World Center.

to have a photo I.D. which is MANDATORY at check-in. (Driver's license, passport, etc.)

to bring running shoes for the Run/Walk. If you plan on participating, please add $20 minimum to your registration fee.

to bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and golf clubs.

return Conference Registration form with Check or Money order payable to 16th Annual Archdiocesan Greek Orthodox YAL Conference

Mail to:

16th Annual Archdiocesan Greek Orthodox YAL Conference Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Orlando 1217 Trinity Woods Lane Maitland, FL 32751-3159

Name________________________________________ SS#_______________________________



Phone DAY______________________________EVENING_____________________________

EMail Address_________________________________________________________


Date of Birth__________________________Age_________Male______Female______


Have you ever attended an Archdiocesan YAL Conference?_____

If YES, how many?_______How will you be arriving at the conference?____________

ARRIVAL TIME____________AIRLINE/FLIGHT#__________________________________


Please indicate your TOP three choices for the 3 workshops WORKSHOP 1 Enter topic letter "A-E" 1st Choice____2nd Choice____3rd Choice____

WORKSHOP 2 Enter topic letter "F-J" 1st Choice____2nd Choice____3rd Choice____

WORKSHOP 3 Enter topic letter "K-O" 1st Choice____2nd Choice____3rd Choice____

I plan to attend (choose one) Leadership Training______Panel Discussion_______

Are you a Steward of your Parish?_____________

Are you currently a member of Y.A.L.?_________

Do you think you will be purchasing a Conference T-SHIRT?__________


MAIL REGISTRATION FORM & CHECK PAYABLE TO (DO NOT mail after June 20, 1998): 16th ANNUAL ARCHDIOCESAN GREEK ORTHODOX YAL CONFERENCE Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Orlando, 1217 Trinity Woods Lane, Maitland, FL 32751-3159

Special Conference Room Rates: Single/Double/Quad Occupancy $134 per night plus state and local tax. In order to assure the special rate, be sure to mention "Greek Orthodox Archdiocese" when calling for reservations. Make your reservations prior to May 1, 1998 by calling 1-800-621-0638. Room availability after May 1 is on a first come, first serve basis. If you will be driving to Orlando, the Marriott offers Complimentary Self Parking. Valet Service is also available for a nominal fee.

Form more information call 407-331-4687 or EMail us at or visit Web Page at:

When the site comes up, click on "calendar" and scroll down to YAL Conference.

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