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INFORMATION

98th ABA 2024 
MESSENGER MEETING

JUNE 18-20, 2024
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

The 98th Annual Messenger Assembly of the American Baptist Association will be held in Springfield, Illinois, June 17-20, 2024. If you haven't already, it is time to make plans to attend. Rooms are available at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and the Wyndham Springfield City Centre. We are committed to filling each of our room blocks at both hotels; therefore, we urge you to book soon.  We face a penalty fee for any rooms below 80% of our booked contracted rooms, as well as the loss of the free parking pass for each occupied room. Right now, we need more bookings to avoid this expense. Once we reach 80% of our contracted rooms, the meeting space will be covered, but we still must cover the Audio/Visual and labor expenses.  Even though we are very frugal, the expenses have risen a great deal in the past few years. Please book your rooms using the link or phone numbers on the ABA website - www.abaptist.org - Click on Events - 2024 ABA Meeting Information.

 

Bank of Springfield (BOS) Center

The General Sessions, Exhibits, and the Standing Missionary Committee will meet in the Bank of Springfield (BOS) Center.

 

Wyndham Springfield City Centre

The Welcome Reception, Past Presidents Breakfast, National Women's Conference, Interstate Mission Development Breakfast, Choral Music Workshop, History and Archives Committee, MBSF Council Workshop, Baptist Sunday School Committee, ABA Camp Workshop, National Youth Meeting, The Good Fight Ministers Wives Conference, Mission Builders Breakfast, Law Enforcement & Public Service Chaplains Breakfast, National Women's Conference New Officers Breakfast, Annual Missionaries Breakfast and Annual Post Dinner will be held in the Wyndham.

 

President Abraham Lincoln Springfield

Missionary Share Time, ABA Schools Meeting, ABA Officers Luncheon, Mexican Baptist Institute Luncheon, and Annual Preachers, Deacons & Wives over 55 Luncheon will be held in the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Doubletree Hotel.

 

Sunday Morning Service

We will have a Sunday morning service in the Wyndham Ambassador Ballroom beginning at 10:00 AM, on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

 

Exhibitors

Exhibitor information is available on the ABA website.  Look for Events at the top and click on 2024 ABA Meeting Information. We have booths available, but they are filling up quickly.

 

Name Badges

We have added a Registration and Badge Submission form to the ABA website.  Please use this to secure your name badges and let us know if you are interested in the meal functions.  

 

Please prayerfully consider increasing your offerings for the Expense of Meeting Fund. Even if you cannot attend, we must have funds to cover the hotel rooms and center (if we don't meet our commitment), A/V costs, salaries, minutes, and other expenses involved with our meeting. Please plan to join us in June for a wonderful time of worship and fellowship. If you have any difficulty booking your room or submitting your exhibit application, please feel free to call, text, or email. I'm always available to help.

 

Send offerings to:

 

Office of Secretary/Treasurer of Missions

PO Box 1050

Texarkana, TX 75004-1050

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Springfield!

DIRECTOR OF MEETING ARRANGEMENTS

 

Neal Sutton
American Baptist Association
7110 North Richland Drive

Texarkana, TX  75503
Phone - 903.244.2647

Click on the image below for more information on the 2024 ABA Messenger Meeting.

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2024 ABA HOTELS

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President Abraham Lincoln Springfield -

a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

701 E Adams Street

Springfield, IL 62701

The Doubletree has a choice of King or Double/Double rooms at the rate of $117.00 plus 14% (current tax rate). No breakfast is included at this rate. Each occupied room will receive one complimentary parking pass.

 

Guests can call (217) 544-8800 and ask for Reservations;

the group code is ABA.  Guests will need the code to make a reservation.

The hotel block will open Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

The last day to book a room will be May 24, 2024.

Wyndham Springfield City Centre

700 E Adams Street

Springfield, IL 62701

The Wyndham has a choice of King or Queen/Queen room at a rate of $117.00 plus 14% (the current tax rate). No breakfast is included at this rate. Each occupied room will receive one complimentary parking pass.

Online booking is much preferred, but if you are unable to do that, you may call the hotel at 217-789-1530 Ext.1. Tell the agent you are with the

American Baptist Association when making your reservation. 

The hotel block will open Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

The last day to book a room is Friday, May 24,2024.

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2024 ABA
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

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Exhibits will be in the Bank of Springfield (BOS) Center.

Exhibit booths will be assigned in the order received. Full payment and agreement must be received before a booth can be assigned.

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