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2016 Men's Rally FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the cost? It's a bargain! - check the pricing on the Registration Form
2. When is the Men's Rally? Friday evening through Sunday morning – August 12,13 and 14th, 2016
3. What time does the Men's Rally begin? The "WELCOME RECEPTION" begins at 4:30pm on Friday. The actual program begins at 6:45pm
4. Where is the conference? Kueka College Kueka, NY
5. Who is this Men's Rally for? All men and all boys ages 12 and older.
6. Who is speaking?Rev. Dr. Marlowe V. N. Washington Pastor Marlow is pastor of The Historic Parsells Church in Rochester, NY. A native of Bronx, New York. He attended the public school system in NewYork City and graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He attended New York Theological Seminary in Manhattan where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Pastor Marlowe earned his doctorate in transformational leadership from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College in 2016 on the subject, “The Insidious Nature of Urban Poverty and the Recovery of the Progressive Mission of the Black Church.” Dedicated to social, political, and entrepreneurial activism, Pastor Marlowe has led congregations in Harlem (NYC); Providence, Rhode Island; Newark, New Jersey; and Rochester, NY. His ministry and community engagement reflect a diverse range of causes and strategies within the goal of working to create justice and equality for all people. A born again believer and pastor by calling, Pastor Marlowe lives the apostolic life by his beliefs of preaching the social gospel and helping people find their way to bless the world. He became an entrepreneurial/environmental pastor when he served as a “faith-based” developer and chairman of the City of Orange, N.J., Planning Board. There he assisted and led in the development of affordable, lead- safe, mixed use housing for low to moderate income families in Newark and Providence. He is a trustee at Keuka College. As a visionary and transformational leader, Pastor Marlowe has sparked remarkable – and often controversial – turnaround in membership and ministry. He is taking beleaguered congregations, with The Historic Parsells Church being one of them, and providing an approach that responds to the spiritual hunger of a new generation. Above all else and next to Jesus, Pastor Marlowe loves his wife Mira J. Washington immensely. They are blessed to have raised two children: Brittany and Marlowe II.
7. What should I wear? Dress is casual.
8. Is lodging available? Lodging is available for the men & boys that are attending the Men's Rally – If you would like to bring the entire family, there are some fine hotels nearby (additional charge). Your family can go sightseeing or shopping while you attend the rally.
9. If I want to stay at a local hotel what is the procedure? You are on your own – ABMen NYS will be responsible for College loging only.
10. What time can I check in at the Men's Rally? After 4:00 pm on Friday August 12th. Checkout before 9 am on Sunday then attend the morning worship in Norton Chapel Kueka College.
11. How will I know where I am staying? You will be assigned a room at the registration table upon check in.
12. What should I bring if staying on Kueka? See question # 15.
13. Will recreational facilities be available? There will be swimming in the lake available on Saturday and some of the camps athletic facilities will be available. (Yes you can fish NYS liscense to fish required if you are 16 or older.)
14. Will meals be served Friday? Yes, There will be a "Welcome Reception" held at 5:00pm on Friday (Sandwiches).
15. What should I pack? We want everyone's conference experience to be enjoyable and worshipful. Nothing can ruin a trip faster than arriving and not having a particular item you need. Below is a list of suggested items you may find helpful to bring with you. Hope to see you there!
From the Northeast (Syracuse, Albany): Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 42, "Geneva". Follow Route 14 south through Geneva to Dresden. Turn right onto Route 54 to Penn Yan. Where the road comes to a "T", turn left onto Main Street, and turn right at the first traffic light onto Elm Street (Route 54A). Follow "From Penn Yan" directions below.
From the Northwest (Rochester, Buffalo): Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 44, "Canandaigua". Follow Route 332 south into Canandaigua. Turn left onto Routes 5&20 heading east. Approximately 9 miles outside of Canandaigua, turn right onto County Route 5, where the sign points to "Hall" and "Penn Yan". Keep going straight on that road into Penn Yan. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto Elm Street (Route 54A). Follow "From Penn Yan" directions below.
From the Southwest (Jamestown, Erie): Take Route 17 (I-86) to the first "Bath" exit. Follow Route 54 north (lake on your left) into Penn Yan. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Liberty Street (Route 14A). At the second traffic light, turn left onto Elm Street (Route 54A). Follow "From Penn Yan" directions below.
From the Southeast (Binghamton, New York): Take Route 17 (I-86) to the Route 14 exit in Elmira. Follow the signs for Route 14 north. Two miles north of Watkins Glen, take Route 14A, where the sign points to "Dundee" and "Penn Yan". Follow Route 14A through Dundee to Penn Yan. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Elm Street (Route 54A). Follow "From Penn Yan" directions below.
From Penn Yan: Follow Route 54A south out of Penn Yan for 4 miles. Turn left onto Central Avenue (you will see a sign for Keuka College). Central Avenue will bring you into Keuka's campus, which will be on your left. If you are coming to the Admissions Office, make a left at the four-way stop. Admissions is located on the main floor of Ball Hall.