BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Prepare for easy check-in at registration by uploading your proof of vaccination to your registration profile when you register. If you registered before this feature was available, please bring your documents with you – either in print, as a QR code, or photo(s) on your phone. You may need the same documentation to enjoy local venues in Chicago. Thanks for being prepared.
Parking information for APCE Annual Event by-the-day participants, those who do not choose hotel valet parking, is available at https://www.choosechicago.com/, a website full of information for enjoying the city. Select the “Getting Around” tab for parking information or download ParkChicago, SpotHero, or similar parking apps for your mobile device.
APCE Annual Event hotel guests receive a $26 per day discounted parking rate with no in or out privileges at the ROW self-park garage, located across the street from the hotel at the corner of Rush and Ohio, 50 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611. Please inform the front desk at check in that you parked a vehicle in the garage. The discounted fee will post daily. A validated ticket will be issued at check out to exit the garage.
Be sure to download the APCE App. The webmaster will be near the registration area to offer any needed assistance, Tuesday afternoon through Thursday, during registration hours.
Please note that while you can update your personal schedule on the App, this does not change your registration. All workshop changes must be made at the registration desk.
Annual Event Offering
The Annual Event offering (the Val Murphy Offering) is shared between a local mission project (25%), APCE Diversity Task Force ministries (25%), and scholarships (50%).
The local mission project selected for 2022 supports the office of Chicago Public School’s Faith-Based Initiatives (OFBI), committed and dedicated to building a bridge between the Chicago Public Schools and the faith-based communities of Chicago. OFBI focuses on three major ministries: Safe Haven, keeping students safe and healthy, whether they are in class or away from school; Crisis Support, assisting families with funeral expenses for the untimely death of a child; and Adopt-a-School, churches, synagogues, mosques and other faith communities creating a connection between community and school to address the challenges Chicago students and families face in realizing their full potential. For more information about the 2022 Annual Event mission project, visit the Chicago Public School’s Faith Based Initiatives website or download the mission project flier.
The Annual Event offering will be received during worship on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning and can be given at any time through the APCE App. Please make checks payable to APCE with “Event Offering” in the m
Getting to Fourth Presbyterian Church
Fourth Church is approximately a half-mile north of the Chicago Marriott Downtown and can be reached by traveling north on either Rush Street or Michigan Avenue. The main entrance to the church is located at 126 East Chestnut Street.
Faith formation and spirituality opportunities at APCE 2022
You will find daily worship, plenary, and spiritual practices on the APCE app or grab-and-go handouts to guide and inspire you while you are here, located on the Mobile Prayer Station, found at different hotel locations each day or in the designated spirituality center located on the sixth floor in Lincolnshire 1 and 2. You can choose to visit the center when you first arrive on Wednesday, early mornings Thursday through Saturday, early afternoon and evening Thursday, and during a needed break from workshops. Hours are listed in the schedule on the APCE App. More information is available at apcenet.org. + public hours to walk the labyrinth at Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Marketplace – Jacqui Lewis Signing Books
Jacqui Lewis, speaker, preacher, author, and activist, will be signing books during the Thursday evening Marketplace and
Bookstore open house, 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
APCE Job Board
The 2022 job board will be located near registration or in Marketplace. If you have a job to post or are looking for new opportunities that God may be calling you to consider, check out the job board at the event. You can also see current positions at https://apcenet.org/jobs/ or post a position at https://apcenet.org/post-a-job-opening/. The event job board is sponsored by the Advocacy Ministry Team.
Protecting Children is Our Goal
Children have always been welcome at APCE Annual Events, but this may not be the year. Due to concerns for the health and safety of children, APCE leadership is not recommending children attend the in-person event. If a nursing mother finds it hard to leave an infant at home, please request a refrigerator for your hotel room at no charge, providing a safe, convenient place for you and your child. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to welcome children again soon.
All-gender Bathroom Facilities
An all-gender bathroom facility for hotel guests is located on the seventh floor.
Submit a workshop application for the 2023 APCE Annual Event
You will find information and the online 2023 workshop application on apcenet.org soon. The submission deadline will be announced when the process goes live. Proposals will be considered by the AE Ministry Team, with selections being announced by early summer 2022.