The convention officially begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 6, and concludes at noon on Sunday, July 8. On Thursday the exhibits, human care activities, prayer room, and registration open at noon. The convention will kick-off with a Service of Dedication and Blessing at 6:00 p.m. and the Meet and Greet at 7:00 p.m. The Board of Directors will meet at St. Paul Lutheran, Bellmead at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5.
The Hilton Waco and the Courtyard by Marriott Waco will accept reservations beginning January 1, 2018. The group rate for the Hilton Waco is $145 plus tax. The group rate for the Courtyard Waco is $135 plus tax. Both rates are good for one to four persons per room. The convention rate will not be available after June 4, 2018.
IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF March 23: There are both double and king rooms available at the Courtyard and king rooms only at the Hilton. Please make your reservation by calling the Courtyard by Marriott Waco at 254-752-8686 or the Hilton Waco at 254-754-8484. Be sure to indicate that you are a Lutheran Women’s Missionary League participant.
If you need assistance or a roommate please contact Housing Coordinator Sylvia Winkler at 254-770-7236 or email@example.com. Hotel rooms for Teens and Young Women Representatives are being held for a short time at the Courtyard to enable you to be close to your rooms. Please contact Sylvia to reserve your room as soon as possible and no later than May 1, 2018.
Please note that part of our contractual agreement with the Hilton and Courtyard includes a financial obligation to book and utilize a specified number of rooms. The hotel has given us all the double rooms they have available. Please reserve the king rooms.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with mission and ministry on the beautiful Brazos River! The Waco Convention Center has been spruced up with beautiful new spaces; restaurants and food trucks abound.
Author Donna Pyle will present a brand new Bible study prepared for the convention. Texas District LCMS President Ken Hennings will serve as the Proclaimer for the opening worship service. Wendysue Fluegge will be the song leader for the convention and entertain us with a program on Saturday evening. Rev. Naveen Nischal, Executive Director of Reaching Indians for Christ and Director of the Lutheran Student Center at UT Arlington, will be the Mites in Action Speaker. LWML President Patti Ross will share her vision for LWML - Engage, Encourage, Equip, and Enjoy.
And there is more than just meeting, singing, Bible study, and servant events! Come early on July 5 to visit with ministry exhibits, bring your Gifts from the Heart to be distributed to agencies in the Waco area, and just enjoy the beauty of Central Texas!