General Information and Reminders 2019

This information is provided for your consideration of time lines and Congress sites. Please govern yourselves accordingly. Please feel free to contact me with questions and or concerns at 305-282-2544 or by email, pastorparrott@bellsouth.net

Make sure students/ messengers are signed up for classes they will attend. Please, ONLY two – three youth per afternoon class per church. Please be as accurate as possible, due to the difficulty of making changes.

“Early-Bird” registration will be on site from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the host church, St. John M. B. Church 900 N Seacreast Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 (561-732-2377).

Regular registration/enrollment will begin promptly at 7:30 Monday, July 22, 2019 at St John M. B. Church. The registration process allows for 8 messengers, (The Pastor + 7 additional persons). There is a $10.00 fee for each additional messenger above the 8.

Our dedicated host church and its leader Dr. Jovan Davis have done a marvelous job of coordinating and making the necessary plans for a successful session; our special thanks to them!

The Children’s Institute (ages 4-12)

The cost is $30.00 per child for the week and will include lunch, snacks and activities. The program’s operating hours are: Monday, July 22nd, 1:50 pm – 4:00 pm; Tuesday, July 23rd – 25th, 7:50 am – 4:00 pm; Friday, July 26th, 7:50 am – 12 noon. Chaperones are asked to please adhere to the hours. Thank You!

Children and Youth Rallies

A rally registration fee ($7. 00 per child/youth will apply for both children, ages 4 – 12 any youth, ages 13 – 18 participating in the rallies. Registration fees must be included in the registration totals. Please see rehearsal schedules below.

The Oratorical Program

The Oratorical Program will be held Sunday, July 21st at 7:00 PM at St. John M. B. Church for the primary, junior and intermediate division. As this is one of the highlights of Congress, we always wish to make it a grand affair; bring as many youth, parents and members as possible to witness the rations of our district youth, even if there is no representation from your church. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and will close at 7:00 PM. Please contact the Oratorical Coordinator, Sis Deanna Taylor, for details at (954) 873-0922. Churches are asked to please contribute at least $75 to the oratorical commission in spite of not having a contestant, which can be included in your registration payment.

COPP (Certificate of Progress Program)

COPP registration forms are included in the registration packet sent via US mail. Please use the form to register all persons enrolled and those wishing to enroll in COPP. Participants must also be included on registration and enrollment forms. There is a $10.00 fee per person which will be paid on site, to the COPP Coordinator; please do not include this fee on the general registration form.


Florida East Coast District Congress of Christian Education
Children’s and Youth Rally Rehearsals Schedule

Children’s Rally

Rehearsal Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Pageant Rehearsal
Choir 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 10:00 am-11:30 am
Dance 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 4:30 pm-6:00 pm 10:00 am-11:30 am


Youth Rally

Rehearsal Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Pageant Rehearsal
Drama/Dance 8:00 am-12:00 pm 8:00 am-12:00 pm 8:00 am-12:00 pm 8:00 am-12:00 pm 11 :30 am-1 :45 pm
Choir 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 10:00 am-11:30 am