Welcome to Convention 2022, the 198th Session of the General Convention, to be held at the beautiful California State University, Long Beach! Our hosts are The Agapao Church, The Garden Church, and Wayfarers Chapel. After two years of virtual conventions we are eager to come together with Swedenborgians and friends to celebrate our unity made more perfect through our diversity.
Come to worship together with Rev. Anna Woofenden as our convention preacher, Rev. Robert McCluskey leading our Memorial Service, and other ministers from the area. Come to visit the national memorial to Emanuel Swedenborg at Wayfarers Chapel and experience the Garden Church as we work together. Come to enjoy the choir with Laurie Turley back as director. Come to learn and share in 13 options for mini-courses. And come to participate with all that is going on in your denomination through our business meetings and reports.
Our hope is many of you will be able to attend in person and we have hired an AV Technician to make sure virtual attendees will feel like you are with us in California.
Come to say good-bye to me and hello to Jim Lawrence, who will be the new president at the end of convention. I have appreciated the opportunity and challenges of being your president through this tumultuous time. We are moving out of the Year of Providence and into the Year of Regeneration, that can only mean good things.
Rev. Jane Siebert
We hope you can join us! In-person registration closed May 13. To join virtually, register by June 13!
Frequently Asked Questions
To help explain hybrid convention we have put together several Frequently Asked Questions. If after reading it, you don’t see the answer to your question you can contact us using the help form.
For specific questions about Virtual or In-Person attendee information. Find answers on the following pages: