17-20 July 2020
We warmly extend an invitation to the saints from the churches all over the world to participate in the weekend conference in Stockholm, Sweden on July 17-20, 2020. We welcome you to join us in blending fellowship with one another in the Triune God. The detailed information, such as schedule, conference venue, accommodation and meals, is presented below. You may register for the conference online (see below). Following the weekend conference, there will also be a brothers’ fellowship in two meetings, from 16:00-21:00 on Lord’s Day, July 19, including a dinner break, and also a sisters’ fellowship in two meetings, from 10:00-15:00 on Monday, July 20, including a lunch break. All attendees of the conference are warmly welcomed to participate in these fellowship times. If you have any questions about the conference or the brothers’ and sisters’ fellowship meetings, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We pray that the Lord will bless this gathering for the building up of His Body and accomplishment of His eternal purpose. The Church in Stockholm & Uppsala
Scandic Hotel Upplands VäsbyHotellvägen 1 19435 Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Telephone: +46 8 517 355 00
The hotel has free parking for cars, however one does need to pick up a parking permit at the reception for the time of your stay.
If you arrive at Arlanda airport you do not need to travel to central Stockholm as Upplands Väsby is located on the way to Stockholm. Arlanda airport is located 17 km north of Upplands Väsby. There are frequent traffic of regional trains (pendeltåg) from the airport to Upplands Väsby station. Ticket price 120 (passageavgift) + 37 (ticket) =157 SEK, about 16 euros. Scandic Hotel Upplands Väsby is about 2 km from Upplands Väsby station. We shall provide shuttle transport between Upplands Väsby and the hotel if we are informed of your arrival time beforehand.
The hotel has a fixed rate of 365 SEK when getting a ride with Taxi Stockholm (look for the logo Taxi Stockholm 150000). You may also consider using transport services of Uber or Bolt.
For general information regarding travel to and from the airport please visit: https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/
Friday 17 July
Dinner at the hotel
Saturday 18 July
Lunch at the hotel
Lord’s Day 19 July
BROTHERS' FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS
Lord’s Day 19 July
SISTERS´ FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS
Monday 20 July
OTHER PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The messages will be given in English, with translation into Swedish/Norwegian.
If you need translation into any other language we kindly ask you to arrange it yourself. We have one spare translation equipment to lend with 1 sender and 5 headsets.
Information for families with children:
There will children´s meetings on Saturday morning and afternoon during the conference weekend for children aged 3 or above. Please let us know if you are interested in serving in one of the meetings by emailing email@example.com
There is a small spa area with a jacuzzi pool in the hotel basement.
There is also a very nice swimming facility (Vilundabadet) less than 5 min walk from the hotel. https://www.medley.se/vara-center/vilundabadet#
Conference booking tel: +468 517 355 14 (opening hours Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm)
We encourage all participating saints to stay at the Hotel Scandic Upplands Väsby, where all the meetings are held. (We have a limited capacity for hospitality with the local saints). Please reserve your room directly with the hotel by calling or writing them an e-mail. (see above) https://www.scandichotels.se/hotell/sverige/stockholm/scandic-upplands-vasbyWhen making your reservation, if you specify the phrase “Församlingen i Stockholm”, you will get the following rates which include breakfast:
(Infants and toddlers sleep in a cot free of charge)
PLEASE MAKE SURE, WHEN RESERVING YOUR HOTEL ROOM, TO LOOK FOR ALTERNATIVE RATES ON THE HOTEL WEBSITE (OR OTHER WEBSITES) WITHOUT USING THE CODE. THERE IS A CHANCE THAT A SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER RATE AT THIS HOTEL MAY BE AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, SOME OF THE LOWER RATES MAY BE FOR RESERVATIONS THAT ARE NON-CHANGEABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
Sweden does not use Euro but Swedish krona (SEK). Note that 10 Swedish Kronor (10 SEK) is very approximately $1 USD, 1,1 EUR, or £0.8 GBP. Current exchange rates can be found on www.xe.com. Please take a note that Sweden is pretty much cashless nowadays, 90% of transactions are made by card & online payment solutions.
IMPORTANT: You need to make your own hotel room reservation, in addition to registering with the conference (see below). Also please make your own arrangements to share your room with other saints if needed. If you are unable to find a roommate, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to connect you with other registrants. In your email please specify your gender, age group, and expected arrival and departure dates. For those who would like to extend their stay until Monday, the same rates as above apply. The same rates are also applicable if any saints would like to stay for a few extra days before or after the conference.
Though the conference rates are available at the hotel for a few days before or after the conference, the visiting saints may want to consider moving to a hotel in central Stockholm where there are many sightseeing opportunities. Near the hotel there are only one or two attractions within walking distance. Please consult the hotel or check with local saints. About half-hour by car from the hotel is a pleasant and popular tourist place, Sigtuna. There is no public transportation to Sigtuna and you will have to arrange for taxi both ways from and back to the hotel.
Conference Registration Fee
There will be a Conference registration fee of 650 SEK per person for all conference attendees of age 13 and over. Those between 0-12 register for free. The conference fees will be used mainly for meals during the conference from Friday dinner to Lord’s Day lunch. There will be no reduction of conference fee for attendees who miss any of the meals. For those staying through Monday, there will be an additional charge of 300 SEK to cover Lord’s Day dinner and Monday lunch. The conference registration fee and additional charges need to be paid at the conference registration desk upon arrival. We prefer that you pay the fee by credit or debit card. Sweden is pretty much cashless nowadays.
Registration and deadline:
We are requesting the saints who plan to attend the conference to complete online registration on this website (see below), or to send us an email to email@example.com, as soon as possible. If you are not certain, you can still register now and confirm your attendance later. This will help us in our planning and preparation of this conference.
The deadline for registration is June 7, 2020. All registration requests after the deadline will be charged a late processing fee of 250 SEK (about 30 USD).