Letter From the President

There are few places like Gather’16 to fully comprehend the scope of who we are and what we do. We will gather from around the world and form a rich mosaic bound together by an abiding desire to live with God and for God.

Gather is a unique blend of doing the important business of the church through the Annual Meeting while also being inspired through worship, teaching, learning, fellowship, and engaging with one another. The most common comment from new delegates is, “I had no idea how much I would enjoy this and take away so much of what God is doing through this partnership.” I am confident you will agree.

So, please plan to join us in beautiful Phoenix and make sure to bring the family. There will be plenty of meaningful activities for everyone. The word Covenant means partnership. We are grateful to partner with you and your congregation. Gather’16 is the place to nurture and deepen our life together in faith and mission.


Gary B. Walter


About the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the Highest Legislative Session in the ECC.

Every congregation is entitled to representation as we worship God, celebrate what God has done, discern future direction, select leaders, consecrate missionaries, credential and ordain clergy, encourage one another to greater discipleship, make determinations around funding the mission, and hear about the challenges and opportunities in front of us. In it all, we get to meet new friends and strengthen old relationships. Read More >

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Our Location

Arizona Grand Resort

Join us this year in Phoenix, AZ, at the Arizona Grand Resort.

Nestled at the base of America’s largest urban park and wilderness preserve, Arizona’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort features spacious one and two-bedroom suites. Whether meeting with colleagues or vacationing with friends, gracious service, creative culinary delights, and unique recreational activities await. All in the midst of a tropical escape.