What is Liberty without Liberation?

Register here for the Annual Gathering 

(Note: Those who plan to attend just one day should pay the $75.00 first-timer rate and note in the "Other Requests" section on the registration form which day they plan to attend. Limited scholarships are available. Requests can be made to Carole Collins at

Download an exhibitor's registration here

View or download a workshop schedule here

Chaplains and Clergy Retreat: April 25, details TBD

Scroll to the bottom of the page for housing information

Working Schedule

Thursday, April 25: 

7:00pm: Libation/Liberation Happy Hour. All are invited to fellowship at Crimson View, the rooftop bar of the Pod hotel (627 H St NW). The space features a spectacular view of the D.C. skyline and the steeple of Annual Gathering host church Calvary Baptist. Come enjoy libations and appetizers (available for purchase at the bar) with the Alliance staff as we kick off conversations about liberty and liberation (with help from the Spirit and spirits).

Jacqui Lewis, pastor of Middle Collegiate Church in New York City (

Friday, April 26:

9:00am-10:30am: Welcome & Panel discussion

11:00am: Worship with Jacqui Lewis preaching, Wendell Griffen theme interpretation, Cláudio Carvalhaes worship leader

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch with communities

1:45pm-3:15pm: Workshops

3:15pm-3:45pm: Break

3:45pm-5:15pm: Business Meeting I

6:30pm: Liberty Dinner by BJC  Purchase tickets here

Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago (

Saturday, April 27:

9:00-10:30 am: Workshop II

11:00am: Worship with Otis Moss III preaching, Wendell Griffen theme interpretation, Cláudio Carvalhaes worship leader

12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch with communities

1:30pm-2:15pm: Talkback with Otis Moss III 

2:15pm-2:30pm: Break

2:30pm-4pm: Business Meeting II 

4:30pm-5:30pm: Happy Hour & Conversation about Public Theology with Michael-Ray and Mitch Randall

Sunday, April 28:

9am: Bible Study, Cláudio Carvalhaes 

11am: Worship with Maria Swearingen, Sally Sarratt, Elijah Zehyoue preaching, Wendell Griffen theme interpretation, Cláudio Carvalhaes worship leader

Sunday Preachers: Maria Swearingen, Elijah Zehyoue, and Sally Sarratt

Worship Leaders

Cláudio Carvalhaes, (
Judge Wendell Griffen


The Alliance of Baptists was unable to get a room block that didn't set us up for a larger obligation than we were comfortable with.

We know Pod DC is very close, phone 202-847-4444, 627 H St, Washington DC, $200-220/night.

Also close is Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, phone 202-697-4004, 500 H St NW, Washington DC, around $269/night.

Website for other options:

For hostels, go to 

Closest Metro station to Calvary is Gallery Place one block from Calvary (serves Green, Yellow and Red lines).  Metro Center is a block further away (serves the Red, Orange, Blue and Silver lines).

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