March 13, 2020


Notice of Rescheduling of 2020 Church of Christ Ladies Lectureship-Retreat


Hello Sisterhood,

The Church of Christ Ladies Lectureship Retreat Executive Committee is extremely saddened for those who have been sickened, lost their lives, or been impacted by this global pandemic in any way.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families continually.  We are committed to providing a welcoming and comforting experience.  Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our attendees, the Church of Christ Ladies Lectureship Retreat (COCLLR) scheduled for April 9-12, 2020 has been rescheduled due to the present concerns surrounding COVID-19.  This is both a precautionary and directed measure based on the guidelines and advice from the medical community and government officials.  The specific underlying directive from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, and the President of the United States, limits gatherings of 250 or more individuals for events such as our conference through the end of April 2020.  

Conference Information

As a result, we have rescheduled the conference to August 6-9, 2020.  All other details with regard to the venue and scheduled activities will likely remain the same; however, confirmation will be forthcoming as more information becomes available.  Please continue to look to our COCLLR website, and social media platforms, your provided individual email, or your group coordinator(s) for updates as we make the transition to our new conference date.  We are striving to make this change as smooth as possible. 

Our goal is to offer the expected retreat experience that you all have come to thrive within and love.  We believe that this is the time when our core values and beliefs of working together as members of the body of Christ will bring out the best in everyone.

Registration Information

The retreat has transferred the registration for all originally scheduled attendees to the August 6-9, 2020 retreat; no additional action required. Registration will remain open until July 9, 2020 for any individuals who would like to attend the retreat in August.

Please Note:  Any funds collected for the retreat have already been allocated towards its successful execution. Therefore, we ask our attendees to understand our only option is to roll your registration fees over to the rescheduled conference in August 2020.

Hotel Information

The Galt House Hotel has cancelled all reservations associated with the retreat. However, take all precautions to call the hotel directly to confirm your personal room cancellation. We will notify each of you through all available means once the new Group Reservation has been updated to reserve your new reservation for the August conference.

Please Note: All attendees will need to rebook their rooms for the August 2020 retreat.  The hotel will not transfer reservations to the new dates scheduled for the retreat.

Travel Information

Currently, as it pertains to airline, trains and/or bus reservations and procedures, we must refer you to your mode of transportation to reschedule your travel.  We understand that most airlines are waiving flight change fees for travel from March 1-April 30, 2020; however, you must contact your individual airline to confirm and take advantage of this extension of grace.  On our end, please be assured that we are working with contracted venues and services to maximize your retreat experience and minimize inconveniences that may arise due to rescheduling.

We ask for anyone who needs to contact our executive chairs and/or executive team members, please contact us through our respective emails.   As much as we would like to speak to each of you who have questions and/or concerns, due to the high volume of calls, we humbly request that you email us.  We will respond to your questions and/or concerns within 48 hours.   Thank you for your understanding and patience and for helping us achieve these goals, and we look forward to seeing you in Louisville, KY in August 2020!  Remember, God is in control!!


In Christ,

Elsie Gilliam

Elsie Gilliam, Chair

Church of Christ Ladies Lectureship-Retreat