Mid-North Coast Seniors' Conference

Last year the Point Community Church in Port Macquarie hosted the Mid-North Coast Seniors’ Retreat. This year, the Point Community Church is delighted to be hosting a conference for Seniors from churches on the mid-north coast from 15-17 October 2024 at Rydges,1 Hay Street, Port Macquarie on the beautiful Hastings River.

The theme for the conference is Christ in you - the Hope of Glory as we look at Paul's letter to the Colossians. We'll also have lots of time to relax and enjoy good food, good music and good company.

Who are our speakers?

Our speakers, Jim and Lesley Ramsay grew up in the suburbs of Sydney and have been married for over 50 years. All four of their children are married. They have 12 grandchildren.

Jim is a ‘59er in that he became a follower of Jesus at the 1959 Billy Graham Crusade. He and Lesley have pastored churches in Bexley, Liverpool, Engadine and now serving as members in EV Erina.

As with last year's retreat, we can expect excellent and engaging Bible talks.

How will the conference be different from the retreat?


We’ll be singing with a live band with Michael and Ann Robinson as our guest musos.

Michael and Ann Robinson have been married for almost 50 years. They have four adult children, and nine grandchildren ranging from University to Kindergarten. They have served in parishes all over Sydney – Manly, Dapto, Kingsgrove, Castle Hill and Blacktown.

Michael worked with Anglican Television for six years, producing Christian TV programs for the commercial networks all over Australia. Ann was music director for the morning service at Blacktown, and regularly roped Michael in to play and lead singing on Sunday mornings. They currently serve in music ministry (amongst other things) at Emmanuel Church Glenhaven.

Conference Dinner

We will also be having a conference dinner with a guest speaker, Steve Covetz, the Founding and Lead Pastor of the Point Community Chuch planted 18 years ago.

Steve is married to Nicole and they have four wonderful children, one of whom is now married...so make that five!

"It is a great joy to be a pastor at The Point. How wonderful to still be saying that after 18 years! What a blessing to see all that God is doing. Through the joys and the sorrows. I am looking forward to being with our older saints at this year's conference. You teach me much about endurance and patience with joy (Colossians 1:11)".


If you require accommodation, there are a number of options. As hosts of the conference, members of the Point Community Church would be delighted to welcome you as their guest for the 2 nights.

Rydges have also offered a discounted rate of $229 per night and breakfast is available at the “locals” rate of $25”. If you opt for staying at Rydges, you'll be provided with the information you'll need to get the special discounted rate after you register..

There is also a caravan park within walking distance.

You'll be asked about your accommodation plans as part of the registration process.


If you are staying at Rydges, parking is available for an additional $25 per night, ($50 for the conference) payable directly to Rydges.

Other parking is available around the streets and at Port Central but please note that there maybe restrictions.

There is limited parking at Rydges for people who are not staying at the hotel but are holders of a Disability Parking Permit. These can be purchased as part of the last step of the registration process.

What is the cost of the Conference?

The cost per person is $295 which includes the conference, refreshments in breaks, lunches and the conference dinner on the Tuesday night.

Registrations completed before 31st July will qualify for the Early Bird rate of $280.

What is the timetable of the conference.

Tues 15th  
10:00am Arrival and collection of the “bag of goodies” and a coffee or tea
11:00am Conference starts
12:30pm Lunch and then the afternoon session
3:00pm Afternoon tea and then free time to relax
 6:00pm Conference dinner
Wed 16th  
8:30am Arrival Coffee/Tea and chat
9:30am Conference starts

Lunch and the free time to relax and enjoy what Port Macquarie has to offer. There is an optional dolphin spotting Hastings River Cruise at 230pm if you'd like to attend at $30 per head. Space is limited so get in fast.

Thu 17th  
8:30am Arrival Coffee/Tea and chat
9:30am Conference starts
1:00pm Lunch and finish

What if I have any questions or would like more information?
Any and all questions are welcome and can be sent to Graeme Marks, Seniors' Pastor at the Point Community Church, by clicking on this link.

How do I register?
We're not asking anyone to show their Seniors' Card. If you want to come even if you haven't retired, you are very welcome.

Scroll down passed the map and follow the prompts complete your registration.

Please pay at least the 20% deposit to secure your spot. You can make additional payments at any time. To qualify for the early bird, the balance is due no later than July 31. The final date for all other payments is one month before, (15th September). If you pay the full amount now, it will help us offset the loan on our Mission Campus fund.

After you have registered for the conference, please wait for the screen to load to ask you about your accommodation requirements.

Paying by direct deposit

If you wish to pay by direct deposit, (in part or in full), please select the "Pay at Welcome Desk, Church or Direct Deposit" option when finalising the registration

The Point's banking details are:

Account Name:  TPCC
BSB: 032 586
Account: 297 361
your name Seniors' Conference 

Paying by Credit Card

please select "Paypal".

Date & Time

15 October, 2024 10:00 AM - 17 October, 2024 1:30 PM
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  • Early Bird per attendee

    Register before 31st July 2024 for early bird rate. Full rate $295 applies from 1st August. Registrations close 15 September

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    Register before 31st July 2024 for early bird rate. $30 for optional Hastings River Cruise Full rate $295 applies from 1st August. Registrations close 15 September

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