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BMA of Arkansas Meeting Information

By Duffy Guyton, Director • Church Relations at CBC

     It has been so encouraging seeing our many churches valiantly leading during this COVID season. We are looking forward to hosting the BMA of Arkansas’ 71st Annual Session on Nov. 5-6. It is our great pleasure to welcome the pastors and messengers to the CBC campus. We love and appreciate everyone who is part of the BMA of Arkansas; therefore, we desire for your time on campus to be meaningful, worshipful and safe. We are grateful for BMA of Ark. President Tom Mitchell as he and the officers have provided great leadership and direction during this season.

     It is our desire to serve you so, for your convenience, an information table will be set up outside of the Burgess Auditorium. Please feel free to stop by and let us know if there is anything you need.

Important Guidelines and Information

     Please note that due to COVID regulations and in providing the safest environment possible for all guests, students, faculty and staff, this year’s meeting will be in two locations. On Thursday at 6 p.m., the session will be in the Burgess Auditorium in the Cooper Complex. A COVID screening station will be located at the entrance at the double doors on the west side of the Cooper Complex. This will be the only entrance that will be open for meeting attendees. Adequate parking is provided near this location and will be appropriately identified.

     Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, all meetings and sessions will be in the Dining Hall in the Mabee Student Services Complex. A COVID screening station will be located in this building near the entrance on the west side of the building. All entrances for attendees will be clearly identified.

     In order to comply with CDC and Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, all visitors will have to complete a COVID screening before they can attend any session or meeting. Face coverings will have to be worn during the screening process and at all other times on campus that social distancing of at least six feet isn’t possible.

     We also regret that we will not be offering golf cart shuttles this year from the parking lot to the meeting and session locations. Again, this is to comply with COVID related guidelines. There are additional regulations related to dining services and those will be posted in the meal service area. The CBC Maintenance Staff will be disinfecting meeting areas throughout the entirety of the meeting, and hand sanitizer stations will also be available. CBC’s COVID Response Plan is available to the public at cbc.edu/covid.

CBC Dining Options

     CBC Dining Services will be offering meals for the messengers. Thursday/Friday — lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thurs. dinner, 4:45-6:30 p.m.; Friday — breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Cost will be $8 per person for lunch and $7 per person for dinner on Thursday. Cost will be $4 for breakfast and $8 for lunch on Friday. The menus are as follows:

Lunch, Thursday

  • Comfort Station — Turkey Breast, Cornbread Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Turnip Greens, Cornbread, Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Rolls
  • Salad Bar — Grab and go Cobb Salad, Garden Salad and Vegetarian Salad with assorted dressings
  • Grill Station — Hamburgers, French Fries
  • Dessert Station — Cinnamon Roll Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Sugar Free Dessert

Dinner, Thursday

  • Comfort Station — Sweet and Sour Chicken, Fried Rice, Steamed Rice, Mixed Vegetable, Egg Roll, Chicken Alfredo
  • Salad Bar — Grab and go Cobb Salad, Garden Salad and Vegetarian Salad with assorted dressings
  • Grill Station — Grilled Cheese, French Fries
  • Dessert Station — Chocolate Oreo Cake, Coconut Cake, Sugar Free Dessert

 Breakfast, Friday

  • Sausage Patty, Biscuits, Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Oatmeal

 Lunch, Friday

  • Comfort Station — Fried or Grilled Hand breaded Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Fried Okra, Cole Slaw, Fried Cod, Mac and Cheese
  • Soup/Salad Bar — Grab and go Cobb Salad, Garden Salad and Vegetarian Salad with assorted dressings
  • Grill Station — BBQ Rib Patty, French Fries
  • Dessert Station — Assorted Cookies, Chocolate Chip Pie, Sugar Free Dessert

     Café 52 Hours are: Thur., 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. A 10% discount off your entire purchase will be offered for all BMA patrons.

Lodging Information

     In preparation for the meeting, 20 hotel rooms have been blocked off at three locations. Each hotel offers coffee, water and juice, along with limited non-hot items that are individually wrapped and available for breakfast. Be sure to mention BMA of Arkansas or CBC when reserving your room or checking in at these locations:

      Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, 750 Amity Rd., Conway; (501) 932-0500; $77 for standard and $99 for suites.

      Fairfield by Marriot, 2260 Sanders Rd., Conway; (501) 505-8034; $79 for standard and $89 for suites.

     Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 2475 Sanders Rd., Conway; (501) 327-0898, $63 for standard and $69 for suites.


Helpful Parking Information

  • The city of Conway has designated “fire lanes” with red curbs and signs throughout the campus. Please understand that the Conway City Police Department has jurisdiction over these areas, even though they are on CBC property. Tickets for parking in a fire lane are very expensive, and we have no control over them. The safety of our employees, students and guests is our highest priority.
  • The same rules apply to parking on any of the adjacent streets around campus. These are marked with “no parking” signs. The City of Conway patrols those areas and tickets will be issued for any vehicles parked there.
  • CBC employees and students will park off-campus to make room for meeting attendees.
  • All parking spaces on the south and west sides of the Cooper Complex will be designated “handicapped parking” for the duration of the meeting.
  • Follow the “Overflow Parking” signage for additional parking options close to, but off-campus.

     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, at (501) 269-6784 or at dguyton@cbc.edu.

BMA of Arkansas Preliminary Schedule

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