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Sept 27 – Sept 29, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska

“I was so blessed by the entire weekend. It is such a neat thing to be shown such love and respect – often missing in our culture! God’s spirit reigned and ministered in precious ways.” – a C2017 attendee

Celebrate 2019! is a national gathering of empty nesters, boomers and builders to discover a life with purpose for Jesus Christ. Past events have focused on telling our story and anchoring our faith. This year we will look to God to define our lives for his purposes. Celebrate 2019 will include encouragement, fellowship, music and entertainment. You won’t want to miss it!


Celebrate 2019! will be held September 27-September 29, 2019 in Omaha, NE.

Back by popular demand, the same registration fee! In an effort to keep this key event affordable, we are able to hold the registration fee to the same as our previous event; $199/person. With the fee you will get admission to the event and meals (Friday – dinner, Saturday – breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday – breakfast).

The theme for Celebrate 2019 is Living With Purpose. Speaker Dr. Ray Pritchard will be leading us through God’s word and helping us understand God’s purpose for us in this life. Dr. Pritchard is the President of Keep Believing Ministries. He has ministered extensively in China, Bolivia, Columbia, Paraguay, Belize, Haiti, Nigeria, Switzerland, Russia, India, Nepal and South Korea. Dr. Pritchard is a frequent conference speaker, radio talk show guest and author having penned 31 books. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Foto Sisters showcasing a blend of sacred, classical and worship music. We will also enjoy the mix of message and magic from David Garrard. Combined with good food and great fellowship, Celebrate 2019 is sure to encourage and inspire us in Living With Purpose.



Registration includes:


Registration will soon be available. Stay tuned but make plans now to join us in Omaha.

Click here to read about past events or contact MB Foundation at 800.551.1547  for more information about the gathering.


All events will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market, 555 South 10th Street, Omaha NE 68102. Our group rate for Friday and Saturday will be $125 (plus tax) per night. The group rate for any additional nights, will be $149 (plus tax) for three nights prior and three nights following the event. Complimentary self-parking is available for overnight guests. For general hotel information, visit embassysuites3.hilton.com and search for Old Market, NE or call 402.346.9000.

You will need to make your own hotel room reservations. Please call the hotel at 402.346.9000 and mention Celebrate 2019 (Mennonite Brethren Gathering) to reserve your room. If you have any trouble reserving your hotel room, contact Danielle Bartel at 800.551.1547 or dbartel@mbfoundation.com.

Deadline for reservations at the group rate is Tuesday, August 27, 2019. You are encouraged to make your reservation as soon as possible as the rate and room availability cannot be guaranteed after that date.

If needed, other lodging options near the Embassy Suites include the Courtyard (402.346.2200), Hilton Garden Inn (402.341.4400) and Hyatt Place (402.513.5500).


YES! Please call the Embassy Suites at 402.346.9000 to make reservations. Be sure to mention Celebrate 2019 (Mennonite Brethren Gathering) in order to receive the group discount rate of $125 per night plus tax for Friday and Saturday. Additional nights will be at the discount rate of $149 per night plus tax. The deadline for reservation at this rate is Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

We understand this can be a costly event for some. We recommend contacting your local church to see what resources are available.

Yes! The Embassy Suites will provide complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the airport. Please call the hotel at 402.346.9000 and ask for valet, as the valet staff also coordinate the shuttles, and request shuttle service from the airport.

Registration is not yet open but will be made available at www.mbfoundation.com/celebrate2019 and via a paper form. Stay tuned!


1:00–5:30 PM Registration

5:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM General Session

8:30 PM Magician David Garrard

Opens at 7:30 AM Breakfast in the Atrium on Your Own

8:45 AM Worship

9:45 AM Coffee Break

10:15 AM Special Guest: Amy Hanson

11:45–5:30 PM Free Time & Lunch on Your Own

5:30 PM Dinner

6:45 PM General Session

8:15 PM The Foto Sisters

9:30 PM Dessert Reception

Opens at 7:30 AM Breakfast in the Atrium on Your Own

9:30–11 AM General Session & Conclusion of Celebrate 2019!


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