FAQ May

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What is Deeply Rooted?

Deeply Rooted: A Gathering is a faith and creativity gathering in Chicago for women, co-founded by Tammy Perlmutter and Joy Williams. Sponsored by Wilson Abbey and Jesus People USA.

When is Deeply Rooted?

Deeply Rooted is a biannual event that takes place the third Saturday in May and the second weekend in November. Our next event is Saturday, May 2o, 2017.

What time does it start and end?

Doors open at 6:45, begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:30 with a dessert reception following.

Where is the conference?

Deeply Rooted is held in the Jesus People USA Covenant Church sanctuary at Wilson Abbey, 931 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.

What is included in ticket price?

The ticket price includes 2 speakers and a dessert reception.

How can I connect with other attendees?

You can use our Facebook page to connect with other attendees.

When should I arrive? What time will it end?

What if I have dietary restrictions?

 We will have gluten and dairy-free options at our dessert reception.

Are children welcome?

 Nursing babies and girls 13 and up are welcome, but unfortunately we can’t have children attend since we record each speaker.

What should I bring?

A Bible, journal, pen, and your own sweet self.

What should I wear?

It’s a very casual environment, so please dress comfortably. Dress in layers to accommodate temperature changes.

Where do I park?

 Street parking is limited and surrounding streets are permit only. There is a parking garage nearby at Weiss Hospital. Public parking rates for the parking garage are as follows: $8 for 1 to 3 hours; $10 for 3 to 5 hours; and $12 for 5 to 24 hours. Park only on the 3rd or 4th level.
4650 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
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Walk south on N Clarendon Ave toward W Eastwood Ave.
Turn right onto W Wilson Ave, Wilson Abbey will be on the left.

Handicap accessibility

 Our auditorium is on ground level, handicap accessible.

Who is speaking?

Ciera Smith was so good in November 2017 that we invited her back!!

Ciera Smith at Deeply Rooted in Chicago

Ciera, a Chicago transplant from Philadelphia, has lived on the West Side for the last 5 years. She is currently working as an Academic Coordinator at Breakthrough Urban Ministries in the East Garfield Park neighborhood where she facilitates the literacy curriculum for the K-3rd grade classes and trains teachers on best teaching practices. It is there at Breakthrough where she fell in love with working with youth and investing deeply in the lives of the students.
Having received her first masters in Urban Studies and Youth Development at Eastern University in Mary 2018, Ciera is now pursuing her second masters at DePaul University in Education and School Counseling. Ciera has a firm belief that students whose mental and social emotional health is not taken care of, students will not be able to thrive in the classroom in academics. Ciera finds joy in writing, cooking, checking out new coffee shops and restaurants in the city, and spending time with friends.

Aubrey Sampson had a previous engagement she was not aware of and had to cancel, BUT we now have Catherine McNiel joining us!

Catherine Carlson McNeil

Catherine is a writer and speaker who seeks to open eyes to God’s creative, redemptive work in each day. Catherine is the author of All Shall Be Well: Awakening to God’s Presence in His Messy, Abundant World coming out in August and Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline, which was an ECPA finalist for New Author. She’s on the lookout for wisdom, beauty, and iced coffee.

If you subscribe to her blog at Everyday Epiphanies, she will send you a free gift: a booklet called Be Still: An At-Home Meditation Guide, guided meditations and reflections ranging from 10 minutes to 30 minutes, or 90 minutes if you use them all back to back. You can even use it to do a simple at-home retreat!

How do I register?

Cancellation policy?

 Please use the contact form below to let us know you need to cancel your registration.

How can I donate?

Please use the contact form to donate.

 Volunteer opportunities?

We’re always in need of volunteers! Fill out the contact form below and let us know how you would like to help and when you’re available.

What do I do if I want to offer my gifts or services at Deeply Rooted?

Fill out the contact form below and let us know how you would like to be involved. We will consider all requests but cannot guarantee participation.

What is the seating arrangement?

Seating is general admission.

How can I connect with Deeply Rooted?

 You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Is WiFi available?

Yes, there is! We will give you the password on the program.