On October 14,
The deadline for submitting Nominations and Resolutions is AUGUST 14, 2017. The deadline for advance registering for Convention is SEPT. 29. Please advance register -- do NOT wait to register on-site!!
Pre-Convention meetings in Convocations (list of meetings)
Registration Form (clergy and lay deputy)
Interested in being nominated for a diocesan committee but you're not sure? Care to learn more about what is involved? I invite you to read some interviews with a few of our members who serve on diocesan committees or as deputies to the General Convention.
The Annual Convention is where members of the diocesan community gather to conduct the business of the diocese, strengthen fellowship, equip and expand their capacity for ministry, and renew their faith through prayer and worship.
The Annual Convention and special conventions are convened by the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese, usually the bishop, or in the absence of a bishop, by the Standing Committee. Each parish of the
Occasionally Special Conventions are convened to address a matter of critical consequence to the life,
The principal business of the Annual Convention is to address legislation and resolutions, elect officers of Convention, and members and representatives of canonical bodies, establish the assessment for funding the diocesan
Formation and education are an integral part of Convention through workshops, presentations, exhibits, and networking. A program, speaker, or new initiative is often highlighted during the business sessions, and ministry celebrated through the presentation of the Bishop’s Shield award to persons who given exemplary service to their churches and communities.
Prayer and worship undergird all aspects of Convention, most notably through the Convention Eucharist typically celebrated at a host parish near the Convention site. Convention members also gather for Morning Prayer and Noonday Prayer.