Conversations Around the Diocese

The General Convention, which meets in Salt Lake City from June 24th – July 3rd, 2015, is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years. Deputies and bishops representing each of 109 dioceses carry out the work of the Church at each Convention.

If you wish to converse with our Bishop and Deputies about issues facing this Convention, then they will be available on the following dates in these locations:

Meeting Dates and Times
May 2 at 4 p.m. – St. Mark’s, Brunswick
May 16 at 4 p.m. – Holy Comforter, Martinez
May 30 at 10 a.m. – Christ Church, Savannah
June 6 at 4 p.m. – St. Paul’s, Albany
June 13 at 2 p.m. – Trinity, Cochran

Reports & Proposed Legislation
The reports to the Convention which are important include the Report of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage and the Report of the Task Force for Reimagining the Church. Reports to General Convention are assembled in what is called the Blue Book. Reports filed to date may be viewed here: Blue Book Reports

The work of the Convention will also include the passage of a church-wide budget for 2015-2018 as well as the House of Bishops’ election of a new Presiding Bishop. The Report from the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music calls the convention to authorize “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage,” “The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2,” and “The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony” from “Liturgical Resources I: I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015,” beginning the First Sunday of Advent 2015, under the direction of the bishop exercising ecclesiastical authority.


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