The 75th
GENERAL CONVENTION 2006
June 13-21, Columbus,Ohio

 

 

 

REPORT TO NEVADA
This page last updated on Saturday, July 8, 2006 9:31 PM

 
JOURNAL JOTTINGS from Nevada's BISHOP & DEPUTIES
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ISSUES
that were addressed
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Unofficial SUMMARY OF THE ACTIONS OF CONVENTION
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WEDNESDAY June 21.... (Last Day)

 

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori returns
to the
Nevada desert
and the
Sierra Nevada mountains
as our chief pastor for another five months.

 

 

 

 

New York Times reports on the election of Bishop Katharine
Wednesday, June 21

The Flavor of General Convention
Comments from Deputations around the Country

RESOURCES for discussing General Convention in the parish

 

 

 

A walk through the Exhibit Hall

 

 

FULL TEXT of
Bishop Katharine's sermon
at the closing Eucharist

 

 

 

PB Elect Press Conference
(Video Presentation)

 

 

 

TUESDAY June 20....


Alex Baumgarten of St.Paul's, K street, an international affairs specialist with the Church's Office of Government Relations (OGR), chats with visting bishops from the provinces of Central Africa and Tanzania at the OGR recpetion.
Mary Getz (right) maintains The Episcopal Public Policy Network (in the Washington DC office of OGR)which brings the positions of the Episcopal Church to our nation's lawmakers. The Office represents the social policies of the church including issues of international peace and justice, human rights, immigration, welfare, poverty, hunger, health care, violence, civil rights, the environment, racism and issues involving women and children. Bishop Katharine is a member of EPPN

 

A GLIMPSE OF THE PRESSROOM AT GENERAL CONVENTION

275 credentialed National, International and regional reporters, as well as Diocesan Communicators wrote and transmited their stories here to various media around the world

 

 

 

Don't miss our deputies' dinner with Katharine in today's Journal Jottings

 

 

YOUNG ADULTS' LIVES
ENRICHED BY FESTIVA
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Associated Press wire story reports their view of General Convention today

Decisions ..... Decisions. Some may come today....

Young and old are waiting

 

 

"Keeping the Flame of Hope Alive" is the theme
of World Refugee Day (today) 2006

 

 

Text of George Werner's homily at this morning's Eucharist

 

 

MONDAY June 19.....

Debbie Beebe (Incline Village -Volunteer in Registration) with deputies MARGARET BOUZEK and ELIZABETH TATTERSALL amid the whirlwind -- looking proud to be Nevadans!

 

 

 

 

 

Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes Bishop Katharine

 

Report to the Diocese of El Camino Real from Britt Olson
(former rector, St. Pauls's Sparks)

 

SUNDAY June 18 ......

OUR BISHOP ! -- NOW SHARED WITH THE WHOLE CHURCH

I am deeply honored and humbled to have been called to serve the church in this way, and I look forward to a glorious season of mission that will demand our best efforts and call forth all the gifts of this church – known and as yet unknown. May that focus on mission be for us and the world a royal road to reconciliation. As we seek to realize the Millennium Development Goals, may the world in our day again be able to say not only, “see those Christians, how they love one another” but, “how well they love those beyond their bounds.” May we come to see and celebrate the inbreaking of the Reign of God in our neighbors’ lives as well as in our own.

I give deep and abundant thanks for the journey that my brother bishops and I have shared these last months. It has been humbling, joy-filled, challenging, and at times even frustrating, but it has been a community of pilgrims, a band which has grown closer in spite of our differences. We have learned that we have far more in common than anything that separates us. Any one of them could have been elected today, and any one would serve capably and with distinction. May God continue to richly bless Bishops Neil Alexander, Francisco Duque-Gomez, Ted Gulick, Charles Jenkins, Henry Parsley, and Stacy Sauls. May their dioceses recognize the ways in which they and their dioceses have been blessed by this experience. I give thanks in the knowledge that the people of those dioceses will welcome them home with warmth and affection –– and with gifts strengthened by their part in this discernment.

I give thanks for the leadership of our current Presiding Bishop, and his wise and careful example. My particular prayer is that his abundant gifts will continue to be shared with the wider church for many, many years to come.

I am exceedingly grateful to the people of the Diocese of Nevada, who called a stranger to join them in the desert. We have pushed and prodded and dreamed together about a vision of God’s reign in that blessed place. The hardest part of this work will be saying Adios and Adieu. As much as I know that God continues with them, it will not be easy for me to go.

May this greatly blessed church be the vehicle and leader in building the Reign of God in our day.

Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. [Eph. 3:20-21]

+Katharine


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Both houses urge whole Church
to implement MDG's

 

 

Bishop Katharine greets
the House of Deputies

 

26th Presiding Bishop election results

Homily of Presiding Bishop FRANK GRISWOLD at this morning's Eucharist

Episcopal Churchwomen (ECW) celebrated 30 years of ordained women's ministries with the link of chains.

Bishop Katharine's Reflections from Columbus #7

SATURDAY June 17 ......

EpiscoPod: Episode One: EpiscoGeeks - click on the image above for QT PODCAST (Windows users try this)

 

CONVENTION HONORS
2 OUTGOING LEADERS
THIS EVENING

 

 

Youth Bring New Voices to General Convention...

 

 

 

 

 

The 18 young adults who make up the official youth presence at the General Convention received a standing ovation after addressing the House of Deputies, but it wasn’t just a case of youth on parade. They’ve been making their presence known all around the convention as active participants in worship services, hearings and legislative sessions

 

 

The Ingathering of the United Thank Offering is the largest worship service of the General Convention. This morning, Sharon Scott presents the offering of the people of Nevada to Presiding Bishop Frank Giswold.

 

 

 

SHIRLEY SMITH (Trinity, Reno - 3d from Left) was honored yesterday at ECW Triennial. She is seen here with Bill & Sharon Scott (UTO reps) and a family
member

 

 

FRIDAY June 16 ......

Wrestling with words

Today's
NEWS FROM THE YOUNG ADULT FESTIVAL

 

Bishop Katharine's Reflections from Columbus #6



Kay Meyer stands at the doorway to the Episcopal Churchwomen Triennial Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, shortly after her election as national ECW president. Meyer was elected today to the three-year term after three ballots. Two other women had been nominated for the office. She is from Fort Valley, (Diocese of Atlanta) which has a population of about 9,000,

 

“New Richness” being presented in the Roman Catholic Church

MORNING NOTES ..... from Elizabeth Tattersall & Dick Schori

THURSDAY June 15 ......

 

RECONCILERS.NET --- Nurturing the concept !

 

 

TRACES OF THE TRADE - A film to look for during the year
Screened in pre-release today at GC today

 

SHARON SCOTT (Trinity Reno)
is focused on the
ECW (Episcopal Church Women) ingathering for
UTO (United Thank Offering)
that funds so many wonderful projects.

 

Bishop Katharine's Reflections from Columbus #5

NEWS FROM THE YOUNG ADULT FESTIVAL

 

 

Remarks of M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE,
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Delivered at the Presiding Bishop’s Forum, “Towards Reconciliation,”

 

DANFORTH CHALLENGES CHURCH TO "HIGHER CALLING" OF RECONCILIATION

 

Episcopal Church Foundation and Union of Black Episcopalians form partnership

 

 

House of Bishops today approved funding for establishment of Summer camping experiences for children of Prison inmates (D012) - $150,000 (For some reason they didn't know we also have such a program at our Galilee summer camp at Lake Tahoe ! ) [Ed note: Elizabeth Tattersall will have to spread the word]

 


Not Your Father's College Ministry

After the Big Hearing: A Conversation with the Archbishop of York (England)

ALERT - Larry King will interview Presiding Bishop Frank Griswald TONIGHT, 6:30-7pm on CNN, from the General Convention in Columbus, Ohio. The program will open at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion on human-sexuality issues in the church. Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire is scheduled to be one of the panelists.

Presiding Bishop FRANK GRISWOLD's sermon at this morning's Eucharist

8:20am - New "jottings" in our deputies' journals this morning...

Updates on the legislation are being posted daily.
See ISSUES link below this News and Events section.

 

WEDNESDAY June 14 ....

DAVID PRINGLE (18) ADDRESSES THE HOUSE of BISHOPS

Bishop Katharine's Reflections from Columbus #4

 

BISHOP GERALYN WOLF (Arizona) ADDRESSES THE ECW

 

"EMBRACING THE NOW: High-Flying Ministry" - Story on Bishop Katharine
in July 11 Las Vegas Journal

MYTHS & FACTS about GENERAL CONVENTION - Kathy Copas, Indianapolis

STIRRING THE WATERS FROM ACROSS THE POND

FIRST "CONVENTION NIGHTLY" video report & First CONVENTION DAILY Newspaper
is posted: - see link below

[9:15am] New Journal Jottings from our deputation sent this morning

 

 

Debbie Beebe (St. Patrick's)
volunteering in Registration

 

 

CHURCH DECIDES: "No Cukes !"

 

TUESDAY June 13 ......

As of 3 p.m. on June 13 there were: - 839 registered Deputies, - 306 registered Alternates, - 230 registered Bishops (including guests), - 365 ECW Triennial participants, - 27 Youth Deputies

New pictures today

 

WINDSOR REPORT RESOLUTIONS BEGIN TO MOVE THROUGH COMMITTEES

 

 

 

U2CHARIST SUPPORTS MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Sermon by Michael B. Curry
Courtesy of Diocese of No. Carolina

 

Bishop Katharine's Reflections from Columbus #3

"ONE Episcopalian" & MDG's addressed today by NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CONCERNS committee

 

DICK SCHORI reports from the first Press Briefing
- He is an official credentialed member of the Press!

YAF Newsletter - June 13

 

MDGs and ONE Campaign addressed in open hearing

MONDAY June 12 ......

BISHOP KATHARINE TESTIFIES AT PB&F Hearing June 12

Spouses of some
of the nominees for
Presiding Bishop:

Left to right:
Ginger Sauls,
Barbara Gulick,
Richard Schori,
Lynn Alexander, and Rebecca Parsley
.

 

 

 

Bishop Katharine's Reflections from Columbus #2

Griswold, Werner offer focus for Convention at June 12 Eucharist

--------------Excerpt of George Werner's address

 

Bishop Katharine's Reflections from Columbus #1

 


"Eyes Wide Open" Exhibit on the Ohio Statehouse lawn.

Sponsors: Episcopal Peace Fellowship & American Friends Service Committee

Interviews with the 7 NOMINEES FOR PRESIDING BISHOP (requires Windows Media Player)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

RESOURCES to use in discussion GENERAL CONVENTION in the parish

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2009 General Convention
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