GENERAL CONVENTION 2006
June 13-21, Columbus,Ohio
This page last updated on Saturday, July 8, 2006 9:31 PM
WEDNESDAY June 21.... (Last Day)
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori returns
York Times reports on the election of Bishop Katharine
The Flavor of
Elect Press Conference
TUESDAY June 20....
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
Decisions ..... Decisions. Some may come today....
Young and old are waiting
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!
to the Diocese of El Camino Real from Britt Olson
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]
SATURDAY June 17 ......
EpiscoPod: Episode One: EpiscoGeeks - click on the image above for QT PODCAST (Windows users try this)
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
FRIDAY June 16 ......
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,
MORNING NOTES ..... from Elizabeth Tattersall & Dick Schori
THURSDAY June 15 ......
RECONCILERS.NET --- Nurturing the concept !
SCOTT (Trinity Reno)
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]
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.
Updates on the legislation are being posted
WEDNESDAY June 14 ....
FIRST "CONVENTION NIGHTLY" video
report & First CONVENTION DAILY Newspaper
Debbie Beebe (St. Patrick's)
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
by Michael B. Curry
DICK SCHORI reports from the first Press
MONDAY June 12 ......
Spouses of some
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Interviews with the 7 NOMINEES FOR PRESIDING BISHOP (requires Windows Media Player)
RESOURCES to use in discussion GENERAL CONVENTION in the parish
General Convention ARCHIVES
July 12 - 18, 2009
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