EPISCOPAL TRANSITION 

Visit the Bishop Quest website for the most up-to-date information and to visit the profiles of the candidates at bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org

 
BISHOP QUEST PRAYER
written by The Rev. Cn. Nancy Moore, Chaplain

God of Grace, we give you thanks for all the blessings of our common life and ministries as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. We thank you for the faithful work of the Discernment Committee and for all who have offered themselves to your service in this season of change. May the Holy Spirit continue to bless the Transition Committee, and to infuse this process with the gifts of faith, hope and love.  We give thanks and pray for Anne, Janet, Ken, Rachel, and Thomas. May they be filled with vision, courage, patience and hope as our work of discernment continues. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen. 

 

WALKABOUT GATHERINGS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 To SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019
You will have an opportunity to attend the "Walkabout" gathering and to visit the Bishop Quest website to learn about the candidates. These events will be offered in Bangor, Augusta and Portland the weekend of January 18 - 20. Details are being finalized and will be published soon.  

 

SPECIAL CONVENTION TO ELECT THE TENTH BISHOP OF MAINE 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019, 9:00AM
CROSS CENTER, BANGOR
[SNOW DATE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019]
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LETTER FROM BISHOP LANE REGARDING THE SPECIAL CONVENTION 
Please read through the information Bishop Steve shares here to help prepare.
 
 
REGISTRATION FOR DELEGATES & CANONICALLY RESIDENT CLERGY 
Only canonically resident clergy and duly elected delegates may register using the form below:
 

Late registration will close on 18 January 2019, and no later registrations will be accepted.

Alternates may only register if they are replacing a delegate, and only after the change has been made. 

To secure the convention floor and to protect the voters from electioneering, there will be no Visitors’ Gallery. The entire convention will be livestreamed so that all may witness the process. Information about how to access the livestream will be made available here and in The Dio Log. The worship booklet (prayers and music) will also be available electronically here. Congregations are invited to organize viewing events so interested parishioners can gather, watch, listen and pray together, and then celebrate a successful election.  All results will also be posted as soon as possible to the official Diocese of Maine website and social media platforms.

 
LIST OF LAY DELEGATES & CERTIFICATES OF DELEGATES 
Most congregations in Maine have already designated their electing convention delegates. Below is a list of the lay delegates that have been certified:  Diocese of Maine Electing Convention Lay Delegates as of 26 November 2018
 
An Electing Convention Certificate has been emailed to those congregations that have not yet certified their electing convention delegates. This form will be due on January 2nd and will need to be signed by the rector, priest-in-charge or senior warden (in absence of a priest).
 
If you have any questions, have yet to certify your delegates or need to make changes, please contact Teresa at
 

 

 

 

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