Saturday, October 22, 2022

 

Looking to Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith

Hebrews 12:2

 

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine gathers together annually to conduct the business of our diocese. The clergy of the diocese along with elected lay delegates from each congregation in Maine makes up the voting body. This year’s convention will be online, taking place on Saturday, October 22. Clergy and delegates who are voting will meet via Zoom. The meeting will be livestreamed on YouTube for everyone to watch.

Keep up with convention communications here on our blog or click here to explore a list of newsletters containing convention announcements.

 

Important Dates

Watch for information, news, and pre-convention Town Hall invitations via email!

  • October 4 Budget, Rules of Order, Resolutions (Town Hall 7pm)
  • October 11 Resolutions, Consent Calendar (Town Hall 7pm)
  • October 12 Changes to Certificate of Elected Delegates Due (Form here)
  • October 18 Diocesan Convention (Town Hall 7pm)
  • October 19  Registration Deadline
  • October 22 Day of Convention (Convenes at 9am) 
  • October 25 Convention Debrief and Thanksgivings for the Town Hall program (7pm)

Resolutions

Here’s a first look at resolutions to be voted on at convention. More to come! Please join us at the Town Hall/Pre-Convention Hearing on Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. for presentation, debate, and discussion of some of these resolutions.

Registration

Registration for the 203rd annual Diocesan Convention is now open! Deadline is Wednesday, October 19th.

REGISTER  HERE

Who should register?

  • All voting lay convention delegates (not alternate delegates) whose names have been submitted by their congregation
  • All voting canonically resident clergy and licensed priests in charge who plan on attending convention
  • All diocesan officers who are canonically granted seat, voice, and vote
  • All non-voting staff and volunteers who are will be managing the online convention

What if I’m not clergy or a delegate? What if I’m an alternate delegate? How do I watch convention? 

We’ve got you! Everyone not participating in convention is invited to watch a livestream of convention over on our diocesan YouTube channel!

What if I’m an alternate taking the place of a delegate?

Your priest (or senior warden in absence of a priest) must first certify this change by completing and signing the form below. After that, you’ll be able to register!

REVISED CERTIFICATE OF DELEGATE FORM HERE

What if I have a question? 

Please email the Convention staff and the Committee on Credentials at [email protected]org

Open Diocesan Leadership Positions 2022

Nominations have closed. Bios of nominees to be available soon.

Diocesan Council Lay Area Representatives
Elected one for each of the six areas; two year terms; list of new reps to be available soon

Diocesan Council

 

Secretary of the Diocese
Need to elect one; one year term

Diocesan Officers

Treasurer of the Diocese
Need to elect one; one year term

Diocesan Officers

Disciplinary Board – Lay Representative
Need to elect one; two year term

Disciplinary Board

Standing Committee

  • Clergy Need to elect one; three year term
  • Lay Need to elect one; three year term

Standing Committee

General Convention Deputation

  • Clergy Need to elect four to serve at GC 2024
  • Lay  Need to elect four to serve at GC 2024

General Convention

Provincial Conference Clerical Deputy
Need to elect one; two year term

Province of New England

Pray for Convention

Please pray for the entire convention, your Bishop and staff, for all delegates and the decisions being made, and those who have offered themselves for leadership roles. Prayerfully consider how your vote furthers the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Maine and the wider Church.

Prayer for a Church Convention