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The 202nd Convention of the Diocese of Maine diome logo 02222021

"Go forth with hope and grace"

Online Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Watch live on YouTube!
 (Voters login to Zoom by 8:45 am)

Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  

Hebrews 4:16 NRSV  

PAGE CONTENTS


AGENDA

  • 8:00 am Zoom Meeting Room Opens
  • 8:45 am Credentialing
  • 8:55 am Quorum Polling
  • 9:00 am Convention Session I
  • 11:45 am Break
  • 12:00 pm Convention Session II
  • 12:30 pm-1:00 pm Hold for Time 

Download a copy of the full AGENDA here.

 

WORSHIP & BISHOP BROWN'S CONVENTION ADDRESS

Join the entire diocese in online worship! We will pause throughout convention on Saturday, October 23 to hear the Word of God, praise God with song, and Spiritual Eucharist. Worship will include Bishop Thomas Brown's Convention Address/Sermon. See where we will engage in worship by consulting the agenda. Download Bishop Brown's address here and is available for clergy to use as their sermon on Sunday, October 24.

Download the BISHOP'S CONVENTION ADDRESS here.

Download a copy of the CONVENTION WORSHIP BULLETIN here.


RULES OF ORDER

 
Important note: Please refrain from posting any comments other than those noted as allowed in the Rules of Order in 'Chat' during Convention. Unofficial debate is not permitted. Example: When someone speaks from the floor for one side of a resolution, do not praise the response, praise the speaker's willingness to share their thoughts, or question a point that they have made. It may seem natural to do this, but it is out of order. Imagine you are on the floor of convention, use the 'Raise Hand' function (see tips in the FAQs below), and await to be recognized and permitted to speak by the Chair. 
 
For a refresher on parliamentary procedure, consult this Robert's Rules Chart of Motions
 
See other rules and technology tips here CONVENTION FAQs.  
 

CONSENT CALENDAR

View the 2021 CONSENT CALENDAR here - approved as presented. 

 

ELECTIONS FOR DIOCESAN OFFICES  

Convention will vote to fill the positions listed below at Convention. Nominees are listed in the order their nominations were received.
 
Learn more about NOMINEES FOR DIOCESAN OFFICES (17 pages) here.
 
Secretary  (Need to Elect 1) - one year term
Elected: Karen Perka
Treasurer (Need to Elect 1) - one year term
Elected: Thomas Ward
Trustees  (Need to Elect 4) - four year term
Elected:  Timothy Boggs, Nathaniel Henshaw, Carlos Mello, Nick Penfield
Provincial Conference- Lay Deputy (Need to Elect 1) - two year term
Elected: Ted Fletcher
Standing Committee - Clergy (Need to Elect 1) - three year term
Elected: Kerry Mansir
Standing Committee - Lay (Need to Elect 1) - three year term
Elected: Mark Spahr
Disciplinary Board - Clergy Representative (Need to Elect 1) - two year term
Elected: Shirley Bowen 
Provincial Conference - Clergy Deputy (Need to Elect 1) - two year term
Nominees: none
Provincial Conference - Clergy Alternate Deputy (Need to Elect 1) - two year term
Nominees:none
Provincial Conference- Lay Alternate Deputy (Need to Elect 1) - two year term
Nominees: none  
 

BUDGET

Below are two documents outlining the proposed budget for 2022, and a presentation of the proposed budget at the 9/28/21 Town Hall:

2022 BUDGET SPREADSHEET - Adopted as presented
 
 

RESOLUTIONS

Proposed resolutions are posted below. 
 
#3:    Adopted - TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
#4:    Adopted - FAITH, FARMING, GOOD NEWS GARDENS 
#5:    Adopted - CLERGY COMPENSATION FOR 2022 Supporting Documents for Resolution #5: Tables 1 and 2 
#6:    Adopted -  LAY COMPENSATION FOR 2022 
#7:    Adopted -  CHANGE IN STATUS: WINTHROP 
#8:    Adopted - CHANGE OF STATUS: HALLOWELL
 
 
 

MINUTES OF THE 2020 CONVENTION 

 Approved - 201st DIOCESAN CONVENTION MINUTES 

 

CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Planning Team
Holly Sargent, St. George's, York Harbor (Chair)
Rev. Dave Dalzell, Trinity, Saco
Steve Mine, Church of the Good Shepherd, Houlton
Seth Stewart, All Saints by the Sea, Southport
 
Resolutions Team
Marge Kilkelly, Christ Church, Gardiner (Chair)
John Atwood, St. Giles, Jefferson
Lis Ingoldsby, St. Brendan the Navigator, Deer Isle
Rev. Calvin Sanborn
Tracy Shaffer, St. Dunstan's, Ellsworth
 
Worship Team
Rev. Brent Was, St. Francis by the Sea, Blue Hill (Chair)
Robert Ludwig, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley
Rev. Ryan Mails, St. George's, York Harbor
Rev. George Sheats, St. Michael's, Auburn
 

HELPFUL LINKS 

 

PRAY 

Pray for the convention’s work supporting diocesan mission and ministry. Suggested prayers are in the Book of Common Prayer on pages 817-18.
 
 
 
For more information, contact Canon Barbara Martin via email or at 207.772.1953 x 125.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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