The 202nd Convention of the Diocese of Maine
"Go forth with hope and grace"
Online Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
(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
- 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
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.
Elected: Karen Perka
Elected: Thomas Ward
Trustees (Need to Elect 4)
- four year term
Elected: Timothy Boggs, Nathaniel Henshaw, Carlos Mello, Nick Penfield
Elected: Ted Fletcher
Elected: Kerry Mansir
Elected: Mark Spahr
Elected: Shirley Bowen
Below are two documents outlining the proposed budget for 2022, and a presentation of the proposed budget at the 9/28/21 Town Hall:
Proposed resolutions are posted below.
MINUTES OF THE 2020 CONVENTION
Approved - 201st DIOCESAN CONVENTION MINUTES
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
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
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
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.