October 31st – November 1st, 2014 at Jay Peak Resort
The journey we are on as the Episcopal Church in Vermont is a journey toward full and faithful participation in the reconciling Mission of God in the world of the 21st century. We are mindful that this journey challenges us with new realities about what it means to be and to become the Church, the faithful community of the Body of Christ, called out by God to give voice and substance to the Good News of God in Christ in our day and time.
Video and Other Resources from this 2014 Diocesan Convention
The Bishop’s address is available both in video and text form.
This video is available in three different lengths. Possible uses might be to share on a parish website, Facebook or on a screen in your building or community to introduce (or reintroduce!) people to the Episcopal Church in Vermont and our many ministries.
This video report highlights Pilgrimage for Earth, Rock Point Intentional Spiritual Community and Long-Range Planning, Living Stones, Vermont Interfaith Action, Franklin Alliance For Rural Ministries (FARM), Gethsemane Play Group, CameoARTS, Joint Urban Ministry Project (JUMP), and more.
The Rev. Christopher Hingley is the Overseas Ambassador for Petra Schools, Zimbabwe. Click here to watch the video shown during his Friday workshop, and to learn more about Petra
The Rev. Lisa Ransom, The Rev. Nicholas Porter, and Maddie Ransom report on the important work of Kids4Peace.
This video covers the entire dinner church-style worship Saturday Morning.
Click here for video of this sermon (apologies, the audio is clear, but Sharon is just out of view!)
Click here to listen to the sermon Sharon quotes from Bishop Jake Ownsby titled “Gone Fishing”
Again, the sound in this video is clear, but Christine is just out of view. Apologies. The beautiful sermon is still worth a listen!
Bishop Ian T. Douglas, 15th Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Connecticut
This video can be used as a resource to design your own discussion in your community around telling the story of God’s Mission.
What’s that black book about?? Click here to read a story about how an exercise from this workshop has already been used in one of our ministries (thank you Craig Hammond!)
Click here to see “God’s Mission in 100 Words” as read and discussed in the video.
The first part of Bishop Douglas’s keynote was participatory. We have made video available as we feel the exercizes he went through might be useful to adapt in our parish communities.
We encourage you to share Bishop Douglas’s presentation with your parish. Click here to download the accompanying Powerpoint slideshow.
RESOLUTION TO AMEND CANON 10 – this is a unique resolution in that it asks Convention Delegates to approve the referral of the proposed amendment of Canon 10 to the Committee on Canons. you will not be asked to approve the proposed amendment to Canon 10.
ECONOMIC JUSTICE COALITION REPORT TO CONVENTION (STATUS UPDATE ON RESOLUTION (1) ON ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND INCOME INEQUALITY APPROVED BY 2014 CONVENTION)
AMENDED PROPOSED 2015 OPERATING BUDGET (10/29/14)