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2014 Diocesan Convention – Equipped for the Journey: Formation For Mission

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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

BISHOP ELY’S CONVENTION ADDRESS (VIDEO AND TEXT)

The Bishop’s address is available both in video and text form. 

“WE ARE ALL THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN VERMONT” DIOCESAN NARRATIVE VIDEO

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. 

 STIRRINGS OF THE SPIRIT 2014 REPORT (VIDEO)

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’S ADDRESS (VIDEO)

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

KIDS4PEACE PRESENTATION (VIDEO)

The Rev. Lisa Ransom, The Rev. Nicholas Porter, and Maddie Ransom report on the important work of Kids4Peace.

SATURDAY MORNING WORSHIP (VIDEO)

This video covers the entire dinner church-style worship Saturday Morning.

SHARON ELY PEARSON SERMON: “FORMATION FOR MISSION IN A VUCA WORLD (TEXT)

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” 

CHRISTINE MOSELEY SERMON 

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

WORKSHOP: LEARNING TO TELL THE STORY OF GOD’S MISSION (VIDEO)

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. 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS PART 1: WORKSHOP (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.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS PART 2: BAPTIZED INTO MISSION (VIDEO)

We encourage you to share Bishop Douglas’s presentation with your parish. Click here to download the accompanying Powerpoint slideshow. 

RESOLUTIONS

ADDITIONAL RESOLUTIONS 

2015 CLERGY COMPENSATIONS RESOLUTION 

EARTH STEWARDS 2014 RESOLUTION ON POLYSTYRENE (UPDATED VERSION 10/24/14)

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)

NOMINATIONS 

VIDEO: CANDIDATES FOR ALTERNATE DEPUTY TO GENERAL CONVENTION

MORE INFORMATION ON NOMINATIONS

INFORMATION FROM 2014 NOMINEES

ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS FOR DIOCESAN OFFICES MAY BE MADE FROM THE CONVENTION FLOOR

PROPOSED BUDGETS

AMENDED PROPOSED 2015 OPERATING BUDGET (10/29/14)

PROPOSED 2015 DIOCESAN MINISTRY SUPPORT TEAM BUDGET (10/29/14)

PROPOSED 2015 ALLELUIAFUND BUDGET

PROPOSED 2015 CONTRIBUTIONS BUDGET

 

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