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2015 Diocesan Convention


Diocesan Convention is the decision-making body comprised of clergy and lay delegates from throughout the Episcopal Church in Vermont. Convention meets annually, and also use this time to learn from our speakers and one another, and think about our present and future as The Episcopal Church in Vermont. Delegates to Diocesan Convention are elected at your parish annual meeting, so if you are interested in being a delegate, make sure you attend that meeting!

The 183rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Vermont was held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, VT on Friday, November 6 and Saturday November 7, 2015. The theme was “Jazzed About God’s Mission,” and our special guest was the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church.

Convention Offering

Our Convention offering of $3,600 will support two local ministries and two global ministries with strong ties to the Episcopal Church in Vermont. 

Read a letter of of appreciation from Church of the Ascension, Hillside, Zimbabwe



Bishop Ely’s Address (video and text)

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings Convention Keynote/Forum

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings Convention Workshop

“Follow the Money” — animated video aboutw here our offerings go

Stirrings of the Spirit: Intensive Contemplative Immersion Training

Stirrings of the Spirit: Rock Point Intentional Community Partners’ Pantry

Together We Are: Feeding Ministries of the Episcopal Church in Vermont

United Thank Offering from Wendy Grace

Convention Eucharist (we apologize, much of the sound is low-quality)

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: The Jesus Movement


Convention Journal

Elections: Brookhaven Trustees, Financial Oversight and Audit Committee,Rock Point Board, Rock Point School Trustees, Standing Committee, Title IV Disciplinary Board, Trustees of the Diocese, Vermont Ecumenical Council and Bible Society, Diocesan Council

Bishop’s Appointments: Chaplains to Retired Clergy, Canon for Vocations, Canons Committee, Commission on Ministry, Resolutions Committee, Rock Point Board

A resolution establishing 2016 Clergy compensation (passed)

A resolution to adopt the 2016 Diocesan Operating Budget  (passeed, see below schedules and exhibits referenced in this resolution)

A resolution for sustainable development goals (passed)

A resolution on economic justice and income inequality (passed)

A resolution supporting local mission approaches (passed)

A proposal to amend Canon 29C, “Rock Point Board” (passed)

A proposal to amend Canon 10. “Property, Insurance, Audit and Finance” (passed)

Courtesy Resolutions

Congratulating the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry

Honoring Out of the Lion’s Mouth, a Modern Mystery Play, and the Players from St. Michael’s

Honoring Thomas Little

In Celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Building at Trinity Church, Rutland

In recognition of the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings

In response to Bishop Ely’s Address

In Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Katharine Jefforts Schori

Thanks to the Cathedral Community

Thanks to the Diocesan Ministry Support Team

Thanks to Kathleen Moore

Thanks to Mark Kalbfleisch and Crew

Thanks to Neal Robinson



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