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Diocesan Convention 2020

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The 2020 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020 as an online gathering. If you are a delegate and unable to attend convention, it is your responsibility to notify the diocesan office of the change. 

Download the agenda for diocesan convention.

Online Participation and Voting

All 2020 convention business and voting will be conducted electronically, requiring a smart phone, tablet or computer with an internet connection. To participate, your device must meet these system requirements.  If you anticipate connectivity or technological challenges that might make it difficult to participate in convention from home, please email communications@diovermont.org for assistance. If your connectivity issues are prohibitive, you may wish to consider having an alternate delegate represent your congregation. General attendees and visitors will have the option to listen to convention by phone. Phone participation will not allow for voice or vote.

Learn more about how we will use Zoom and vote at election in this video, and download written instructions.

Pre-Convention Meeting

On October 22, we held a pre-convention meeting to review convention materials and practice online tools that will be used at our diocesan convention on October 31. A video of the meeting can be viewed on YouTube. 

Morning Session and Bishop’s Address

Morning Prayer will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be open to all (no registration required). Bishop Shannon will give her annual address during worship. The remainder of the morning session is open to all as well.

Join the Morning Prayer service via Zoom or watch on Facebook. Join by phone by dialing 646.558.8656 and using ID 899.0194.5355.

Download the bulletin for Morning Prayer.

Following morning prayer, we will hear a report from the group of diocesan leaders who have been working with Bishop Shannon to develop a vision for the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. The morning session will also introduce a new stewardship initiative led by TENS: The Episcopal Network for Stewardship, and a new antiracism series beginning in December.

Afternoon Business Session

The convention business session will be held beginning at 12:15 p.m. for voting clergy and delegates. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to delegates the week of convention.

Download the rules of order for convention.

General attendees and visitors will have the option to view a live-streamed video of convention on the Diocesan YouTube Channel or listen to the sessions by phone. Join by phone by dialing 646.876.9923 and using ID 984.7198.9013.

Registration

Registration is now closed. Please email Karen Robinson with questions.

Nominations

Download nominations for positions to be elected by convention. (Updated October 27)

Resolutions and Reports

Download resolutions to be considered by convention. (updated October 20)

Download the FY2021 Operating Budget (updated October 23)

Download the Treasurer’s Report (updated October 23)

Download documents in support of the ratification of St. Paul’s, Wells request for parish status.

Watch reports to convention on YouTube from the Standing Committee, Trustees, Mission Farm, Rock Point and Rock Point School. (updated October 23)

Pre-Convention Zoom Gathering on October 22

All delegates are encouraged to attend a pre-convention Zoom gathering will take place Thursday, October 22 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Attendees will hear updates about resolutions, nominations and the budget, have a chance to test the online voting platform and learn other important details.

Register to join the meeting by Zoom.  Join by phone: 646.876.9923, ID 977.1872.2289

Download the agenda for the pre-convention gathering.

Pre-Convention Journal

Each year a Pre-Convention Journal is created to inform the Episcopal Church in Vermont and our Convention Delegates about the activities of diocesan committees, commissions, institutions, and officers. 

Download the 2020 Pre-Convention Journal.