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Diocesan Convention 2021

In light of the continuing rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Vermont, the diocesan convention events originally slated to take place on Saturday, November 6 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul will now take place online.

  • The business portion of diocesan convention will be held as planned, online via Zoom on Thursday, November 4 beginning at 6 p.m.
  • The bishop’s address, worship, and other programming will take place online via Zoom and YouTube Saturday, November 6. Watch future issues of the Mountain for more information about the agenda, starting time, and how to join.

If you are a delegate and unable to attend convention, it is your responsibility to notify the diocesan office of the change.

Pre-Convention Hearing: October 28 at 6 p.m. on Zoom

A pre-convention hearing will be held via Zoom on October 28 at 6 p.m. Watch for additional details in future newsletters.

Business Session: November 4 at 6 p.m. on Zoom

The business session will take place online via Zoom on Thursday, November 4 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. In order to participate in the business session of convention, delegates will need a dependable internet connection and access to Zoom (see technical requirements). Clergy or delegates who anticipate connectivity or technological challenges that might make it difficult to participate in convention from home are asked to email communications@diovermont.org. The business session will be broadcast online for viewing by the general public.

BWorship, Bishop’s Address and More: November 6 Online

The bishop’s address, worship, and other programming will take place online via Zoom and YouTube Saturday, November 6. Watch future issues of the Mountain for more information about the agenda, starting time, and how to join.

Submit Nomination by September 24

Watch future editions of The Mountain for a listing of open diocesan leadership positions and a link to submit nominations.

Submit Resolutions to Convention by September 24

Pre-Convention Journal Reports Due September 15

Each year, the bishop’s staff creates a pre-convention journal to inform the people of the diocese and convention delegates about the work of the diocese and its leadership bodies and institutions. Diocesan officers and the leaders of diocesan committees, commissions and institutions will receive an email from Pamela Van de Graaf with instructions for submitting their reports.

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