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244th Diocesan Convention Report

November 7, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 244th Convention of the diocese was conducted online via Zoom on Saturday November 7, 2020, with the exception that the bishops and other essential participants were at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, appropriately distanced from one another. 

The formal Convention of November 7 was preceded by a series of online “roll out” meetings, which formed part of the official proceedings. At these roll out meetings,  the key ministries of the diocese delivered presentations, the chair of the Budget Committee, the Rev. Matt Mead, presented the proposed 2021 Diocesan Budget, and the resolutions slated to come before the Convention were introduced. Recordings of these meetings are show below, along with a recording of the November 2 Convention Service, at which the Reverend Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, was the preacher. 

Full Convention Videos including Bishops’ Addresses and Reports

Locations of Addresses:

Bishop Dietsche: Part 1, minute 20:00
Bishop Shin: Part 2, minute 9:40
Bishop Glasspool: Part 3, minute 0:35

A Video presentation of Episcopal Futures, the new diocesan program that was recently awarded a $1 million grant by the Lilly Endowment. 

Roll Out Meetings and Convention Service

Texts of Bishops’ Addresses

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Bishop Dietsche's 2020 Convention Address

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Bishop Shin's 2020 Convention Address

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Bishop Glasspool's 2020 Convention Report

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    Elections and Resolutions

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    Amended Resolution Designating the Third or Fourth Sunday in Advent as a Day to Offer God Thanks for the Abolition of Slavery and to Ask God’s Help in Assuring Always that Black Lives Matter

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    Budget Resolutions

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    Resolution Offered by the Bishop's Committee for the Diaconate

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    Reparations Resolution Amendment

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    Minimum Clergy Compensation Resolution

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    Election of Trustees of Estate and Property

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    Diocesan Canons with Changes to Canon 12 Marked

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    Results of 2020 Elections to Diocesan Offices

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    2021 Narrative Budget Approved at 244th Convention

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    2021 Diocesan Budget Approved at 244th Convention

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