Convention: Deadlines looming for reports, resolutions, nominations

Convention: Deadlines looming for reports, resolutions, nominations

The 2019 Diocesan Convention is November 8 and 9 at the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, the same location as the 2018 convention. Registration opens September 2, with Early Bird rates in effect until October 1.

Detailed information about diocesan convention

Reports

If you are the chair of a diocesan committee or commission or a group that receives money from the diocese, you have the responsibility to write a report to Diocesan Convention and send it to the secretary of convention at secretary@edfw.org. The deadline for reports is Tuesday, September 24. All reports should be written using the branded report template.

Report Template-Convention

Resolutions

If you have a resolution to propose, the canonical deadline is Monday, September 9.

More information on how to propose a resolution

Nominations

Are you called to a leadership role in the diocese? Consider nominating yourself for one of these offices. The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 9.

More information on nominations

These offices will be filled:

  • Four lay deputies and two alternates for General Convention 2021
  • Four clergy deputies and two alternates for General Convention 2021
    • Note: The EDFW Deputation will serve for three years, from the time they are elected until the next deputation election at the 2022 Diocesan Convention. This term includes the 2021 General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.  Duties will include but are not limited to travel, deputation meetings, preparation, legislative as well as committee sessions, worship, and reporting back.  Diocesan conventions elect deputies as members of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church’s triennial General Convention. The General Convention sets the mission priorities, budget and policies of the Episcopal Church for the next three years. It approves changes to the Church’s Constitution and Canons, and broadly defines the standards of worship.
  • One lay member for the Standing Committee
  • One clergy member for the Standing Committee
    • Note: The Standing Committee is the council of advice for the bishop or the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese if there is no bishop.
  • Two lay Members-at-Large for the Diocesan Executive Council
  • One clergy Member-at-Large for the Diocesan Executive Council
    • Note: The Executive Council carries on the work of the Diocesan Convention during the rest of the year when the Convention is not in session.
  • Two clergy members of the Disciplinary Board for a term of three years.
  • One lay member of the Disciplinary Board for a term of three years.
    • Note: The Disciplinary Board meets as needed when called by the bishop.  The Disciplinary Board handles matters of Ecclesiastical Discipline.
  • One lay member as Trustee of Sewanee, University of the South, for a three year term.
    • Duties include, but are not limited to, attending a trustee meeting in the fall at the University of the South at Sewanee, TN, which usually involves several weekdays, especially for a new trustee; there is an optional spring meeting also. There may be some expenses related to this responsibility, and reimbursement is available if requested. The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is one of the owning dioceses of the University of the South and thus is represented at the primary Trustee meeting.