EPISCOPAL GENERAL CONVENTION

"If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part gets
the glory, all the parts celebrate with it."    - 1Corinthians 12:26   

I wrote of General Convention recently and because a number of you have expressed interest, I wanted to provide more information. First, The Rev. Neal Michell wrote a "Primer on General Convention" for the Diocesan website that I thought might prove helpful. The website for the convention itself is also helpful. This site includes information about how to volunteer, the cost as a visitor, what to expect at the worship services and more. I know several members from Ascension have mentioned plans to attend.

Many attend the convention to observe the process and catch up with friends from around the country. Others may take interest in particular proposals or actions. This year there will be meetings about Marriage Equality. There will be discussion about the rites that were previously approved for trial use and how the policies have been lived out across the country. There has been some work on this topic from within our Diocese, including the production of a video, "Dear General Convention". The vestry also offered a resolution to support Marriage Equality this year.

Blessings - 
Fr. Paul