Tuesday, June 7,
Wednesday, June 8,
Both sessions will be held over Zoom.
The Episcopal Province of New England will host its Annual Conference online on June 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. with a business session of the Conference on June 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. Together we will worship, prepare for the 2022 General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and elect a new provincial lay representative to the Executive Council of General Convention.
This gathering is open to all Episcopalians in New England, not only elected delegates and bishops. Please share information about this event in your ministry context! Your Province I Executive Committee recognizes it is important to create opportunities for sharing voices and perspectives, and is delighted to welcome attendeees from all of the seven dioceses that make up The Episcopal Province of New England. We are especially delighted to welcome the elected Deputies to General Convention from the dioceses of the Province to gather with us in preparation of this summer's 80th General Convention.
The session on June 7 will offered to all for attendance and participation, while the June 8 session will be a business session of the Conference for the provincial election to Executive Council by provincial lay and clerical delegates and bishops.
Below you can find our event schedule and helpful links to equip you for participation in this event. Please contact Will Harron, Province 1 Coordinator, at email@example.com with questions or concerns.
See you on June 7th and 8th!
June 7, 2022
6 p.m. - Opening worship
6:20 p.m. - Brief opening address and outline of the evening by Province 1 President Bishop Doug Fisher and Province 1 Coordinator Will Harron
6:30 p.m. Overview of General Convention and charge to deputies, delegates, and visitors, for breakout room by Vice President of the House of Deputies Byron Rushing.
6:45 p.m. Breakout rooms -
Breakout Room 1: General Convention Deputies from Province 1 meeting together to discuss committee priorities and how to share their work with the church outside of General Convention led by Province 1 President Bishop Doug Fisher and Province 1 Vice President Olive Swinski.
Breakout Room 2: all other attendees meeting together to discuss online Blue Book/virtual binder and ways of engaging General Convention legislative process as members of the church. Breakout room leader TBD.
7:30 Return to Plenary; report back from breakout rooms.
7:45 Discussion following breakout reports.
8:15 Sharing of upcoming Province 1 events, and networks and provincial bodies.
8:25 Closing Prayer.
June 8, 2022
7:00 Opening Prayer
7:05 Determination of Quorum and opening of business session.
Election of Province 1 Lay Representative to Executive Council.
Close by 8:30 p.m.