2021 CONVENTION

Diocesan Convention is the yearly legislative meeting presided over by the bishop and consisting of the clergy of and elected representatives of its congregations. It considers the diocesan budget and other matters regarding the mission and ministry of the diocese.

The 126th Convention was held online in a webinar format on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Bishops Mariann and Chilton and the diocesan staff give thanks to God for all who participated in (or watched the live stream of ) Convention on Saturday and Race and Reckoning: An Exploration into Reparations on Friday night — and for the technology that facilitated our important work.

We are grateful to be building Beloved Community with you.

VIDEOS

Diocesan Convention Videos
Date
Info

06/27/21
Bishop’s Convention Address

06/27/21
Farewell to Sarabeth Goodwin, Paula Clark, and Cheryl Daves Wilburn

06/27/21
Treasurer’s Report

06/27/21
Budget Report

06/27/21
Constitution & Canons Report

06/27/21
Report from the Advisory Committee on Stewardship and Parish Vitality

06/24/21
Full Convention

Race & Reckoning: An Exploration into Reparations
Date
Info

06/27/21
Full Race & Reckoning Event

06/27/21
Report from the Task Force on Reparations

STANDING COMMITTEE VOTING RESULTS

Date
Info

06/27/21
Voting Results for Ballot 1 (Standing Committee)

 

MERGER PETITION

The petition for the merger between Patuxent Parish (Church of the Ascension), Lexington Park, Maryland, and William and Mary Parish (St. George’s Church), Valley Lee, Maryland to become Resurrection Parish (Ascension and St. George’s Churches) passed.

RESOLUTIONS APPROVED

Date
Info

06/27/21
Resolution #1: On Engaging in Immigration Detention Ministry (Approved)

06/27/21
Resolution #2: On Active Advocacy for Racial Justice (Approved, as amended)

06/27/21
Resolution #3: On Supporting Racial Justice through Police Reform (Approved, as amended)

06/27/21
Resolution #4: On Addressing the Anti-Semitic Impact of Lectionary Readings for Holy Week (Approved)