Diocesan Convention nominations, resolutions due Sept. 9

Those planning to run for election to a diocesan position or submitting a resolution to Diocesan Convention have until Sept. 9 to do so.

All nominations, resolutions, proposed constitutional and canonical amendments and committee reports are due in the diocesan Office of Convention and Council by Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. 

Positions to be filled by election this year include deputies to the 2018 General Convention of the Diocesan Convention 2016 logo Episcopal Church, and members of the diocesan Standing Committee, Board of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center, Diocesan Disciplinary Board, Cathedral Chapter and Trustees of Donations.  A diocesan treasurer and secretary will also be elected.

The nomination form, guidelines for submitting resolutions and additional information are posted at www.diomass.org/diocesan-convention-2016

This year's Diocesan Convention takes place Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield.

The convention is the primary governing body of the diocese, and meets annually in November to conduct diocesan business, including election of officers and members of various leadership bodies; approval of a budget for the upcoming year; setting mission strategy; and establishing diocesan policy and procedure by considering and voting on resolutions and approving changes to the diocesan constitution and canons. 

It is also an occasion for communication and teaching from the bishops; learning about and participating in shared mission and ministry; fellowship, community building and common prayer; and celebration of the Holy Eucharist together as a diocesan community.