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Our Bishop Diocesan, the Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor, has announced the theme of this year’s Convention is drawn from Paul’s letter to the church and the apostle’s admonition to speak the truth in love. “… [S]peaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:14)
Diocesan Convention will be at the Riverside Convention Center on Saturday, November 13, with an option to join virtually by Zoom webinar, and will be livestreamed on the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel.
We encourage delegates who cannot or choose not to be vaccinated to attend virtually. Masks are required for in-person attendance. Delegates participating virtually must register for the Zoom webinar.
Call to Order will be at 9:00 a.m. and we will conclude with Holy Eucharist at the end of the day. We anticipate adjourning Convention at 5 or 6:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Getting Prepared for Convention
Convention 2021 will be a one-day hybrid event. Masks are required for in-person attendance and RCC staff will be doing temperature checks at the door. Masks, wipes, and hand sanitizer will be available onsite.
We encourage delegates who cannot or choose not to be vaccinated to attend virtually. Delegates participating virtually must register for the Zoom webinar.
ASL interpretation will be available for deaf and hard of hearing guests in-person. Spanish translation will be provided in-person and on the Zoom webinar.
SCHEDULE & AGENDA
Registration will open early on Saturday morning. Currently we anticipate starting the business session at about 9:00 a.m. and concluding with Holy Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. There will be Exhibit Hall breaks and a lunch break. Convention will be livestreamed on the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel.
CHILDCARE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
We will have childcare providers onsite to care for children ages 0-8 during Convention in a breakout room adjacent to the main Meeting Hall. Toys, activities, snacks, and meals will be provided. There is no charge for childcare but donations are appreciated. Click here to pre-register for childcare at Convention.
For more information on “Camp Convention” or to sign up as a youth volunteer at Convention, please visit edlayouth.org/diocon or additional information on these programs.
Coffee and concessions will be available for purchase inside the Convention Center on Saturday morning.
In-person: Voting delegates that are attending Convention in person will be assigned a voting device at Registration.
Virtual: If you are attending virtually, you will need a smartphone, tablet, computer, or other web-connected device to vote. Click here to learn more. Please let the Convention office know if you need assistance with this.
Resolutions: Four Resolutions have been submitted for consideration at Convention. Click here to see the full text and explanation of each Resolution.
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