Announcement of Legislative Committee Officers

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, has announced legislative committee officers for the 79th General Convention. We are pleased to announce that a large portion of our deputation will be serving on committees. As mentioned in a previous post, both of our bishops are co-chairing committees. In addition, our deputies will serve on the following committees:

 

Committee 01 Rules of Order-The Rev. Canon Scott G. Slater
Committee 06 The Episcopal Church in Cuba– The Rev. Dina van Klaveren
Committee 07 Social Justice & International Policy-Mr. David G. Mallery
Committee 11 Evangelism & Church Planting-The Rev. Ramelle L. McCall
Committee 22 Dispatch of Business– Mr. Mark Garcia
Task Force on the Presiding Bishop-Ms. Alma Bell

Diocese of Maryland adopts important leadership roles at General Convention

We are pleased to announce that both of our bishops are co-chairing legislative committees at the 79th General Convention.

 

The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton chairs committee 19 – on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, whose mandate is as follows: Receives and proposes Resolutions on relations between this Church and other Churches, this Church and other religions, interchurch cooperation and unity, and interreligious dialogue and action. Items to be addressed include resolution 2018-Ao12 – On the Importance of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relationships for the Stewardship of Creation.

 

The Right Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen chairs committee 16 – Churchwide Leadership, whose mandate is as follows: Receives and proposes Resolutions on relations between this Church and other Churches, this Church and other religions, interchurch cooperation and unity, and interreligious dialogue and action. Among the items this committee has taken up are the question of compensation for the president of the House of Deputies (2018-A028), the Task Force on the Episcopacy and the resolution from the report from the Commission on Impairment and Leadership.

A Holy Convocation

by The Rev. Dina van Klaveren
There are many different ways in which the deputies elected to General Convention have been preparing for this particular ministry:
-we have made travel arrangements and covered responsibilities at home/work to be away for ten days in Austin, Texas;
-we have gathered as a diocesan deputation, along with bishops, a few members of diocesan staff, and the Episcopal Church Women participants to plan our time in Austin and to build community before we depart;
-we have begun reading legislative materials pertinent to our varied committee assignments, as well as kept tabs on particular issues and actions that interest us; and,
-we have gathered with the twelve other dioceses in Province III to become better oriented to the schedule, business and resources related to General Convention.

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General Convention begins July 5th

Our deputation to General Convention, along with ECW reps, volunteers and more, met a few nights ago to prepare for the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church beginning in Austin, TX July 5. This group of hard-working Maryland folks, in addition to committing themselves to making the best decisions possible on upcoming legislation, will be participating with a new perspective as we prepare to host General Convention 80 #GC80 in Baltimore in 2021.

 

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