Annual Convention

Annual Convention 2018-08-10T11:42:53+00:00

131st Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in Colorado

This year’s convention will be a shorter 1 ½ day event and will focus primarily on the bishop election. There will be no exhibitors or workshops this year.

When: October 26-27, 201

Friday, October 26 check-in and packet pick up will begin at 11:00 am. Convention will begin after lunch (on your own) at 1:00 pm with regular convention business.  We will continue on Saturday morning, October 27 at 9:00 am with a celebration of the Eucharist and election of the new bishop.

Where: Saint John’s Cathedral
1350 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80203. Map & Directions.

Cost:
The registration cost this year for all attendees is $100. (There is a discount for Retired Canonically Resident Clergy.)

Delegate Designation and Attendee Registration:
Please click here to determine the number of lay delegates allotted for your congregation. The Registration deadline is August 24.

Important:
All alternate delegates must be registered (even if not attending) to be considered designated as an alternate and able to take the place of a voting delegate who is unable to attend. There will be a form that must be filled out and signed by the congregational leader in order for an alternate to fill in for a registered delegate.
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Hotels:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, 401 17th Street, Denver 80202, for the nightly rate of $149.00 and $18 for daily parking. You may book a room online or call 303-296-0400; be sure to include the identification code ECI or reference The Episcopal Church in Colorado Annual Convention.

Theme:
Our Convention theme this year is “Called Into Love.”

Important Dates:

  • July 16: Lay Delegate Designation and Registration for all attendees open
  • August 24: Designation and registration deadline
  • August 27: Deadline to submit legislation and debatable resolution proposals.
  • September 21: Cutoff to reserve lodging at the Holiday Inn Express, downtown Denver.

Resources:

Legislation Resolutions submission guidelines
Resolution Criteria with Intro 2018

Prayers:

Please include the Convention in your prayers, so that all may be intentional and open to the Holy Spirit, as we continue to grow and as we discern the election of our new bishop.

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese, and those in discernment with us, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Volunteering:
We are seeking those who would like to donate time to support the 131st Annual Convention. Volunteers are needed to provide welcome packets to delegates, answer questions, distribute convention materials, give directions, pitch in where needed, and most importantly, ensure the delegates feel welcome. Your support will help to ensure a successful convention. Volunteer shifts run no longer than three and one-half hours. For more information, please contact Michelle Vieira at michelle@sjcathedral.org. To volunteer, you can sign up online here

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