Annual Diocesan Convention
The 142nd Annual Diocesan Convention will be held Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2016. Preparations are already underway to engage, equip and empower your deputies to provide them with the most meaningful Convention experience possible.
The theme for this year’s Convention is Who is my neighbor? The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, Bishop of the Diocese of Maine, will be the keynote speaker on Friday. The ninth bishop of Maine, Bishop Lane was elected Bishop Coadjutor in 2007 and consecrated in 2008. Peace with justice has been a lifelong commitment for him.
The convention will be held at the Hilton Hotel, One Hilton Court, Parsippany NJ. Registration will begin on Friday at 9 AM. There will be a celebration of the Eucharist on Friday at 12:30 PM. Morning Prayer will be on Saturday at 8:30 AM. during which Bishop Beckwith will present his State of the Diocese address.
Pre-convention Meetings – In-person and Online
This year, deputies can choose between two different methods of engaging with the presentations and reports that help them prepare for the business at Convention.
One traditional Pre-Convention Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10 AM at Grace Church in Madison.
This in-person meeting will be supplemented by online presentations and reports which deputies can access at their convenience. Included will be an online budget presentation with a mechanism for asking questions, as well as any other necessary presentations, with all printed materials available for download from the diocesan website. Instructions for accessing the online presentations and reports will be announced at a later date.