Convention schedule

Friday, October 25

  • 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 am Bishop Rowe's Opening Remarks; Theo Talks*; Welcoming Worship
  • 11:00 am Break
  • 11:15 am-12:30 pm Labs**
  • 12:45 pm Lunch
  • 1:15 pm General Convention Deputy Candidate Panel (optional)
  • 2:00 pm Business Session; Bishop’s Address; Convention Business (including first, second & third ballots)
  • 4:30 pm Break
  • 5:30 pm Eucharist
  • 6:45 pm Street Party

Saturday, October 26

  • 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Morning Worship
  • 9:10 am Bishop Rowe’s Remarks
  • 9:30 am Labs**
  • 10:45 am Break
  • 11:00 am Business Session; Additional ballots (if needed); Treasurers' Reports and Budget Presentation                               
  • 12:15 pm Sending Worship
  • 12:30 pm Closing Prayer and Dismissal

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*Theo Talks

This year’s Convention will begin with three thought leaders bringing brief reflections to us. Through these theology reflections, or “theo talks,” our speakers will compel us to consider how to be Jesus’ people in a demanding and rapidly changing world:

  • Why God Loves the Skin We’re In by Dr. Ursuline Bankhead 
  • Giving Up Twenty Percent:  Christian Community for the Sake of the Gospel by Craig Dressler
  • Starting from Center by the Rev. Melinda Hall


Dismantling Racism By Building Relationships
Dr. Ursuline Bankhead and the Rev. Matt Lincoln 
Join two leaders of the Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination as they introduce several methods for discovering racism hidden in our daily lives and invite participants to explore the methods with each other.

Hospitality and Evangelism: Engaging Our Neighbors
Carly Rowe and the Rev. Twila Smith
Come and meet your partners in ministry! This immersive experience will guide participants in finding meaningful, common ground, and forming collaborative relationships that are ready for holy action. We’ll explore ways to engage church members and neighbors, as we develop (and build) new ministry prototypes for hospitality and evangelism.

Avoiding Tragic Waste: Discovering the Purpose of a Congregation 
The Rev. Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims and the Rev. Melinda Hall
How do you know what makes your congregation unique, and if you knew, what would you do with that information? These are a few of the questions we should begin answering if we want to engage our community in fruitful ways and live into the unique mission that is ours in Christ. Join us as we ask challenging questions and equip you to discover the answers necessary for the fulfillment of our mission.

A Bible in One Hand and A Newspaper in the Other
Kathleen Moore, Jim Naughton, and Rebecca Wilson
Our baptismal covenant commits us to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to strive for justice and peace among all people. Come explore how Episcopalians can fulfill these promises by effectively raising our voices in the public square through the media, advocacy, and organizing.