"For the means of Grace; for the hope of Glory"

The 46th Annual Diocesan Convention

February 23 - 25, 2017​  | Church of the Nativity  |  205 Holly Lane, Dothan, Alabama 36301

Convention Details

The following documents were emailed to all clergy, lay delegates and alternate delegates as one complete document on Saturday, February 11. 

A printed copy of these documents will be included in each clergy and delegate packet issued at Convention registration check-in. 

download document  | Memo from Bishop Russell

download document  | Welcome letter from rector of Church of the Nativity

download document  | Hotel information

download document  | General information

download document  | Parking, Shuttle bus routes, and Nativity Campus Maps

download document  | Schedule of Events and Convention Agenda

download document  | List of Lay Delegates and Alternates

download document  | List of Clergy

download document  | Standing Committee Nominees

download document  | General Convention Nominees

download document  | Reports from various officers, boards, commissions, and coordinators

download document  | Budget and pledge information

download document  | Rules of Order

RESOLUTIONS TO 46TH ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION

Below are the pre-filed resolutions to Convention. 

Resolution to amend Canons

12 resolutions submitted by Special Committee to Review Canons/Rules of Order

download document​ | Part One - Report/resolutions with explanations 

download document | Part One - Annotated text of Canons 

1 resolution to amend Canon 22 to change size of Commission on Ministry - submitted by the Rev. Ken Cumbie, rector, St. Luke's, Mobile​

download document​ | Resolution

Other resolutions

14 resolutions submitted by Special Committee to Review Canons/Rules of Order

document download​ | Part Two - Report/resolutions with explanation 

document download | Part Two - Annotated Rules of Order 

1 resolution for Convention to authorize Bishop's Request for Convocations, submitted by the Rev. Joseph Hagberg, Grace Church, Panama City Beach

document download​ | Resolution

PRE-CONVENTION MEETINGS

Convention delegates are strongly encouraged to attend one of the pre-convention meetings to learn helpful information regarding Convention. Meeting dates are as follows:

Sunday, January 29  |  St. Paul's, Daphne  |  4:00 to 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 5  |  St. Andrew's, Panama City  |   5:00 to 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 8  | Nativity, Dothan  |  4:00 to 6:00 pm  

Sunday, February 12  |  Christ Church Parish, Pensacola  |  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 15   |  St. Andrew's, Destin  |  5:00 to 7:00 pm

REGISTRATION - Early-bird registration closes February 6, fee increases February 7.

This year, each church is asked to register all of their clergy, lay delegates, and alternate delegates at one time. 

Registration fees increased on February 7 and are as follows:

$110  |  Clergy/Lay/Alternate Delegates and Standing Committee Members- includes convention materials, name badge, lunch ticket, and gala ticket

$25 |  Clergy Spouses/Visitors - includes name badge, and lunch ticket

No Fee  |  Youth Representives (youth representatives are to be appointed by the bishop)

GALA TICKET REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: Please contact the Church of the Nativity office at (334) 793-7616 if you are interested in purchasing a Gala ticket.

 

Please note that Clergy/Lay/Alternate/Standing Committee member registration fee includes one (1) Gala ticket.

CHILDCARE

Childcare will be provided by Church of the Nativity for Convention attendees during regular Convention business hours and Friday night during the Gala from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Please pre-register for childcare by Monday, February 13 by contacting the Church of the Nativity office at (334) 793-7616.

GALA INFORMATION

111 West Troy Street

Dothan, Alabama 36303

Each clergy and delegate registration will receive one Gala ticket.

 

To purchase Gala tickets, please click on the registration link above. 

Dress code is business casual.

CLERGY SPOUSE LUNCHEON

Hosted by Robin Kendrick, the Clergy Spouse Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 10:00 am, at the home of Carole Lea and Taylor Flowers. Transportation will be provided from Nativity. All clergy spouses and surviving spouses are invited. Please RSVP to the Diocesan Office at (850) 434-7337.

DRESS CODE

Convention: business casual; please dress comfortably;

Gala: business casual

CERTIFICATION OF LAY DELEGATES

Download the form and save to your computer.

Submission options:

  • fill the form out electronically, save to computer, then email the saved file to jenn@diocgc.org OR

  • print and complete the form, scan document and email to jenn@diocgc.org OR

  • print and complete the form and mail to Diocese of the CGC, PO Box 13330, Pensacola, FL 32591-3330.

Lay delegates should be ELECTED AND CERTIFIED ON OR BEFORE December 25, 2016.

 

In accordance with Canon 3, Sections 4 and 5, of this diocese:

  1. The number of lay delegates per congregation is based on parish or mission status and upon the number of communicants in good standing, as listed on the 2015 Parochial Report, page 2, line 3. For your convenience, the list on the reverse shows the number of lay delegates each congregation may elect.

  2. Lay delegates are elected for one year, or until their successors are elected, and shall also be the delegates for any special and called meetings of the Convention during their term of service. Each congregation shall also be entitled to elect one (1) alternate delegate for each delegate.

  3. Lay delegates should be elected and certified no later than sixty days prior to the date of the Convention.

STANDING COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS

GENERAL CONVENTION DEPUTY NOMINATIONS

The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held July 5 - 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

INITIAL CONVENTION INFORMATION PACKET

This information was mailed, in mid-October, to each congregation and emailed to rectors, vicars, and senior wardens for each church. If you did not receive this information, please contact Jenn at jenn@diocgc.org to ensure we have the correct contact person.

document download | Convention welcome memo

document download | Important due dates memo

document download | Election of Delegates memo

document download | Number of Delegates per congregation

document download | Hotel Flyer

Additional information:

document download | Dothan Area Information (accomodations, attractions, and restaurants)

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2017 DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Discipleship. Development. Discernment.
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EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST

MAILING: PO BOX 13330, PENSACOLA FL 32591-3330   PHYSICAL: 201 N BAYLEN ST, PENSACOLA FL 32502

PHONE: 850-434-7337   FAX: 850-434-8577