The 228th Annual Convention of the Diocese is now less than three weeks away!

All Convention-related information and documents are posted on the Convention page of the diocesan website as they are received. Please check this page regularly to read and familiarize yourself with nominations, resolutions, budget, and more.

Upcoming Deadlines and Events at a Glance

Tuesday, November 1
NOMINATIONS
Deadline to submit nominations for Standing Committee, Deputies to General Convention, and Representatives to Province III Synod. Nominations must be submitted to Bill Martin.

Tuesday, November 1
RESOLUTIONS/AMENDMENTS
Deadline to submit proposed resolutions, amendments to Constitution and Canons. All proposed resolutions and amendments must be submitted to Bill Martin.

Friday, November 4
REGISTRATION/HOTEL RESERVATION
Final deadline to register for Convention. On-site registration will not be possible.
Final deadline to reserve a Marriott room in the diocesan block.

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Saturday, November 5
OPEN HEARINGS via ZOOM

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Budget Open Hearing
Link to join| Meeting ID: 838 7688 9030  Passcode: 083177

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Constitution & Canons Open Hearing
Link to join| Meeting ID: 895 8493 6375  Passcode: 097290

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Resolutions Open Hearing
Link to join| Meeting ID: 825 9426 4735  Passcode: 307427
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Wednesday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.
FIRST-DEGREE AMENDMENTS to RESOLUTIONS
The deadline for submitting proposed first-degree amendments to resolutions under consideration (in accordance with Rules of Order, 48 hours prior to voting).
First-degree amendments must be submitted to Bill Martin.

Thursday, November 17, 9:30 a.m.
FIRST-DEGREE AMENDMENTS to CONSTITUTION AND CANONS
The deadline for submitting proposed first-degree amendments to constitutional/canonical amendments (in accordance with Rules of Order, 48 hours prior to voting).
First-degree amendments must be submitted to Bill Martin.

Thursday, November 17
Convention Check-in for Registered Delegates, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (no on-site registration)
Reception honoring Bishop Susan Goff*, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 18
Convention Check-in for Registered Delegates - 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Opening Session of Convention - 8:30 a.m.
Reception honoring Bishop-Elect E. Mark Stevenson*, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

*Thursday night and Friday night receptions are open only to those registered for Convention.

Saturday, November 19
General Session Reconvenes - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Adjournment

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If you have not yet reserved your hotel room for Annual Convention, you still have a chance to save money. The deadline to reserve at the Diocese's discounted rate at the Crystal Gateway Marriott has been extended to Friday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m. Please make your hotel reservation directly with the hotel using the hotel reservation link. If you have any problems making your hotel reservation, you may contact Courtenay Altaffer for assistance at 804-313-1254 or ctaltaffer@verizon.net. To contact the Marriott directly, call 703-920-3230.