Episcopal Diocese of Utah
July Newsletter
July 20, 2018
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
As we enter our 151st year, we give thanks for those of the past who faithfully helped pave our future today. As this edition of the newsletter features General Convention, we pause to remember General Convention in 2009 in California.

Deputies joined the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Utah, The Rt. Rev. Carolyn Tanner Irish, to pose after a strategy session concerning revisions to the newly proposed
Title IV disciplinary process at General Convention in 2009.
Bishop Scott B. Hayashi Elected to Executive Council
The Rt. Rev. Scott Hayashi has been elected to The Episcopal Church Executive Council. The EC serves to govern The Episcopal Church by carrying out resolutions and actions passed in General Convention. This is an honor for the Bishop and our diocese.

The Executive Council regularly meets in between each General Convention. The next EC meeting is in October. The next General Convention will be held in 2021.

Cuba Welcomed Back into The Episcopal Church as a Diocese
The Episcopal Church’s Houses of Bishops and Deputies voted unanimously to re-admit The Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese of the Episcopal Church. The Diocese of Cuba will become part of Province II.

The houses passed resolution A238 which reversed the 1966 when the church was removed from the General Convention. For more information on resolution A238 please click here.

Bishop Hayashi served as secretary of the legislative committee that offered the recommendation of adoption. He said it was simply time to do the right thing and welcome Cuba. He says there is an unbelievable spirit of faith and excitement within the congregations of Cuba.

Bishop Hayashi and a dozen other bishops visited Cuba in 2015 to lay the groundwork for this momentous occasion. Diocesan Communications Director Craig Wirth accompanied the group and produced this video to show their experiences and give a first look at Cuba after the country had been closed to US travelers for almost five decades.
United Thank Offering Approves Grant for Sudanese Congregation
During General Convention, the United Thank Offering announced approved grants.

The Sudanese congregation at All Saints has been awarded $18,000 for a much needed van. The van will provide transportation for those who need it. It serves our treasured and vibrant congregation of those of Sudanese heritage.

To find out about the church-wide grants that were awarded by United Thank Offering this year, click here .
Top photo: UTO Ingathering at GC79
Bottom photo: Sudanese Congregational Choir
Diocesan Deputation was Instrumental to the Lord's Work at GC79
In addition to long sessions in the House of Deputies, our deputies to General Convention held daily working lunches with the Bishop. There were more than 400 resolutions to be considered and discussed. We truly appreciate our deputation's hard work to represent the Diocese of Utah at GC79. 
Title IV Website Unveiled to Whole Church at General Convention
The Title IV training website is now live and was enthusiastically received by the full church at General Convention.

The Diocese of Utah is grateful to have been entrusted with the task of creating the important training materials to help prevent clergy misconduct through education.

The full site along with a demonstration of how to use it can be found at  titleiv.org .

Diocesan Communications Office Livestreams GC79 Worship Services
For the third General Convention in a row, the diocesan communications office produced and directed the streaming of all the daily worship services. The diocese brought its new totally software-based system and five cameras to Austin to offer angles of worship from the perspective of the clerics, choir, and congregation.

Diocese of Utah Livestream Director Halee Oliver says the diocese used a new state-of-the-art software-based system because it can be updated to the latest technology easier than hardware.

Diocese of Utah Communications Director Craig Wirth also says new technology allowed for innovations including what they called “altar cam” that was mounted on a truss next to the ceiling of the massive space. He said “It allowed a chance to see the celebrant in a way never before possible at the massive altar.”

All was assembled on a Media Hub for both live and on-demand viewing. The Hub can be found on the church website, or directly here .

Full Report of General Convention
The Episcopal News Service has provided a full report of GC79 entitled "General Convention Wrap-up: Following the Way of Jesus."

It is a comprehensive look at important resolutions and other convention happenings.

Coming up at All Saints
Please join us at All Saints Episcopal Church ( 1710 Foothill Drive  in Salt Lake City) on September 15, 2018 at 5:30pm for a celebration of Sudanese culture for a great cause. 

Enjoy delicious Sudanese cuisine, as well as uplifting Sudanese dancing, drumming and song, as we raise money to purchase and maintain vans to transport Sudanese refugee families in our congregation. 

Wonderful prizes will be offered to the winners of silent auctions, opportunity drawings, and live auctions.

For more information on the event and how to attend, please contact Toni Sutliff at  tmsutliff@comcast.net

Coming up at Saint James
The Ulster Project youth are guiding the worship at St. James Episcopal Church ( 7486 Union Park Ave in Midvale)
Sunday, July 22nd, at the 10AM service.

The service will include music of U2 to highlight the millennial goals of the church. This is an inspiring annual event!

Coming up at Camp Tuttle
There is still time to register for camp!
To register, click here.

High School Adventure Camp:
July 22-27
Family Camp: August 3-5

For more information, or to sign up for Camp Tuttle events, please contact Karen Gleeson or Melanie Lees at: 801-322-4131 Ext. 352 or camptuttle@episcopal-ut.org