234th Annual Convention

234th Annual Convention

January 25 & 26, 2019 Princess Royale Ocean City, Maryland

Welcome from Bishop Brown

Our 234th Annual Convention, January 25-26, is a special time when everyone in the Episcopal Church in Delaware is invited to gather in community with fellow Episcopalians across the diocese. While enjoying new and old friendships, we are also tasked with doing a little bit of business and learning more about each other and our future together. It is the great annual assembly of the Episcopal Church in Delaware!

I invite everyone to join me as we convene at the Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. Several of our convention committees are already hard at work. Our nominating committee, headed by John Michael Sophos, has identified 24 members of our diocese to be nominees across five committees: Constitution & Canons, Diocesan Council, Disciplinary Board, Standing Committee, and Trustees. We thank everyone who has said “yes” to this call to serve our diocese.

Our resolutions committee encourages each of you to reflect on the important issues of our times and to submit resolutions for our consideration in January. The committee is re-designing the hearings and invites all of you to listen, learn, and share your thoughts as the resolutions are finalized for a vote. We have also been asked to review the resolutions coming from the 79th General Convention for “action, consideration, and information.”

It takes many hands to make this convention work and it is well worth our time, our energy, and our prayer. Important work is happening, my sisters and brothers, in the common life of our diocese and of our church. I am grateful for everyone who contributes so many hours of their time in this crazy and wonderful adventure we call the Episcopal Church.

In Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown

Convention Speaker

Presiding Bishop Sends Message

The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D. is Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church and Distinguished Visiting Professor at General Theological Seminary. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former Executive Director of the award-winning “Film Clips for Character Education” program, he also serves as General Editor of the “Studies in Episcopal & Anglican Theology” series (Peter Lang Publishing), and has written over a dozen books including Barnabas vs. Paul and Why Go to Church? Chuck holds degrees from Virginia Tech (BA), Virginia Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Durham University.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry sends a special video message to the Delaware Annual Convention that will be shown on Saturday, January 26th during the Invite Welcome Connect portion of  Business Session III.