News from the Transition Committee
by The Rev. David Andrews & Sue Taber, co-chairs
As we move closer to the election of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware, there will be three “Walk-About” sessions with the candidates in our diocese – one in each county.
We appreciate all the comments we have received thus far about the walk about schedule in late June. The transition committee is working hard to ensure that our slate of candidates will see a great deal of our diocese in a few days. A complete schedule of parish and program visits will be communicated to the diocese closer to the time of the walk about in June.
The dates/locations for the “Walk-About” sessions are listed below. The events will all be in the evening, and starting times will be announced closer to the dates.
- Wednesday, June 28, 2017: Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Greenville
- Thursday, June 29, 2017: St. Peter’s, Lewes
- Friday, June 30, 2017: Christ Church, Dover.
What is a Walk-About?
The Walk-About sessions are visits that provide a way to introduce the candidates for bishop to the people of the diocese. This is also an opportunity for the candidates to see a sample of the churches and ministries that are representative of the diocese. The Walk-About sessions are a part of the discernment process in which people of the diocese are asked to listen and prayerfully consider who it is that God is calling to be our next bishop. This is not intended to be a time to discuss issues but rather a part of the discernment process for both those attending and the candidates.
Who should attend?
All those who will be voting during the Special Convention to elect the new bishop should plan on attending one of the Walk-About sessions. Other parishioners and non-voting clergy are certainly invited and encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to hear and meet the candidates before the Special Convention.
Who should I contact with questions?
Please feel free to email Sue Taber or David Andrews, Transition co-chairs.