July 3, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] General Convention, meeting in the last hours of its nine-day gathering here, made mandatory the current voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system for the 2019-2021 budget cycle and imposed penalties for noncompliance.
Substitute Resolution D013 also conforms the church’s canon on the budget to the process that has...
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] General Convention 2015 took a step toward revising the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and The Hymnal 1982, directing the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) to prepare plans for revising each and to present them to the next convention in Austin, Texas, in 2018.
Among other liturgical issues, the convention directs bishops to find ways for congregations without clergy to receive Communion, but the House of Bishops defeated...
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 3, the ninth and final day legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering.
Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurer
Two days after the House of Bishops elected incumbent Kurt N. Barnes as the treasurer of General Convention and three days after...
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Convención General adoptó el 2 de julio el presupuesto trienal 2016-2018 luego de convenir en añadir $3,8 millones para la labor de la evangelización.
La adición, aprobada con relativamente poco debate en la Cámara de Diputados, enfrentó alguna oposición en la Cámara de Obispos.
El presupuesto trienal 2016-2018 se basa en un monto de ingresos de $125.083.083, a diferencia de los $118.243.102 para el que termina...
- Reelected president Ted N. C. Wilson talks about the burdens of his role, getting more sleep, handling disappointments, and what he will focus on in the next five years.
- Wilson accepts the new five-year term with “quiet respect and humility.”
It has been a General Synod for the record books in Cleveland 2015, with UCC delegates celebrating a history-making ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court-making marriage equality the law of the land, continuing the work for just peace in Israel/Palestine, and electing a new general minister and president to chart a course for the future of the denomination.