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Annual Council

Annual Council is the governance meeting of the Diocese that takes place annually in February.
 

122nd Annual Council (2014)

 

122nd Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia

February 7 & 8, 2014
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

 

Bishop Hollerith's Address

Click here for a letter to clergy and lay delegates from Bishop Hollerith.

Click here for Bishop Hollerith's sermon (address to Council)

(Click here for "Untitled (Church Aisle)" by Scott Mutter projected during the Bishop's sermon.)

 

Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile

Dwight Zscheile, Ph.D. will be our keynote speaker, addressing “Becoming Learning Communities.” Zscheile serves as associate priest at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Saint Paul, MN. A graduate of Stanford University and Yale University Divinity School, he is currently a faculty member in congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary. Zscheile is the author of “People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity.”

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Presentation 3

 

Videos shown during Council:

We are all missionaries

St. Martin's in the Desert

Occupy Sandy

St. Jude's, Wantagh

Trinity Church, Clanton

St. Mary's Urban Farm

The PowerPoint show of church pictures projected during breaks is too large to post here, but available upon request on a flash drive. Contact Communications Officer Ann Turner, aturner@diosova.org.

 

Resolutions passed by Council:

Canonical Resolutions

Resolution R-1

 

Elections:

Click here for elections by Annual Council

Click here for the results of Pre-Council Convocation meeting elections to Executive Board.

 

2014 Diocesan Budget

Click here for the 2014 Budget as passed by Council.

 


 

Schedule of Events

Click here for the schedule for Annual Council. Schedule is subject to change.

 

Delegate Materials

Clergy and lay delegates should print these documents or download them to a digital device (wifi is available in the conference center) and bring them to Council. Copies will NOT be available at Council.

Schedule of Events

Nominations for Election

Resolutions

2014 Budget

Rules of Order

Minutes of 121st Annual Council

Seat & Voice

Status of Parishes & Missions

Bishop's Appointments

Bishop's Nominations

Executive Board & Deans

 

Worship at Council

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at Council on Friday, February 7. Clergy WILL vest for the service (white alb with white or gold stole). Churches are invited to bring their church banner (with stand) for the opening procession (banners need to be in Council meeting room Thursday evening or before Council convenes on Friday morning.)

There will NOT be any printed worship bulletins at Council. All worship will be projected. Delegates should print or download these documents and bring them to Council.

Council Eucharist

Daily Liturgies

 

Bishop's Closet at Council - Re-purposing vestments and hangings

Are there vestments your church doesn’t need? Are there altar hangings you do need? This is opportunity to clean out the vesting room.  If you have good quality vestments, altar hangings or paraments that your congregation no longer uses that you’d like to find a home for, bring them to Annual Council to the “Bishop’s Closet,” a room set aside downstairs near the council floor. This will be a free exchange, where you can leave or take any item (you don’t have to bring to take). Any leftover items will be donated to mission partners. If you can attach measurements or sizes to your items, that would be most appreciated.  Please, do not bring items that are not in good shape. You may consider donating the fabric locally. For more information, contact The Rev. Canon Jeunée Godsey, jgodsey@diosova.org or 434-603-1782.

Last Published: January 30, 2018 7:53 AM