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128th Annual Council (2020)

February 28-29, 2020 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.

Council20 Cynthia KittredgeKeynote speaker: The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Th.D.

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD, is our keynote speaker for this year's Council. She is dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest. The focus of Kittredge’s leadership is the formation of Christian leaders in community for the vitality of the church and to advance God’s mission of reconciliation. She believes that critical engagement with scripture, tradition, and context, energized by imagination, and grounded in prayer is the center of formation for mission. Read more here.

Registration

Click here to register to attend Council

Early registration through January 26, 2020 is $125 per attendee; clergy spouses/partners may register at the $50 rate. Payment is due no later than Sunday, January 26 to avoid a $25 late registration fee. The registration fee covers the expense to convene Council. Scholarship funds are available. Contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391 for more information about scholarships or for assistance with Council registration.

You may register individually or you may register your entire delegation at one time. You may pay by credit card or check. Credit card payments are processed through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to make a credit card payment. Please make checks payable to Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia with “2020 Annual Council” on the memo line. Checks should be mailed to: Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, 11827 Canon Blvd. Ste. #101, Newport News, VA  23606-3071

Refund of Registration Fee: Cancellations through February 14, 2020 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after February 14, 2020 will not be refunded. Non-refundable registration fees are transferrable to another participant.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for Council registration, as they are for all Diocesan events. Contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391 for information.

Exhibitors

Click here for exhibitor information and registration.

Hotel Reservations

Attendees will need to make their own hotel room reservations with the Williamsburg Lodge or Williamsburg Woodlands. Reservations must be made on or before January 26, 2020 in order to be guaranteed the discounted Council rate. Reservations may be made by calling 800-261-9530 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If making reservations by phone you will need to reference "Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia" in order to receive our group rate. You may also make hotel reservations online here and receive our group rate.

Pre-Council Convocation Meetings

Pre-Council meeting information will be posted here as it is received from Convocation deans.

  • Convocation 1
  • Convocation 2
  • Convocation 3
  • Convocation 4
  • Convocation 5 - Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. at St. Cyprian's, Hampton
  • Convocation 6
  • Convocation 7
  • Convocation 8
  • Convocation 9

Delegate Materials

Information for Council delegates (Order of Business, Resolutions, etc) will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Nominations for Elections at Council

The following elections will take place at Annual Council: Standing Committee (one lay and one clergy); Disciplinary Board (two lay and one clergy); Provincial Synod (one lay), and General Convention 2021 (4 clergy deputies, 4 lay deputies. Note: Alternate deputies will be elected in 2021). Click here for more information about these positions and their requirements. Nomination Form available here.

Youth Delegation Application

Every year a special delegation of 12 youth in grades 9-12 are invited to attend Diocesan Council. This is an annual gathering of clergy and lay people from all over our diocese. This weekend is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Episcopal Church, to find out more about the life of our diocese, to participate in and help to lead worship, to hear inspiring keynote speeches, to meet new friends, and to serve the church. Click here for an application form.

Two adult leaders are selected to serve as advisors for the youth delegation to help them engage in and process Council. Click here for details and an application form.

Communicator Credentials Application

Church communicators are an integral part of connecting their Convocations and congregations with Council while it is in session and, afterward, through their reporting. Credentialed communicators (volunteers and church staff) have their registration fee waived. For more info and to apply for credentials, click here.

Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates

Elected delegates and alternates serve for an entire conciliar year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. Click here for instructions and the form for sending in the name(s) of delegate(s) and alternate(s) elected by your vestry for Council year 2019-2020. Important! Parochial Report submission is required prior to submitting your Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates.

 

Disclaimer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia reserves the right to cancel any event.  In the event of cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.  We also reserve the right to substitute event presenters and modify dates and programs.

Special Needs: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia serves the entire community and welcomes people with special needs.  Please contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391 at least one week prior to the event with special needs requests.

 

Last Published: December 9, 2019 3:14 PM