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126th Annual Council (2018)


The 126th Annual Council will be held February 16-17, 2018 at the Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center in Williamsburg, VA. Please note this is a change in previously announced dates!
 

Nominations for Election at Council

The following elections will take place at Annual Council:
Standing Committee - one lay, one clergy
Discliplinary Board - two lay, one clergy
General Convention - one lay alternate (young adult)

Click here for a Nomination Form. (This form is a fillable PDF file. In order to complete the form on your computer, you must save it to your computer, then open and complete it.). Click here for information about the positions up for election.
 

Youth Delegation to Council

Every year a special delegation of 12 youth in grades 9-12 are invited to attend Diocesan Council. 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. Applications are due by January 19, 2018. Click here to apply.
 

Communicators Credentials

Church communicators play an important role in connecting their Convocations and congregations with Council while it is in session and afterward. To help facilitate this work, the Council registration fee is waived for church communicators who submit this application form no later than February 2, 2018. NOTE: This is a fillable form PDF file. In order to complete the form on your computer, you must first save the file on your computer. Once it is saved, you can open and complete the form. You may also simply print the form, fill it in and mail or fax it.


Certification of Lay Delegates and Alternates for 2018 Council

The Certificate of Lay Delegates and Alternates for Annual Council is due by June 30, 2017. Your Vestry should elect delegates and alternates for Council year 2017-2018. The number of delegates for each congregation is determined by the number of communicants in good standing (see line 5) listed in your 2016 Parochial Report. Your vestry should elect the delegates and alternates form your congregation will will serve from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Immediately following their election, submit your Certificate of Lay Delegates and Alternates to the Diocesan office, no later than June 30, 2017. Click here for more information and the Certificate to be completed. NOTE: The Certificate is a fillable form PDF file. In order to complete the form on your computer, you must first save the file on your computer. Once it is saved, you can open and complete the form. You may also simply print the form, complete and mail it.

Last Published: September 12, 2017 1:32 PM