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2021 VIRTUAL Council Week Schedule

The week’s live events begin at 7 p.m. each evening and are open to everyone (unless otherwise noted). Log in details will be provided by email and will be posted below the morning of each event.

Monday, February 22 - Click here for today's Council email


Live event:

  • Zoom and digital voting practice session, 7 p.m. (an event for registered clergy & lay delegates only, log in sent via email)

Tuesday, February 23 - Click here for today's Council email


Live events - open to everyone:

  • Spotlight Focus on Formation, 7 p.m. Join us as we explore three free formation opportunities available for use in your community: Sacred Ground, Bible Project, and Embracing Evangelism. We will share insights learned, facilitation suggestions and, highlight the flexibility afforded by these programs to be lay or clergy-led and delivered via Zoom or in-person. Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • 2020 Financial Report & 2021 Budget Presentation and Q&A, 7 p.m. Click here to watch a recording of this event.

Wednesday, February 24 - Click here for today's Council email


Live event - open to everyone:

  • Chanco on the James: Your Camp and Retreat Ministry, 7 p.m. Join Chanco Director Gareth Kalfas to learn more about Chanco, take a look at their new facilities, hear how they weathered 2020 and get info on the 2021 Summer Camp schedule. There will also be time for Q&A. Join us! Click here to watch a recording of this event.

Thursday, February 25 - Click here for today's Council email


Live events:

  • EYC Hang Out: Council 101 and Compline, 5 p.m. (an event for youth only)
  • College Ministry Gathering: Council 101 and Compline, 7 p.m. (an event for college students only) Click here to watch a recording of this event.

Friday, February 26 - Click here for today's Council email

Jerusalem Greer“Rooted in Love: Where Good News, Spiritual Practices and our Baptismal promises meet” Click here to watch a recording of this presentation. Click here for the slides used during the presentation.

How does our baptism inform our ministries and our lives? What does Good News sound like? What exactly is the purpose of formation? Join Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, as she shares about the Way of Love, Episcopal Evangelism, Discipleship, and why our "why" matters most of all.

Jerusalem Greer is the Staff Officer for Evangelism for The Episcopal Church in the Office of the Presiding Bishop. She is also a member of the Way of Love creation and leadership team and serves on Episcopal Relief & Development’s Council of Advice.  Jerusalem has authored two books and a host of curricula. She lives with her family on hobby farm in rural Arkansas, where they are attempting to live a slower version of modern life. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

Saturday, February 27 - Click here for today's Council email

Click here for the text of Bishop Haynes' Address to Annual Council. Click here to watch the Bishop's address.

The Council's business meeting on Feb. 27, 2021 was livestreamed to YouTube. A recording can be viewed here.

Council Election Results

  • Standing Committee: Alice Webley (Lay); the Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander (Clergy)
  • Disciplinary Board: John Rector (Lay)
  • General Convention Alternates - Lay (in order): Toni Hogg, Faye Felton, Madeline Hanlon (Young Adult deputy), Hunter Phillips
  • General Convention Alternates - Clergy (in order): the Ven. Jan Brown, the Rev. Charlie Bauer, the Rev. Frederick Walker, the Rev. Les Ferguson.
  • Proposed 2021 Diocesan Budget - approved


Last Published: March 25, 2021 4:01 PM