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2021 VIRTUAL Council Week Schedule

Every day during Council Week an email will be sent to the Diocese with both on-demand reports that you can watch/read at your convenience, and an invitation to join us for one of that evening's live virtual events on Zoom. The week’s live events begin at 7 p.m. each evening and are open to everyone. Log in details will be provided by email and here on our website the morning of each event. Please note that registration for Council’s business session on Saturday is limited to clergy and lay delegates. The business session will be live-streamed on the diocesan YouTube channel.

Monday, February 22

On-demand reports:

  • Welcome to Council Week from Bishop Haynes
  • Standing Committee Report
  • Status of Parishes & Missions Report

Live event:

  • Zoom and digital voting practice session, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 23

On-demand reports:

  • Proposed Diocesan Budget for 2021
  • Christian Formation
  • Addictions & Recovery Commission

Live events:

  • 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.
  • 2020 Financial Report & 2021 Budget Presentation and Q&A, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24

On-demand reports:

  • San Miguel Ministry for Latino/a/x Community
  • Chanco on the James
  • Episcopal Church Women

Live events:

  • Join Latino/a/x Missioner, the Rev. Mario Melendez, for a discussion of Ministry in a Time of Pandemic, 7 p.m.
  • 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!

Thursday, February 25

On-demand reports:

  • Episcopal Youth Community
  • College Ministry

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)

Friday, February 26

Jerusalem GreerJoin us at 7 p.m. for “Rooted in Love: Where Good News, Spiritual Practices and our Baptismal promises meet” -- 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

Business Session of the Annual Council, convenes at 9:30 a.m. (Limited to voting clergy and lay delegates. For non-delegates, the business session will be live-streamed on the diocesan YouTube channel.)

Last Published: January 11, 2021 12:21 PM