The 26th Annual Convention
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 & 15, 2008
|Information Bulletin No. 2||
Issued Sept. 26, 2008
|Proposed Agenda (PDF)
Letter to all Clergy and Convention Delegates from Canon Hough
|Nominees for elective office|
|Report of the Committee on Constitution and Canons • PDF • MS Word
Resolution 1 (PDF)
Financial Package: (all files are PDFs)
Reports from the Standing Committee
|Bishop’s Policies and Procedures for the convention|
|Helpful links to Canon 1 • Canon 29 • Canon 35|
|Meals sign-up form (PDF) • Hotel accommodations (optional)|
|Churches listed by Deanery (PDF) • Deanery meeting announcements|
If you have difficulty opening the PDF documents above,
Dear Clergy and Convention Delegates:
On behalf of the Bishop, we are sending this packet to you with regard to information that you will need for the upcoming Pre-Convention Deanery meetings and the 26th Annual Convention. The Convention will be held at St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church, 1300 Forest Ridge, Bedford, hosted by the Fort Worth East Deanery. The Church phone is (817) 354-7911.
The evening will continue at St. Vincent’s Cathedral with hospitality beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by a BBQ dinner and entertainment. Dinner reservations are required and are included in this packet with the Meal Reservation Form. Please pay strict attention to the deadlines. Also, information is included for those needing overnight accommodations.
The Saturday session will convene at 9 a.m. in the School Gym beginning with the Bishop’s Annual Address. Registration will be in the gym from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. It is necessary that everyone re-register for the Saturday session. A continental breakfast will be served during registration. Morning Prayer will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Gymnasium. We will break for lunch around noon; the combined cost for Saturday’s breakfast and lunch will be $15 per person. This will also be a very good time to visit the vendor displays, located outside the gym in the hallways and selected classrooms. After lunch, the Convention will continue until all business has been transacted.
As you prepare for convention, please read through all the information in this bulletin thoroughly and plan on attending your Deanery meeting where the various nominees, budget, and other items to be presented at the Convention will be discussed. All six deanery meetings will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23. The time and location of each meeting has been announced. Nothing you receive in this packet will not be reproduced at Convention. Please bring this material with you to the Deanery meeting and the Convention.
We are also providing the proposed 2009 Diocesan Budget that has been recently formulated by the Executive Council. Along with the budget is a brief narrative that is designed to anticipate any questions you may have and is provided for your assistance.
Also in this bulletin are the names, photos, and brief biographies of all of the persons nominated for elective office.
Once again, please note that registration is necessary for both Friday and Saturday sessions.
This year’s theme for Convention is “Contending for the Faith.” The Bishop is looking forward to seeing each of you at the Eucharist on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. as we begin this year’s Convention.
Finally, your attention to this material is vital as you represent the various parishes and missions of this Diocese.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Canon Charles A. Hough, III
The material that you are receiving in this packet and the first mailing will not be re-duplicated for you at the Convention so that we might save some trees. Please bring all the material that you have received including the information you may have printed from our website.
|Information Bulletin No. 1||
Issued Aug. 13, 2008
|Memorandum to all clergy and lay delegates|
|Standing Rules of Procedure for the Convention|
Executive Council and Deanery business
|Nomination form (pdf) for all other elective offices|
|Necrology Report form (pdf) to be submitted by all Rectors and Vicars|
|Resolution form (pdf)||• links to Article 18 (on the Canons) and Article 19 (on Constitutional changes)|
TO: Convention Delegates and Clergy
The 26th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Fort Worth will be hosted by the Fort Worth East Deanery and St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church, 1300 Forest Ridge, Bedford, 76022. The opening Eucharist will take place on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at St. Vincent’s Cathedral, beginning at 2 p.m. The opening session of the Convention will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the School Gymnasium and continue until 6 p.m. Registration for the opening session will take place in the School Gym immediately following the conclusion of the Eucharist. Following adjournment of the opening session at 6 p.m., we will then be treated to hospitality, supper, and an evening together hosted by St. Vincent’s Cathedral. Information concerning reservations for the Friday night dinner, hotels (if needed), and lunch on Saturday (to be provided by St. Vincent’s) will be given in the next Convention information bulletin, which will be posted here on Sept. 26, 2008. Any delegate who has difficulty printing the necessary information should request copies of the needed pages from his or her church office. If neither of these options is available, please contact Gala Pryor at (817) 244-2885, and she will be happy to mail the packets to you.