CONVENTION

  The 36th Annual Diocesan Convention

  Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 & 10, 2018 • Arlington, Texas

SEPT. 17: MEMO to CLERGY and DELEGATES

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Convention preparations continue with the publication of the proposed 2019 Budget and Assessment documents, the Report of the Constitution and Canons Committee, and the announcement of the slate of candidates for elective office. The budget documents will be discussed at the upcoming Deanery meetings, and Deans will review the proposed Constitutional change. Please print your own copy of the budget and assessment documents. No proposed resolutions have been submitted for consideration at this time.

 

The schedule of Deanery Meetings is below. These meetings are a consequential part of Convention preparations; all delegates and alternates should attend, along with their clergy. Alternates should try to be well-informed in case they are called upon to serve as delegates.

 

As part of the business of the meeting, each Deanery will elect one member of the Executive Council and two members (one clerical and one lay) of the Nominating Committee for the election of the next Bishop. If you wish to nominate someone to one of these posts, forms are available below. Submit these to your Dean as far in advance of the meeting as possible. (One week is recommended.)

Elections for seats on the diocesan Standing Committee and Ecclesiastical Trial Court will take place during the business meeting of the Convention on Saturday, Nov. 10. The slate of Nominees is here.

 

It's also time to make meal reservations for Friday’s dinner and Saturday’s lunch. This can be done online or by mail using the form below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All events of the Convention will be held at the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul in Arlington. It is off Pleasant Ridge Road at 3900 Morris Lane.  Click on the map above to enlarge. Friday’s Eucharist begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by dinner in the parish hall. Registration for the business meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Morning Prayer will be said at 8:30, and the meeting will be gaveled to order at 9 o’clock.

 

AUG 23: MEMO to CLERGY and DELEGATES

The opening Eucharist of our 36th Annual Diocesan Convention will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 3900 Morris Lane in Arlington. Following the service, there will be a reception and dinner in the parish hall. This will be a festive evening for all of our clergy, delegates, and visitors. You are encouraged to attend.

 

The schedule of events on Saturday, Nov. 10, is as follows:

  • Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the parish hall; a continental breakfast will be available
  • Morning Prayer begins at 8:30 a.m. on the convention floor.
  • The business meeting convenes at 9 a.m.

 

At this time you are encouraged to nominate candidates for elective office and to submit any proposed resolutions to the Secretary of Convention. You may also wish to make a hotel reservation for Nov. 9. The following positions will be filled by election at this year’s Convention:

  • Standing Committee  ~  1 Clerical member  and 1 Lay member
  • Ecclesiastical Trial Court  ~  1 Clerical member and 1 Lay member

 

Forms are linked above. All nomination forms and proposed resolutions for consideration by the Convention are due by Friday, Sept. 7. Please consult Articles 18 and 19 regarding changes to the diocesan Constitution or Canons. Submit completed forms and supporting material according to the instructions on the form.

 

Resolutions submitted by Sept. 7 will be reviewed by the Resolutions Committee and published no later than twenty (20) days before the opening of the Convention. (Any resolution which shows on its face that it deals with matters arising after the deadline date shall be exempt from this requirement.) Any resolutions submitted after Sept. 7 are governed by Rule 27 of the Standing Rules of Procedure.

As a representative of your parish, it is important that you attend your Pre-Convention Deanery Meeting in September. This will be your opportunity to review the proposed 2019 budget and assessments and discuss any resolutions or proposed changes to the Constitution and Canons that may be presented. Note: All these documents will be posted here on Monday, Sept. 17.

 

Elected delegates will have seat, voice, and vote in the deanery meetings. Alternates should make every effort to attend the Deanery Meetings as well, since they may be called upon to serve in place of an elected Delegate. Visitors do not have voice or vote. A calendar of Deanery Meeting dates is below. It may be helpful, too, to review Canon 35.

 

In addition, you are encouraged to participate in the process of nominating qualified persons to represent your Deanery on the Executive Council. Scroll down to see a list of openings. Please use the Executive Council Nomination Form and submit it to your Dean at least one week prior to your Deanery's meeting date.

 

This year, too, each Deanery will elect one clerical and one lay member of the Nominating Committee for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor. A form for this purpose is provided below. Please submit it to your Dean at least one week before the meeting.

 

Please take note of the deadlines and Deanery Meeting dates on the calendar below this memo. Note that you may nominate yourself for any position described in this memo.

 

Clergy, you are asked to submit your Necrology Report not later than Friday, Oct. 26.

 

The Diocesan Staff and Arrangements Committee at St. Peter & St. Paul look forward to seeing you at Convention!

DATES and DEADLINES

Friday, Sept. 7

       Deadline to submit Resolutions and Nominations
          (except Executive Council)

 

 

Monday, Sept. 17

      Proposed 2019 Budget and Assessment documents,
      names of nominees for Standing Committee and
      Ecclesiastical Trial Court, meal reservation details,
      and the report of the Constitution and Canons Committee
      will be posted.

 

      7 p.m.

      Northern Deanery Meeting • Dean John Munson

      Ascension & St. Mark’s Church

      5094 U.S. Highway 380, Bridgeport

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

      2:30 p.m.

      Western Deanery Meeting • Dean DeWayne Adams

      St. Luke’s Church

      600 N. W. 6th Street, Mineral Wells

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

    6:30 p.m.

    Fort Worth East Deanery Meeting • Dean David Klein

    St. John's Church

    2401 College Avenue, Fort Worth

 

    6:45 p.m.

    Eastern Deanery Potluck & Meeting • Dean Ed Kresowaty

    St. Alban’s Church

    911 S. Davis, Arlington

 

    7 p.m.

    Fort Worth West Deanery Meeting • Dean Roger Grist

    St. Anne’s Church

    6055 Azle Avenue, Fort Worth

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

    7 p.m.

    Southern Deanery Meeting • Dean Stuart Smith

    Church of the Good Shepherd

    3600 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury

 

 

Friday, Oct. 26

       Last date to make hotel reservations at special rate
       Necrology Reports due

 

2018 • EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Positions open by Deanery

 

Each Deanery is represented on the Executive Council by two lay persons and one member of clergy. Representatives are elected and serve for three years. Incumbents may be re-elected to a second three-year term before rotating off the Council. See Canon 35. Please submit nomination forms to your Dean at least one week before the Pre-Convention Deanery Meeting in September.

EASTERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

     Mrs. Cheri Davis, the incumbent, is not eligible for re-election.

Representatives still in office:

    The Rev. Andrew Petta (2019) • Mr. Harvey Craig (2020)

 

 

FORT WORTH EAST DEANERY

Elect one (1) clergy person for a three (3) year term.

    The Rev. David Klein, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election.

Representatives still in office:

Mr. Tom Ward (2019) • Mrs. Judy Mayo (2020)

 

 

FORT WORTH WEST DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

    Mrs. Alice DeMent, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election.

Representatives still in office:

Mr. Dave Wilson (2019) • The Rev. Joel Hampton (2020)

NORTHERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

    Mr. Charles Bellows, the incumbent, is not eligible for re-election.

 

Representatives still in office:

The Very Rev. John Munson (2019) • Mrs. Gayla Slaughenhop (2020)

 

 

SOUTHERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

    Mr. Jimmy Henry, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election.

 

Representatives still in office:

Mrs. Effie Sandlin (2019) • The Rev. Christopher Woodall (2020)

 

 

WESTERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) clergy person for a three (3) year term.

    The Rev. Eric Vowles, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election.

 

Representatives still in office:

Mr. Larry Mills (2019) • Mr. Tom Sikes (2020)

Forms

Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Garden Inn at 521 E. I-20 in Arlington, has extended a guest room rate of $119. (plus tax) for a king or double queen room. The hotel is located on the westbound frontage road between Matlock and S. Collins Streets.

 

Guest room reservations are to be made individually by calling 817-577-8233 and requesting the group rate for “Episcopal Diocese FW.“

 

Or, you may make a reservation online.

 

Reservations accepted after Friday, Oct. 26, will be based on availability and charged at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

 

If you must cancel a reservation, please do so at least 24 hours in advance of your intended stay to avoid being charged.

 

Check-in begins at 3 p.m. Check-out time is 12 noon.

36th Annual Convention
of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
Nov. 9 & 10, 2018

Hope and a Future