Update from General Convention

by Fletcher Lowe

NEWS FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH’S GENERAL CONVENTION!!!

Among the many great things that happened at the recent Episcopal Church’s General Convention was the passage – and funding – of a resolution that will hopefully put flesh and bones to a somewhat dormant canon (law) putting into action the Church’s calling to empower all the Baptized in their daily life.  It directs the church’s leadership to appoint a task force to work to provide ways and means for dioceses, parishes, and seminaries to “equip the saints for ministry.“ (Ephesians 4) You can read that resolution here.  The task force appointed will work during the next three years, and bring a report to the 2021 General Convention in Baltimore.

Aside from that, EBM’s efforts at General Convention included a daily drawing to give away a copy of the book Radical Sending, Go to Love and Serve; giving stickers (Think Outside the Font), Dove chocolate (“the Spirit at work!”), and beautifully designed large Baptismal certificates; and publication of Faith at Work articles in the daily edition of ISSUES, (a publication of The Consultation, of which we are a member). You can read all of the ISSUES articles from 2018 here.

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