The 79th General Convention

As many of us were eating hot dogs and witnessing fireworks in celebration of July 4th, bishops, clergy and lay leaders of the Episcopal Church began to gather for the 79th General Convention. The General Convention is the highest governing body of our church.

Many things will be discussed which have implications for all Episcopalians. Some of the topics/resolutions deal with The Reunification of the Episcopal Church of Cuba with The Episcopal Church, Prayer Book Revision and Use of Gender Neutral Language, Gun Violence, Voting Rights, our Social Safety Net, Payment for Work of the President of the House of Deputies and more!

You can follow news from General Convention at the Media Hub or at Episcopal News Service.

As they gather from July 5th through the 13th, we offer the following prayer:

Almighty and everlasting Father, you have given the Holy Spirit to abide with us for ever: Bless, we pray, with his grace and presence, the bishops and other clergy and the laity here soon to be assembled in your Name, at the 79th General Convention, that your Church, being preserved in true faith and godly discipline, may fulfill all the mind of him who loved it and gave himself for it, your Son Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.