170th Diocesan Convention in 2009

November 20-21, 2009
in Cape Girardeau, Missouri


Convention registration is due FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2009

Second Mailing

Complete contents include the basic schedule (Order of Business level detail will be available after the script has been prepared), Resolutions and Nominations received by deadline (additional nominations will be submitted from the floor this year), detailed map and shuttle information, and the 2010 Budget as adopted by Council and for final action by Convention.

10/27/09 Resolutions and Nominations

now online in pdf format. These will be also incorporated in the second mailing, due to leave the Offices of the Bishop at the end of this week.

10/6/09 Voting Eligibility Form and Letter

now online in pdf format.

First mailing (sent 9-4-09) included:

Letter from Bishop Wayne Smith
Convention Registration form (including childcare needs)
Resolution submission FAQ
Nomination Form
Vendor info and registration
Hotel information
Show Us! Request for each parish and mission from Standing Ctte. and Design Team
Holy Smokin' Birds-Christ Church Cape's fundraiser for hunger ministries

From the Bishop's letter

Preacher and keynote speaker is the Rev. Dwight Zscheile, a priest of the Diocese of Minnesota and Assistant Professor of Congregational Mission and Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He brings expertise, and parish experience, in the Church's missional life to challenge us--and to show us possibilities.

Among the matters before us:

  • Reports from Missouri's deputation to the 76th General Convention
  • Application with Convention's consent and approval of parish status for Church of the Transfiguration, Lake St. Louis
  • Diocesan budget
  • Updates about the ongoing work in partnership with our brothers and sisters in Lui Diocese
  • Progress and new initiatives in the ongoign work of our Visionary Planning