Approximately every 18 months Bishop Wayne Smith visits all of the parishes and missions of the diocese. He preaches and presides; meets with the vestry, chapter, or bishop's committee; and often visits or teaches during forum or formation time. Many congregations schedule baptisms, confirmations, dedications, or special blessings during his visit.
Visitations are scheduled with the Bishop's executive assistant Jillian Smith. More detailed information on visitation forms and the customary is available in the Forms Library. Upcoming visitations are listed on the web calendar.
When the Bishop is visiting, a special collection is taken during the Offertory. The Offices of the Bishop send envelopes and half-page bulletin inserts for this offering.