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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Volunteering/Visiting General Convention

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church meets only every three years. Seldom does it meet near St. Louis.  The 2012 General Convention will meet in Indianapolis July 3-12 in Indianapolis – just 4 hours from St. Louis and 6 hours from Jefferson City.  You can participate and experience this “Big Fat Episcopalian Get-Together.” You can observe the legislative sessions of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, witness the megapalooza that is the Exhibit Hall, testify before legislative committees, and connect with Episcopalians from far and near.

Bishops and Deputies will vote in legislative sessions, and those representatives have already been selected.  But many more people are needed to serve as volunteers, and you can volunteer for a few hours, for a day, or for longer. Or you can register as a visitor here.  

Patrick Haizel, General Convention volunteer coordinator, said that all are welcomed to help out. “We are still looking for people of all shapes and sizes, skills and talents to volunteer some of their time to assist in the smooth operation of the Convention,” he said. “By volunteering, you become a part of the Convention, through observation and participation, while learning about the way the church operates from behind the scenes.”

To sign up and select the shifts and areas that suit your schedule and talents, go to

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church is the world’s second-largest legislative assembly in the world.  Come and see! 

1 comment:

  1. If you plan to be in Indianapolis, would you please post a note here? Let us know who you are and when you plan to be in Indianapolis.


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