•General Convention convenes June 25 through July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

AGENDA Welcome to Wednesday, June 24

One day before the official start of convention, but a busy day.

Livestreaming/live blogging agenda today is:


  • 10-10:45 am (CDT) Presiding Bishop Katharine and PHOD Gay Jennings make a presentation in the HOD.
  • 2:30-5:30 pm (CDT) The four nominees for next Presiding Bishop make presentations.
    • Informal videos: Breidenthal- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AED05mU9JzE
    • Curry
    • D. Smith
    • Douglas

Legislative meetings begin first thing this morning in Utah at 7 am MDT. This morning is bishops and deputies orientation. More legislative committee meetings begin at 7 pm MDT.

Our deputies and bishop with committee assignments are:

  • 03-Rules of Order - Mark Sluss
  • 09-Congregational Vitality - Tamsen Whistler
  • 18-Credentials - Kathryn Dyer, who is the chair of this committee, and Jay Kloecker
  • 22-Alcohol & Other Drug Use - Doris Westfall
  • Dan Appleyard is a Floor Legislative Assistant
  • 13-Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music - Bishop Wayne is cognate chair. (Legislative committees have chairs from both HOB and HOD.)


This morning's open hearings include committees 3, 9, and 13. While they are not livestreamed, it's likely that folks will tweet about them. Other open hearings this morning: Social Justice and United States Policy, Evangelism and Communications, Formation and Education for Ministry.

Here is a link to the resolutions by topic: http://www.generalconvention.org/home/legislative-resources/resolution-topics

The evening's open hearings include: Governance and Structure, Social Justice and International Policy, Social Justice and United States Policy, Stewardship and Development, Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, Confirmation of the Presiding Bishop, Special Legislative Committee on Marriage.

7 pm (MT): Presentation and panel discussion on the film The Psalm of Howard Thurman, introduced by director Arleigh Prelow

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Each morning (or late evening) we'll post a brief overview of the day. See you again at this morning's livestream.


GC glossary:
PHOD-president of the House of Deputies
HOD-House of Deputies
HOB-House of Bishops

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