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Three days to go – News, video, photos from General Convention

As of today, the Episcopal Church is two-thirds through its nine day General Convention in Salt Lake City. Members of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops are deeply engaged in the consideration of 334 resolutions that have come through the 22 cognate legislative committees. Maine deputies have worked hard and into the…

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Day 6 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Deputy of the Day – Mary Lee Wile

Work and Pray Chaplain to the House of Deputies Lester Mackenzie often closes his prayers by saying “because You love it when we pray!” And we do pray, often. At the beginning of each legislative session, our Chaplain leads us in lively, joy-filled, exuberant music and prayer, and sometimes, after adjournment, he can be found…

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Calvin Sanborn talks marriage

The Rev. Calvin Sanborn, rector of St. George’s, York Harbor, has been following the Special Committee on Marriage and the resolutions the Committee has engaged in during General Convention. Here he shares the work of the Committee and the status of the resolutions considered. And congratulations to him upon being elected as the Province 1…

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Day 5 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Deputy of the Day – Mark Spahr

Here in Salt Lake City, we have just crossed the halfway point of the General Convention.  There have been many highlights thus far: among these confirming the election of Michael Curry as the Presiding Bishop, and the opportunity to join with over a thousand people and march through the streets of Salt Lake City to…

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Ben Shambaugh talks resolutions on liturgy and prayerbook revision

Dean of St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland and Maine Deputy Ben Shambaugh is a member of the Prayerbook, Liturgy, and Music Committee. Here he talks about the work members have engaged in and resolutions coming up for a vote.  

Day 4 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Sorry for the delay, faithful viewers. We had a little Dropbox issue. Here’s Bishop Lane’s update on Sunday’s gun violence march, the UTO festival Eucharist, and the ongoing work of the General Convention.

Brenda Hamilton talks resolutions about alcohol

Maine Deputy Brenda Hamilton is Vice-Chair of the new Committee on Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Here she shares the work the Committee has engaged in during General Convention and resolutions slated to come up for a vote in the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops.

Delegate of the Day – Sherri Dietrich for UTO

by Sherri Dietrich UTO Coordinator for the Diocese of Maine Today the General Convention worship celebrated the work of the United Thank Offering and I was one of the long line of blue-clad women (and a couple of men) who proudly processed in to the service and then across the stage to present the results…

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