199th Convention of the Diocese of Maine
"The Way of Love"
Saturday, October 27, 2018
University of Southern Maine, Portland
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♦ DIOCESAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS
♦ PRE-CONVENTION HEARINGS
♦ REGISTRATION - early registration closes October 5th; late registratin closes October 12th
| Agenda & Bishop's Address
All of convention will be held at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
A copy of the agenda will be provided to everyone attending when they check-in at USM.
Bishop Lane's Convention Address will be available to download here after it is delivered.
All congregations must file a Certificate of ASA and Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention in October 2018.
Deadline is June 30, 2018.
It must be electronically signed by a Rector/Priest-in-Charge. If your congregation does not have a priest, Senior Warden must sign.
Please read the important letter from Bishop Lane below about lay delegates to the Electing Convention in 2019 before following the link listed here to complete the electronic certificate:
Please note that you may only submit this form once. Please contact Teresa Pinney if you have changes.
Items making up the electronic Convention Folder will be posted here as they become available. Materials will also be emailed to delegates and clergy.
Below is a list of items that will be available soon:
Rules of Order
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| Diocesan Council Elections
Diocesan Council is a decision-making body of the Diocese of Maine comprised of two elected members from each of the eight diocesan Areas. Clergy members are elected to a two year term in odd years and lay members are elected for a two year term in even years. In 2018, we are electing lay members and elections will take place on October 27th in Portland at Diocesan Convention.
Diocesan Council serves as our “Convention between Conventions.” Council meets four times each year -at least one meeting is an overnight (Friday evening-Saturday afternoon) in May and December and a Saturday meeting in February and September. Mileage reimbursement is offered and all overnight accommodation costs are covered by the Diocese.
Nominations have closed.
Read more about Diocesan Council here.
Below is a list of counties associated with each Area:
Area 1 – Aroostook
Area 2 – Hancock/Washington
Area 3 – Piscataquis/Penobscot
Area 4 – Franklin/Oxford/Androscoggin
Area 5 – Kennebec/Somerset
Area 6 – Sagadahoc/Lincoln/Knox/Waldo
Area 7 – Cumberland
Area 8 – York
Park at USM's Abromson Center in Portland in the Portland Parking Garage. Entrance into the garage is on Surrenden Street. Entrance and exit gates are open for free parking and no tickets are dispensed. Upon entry into the garage, you will be prompted to press a button which will raise the gate for you to enter the garage. Enter the Abromson Center directly from the garage. If you have trouble with stairs, elevators are available. The Convention Registration desk will be located on the first floor. To exit the garage, approach the exit gates slowly. They will automatically open for you.
| Elections for Diocesan Leaders
Nominations for consideration by the 199th Convention of the Diocese of Maine had to be received by September 7, 2018 in order to be included in the electronic Convention Folder.
A list of open diocesan positions and terms follows. Click on the link to read more about the requirements of each:
Read about nominees here.
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Two pre-convention meetings will take place before convention. Please make an effort to attend one of these:
Wednesday, September 26th 7pm-830pm ~ St. Mark's, Waterville
Wednesday, October 3rd 7pm-830pm ~ Trinity, Portland
Registration prior to convention is required for all clergy, delegates and guests.
Early registration will close on October 5th. Final deadline to register will be October 12th.
Resolutions for consideration by the 199th Convention of the Diocese of Maine had to be received in the diocesan office on or before Friday, September 7, 2018, in order to be included in the electronic Convention Folder.
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Worship will be projected. Printable files will be posted below as soon as they are available.
For emergencies after Thu. Oct. 25th, please contact Barbara on her cell phone 207.650.6070.