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The 202nd Convention of the Diocese of Maine

"Go forth with hope and grace"

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
 

Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:16 NRSV  

 

  

BISHOP BROWN'S CONVENTION ADDRESS & CONVENTION WORSHIP

The entire diocese joined in online worship on Saturday, October 23rd! We took time to pause throughout convention to hear the Word of God, praise God with song with our virtual choir, and share Spiritual Eucharist. Worship will include Bishop Thomas Brown's Convention Address/Sermon.

Watch all of the WORSHIP VIDEOS here. 

Download the BISHOP'S CONVENTION ADDRESS here.

Download a copy of the CONVENTION WORSHIP BULLETIN here.

 

CONVENTION RECAP & MINUTES

Download this one-page RECAP OF THE ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION to share with your parish.

 

ELECTIONS 

Convention voted to fill the positions listed below at Convention. 
 
Learn more about NOMINEES FOR DIOCESAN OFFICES (17 pages) here.
 
Secretary  - one year term
Elected: Karen Perka
Treasurer   - one year term
Elected: Thomas Ward
Trustees  - four year term
Elected:  Timothy Boggs, Nathaniel Henshaw, Carlos Mello, Nick Penfield
Provincial Conference- Lay Deputy- two year term
Elected: Ted Fletcher
Standing Committee - Clergy  - three year term
Elected: Kerry Mansir
Standing Committee - Lay  - three year term
Elected: Mark Spahr
Disciplinary Board - Clergy Representative  - two year term
Elected: Shirley Bowen 
 

BUDGET

Below are two documents outlining the budget for 2022, and a presentation of the proposed budget at the 9/28/21 Town Hall:

2022 BUDGET SPREADSHEET - Adopted as presented
 

RESOLUTIONS

Adopted resolutions are posted below. 
 
#3:    Adopted - TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
#4:    Adopted - FAITH, FARMING, GOOD NEWS GARDENS 
#5:    Adopted - CLERGY COMPENSATION FOR 2022 Supporting Documents for Resolution #5: Tables 1 and 2 
#6:    Adopted -  LAY COMPENSATION FOR 2022 
#7:    Adopted -  CHANGE IN STATUS: WINTHROP 
#8:    Adopted - CHANGE OF STATUS: HALLOWELL
 
 

REPORTS

CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Planning Team
Holly Sargent, St. George's, York Harbor (Chair)
Rev. Dave Dalzell, Trinity, Saco
Steve Mine, Church of the Good Shepherd, Houlton
Seth Stewart, All Saints by the Sea, Southport
 
Resolutions Team
Marge Kilkelly, Christ Church, Gardiner (Chair)
John Atwood, St. Giles, Jefferson
Lis Ingoldsby, St. Brendan the Navigator, Deer Isle
Rev. Calvin Sanborn
Tracy Shaffer, St. Dunstan's, Ellsworth
 
Worship Team
Rev. Brent Was, St. Francis by the Sea, Blue Hill (Chair)
Robert Ludwig, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley
Rev. Ryan Mails, St. George's, York Harbor
Rev. George Sheats, St. Michael's, Auburn
 

HELPFUL LINKS 

 

PRAY 

Pray for the convention’s work supporting diocesan mission and ministry. Suggested prayers are in the Book of Common Prayer on pages 817-18.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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