Synod


Resolutions and other new Synod materials are posted here.

Province III is governed by a Synod, made up of the bishops, one clerical, and two lay deputies from each diocese within the province.  Synod meets annually in the spring, at which elections are held for Provincial Officers and Executive Council members. Every third year, when the General Convention of the national Episcopal Church is held, Synod helps formulate resolutions for consideration and deputies prepare for Convention.

Province III Synod: Preparing for General Convention 2018

May 6-8, 2018 in Martinsburg, WV

Synod will include: presentations by members of General Convention Office and PB&F; Provincial elections, resolutions & business; workshops to prepare for issues at General Convention.

ECW 99th Annual Meeting
The 99th Annual Meeting of Province III ECW will take place as well (May 6-7). Guest speaker will be national ECW President Lisa Towle.  Click here for details on the ECW Annual Meeting and a registration form. Click here for a flyer you can share.

Registration

Click here to register for Synod. Cost is $195 per person conference fee. $125 for Monday, May 7 only. Checks should be made out to Province III. Payment should be mailed at the time of registration to: Province III, P.O. Box 231, White Hall, MD 21161.

Hotel Reservations

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, WV, call: (304) 267-5500 and mention "Province III Conference."

Resolutions

Province III has established a resolutions committee as a service to any General Convention deputies.  A resolution may be on a topic of particular interest to you as a deputy or may be a resolution adopted by your diocesan convention that you wish to forward to the General Convention if approved by Synod. The deadline for proposed resolutions is April 1, 2018. Please contact the Rev. Nathaniel Pierce, nwpierce@verizon.net.

Nominations

Election of officers and other key positions will occur at the Provincial Synod. The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the following positions, all of which are three-year terms, except Executive Council which is a six-year term:

  • Vice-President, Province III (must be a presbyter, deacon, or lay person) 
  • Treasurer, Province III 
  • Clerical Representative to Executive Council 
  • Four General Convention Deputies (2 clerical; 2 lay) for the Presiding Bishop Nominating Committee [Note: the four elected by P3 go to the House of Deputies at GC, who will elect one person from each order from P3.]

Persons can self-nominate or be nominated by another individual. If not a self-nominee, please ascertain that your nominee is willing and able to serve. Nominations for the PB Nominating Committee can only be made by General Convention deputies. Nominations should include name and diocese, contact information (phone and email), and a brief (150 word) biographical sketch relevant to church and business background activities.  You may feel free to forward a resume as well if you wish.  Nominations should be sent by email to Pamela Cochran, p3coordinator@gmail.com. Nominations should be received by APRIL 1, 2018, but if there are still positions that the nominating committee needs to fill at Synod, nominations from the floor are possible.

Deputy Materials

Materials for Synod deputies are posted here.

 

Join deputies from across the Episcopal Communion to learn about topics and issues that will be addressed at General Convention 2018!

The Provincial Leadership Conference is hosting a series of webinars on Stewardship of Creation, Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Church Structure-Leadership the second Thursday starting March 8 from 7:30 to 9 pm Eastern time.  Registration and more details for each webinar can be found in the announcements on the right.

 

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