The day began at 8:00 a.m. with Legislative Committee meetings. The “Evangelism and Church Planting Committee” heard testimony today on three Resolutions that will be going to Consent Agenda. It was a great opportunity to learn more about how the Church at the General Convention level operates.
Later in the day, we participated in a Joint HOB (House of Bishops) and (HOD) House of Deputies meeting where we heard incredible opening remarks from the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop (check it out), and The Rev. Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies. Afterward, the House of Deputies participated in our orientation, which included: how to use the “Virtual Binder” software, how to use the electronic voting devices, and a brief overview of parliamentary procedures.
After a quick dinner with the Bishop, Mary (his spouse) and several colleagues, it is time to call day three (3) “a day.” Tomorrow, I will serve at the Bishop Suffragan for Federal and Armed Services booth until noon, then rejoin Convention for more legislative hearings, and a HOD legislative session.
More updates to come.
Peace, Fr. Eric+