The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention will be held June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah). The 2015 General Convention promises to be a historic gathering of The Episcopal Church. Among many other concerns, we will prayerfully consider structural and other changes to support mission and ministry for the 21st century; we will elect a Presiding Bishop; and we will consider legislative initiatives that could define our common witness and mission for years to come.
The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. It is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies, with more than 800 members (up to four clergy and four lay persons from each diocese); and the House of Bishops, with over 300 active and resigned bishops.
We will provide you with extensive coverage of the 78th General Convention. Most immediate news will be provided by our Twitter feed (Click here), with regular updates to our Facebook page (click here), and a daily blog (click here). Photos and videos will give you a flavor of what our deputation is experiencing. On Twitter you can follow the hashtags #GC78, #DioNWPA, #dioBeth, #episcopalresurrection and #prayersof.
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