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Saturday Daily Report

There was a lot of energy going into the main legislative session today of Convention. Bishop Douglas began our day in prayer. Our very first annual convention conducted over Zoom required some adjusting, as we learned to navigate the voting platform and various features of Zoom. We ran a test vote to establish a quorum […]

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Friday Daily Report

The third day of Convention marked our final, and largest, World Café session. Members of ECCT from all over our state came together to have meaningful conversations around the big question of the day: How can parishes educate themselves about the reality of systemic racism, white supremacy and anti-Black bias, and feel compelled to take […]

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Thursday Daily Report

The second day of Convention began with a slightly smaller (only 250!) but no less enthusiastic group of participants. Bishop Ian helped orient us in today’s work by reviewing the Tools for Mutuality, ensuring that our session and future conversations are an inclusive and safe place to discuss these big questions. After explaining the new, […]

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Wednesday Daily Report

Convention blew out of the gate for its first day as we gathered in the evening for a World Café session around the big question of income inequality. For a number of reasons, we were expecting this first session to have a turnout of around 100 people and were caught a bit off guard when […]

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Welcome to Convention

When I first joined the Convention planning team nine years ago, I never in my wildest dreams imagined an Annual Convention like the one we are having this year. Yet here we are. A global pandemic that has touched millions of people around the world and left so many sick and dead, has impacted every […]

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We Are the Body of Christ Digital Mosaic

A communal expression of our being the presence of Christ in the World. For the Episcopal Church in Connecticut for Convention 2020. Orientations Convention 2020 will be like no other in the history of the Episcopal Church. Our art project is a reflection on how this time of pandemic and racial and economic reckoning draws […]

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Conversations on Convention for BIPOC Episcopalians

Please join South Central Region Missionary George Black and Secretary of Convention Adam Yates for a conversation about where we see God working in our Diocese, and where we want to see the move of The Spirit. This is a conversation specifically for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the Diocese of Connecticut to voice their hopes and concerns, and […]

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Convention Worship & Virtual Choir

As you will have read, our Annual Convention will be happening online this year, which means we will be creating a video for our Sunday worship this year.  If you have any interest in participating by reading a lesson or a prayer, please reach out to your Region Missionary or email Benjamin Straley at benjamin.pearce.straley@gmail.com. If […]

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Call to Convention

Every aspect of our lives and every aspect of our life as the church have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping our world. Just as you have had to re-imagine your own life and just as your worshiping community has had to re-imagine church in the midst of pandemic, so […]