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November 15, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego gathered at St. Bartholomew’s in Poway for the 49th Diocesan Convention Saturday, November 11. The joy of coming together IN-PERSON for the first time in three years was seen on every smiling face and in every conversation. During Opening Eucharist, Bishop Susan recalls the ups and downs of the […]

November 8, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

Where is Diocesan Convention? Diocesan Convention will be held in person on November 12 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway. Check-in for Convention will begin at 7:00 am, where delegates will receive their voting pins and printed materials for participating in Convention. The ‘Bartmobile’ will be making rounds in the parking lot to help […]

September 20, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

Shortly after the resurrection, Jesus was walking down a long road when he ran into two strangers. These strangers did not recognize Jesus. How could they? Jesus had died, been buried, and, just hours earlier, risen from the dead. The stunning story of Christ’s death had spread, and these two travelers did not yet believe […]

August 2, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

TLDR: Convention is Nov. 11-12. Nominations are open for elected positions. Diocesan Convention returns to an in-person gathering for the first time in two years. On Friday, November 11, everyone can join Convention online for an evening of virtual presentations, a panel discussion, and workshops. On the morning of Saturday, November 12, elected delegates, clergy, […]

August 2, 2022 | by Rachel Ambasing

This past July, I had the pleasure of attending General Convention for the first time and as a lay alternate: I was able to spend time with a great group of kind, thoughtful and inquiring deputies from around our Diocese of San Diego, who love this Church and care deeply about the Church’s people. I […]

July 26, 2022 | by Polly Getz

It was a joyous and emotional moment when the House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops in approving the reunion of the Diocese of the Episcopal Church in North Texas with and into the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. After years of wrangling over property and losing nearly all of it, and having to […]

July 26, 2022 | by Brenda Sol

I have now had the privilege of serving as a Deputy- Alternate at two General Convention gatherings—in Austin and Baltimore. Both times, I have left feeling proud to be an Episcopalian. I’m not only filled with hope by the kinds of resolutions and amendments to policy we’ve made, I’m inspired by the level of respect […]

July 26, 2022 | by Jen Jow

As a first-time deputy, I was impressed by how organized it was with the registration, handling concerns of Covid safety, and the number of volunteers available to help you out. The Reverend Colin Mathewson was our leader, ensuring we knew what to do and shepherded us throughout the convention. He had us on a group […]

July 26, 2022 | by Hanh Tran

A Resolution was born from the Deputation of the Diocese of San Diego for human rights and social justice. “Lay leader with the ability to work effectively for social justice” was the tag line appearing on Diocesan Messenger Fall 2016, expressing my vision for being  General Convention Deputy. By the grace of God and my […]

July 12, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is normally a giant spectacle – a gathering of thousands every three years, complete with inspiring worship, multiple gatherings of every possible interest group, and a vast exhibit hall offering many products and services. This year’s version in Baltimore, which just concluded, was a smaller, quieter, more cautious convention. It […]

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