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Unveiling General Convention at Upcoming AMA Event

May 29 from 5:30-6:30 PM on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88139491277

As the Episcopal Church approaches another pivotal General Convention, understanding the intricacies of church governance has never been more crucial. We are excited to announce an upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session to foster a deeper understanding and engagement with the Episcopal community. This event will feature three distinguished leaders from our community: Bishop Susan Brown Snook, the Rev. Hannah Wilder, and Rachel Ambasing. Scheduled to take place on May 29, this virtual gathering will offer an opportunity to learn about the workings of the General Convention, its impact on every tier of church life, and to ask questions.

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church shapes doctrines and directs policies that resonate through its congregations worldwide. From liturgy to social outreach, the decisions made here are both far-reaching and deeply personal. “Understanding these decisions is not just about church policy; it’s about understanding our community and our faith,” said Bishop Susan Brown Snook.

Bishop Susan, known for her passionate leadership, will bring her extensive experience in church governance to the AMA. Joining her will be the Rev. Hannah Wilder, whose work in ministry has underscored the importance of communication and advocacy in church settings, and Rachel Ambasing, a lay leader and member of diocesan staff whose energy speaks volumes about the laity’s role in shaping the Episcopal Church. 

The upcoming AMA promises to peel back the layers of legislation and liturgical practices to reveal how these elements govern daily worship and community life. Attendees will gain firsthand insights into the significance of the General Convention and how it reflects the communal and spiritual values of our Church.

Rachel Ambasing emphasizes, “Let’s bring the voices of the laity into the very heart of our church governance. This AMA is a way for anyone in EDSD to voice their thoughts and to understand how deeply they can influence our church’s path.”

The event will begin with the panelists sharing insights from their respective roles, followed by an interactive Q&A session–allowing attendees to engage directly with the panelists. This open dialogue will include a number of topics, including the election of the next presiding bishop, how General Convention impacts the local church, and aspects of how church policies are enacted.

Engagement in church governance is not just about observing rules and decisions—it’s about actively participating in the evolution of our church’s life and mission. This AMA is particularly timely, as it precedes the next General Convention, where pivotal decisions about the church’s future will be made. By attending this AMA, participants can educate themselves, inform our diocesan representation of their views, and contribute to these decisions.

“This AMA isn’t just a session; it’s a call to action for all Episcopalians to become stewards of their faith through informed engagement,” said the Rev. Hannah Wilder. “As we approach this summer’s General Convention, it’s vital that our community knows not just what decisions are made but how they are arrived at and how they can be part of this process.”

The General Convention AMA will be accessible via Zoom on May 29 at 5:30 PM, and welcomes participants from all walks of the Episcopal life. Whether you are a cradle Episcopalian or newly acquainted with the Church, you are encouraged to participate and bring your questions and insights to the table.

Click Here to submit up to three questions for our speakers.

Join us May 29 from 5:30-6:30 PM on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88139491277

 

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