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Council Week: February 22-26, 2022 • Held Virtually

Reemergence: “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” 

Keynote Speaker

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright became the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta in 2012.

 

Since his election, he has been a vocal and active leader in the community, addressing Georgia legislature about gun control, advocating against the death penalty, and supporting programs for underprivileged youth.

 

He teaches about the importance of love and of justice and continues to lead the diocese to be one of service and faith and always on the mission for the Kingdom of God.

Click here to watch a recording of the keynote event, held on Friday, February 25.

The business meeting of the 130th Annual Council on Saturday, February 26 was live streamed to our diocesan YouTube channel. Click here to view the recording of this meeting.

Bishop Haynes’ Address to Council

Click here to read the text of Bishop Haynes’ address to Council

Click here to watch the recording of Bishop Haynes’ address

The business meeting included the presentation of the portrait of the Rt. Rev. Herman “Holly” Hollerith, 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Click here for a video of the presentation.

Elections at Council

  • Standing Committee: Kathy Wootton (Lay); The Rev. Grant Stokes (Clergy)
  • Disciplinary Board: Albert Banwell (Lay); The Rev. Donna Hines and The Rev. Grace Rigby (Clergy)
  • Provincial Synod: Helen Sharpe-Williams (Lay); The Rev. Marc Vance (Clergy)

Constitutional Resolutions CON-1 and CON-2, first readingapproved

Canonical Resolution C-1approved

Proposed 2022 Diocesan Budgetapproved

Council Week Live Events

  • 2021 Financial Review and 2022 Proposed Budget Q&A with Diocesan Treasurer John Fogarty and Comptroller Judy Dobson. Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • Racial Diversity and Justice Panel Discussion with Ms. Nellie Adkins, consultant to Chanco and the Matoaka Covenant Committee; Mr. Charles Farrar, member of the Repairers of the Breach Commission; Padre Mario Meléndez, Chaplain for Latino/x Ministries; and Ms. Helen Sharpe-Williams, President of the James Solomon Russell Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians. Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • Evangelism: Telling Your Story with the Episcopal Youth Board of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • What is DCDI? Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • Chanco on the James. Click here to watch a recording of this event.

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