The 214th Annual Convention

Saturday, November 5, 2016

at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH

 

Click here for An Invitation to Flourish

from The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld

Bishop of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire

 

Click here to Register for Convention

Click here for Lunch Choices

 

Click here for the Pre-Convention Journal - full text

OR

Click below for the following:

Convention Schedule

Nominations

Resolutions

Diocesan Budget and Narrative

Convocation Reports

Committee Reports

Bishop's Official Acts Report

Summary of 2015 Parochial Reports

2015 Summer Chapel Report

Trustees Annual Report to Convention

 

Click here for Resolutions from the

78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

These include three resolutions regarding proposed amendments to the Constitution as well as resolutions referred to dioceses for action or consideration - please review by clicking here

 

Click here for Convention Rules of Order

Click here for Guidelines for Submitting Amendments

Click here for the Delegate Handbook

Delegates should plan to participate in their Convocation meetings! 

Click here to go to the Diocesan Events Calendar

and find out when your Convocation is meeting. 

 

Important Deadlines:

June 15: Preliminary Draft of Resolutions were due to Resolutions Committee

Draft resolutions are submitted to The Rev. Celeste Hemingson, Chair of the Resolutions Committee and to Tina Pickering at the Bishop's Office. Resolutions that require constitutional or canonical changes must be reviewed by the Committee on Constitutions and Canons as well, so it is important to observe this deadline. Please read this document for more information on drafting resolutions.

July 15: Nomination forms and Personal Statement were due to the Nominating Committee

Nominations required this year will be for the Treasurer, Standing Committee, one each from clerical and lay orders, Finance Committee, and for Deputies to General Convention (8 clerical and 8 lay). Nomination forms and personal statements should be sent to The Rev. Randy Dales, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and to Tina Pickering at the Bishop's Office. See more information about elections below. 

July 29: Final resolutions were submitted to the Resolutions Committee. 

Any resolution submitted after this date until the date of Convention must be done in accordance with "Rules for Late Resolutions" under the Convention Rules of Order

August 5: Annual Reports for the 2016 Pre-Convention Journal were due

Annual Reports must be submitted from Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, the Registar, Convocation Conveners, the Trustees, and all Committees and Commissions. Resolutions Committee must also submit final resolutions for inclusion in the 2016 Pre-Convention Journal. 

Mid-August: Registration will open

Registration is to be completed online. Information and a registration link will be sent to all delegates and alternates via email. Instructions for how to register online will also be sent by mail. 

October 5: Deadline for reserving display tables

October 17: REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

October 21: Deadline for submitting Delegation Change Forms

October 28: NH Canon 1.1.3(c): list of delegates entitled to seats at Convention presented to the Bishop

November 5:  214th Annual Diocesan Convention at the Grappone Center, Concord, NH 

 

Elections 2016

Nominations, along with Personal Statement and Consents from each nominee and a digital photo, must be submitted to The Rev. Randy Dales, Chair of the Nominations Committee, with a copy to Tina Pickering in the Bishop's Office, no later than July 15, 2016 for Treasurer, Standing Committee (one clergy, one lay), Council Finance Committee, General Convention Deputation and Provincial Synod. 

Click here for Nomination form

Click here for Personal Statement and Consent Form

The following elections will take place at Convention: 

Treasurer of Convention (1 yr term) - Elected at convention by ballot

Currently serving: Chris Porter (since 2012)

Chancellor of Convention (2 yr term) - Nominated at Convention, card vote

Currently serving: Bob Wells (since 1996)

Registrar (no term) - Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving: Elizabeth Rotch (elected in 2015)

Standing Committee - One in the Clerical Order (3 yr term) - Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving:  The Rev. Celeste Hemingson, second term ends in 2016; The Rev. Guy Collins, first term ends in 2017; The Rev. Teresa Gocha, second term ends in 2018

Standing Committee - One in the Lay Order (3 yr term) - Elected at Convention by Ballot

Currently serving: Terry Knowles, second term ends in 2016; Margaret Porter, first term ends in 2017; Judith Esmay, second term ends in 2018

Council Finance Committee (3 year term) - Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving: Kim Bock, first term ends in 2016; Jack Lewis, first term ends in 2017; The Rev. Curtis Metzger, first term ends in 2018; Gloria Gallant, appointed by Council; Vacancy, appointed by Council; Bill Sloane, elected by Trustees

General Convention Deputies (3 year term) - Elected at Convention by Hare ballot

Elect 8 in the clerical order and 8 in the lay order (4 deputies and 4 alternates for each order) Per NH canon. No fewer than 8 shall be nominated.                                                                

Deputies to the Provincial Synod (3 year term) - Elected at Convention by Hare ballot

Elect two in each order (1 deputy, 1 alternate)


Information from last year:

213th Convention of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire

Held November 5, 2015 at Grappone Conference Center, Concord NH


Presentations

Bishop Rob Hirschfeld's Address to the 213th Annual Diocesan Convention 

NH Charitable Foundation VP Katie Merrow's presentation slides

The Rev. Ben Campbell's presentation

All Our Children's Top 10 School-Church Partnership Ideas

 

Youth Videos and Presentations from Worship

St. Andrew's, New London

All Saints', Peterborough 

St. James, Laconia

 

Courtesy Resolutions

Courtesy Resolutions were made--read them here

 

2016 Bishop's Committee Appointments

 View the Full list of Committee Appointments - Click here.

 

Conversation Covenant

During our forum about Open Table at Convention, we used this

Conversation Covenant to guide our communications with each other. 

 

Announcing the 2015 Pre-Convention Journal! 

Please click HERE for the full Pre-Convention Journal

or click below for the following sections of the Pre-Convention Journal: 


2015 Elections and Nominations 

The following elections were made at our Diocesan Convention:

  • Treasurer of Convention (1 yr term) - Elected at convention by ballot

Nominated: Chris Porter. To view the statement, click here.

Currently serving: Chris Porter (since 2012)

 

  • Chancellor of Convention (2 yr term) - Nominated at Convention, card vote

Currently serving: Bob Wells (since 1996)

 

  • Registrar (no term)  - Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving as Interim Registrar/Archivist: Elizabeth Rotch (appointed by the Bishop 2014)

 

  • Standing Committee-Clerical Order (3 yr term) - Elect One at Convention by ballot

Nominated: The Rev. Teresa Gocha for second term.  To view the statement, click here.

Currently serving:  The Rev. Teresa Gocha, first term ends in 2015; The Rev. Celeste Hemingson, second term ends in 2016; The Rev. Guy Collins, first term ends in 2017

 

  • Standing Committee-Lay Order (3 yr term) - Elect One at Convention by ballot

Nominated: Judith Esmay for second term. To view the statement, click here.

Currently serving: Judith Esmay, first term ends in 2015; Terry Knowles, second term ends in 2016; Margaret Porter, first term ends in 2017

 

  • Council Finance Committee (3 year term) - Elect One at Convention by ballot

Nominated: The Rev. Curtis Metzger. To view the statement, click here.

Currently serving: The Rev. Mark Jenkins, first term ends in 2015; Kim Bock, first term ends in 2016; Jack Lewis, first term ends in 2017; Gloria Gallant, appointed by Council; The Rev. Curtis Metzger, appointed by Council; Bill Sloan, elected by Trustees


Reserve a Display Table! 

Display tables can be reserved to highlight your ministry. Space is limited, so tables will be available on a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to ministries directly related to the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. There is no fee to reserve a table. Please fill out this form to reserve your table and return to Tina Pickering


ChIPS at Convention

Christmas comes to children of incarcerated parents every year with your help: you and sponsors like you who donate gifts and funds to make it happen! 

Click here for gift guidelines!

Please contact Margaret Mackie-Ciancio with questions. 


UTO In-Gathering at Convention

Remember to bring your fall in-gathering donation to Convention. The "UTO Basket" may be found by the check in table on Saturday morning. Your donations may be deposited there. The UTO offerings will be brought forward during the Saturday morning Eucharist.

Please contact Marge Burke, UTO Coordinator, with any questions.