Bread and Yeast: 140th annual convention
Get all convention information and resources on the convention page.
15 Deadline for Constitution or Canonical changes
30 Deadline for nominations, resolutions, annual committee reports
14 Deadline for hotel reservations
14 Necrology due
1 Registration deadline
Dialogue and discourse on the budget and resolutions occur during pre-convention hearings held in multiple locations around the diocese. Convention delegates are strongly encouraged to attend a hearing in order to make informed decisions when voting at convention. This year an online opportunity also will be available for those who cannot attend a hearing in their area. Mark your calendar now for the following dates and times: (Note: some previously announced times and dates have changed)
Dayton area: Saturday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m. at St. Margaret’s, Trotwood
Cincinnati area: Sunday, Oct. 19, 3 p.m. at St. Barnabas, Montgomery
Columbus area: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at St. Philip’s, Columbus
East area: Saturday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s, Marietta
Online meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.
Constitution and Canonical changes
The Constitution and Canons guide the governance of the diocese. A committee reviews the Constitution and Canons each year and considers whether to propose changes. Proposed amendments may come from any member of the diocese, although the committee requests an opportunity to review the proposal to make sure it abides by wider-church rules. Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing by Sept. 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact diocesan chancellor Joseph J. Dehner at 513.651.6949 or email@example.com with any questions.
Proposing resolutions is a key way for the people of the diocese to discuss and reflect upon issues in the church and beyond. There are a variety of types of resolutions, ranging from those that ask the diocese to take a stand on a particular issue to special observances to calls for commitment to certain ministries. All of the resolutions from the past 25 years adopted by convention can be found at www.publicpolicy.diosohio.org
All proposed resolutions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and received by Sept. 30. Those submitting resolutions are expected to attend or have a representative present at all pre-convention hearings.
Contact Jim Heathcote at 937.446.2108 or email@example.com with questions.
Become a leader in the Church
Prayerfully consider if God is calling you to elected leadership in our diocese! Listed below are the elected positions for which we seek nominees at this year’s convention.
2015 Positions for Nominations
Budget Committee / three year term
Elect 1 lay, Class of ‘17
Diocesan Council / three year term
Elect 2 clergy + 3 lay, Class of ‘17
Disciplinary Board / two year term
Elect 1 lay, Class of ‘16
Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) / three year term
Elect 3 clergy or lay, Class of ‘17
Standing Committee / three year terms
Elect 1 clergy + 1 lay, Class of ‘17
Trustee of the Diocese / five year term
Elect 1 clergy or lay, Class of ‘19
Trustee of Church Foundation / five year term
Elect 1 clergy or lay, Class of ‘19
In Southern Ohio, we self-nominate for positions. The nomination form can be found on the diocesan website in the convention section. Contact Nominating Committee Chair Nadya Richardson at Nadya19767@aol.com if you have any questions.
Necrology lists due Oct. 14
The necrology is the list of people from your congregation that have died since the last convention. Submit these names to Geri McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 14. If you have questions, contact Geri at 800.582.1712 ext. 105.
New this year: Online voting
Do you have a laptop, tablet or smartphone? Be prepared to bring it and use it at convention! In addition to tweeting our way through convention, we are introducing online voting. If you don’t currently own any of these items, don’t worry – the voting procedure will be short and simple, so it will be easy to share with someone around you that does. Demonstrations will be given at each pre-convention hearing.
Certify your Lay Delegates
Congregations are canonically required (see Canon III, Section 5) to submit a Certificate of Election of Lay Delegates as soon as possible after they have been chosen at your annual meeting. This is simply to let the convention know who was elected to the position of convention delegate from your congregation for planning purposes. If your congregation has not yet reported your election, you can download the certification form from the diocesan website in the convention section.
Change of Delegates
If your delegates have changed since you sent in your certification form, you must complete a Change of Delegate form. The form can be found on the diocesan website in the convention section. Completed forms can be mailed or faxed (513.371.5147) to Heather Windle by Oct. 1. After Oct. 1, you must fax the form and also bring the original with you to convention check-in.
Everyone who wishes to attend convention must register. Online registration for delegates and all other attendees is now open.
Deadline for registration is Nov. 1. Late registrations received after Nov. 1 will be subject to a $10 late fee.
Contact: Registrar Heather Windle at email@example.com or 800.582.1712 ext. 113.
Registration for exhibitors is now open. Registration will remain open until Nov. 1 or until all spaces have been reserved. Each exhibit table is $25. There is no charge for electricity, but exhibitors will need to bring their own extension cords and power strips. Exhibitors can order extra tables for $25 each, but due to very limited exhibit space, there is a limit of 3 tables per vendor. Since the exhibit area is on a balcony overlooking the convention space, no sound will be allowed in any exhibit video.
Contact: Kay Sturm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Information for Chillicothe
20 N. Plaza Blvd.
Best Western Adena Inn
1250 N. Bridge St.
Hampton Inn and Suites
100 N. Plaza Blvd.
$99 double/$109 king/$135 suite
Christopher Inn & Suites
30 N. Plaza Blvd.
Holiday Inn Express
1003 E Main St.
$102 king or queen
The deadline for reservations for accommodations is October 14. Since all rooms at each hotel are blocked for our event, make sure to mention that you are reserving for the Episcopal convention when you call.