225th Annual Convention (2019)
The 225th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia was held on November 14-16, 2019 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 S. Eads Street, Arlington, VA 22202.
More than 450 lay and clerical delegates from across the Diocese gathered at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, November 14-16, for the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia.
Delegates to Convention have several responsibilities including the election of leaders to governing bodies, passing a budget for the upcoming year, and voting on any resolutions that come before the Convention. Continue reading.
Pastoral Address of the Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff
Dear friends in Christ,
It is my delight and privilege to offer this pastoral address based on our theme of Wonder in All. I’ll articulate a vision for our diocese in three wonders - Light, Life and Joy - all of which are framed by Jesus’ unending Love. We’ll sing together between wonders and we’ll see a video from a special friend of our Diocese. Continue reading.
The following resolutions were passed by the 225th Annual Convention.
- R-1: Discontinuing single-use plastic products, single-use foam products and single-use water bottles at diocesan churches and facilities
- R-2: Adoption of amended diocesan alcohol use policy
- R-3s: Resolution requesting reconsideration of water intake site to avoid Monacan Nation ancestral village and grave sites and to provide improved protection of graves of Native American and enslaved people
- R-4: Resolution proposed for the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia regarding stipendiary clergy pay equity
The following canonical amendments were passed by the 225th Annual Convention.