Hear from ECMN Deputies as they provide some insight into the structure and work of General Convention, and some of the actions and events that stood out to them from their experience this year. Feel free to use this and all the videos on this site if you're looking to host conversations at your faith... Continue Reading →
Prayer Book Revision – Whaaaa?
By: The Rev. Devon Anderson One big topic at this summer’s General Convention was whether to revise or not revise the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. For those of you behind on the action, here’s a quick and dirty review: 1) The 2015 General Convention passed a resolution asking the Standing Commission on Liturgy and... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement!
By the Rev. Dana Karen Emery+ My experience as a first- time deputy/alternate from ECMN to the ECUSA General Convention 2018, Austin, Texas was both an overwhelming gift and an overwhelming responsibility! As a gift: I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to attend and learn, firsthand, about our church polity and... Continue Reading →
From Information to Transformation – Devon Anderson
The Rev. Devon Anderson (Chair, MN Deputation to the 79th General Convention; Chair, Legislative Committee on Justice and US Policy) Not Your Grandad’s River Hercalitus of Ephesus, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, famously wrote: “No man [sic] ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”... Continue Reading →
Following in the Way of Jesus – Minnie Steele
Minnie Steele, Lay Deputy It was my privilege to attend the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society The Episcopal Church’s 79th General Convention. I was awed by the size of our Episcopal Church, as thousands of the faithful came together in Austin Texas to attend to the business of the Church; proclaiming who we are, what... Continue Reading →
Christ has no Body now but Yours – James Wilson II
James N. Wilson, II I am grateful to the ECMN community for affording me the opportunity to serve as ECMN deputy at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal deputy. I am also grateful to my ECMN deputation colleagues for the General Convention preparatory meetings and the support given at the GC; you were helpful.... Continue Reading →
There's a lot of work that happens during the 9 days of General Convention, but really, that's just where it all starts. Starting today, you have a chance to join in and shape and refine the work as it moves forward. Applications are being accepted for those interested in diving into the work that General... Continue Reading →
What’s your role at General Convention?
On this, the last of General Convention, ECMN-ers share the role they played in the wider work! The Super Deputy Minnie Steele - General Convention from Episcopal Church in Minnesota on Vimeo. The Chancellor Sally Johnson - General Convention from Episcopal Church in Minnesota on Vimeo. The Secretariat Behind the Scenes with Bishop Prior from... Continue Reading →
Nearing the Finish Line
Let's start with something silly. Did you hear that there's a pigeon making some waves at General Convention this year? Well, to be more accurate, there seems to be several pigeons. Several pigeons that now have a twitter handle. They have added some great good humor to the House of Deputies legislative sessions as they... Continue Reading →
We are the Episcopal (GREEN) Branch of the Jesus Movement!
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has identified three pillars of our faith- in-action as we embrace the Jesus Movement: Care of creation, Reconciliation, Evangelism, Care of Creation is an important topic at the 2018 General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation has put forth 14 Resolutions supporting responsible stewardship.... Continue Reading →