Diocesan Convention

Voice of the Vestry – Moving Deeper

by Elizabeth Blondia The 144th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan convened on November 2 and 3, 2018 in Lansing. In attendance from Grace Church were George Prewitt, Tony Nelson, Elizabeth Blondia, and The Reverend Kathryn Costas. We were joined by around 300 clergy and laypeople from all around our diocese who …

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Report from the 142nd Diocesan Convention

By Rosemary Hagan, D.Min. A few weeks ago your Diocesan Delegates and Alternate Delegates attended the 142nd Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan Convention.  Present from Grace were Elizabeth Blondia, Rosemary Hagan, Chuck Wolterink, Mary Pierce and Greg Hagan, along with The Reverends Carlton Kelly and Meredith Hunt. Our own Maggie Miron was present as a …

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Youth delegate Maggie Miron exercises “voice, seat, and vote”

By Margaret Miron Diocesan Convention Youth Delegate I am not a stranger to long car rides. Transient stays in hotel rooms are not a new experience, and I’m certainly not unaccustomed to navigating the Church Family. So the first time the magnitude of Diocesan Convention really “hit” me, so to speak, was my first step …

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Budget approved at Special Diocesan Convention

By Helen Hankins and Irene Cotter For a number of years, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan has held its annual convention in May. This year was no exception and Grace Traverse City was blessed to have served as host. On November 1, as your delegates,we also took part in a second and Special Diocesan …

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We are the desire of God’s heart – Report from the Diocesan Convention

By Michael D. McManus I attended the 140th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan on May 2 and 3. This was my first experience at this gathering and I had no idea what to expect; I wondered if there would be a lot of ‘rubber-stamping’ and was happy to see that this was …

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