Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Boots on the Ground

Thanks to Julius Arial, I am online in Anaheim, California at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The once every three years meetings have taken place since 1785. The Diocese of Georgia is represented by our Bishop, Henry Louttit, in the House of Bishops. In the House of Deputies, I am serving as the chair of the deputation. The other clergy deputies are the Rev.s Billy Alford, Joy Fisher, and William Willoughby, with the Rev. Jim Shumard here as both a convention volunteer and a clergy alternate. The lay deputies are Molly Greneker, Buck Crosby, Bill Steinhauser, and Charlie Hough with Bill Bruce serving as the lay alternate.

We are now underway with committee meetings and hearings on resolutions taking up most of the day. There is also a daily Eucharist service and legislative sessions. A host of resolutions are being considered. I am serving on the Dispatch of Business Committee, which functions like air traffic controllers for the meeting. Molly is on the missions committee and Billy+ has been involved with preparations for the convention as well as in committee work. There are others here from the Diocese of Georgia as volunteers, as visitors and also as participants in the Episcopal Church Women's triennial meeting, which runs concurrently.

My lunch break is over and I am heading back to the National and International Concerns Committee to assist them in getting their legislation through the convention (traffic control). We will work to get some updates from myself and others from the Diocese of Georgia. If possible, I will move those to the Diocese of Georgia website. In the meantime, know that the Diocese of Georgia has "boots on the ground" and we are here praying, listening, commenting and voting on matters that can greatly effect our denomination. Please pray for us as we seek to faithfully represent the diocese we love.

The Rev. Frank Logue, C1 Deputy, Georgia



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