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Nominations are open for delegates and alternates to the 2019 Annual Council, the two-day meeting of congregations of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. It features elections and other business, worship, traditionally an address by the bishop, and a guest keynote speaker. The 127th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will take place February 8-9, 2019, at the Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center.
    Bruton Parish sends six delegates to Council. The term of a delegate is three years. Every year, two delegates rotate off and two new ones are elected. Previously elected and attending in 2019 are Elizabeth Greaf, Ginny Elwell, Al Louer and Spence Webster. The two new delegates will join them.
    The term of an alternate is one year only, 2019. Two alternates attend Council and vote in the event that a delegate is absent. Both delegates and alternates also attend an evening Convocation V pre-meeting held several weeks before Council.
    Ginny Elwell writes: “It was a privilege to serve as one of Bruton’s new delegates to the Annual Council. This Council was organized around a topical theme, ‘Fear and Love in a Divided World.’ The Diocesan staff posted the meeting materials well in advance, so we were prepared to discuss and vote on all the resolutions presented. During the meeting, I was proud to see our clergy recognized for their leadership in various Diocesan commissions and programs. Participating in this Council made me realize how powerful we Episcopalians can be when faith and fellowship guide our actions.”  For an overview of the 2018 Annual Council, visit www.diosova.org.
    To submit a nomination, please send an email to register@brutonparish.org or leave a note at the reception desk to the attention of Jeanette Cureton. Nominations are due June 11. In June the Vestry elects delegates and alternates from nominations received. As for qualifications, the Canons state: “All Lay Delegates shall be confirmed Communicants in good standing in the Parish or Mission they are elected to represent.” Thank you!


Last Published: April 24, 2018 5:18 PM