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We welcome all into a
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We practice our faith through biblically-based liturgy, preaching and music.
 
We teach young and old about God through our Anglican tradition.
 
We reach out through our talents and resources to our visitors, our community and our world.
 
127th Annual Diocesan Council
Online registration to attend 2019 Council at the Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center on February 8-9, 2019, has begun. You can find more information about council on our diocesan website at bit.ly/2019diosovacouncil.  
 
There are two keynote speakers this year!
 
Gannon Sims
    Gannon Sims serves as Director of Ministry Formation at Fresh Expressions, an international movement of missionary disciples cultivating new kinds of church alongside existing congregations to more effectively engage our growing post-Christian society. He coordinates the Fresh Expressions efforts of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, an association of 1400 churches in Virginia and 16 other states. Sims earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Baylor University and the Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. Prior to entering seminary, he worked as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and as a public affairs officer in the anti-human trafficking office at the U.S. State Department. He has served in various roles at several churches, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Anglican. Gannon and his wife, Carey co-direct The Center for Faith and Leadership, an incubator for fresh expressions of church among the collegiate and young adult community in Fredericksburg.
 
The Rev’d Bobbe Fitzhugh
The Rev. Bobbe Fitzhugh is the Missioner for Fresh Expressions of Church for the Diocese of Wyoming. Bobbe ministers to parishes across the Diocese to help discern how the Holy Spirit may be leading Christ’s church in fresh, new ways. She steers efforts to recognize and develop Fresh Expressions of church by practicing the Great Commission and the Great Commandment – loving God and loving people and helping build communities of faith in the world in which we live. The Rev. Fitzhugh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming and a certificate in Theological Studies from the Seminary of the Southwest Wyoming Iona Initiative. She was ordained into the priesthood in 2015 and is a life-long Episcopalian. The Rev. Fitzhugh continues to serve Christ Church Douglas as one of its priests.

    The registration fee covers the expense to convene Council. Early registration through January 9, 2019 is $125 per person. Clergy spouses/partners, youth aged 18 & younger, and college students may register at the $50 rate. Payment is due by January 9, 2019 to avoid a $25 late fee.  Scholarship funds are available. Please contact the Rev’d Canon Ed Tracy at etracy@diosova.org or 757-213-3378.
    When you register, you may pay by credit card or check. Credit card payments are processed through PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account to make a credit card payment. Please make checks payable to Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and mark “2019 Council” on the memo line. Checks should be mailed to: Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, 11827 Canon Blvd. Ste. #101, Newport News, VA  23606-3071. If you need help registering, please contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org  or 757-213-3391.
    Cancellations through January 28, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after January 28, 2019 will not be refunded. Non-refundable registration fees are transferrable to another participant.
    Materials for Annual Council will be posted at www.diosova.org as they are available.
 
Nominations for Elections at Council
The following elections will take place at Annual Council: Standing Committee (one lay and one clergy); Disciplinary Board (one lay and two clergy); and for Provincial Synod (one lay and one clergy). Nomination positions, requirements, and the nomination form are also available at bit.ly/2019diosovacouncil.  
 
Volunteers Needed at Council
If you are interested in helping with Council this year, please email Mrs. T.J. Cardwell as soon as possible at council@brutonparish.org.
 
Last Published: December 20, 2018 11:42 AM