Diocesan Council 2016
Diocesan Council 2016 was held Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, at St. Stephen’s R.E. Church in Eldersburg, MD and Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD, where it was in 2014 and 2011. This page contains registration information and downloadable reports that all delegates are expected to read before Council. All reports should be posted by the Wednesday one week before Council, October 26th. A PDF package of reports will be emailed to all registered delegates at that time.
The Schedule and Directions to Council is available HERE (below).
Registration for Council is available HERE (below).
Hotel Reservations instructions are available HERE (below). Rate Lock has expired!
Reports to Council are readable and downloadable as PDFs HERE (below). Check back after October 25th!
ALL REPORTS ARE ONLINE NOW! Click above…
FORMS for 2015-16:
Delegates to Council are reminded that their parish needs to certify their election in order for them to be seated as a voting member of Council.
– The Canon approved Certificate of Lay Delegates for 2016: DELEGATECERT2016
Our Diocese is on the tithe system for it’s funding.
“‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now in this,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.'”
– The Treasurer approved Parish Tithe Calculation Form for 2015-16: TITHECALC15 (PDF)
NEW – “Fillable PDF” Parish Tithe Calculation Form for 2016 HERE
(instructions: SAVE to LOCAL device, fill out and RESAVE, then print or email)
Call for Nominations
To Rectors and Diocesan Members, From the Nominations Committee:
Nominations to the Diocesan Standing Committee, Board of Trustees, and Board of Directors for the Seminary are vitally important to the life of our Diocese. These committees are essential to the health and work of our Diocese.
Please carefully and prayerfully consider nominating godly men and women from your parish. While it is true that we do not have a large turn over each year, we need names of qualified people to fill slots each year. If we get more names than openings, we will keep the names for future reference.
You may email your nominations to me or to any member of the committee, or to the Diocesan Office for forwarding to the committee. Nominations for Fall 2016 are requested by Friday, October 14th. Thank you for your cooperation.
Registration for NE&MA Diocesan Council 2016:
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd!
REGISTRATION DISCOUNT EXPIRES MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd!
CLICK HERE to transfer to the RegOnline registration website for Diocesan Council. This is the same site we have used in the past years, so you may already have an account. You can click “forgot password” to have the system send a link to reset your account.
Registration fee includes Thursday lunch and dinner costs as well as Council overhead. Standard registration fee is $135; during the month of September early registrations will enjoy a discount of $10. Your registration receipt email contains links to print a receipt, get directions, or change your registration details.
Hotel Reservation Instructions:
NOTE – DISCOUNTED RATE LOCK HAS EXPIRED!
Rooms are still available at Turf Valley Resort, where our Council meetings will be held Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. The deadline for our discounted room block has expired, so current TVR rates will apply. Reservations can be made by phone by calling 1-888-833-8873, or online using THIS LINK by filling out the approproate dates desired and clicking CHECK AVAILABILITY.
Delegates to Council are expected to make their own reservations with the hotel. Any problems or changes to reservations should be directed to hotel staff.
The hotel is located where SR 40 diverges from Interstate 70, four miles west of the intersection with SR 29 and eight miles west of Interstate 695. Directions and maps to the hotel are online HERE. For GPS, the address is: 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City MD 21042.
Schedules and Reports:
(includes all Council reports except 2015 Minutes)
Diocesan Council 2016 Schedule (V3 updated 10/24)
Directions to Church and Hotel (from 2014)
Diocesan Council Order of Business (from 2014)
REC Rules of Order (from 2014)
Minutes of Diocesan Council 2015 (10/31)
Credentials Committee Report (10/22)
Program Committee Report (10/20)
Reports from Officers and Elected Boards and Committees:
Bishop Hicks Report (10/17)
Bishop Gillin Report (10/18)
Standing Committee Report (10/13)
…..Treasurers Powerpoint Presentation (11/4)
R.E. Seminary Deans Report (10/26)
R.E. Seminary Financial Report (10/20)
Election of Officers and Standing Committees:
Nominations Committee Report (10/24)
Reports of Non-Elective Boards and Committees:
Committee on Christian Education – No Report
Official Auditor Report (10/25)
Special Committees Appointed by the President:
Committee on Minister’s Salaries (10/19)
Bishop’s Youth Advisory Group Report – see Bishop Hicks’ Report
Bishop’s Appointments to Committees for 2016-2017 (Non-Elective):
Recordings of Diocesan Council 2016:
(Audio is MP3; Video is from YouTube)
Thursday Afternoon – Business Session 1 – Audio
Bishop Grote’s Greetings & Remarks – Audio
Thursday Afternoon – Business Session 2 (Treasurers Report) – Audio
Friday Morning – Anglicans For Life Presentation – Audio
Friday Morning – Business Session 3 – Audio
Bishop Grote’s Ending Benediction – Audio
The Display Tables:
Feeding Hands Pantry
Anglican Frontier Missions
Anglican Relief & Development Fund
Emery Webb – Diocesan Insurance
Church Army USA
Intervarsity – Ministry to International Students in Philadelphia