Bishop's Letter to the Convention
Bishop's letter to all members (elected lay delegates of congregations, clergy of denomination in full common with the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i and installed as Rector, Vicar, etc as per diocesan Canon 1.1) of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i.
Bishop's Report to the Convention
For questions about the Annual Meeting and all related events, contact: Rae Costa in the Diocesan Support Center at (808) 536-7776 x326, or e-mail her at: email@example.com
To see a copy of the legal documents for The Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, including the Constitution and Canons, please visit the "Legal" section on the "Forms and Documents" page.
ONE complete printed workbook per congregation will be available for distribution at the meeting. Printed condensed versions will be available for each attendee.
Diocesan Council: Exercises the power of the Convention and performs planning and policy-making between meetings of Convention. Oversees the policies, programs, mission, and budget of the Diocese and may initiate new work. Also is the legal corporate body of the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i and, as such, is responsible for the business and property of the Church. This is the Board of Directors of the Diocese.
Standing Committee: Serves as the Bishop’s Council of Advice. Performs duties as specified by the General and Diocesan Convention, and the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Hawai‘i. Serves as the Ecclesiastical authority when there is no Bishop.
Cathedral Chapter: Serves as the oversight body for The Cathedral of St. Andrew (both as a congregation and as the seat of the Bishop).
Secretary of the Convention: Records minutes, enters them in the Journal, and, under the supervision of the Bishop, attends to the publication and distribution of the Journal, and performs other duties as prescribed in the Diocesan Constitution and Canons. Chairs the Committee on Convention Plans for planning the agenda and making physical arrangements for the Convention. Maintains various directories of Diocesan officers, commissions, departments, etc.
General Convention Deputies: Deputies represent the Diocese of Hawai‘i in the House of Deputies at the meeting of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. Both Deputies and Alternates will meet in caucus several times prior to the Convention. During the Convention, the Deputies and any Alternates in attendance will meet daily. Deputies and First Alternates attend General Convention at the expense of the Diocese. Other Alternates may attend at their own expense.
2020 Schedule (Tentative)
Friday, October 23, 2020 - Education Day
8:45 am - 9:45 am: Check-in at Registration Table
10:00 am - 3:30 pm: TBA
Lunch will be provided
4:00 pm: Opening Eucharist
5:15 pm (right after Opening Eucharist): Aloha Reception
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Annual Meeting
7:30 am - 8:30 am: Check-in at Registration Table
(You will need to check-in this day even if you checked-in on Friday.)
8:45 am - 4:00 pm: Business Meeting
Lunch will be provided
Education Day: TBA
Early Registration on or before Sep 4, 2020
Education Day: $30 Aloha Reception: $10 Annual Meeting: $70
Regular Registration Sep 5, 2020 through Oct 2, 2020
Education Day: $40 Aloha Reception: $10 Annual Meeting: $85
Late Registration on or after Oct 3, 2020
Education Day: $50 Aloha Reception: $20 Annual Meeting: $105
Registration and Credentials - Credit cards accepted!
The congregations of the Diocese share the costs of travel for the lay and clergy delegates (not alternates). The below documents that explain this practice and that detail the cost to each congregation will be posted at a later date.