Executive Council discusses process used to fund churchwide mission

Members: Dioceses want to pay less, more payment accountability

[Episcopal News Service – Phoenix, Arizona] The liveliest discussion during the opening session of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council June 10-12 meeting here surrounded how much money the General Convention ought to ask dioceses to contribute to the church-wide budget – and what should be done about dioceses that do not pay the full amount. […]

House of Deputies president’s opening remarks at Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings presented the following opening remarks to the Executive Council, currently meeting in Phoenix, AZ, through June 12. Executive Council Opening Remarks June 10, 2014 Not too long ago, I had an alarming moment when […]

Presiding Bishop’s opening remarks at Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the following opening remarks to the Executive Council, currently meeting in Phoenix, AZ, through June 12. Executive Council Opening remarks 10 June 2014 Good to see you all; welcome to the desert.  When I landed in Phoenix Saturday evening It […]

Mauai elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Deacon Brandon Mauai of the Diocese of North Dakota has been elected by the Episcopal Church Executive Council to serve the unexpired term of the late Rev. Deacon Terry Star. The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, […]

Deacon Terry Star, Executive Council member, found dead at seminary

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Terry Star, a 40 year-old deacon in the Diocese of North Dakota and a member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, has died suddenly at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin, where he was studying for ordination to the priesthood. After Star did not attend chapel the morning of March […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Feb.5-7 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Council Approve the revised charter of the Joint Audit Committee of the Executive Council and the DFMS (EC009). Advocacy & Networking for Mission   Declare solidarity with Dominicans of Haitian […]

UTO, Episcopal Church ratify ‘historic’ agreement

New bylaws, memo of understanding on operations meant to begin a new day

Editors’ note: Story updated to add links to agreement documents. [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The United Thank Offering and the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council officially agreed Feb. 7 on a memorandum of understanding and a new set of bylaws for the organization that for 125 years has supported the church’s mission and […]

Executive Council: Presiding Bishop’s Opening Remarks

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the following opening remarks at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting currently gathered  at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland). Executive Council 5-7 February 2014 Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, MD Opening remarks The […]

Executive Council: House of Deputies president’s opening remarks

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, presented the following opening remarks at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting currently gathered  at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland). Opening Remarks Executive Council Linthicum Heights, Maryland […]

Baker elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker of the Diocese of Northern California has been elected the Province 8 clergy representative on the Episcopal Church Executive Council. The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, during the opening session of the […]