Episcopal Diocese of Washington
Convention - Convention
Convention 2014 - the 119th Convention
"Behold, I Am Making All Things New"
Clerical Standing Committee: Kim Baker, Joan Beilstein
Lay Standing Committee: Cay Hartley, Kemah Camara
Clerical Deputy to General Convention: Betsy Gonzalez, Greg Syler, Kurt Gerhard, Jan Cope
Lay Deputy to General Convention: Barbara Miles, Gerry Perez, John Johnson, Annie Brown
Clerical Deputy to Provincial Synod: Carol Jablonski, Alternate is Kathy Corbett-Welch
Lay Deputy to Provincial Synod: Rick Rutherford, Joan Thomas; Alternate is John Rigg
Announcement of New Location
We are pleased to announce the decision of Council, with the consent of the Standing Committee, to hold the 2014 Diocesan Convention at Reid Temple, A.M.E. Church in Glenn Dale (Prince George’s County). The Convention will take place on January 31-February 1, 2014.
The decision to experiment with an alternative venue for Convention was prompted by feedback from attendees at the last two Conventions, as well as input from the Diocesan Council. The following criteria were established to evaluate possible alternative venues:
- Space for additional (and smaller) workshop opportunities, with sightlines, acoustics and ready availability of presentation and video technology.
- Space for hospitality and conversation
- Expanded space for exhibitors collection – useful contacts, network, ideas, tools, opportunity to browse possibilities
- Worship space conducive to a broader variety of music and worship formats
- Physical comfort, accessibility, parking
Reid Temple, A.M.E Church quickly emerged as a very promising location. All of the staff and Diocesan leaders who visited Reid Temple were enthusiastic about the features, convenience and possibilities for our convention experience at Reid Temple.
Where is Glenn Dale? It is a little outside the Beltway, between Bowie and Greenbelt, about halfway between Route 50 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Here’s the link to a map. See below if you are interested in a hotel room.
Exhibit requests are now closed. The deadline was November 20
Hotel rooms - We have arranged for a small block of hotel rooms at the Greenbelt Marriott, which is located a few miles from Reid Temple. The rate is $89 plus tax. We have also blocked a few rooms for Thursday January 30 and for Saturday February 1. To reserve a room, contact Marriott directly by January 9, 2014, at 1(800)228-9290 or (301)441-3700 and ask for the special rate for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Convention. If you should encounter any problems, please contact Diane Clark of the Diocesan Council.
A list of documents will be posted below under Convention Resources.
For information about the Convention Schedule or workshops, go to the Schedule tab.