2020 Regional Gatherings
And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11
Dear Friends of the Diocese of Washington,
With gratitude and anticipation, I ask for your whole-hearted participation in your regional pre-convention gathering. Amidst the challenges and struggles of this year, God invites us to greater faithfulness and courage. As we gather to consider opportunities and decisions that will shape our common future, your presence is important. Together we discern the Spirit’s guidance.
To honor your time, we will follow the agenda closely. Our goal is to clearly present the issues and opportunities before us as a diocese and leave time for your questions and thoughts. We also invite your written responses after the meeting, using this form.
With gratitude for our shared ministry and your faithfulness to Christ,
registration and materials
Invitations to online regional gatherings and a packet of materials will be emailed to all eligible clergy, wardens, and diocesan convention delegates. Download the Regional Gatherings packet.
Regional Gathering Dates
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington will hold online gatherings this fall for each region. Bishop Mariann will speak and the agenda will include an update on the Diocesan Strategic Plan, a discussion of draft budget scenarios for 2021, and a report from the Advisory Committee on Diocesan Stewardship and Vitality. Below are the dates for the 2020 regional gatherings. To identify your region, please visit regional gatherings by parish.
Special Convention Listening Session Southern Maryland Region
Mar 4th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special Convention Listening Session South Montgomery and North D.C. Regions
Mar 11th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special Convention Listening Session North and Central Montgomery Regions
Mar 15th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special Convention Listening Session North Prince George's and South DC Regions
Mar 16th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special Convention Listening Session Central DC Region
Mar 25th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special Convention Online Zoom event
Apr 17th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm