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Call to Convention: 180th Diocesan Convention—Come to the River

October 26 - October 28


Pursuant to Article IV Section 2 of the Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, notice is hereby given that the 180th annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis will be held at Kye’s Event Center, 500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, on October 26 – 28, 2017.  St. Paul’s, New Albany and St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville will co-host this convention.

All of the convention materials (proposed budget, proposed resolutions and constitution & canon changes, etc.) will be sent by email, posted on the website and sent in the Wednesday Mailbag and monthly e-news.   It is your responsibility to print the materials, or load them onto your personal device, and bring them with you to the convention.  Wifi access will be very limited, so please do not rely on the internet to access these materials.

If you are a delegate and unable to attend the convention, it is your responsibility to notify Kim Christopher at the diocesan office of the change.

As specified in Canon 9, Section 3 and 4, each Deanery Council will meet prior to Convention. This meeting is to include all clergy, wardens, delegates, and alternates.  General Convention Deputies will be available at these meetings to discuss Convention protocol.  Please underscore the importance of the Deanery meetings.  They are the venue for:

  • Discussion of the 2018 program and budget, as presented by the Executive Council
  • Introduction of nominees for diocesan elections
  • Proposed Resolutions and changes to the Constitution and Canons
  • Other business that the Dean may include for discussion or action.

Convention Dinner is scheduled for Friday evening, October 27th, at 7:30 p.m. at Kye’s. Reservations are required and must be received no later than September 30th.  Details and payment information will be posted on the diocesan website at a later date.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Riverside Hotel in Jeffersonville.  Room reservations must be made with the hotel directly: 812-284-6711 or 800-397-3342.  Please tell the hotel you are making reservations in the room block for the Episcopal Diocese Convention.  The last day to make hotel reservations is Oct 5, 2017.  The negotiated cost per night is $135 plus applicable taxes.  (The negotiated rate is not guaranteed after the cutoff date) You may also click on this link to make your reservations online.

This is the final schedule for Convention.  ...
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WELCOME TO SOUTHERN INDIANA! GPS ADDRESSES AND BASIC VENUE INFO FOR GETTING AROUND THE 180TH CONVENTION OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS Note: A booklet with tourism information and additional map helps related to this community is available in the convention registration area and at the host hotels. HOTELS AND ...
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Q: Do I need to register to attend convention? A: No. By virtue of your name already being submitted from your parish as a delegate, you are already registered. Simply proceed to reserving accommodations and meal options. If you are not a delegate and plan to attend, you also don't ...
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Preconvention Nominations are now closed.  If you plan to be nominated from the floor, please bring your bio information and a photo ...
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Information on the two facilities that are the "official" hotels for Diocesan Convention ...
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All of our communities are struggling with the opioid crisis these days and our parishes and leaders are often on the front line. During Friday mission project time, we urge one or more persons from your parish to join us for a critical time of basic information, discussion, and ...
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Diocesan Convention participants will be gathering and leading friends, families, and organizations from throughout the southern Indiana community to pray and ring bells in remembrance of those who have died of opioid abuse in the midst of this ever-growing crisis. Help us call major attention to this epidemic, offer all-in ...
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When Diocesan Convention meets in Jeffersonville and New Albany in October, winter preparations for that community's homeless population will be in high gear. Please help us prepare and deliver Hygiene Kits for the homeless served by Exit 0, Haven House, and the Coalition for the Homeless ...
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Your exciting opportunity to go out on the Ohio River in a small boat, board a towboat barge, and make a real-life pastoral visit to river workers served by Ministry on the River ...
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We have received these Nominations to be voted upon at the Diocesan Convention in October.  ...
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We have received these Reports to the Diocesan Convention in October.  ...
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Join Us at Diocesan Convention! All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to be a part of the youth presence at Diocesan Convention, October 26-28, 2017. This year's Convention will take place in Jeffersonville and New Albany. Youth participation in Convention includes: exploring the exhibit hall, sitting in on business ...
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Thursday, October 26, Open 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Everyone welcome (even if you're not a delegate, we want to see you!) as we enjoy some food and fun, meet new people, and renew friendships! Join us at the rustic Endris Lodge at Clarksville's Lapping Park, halfway between Jeffersonville and Clarksville. RSVP ...
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There will be three Congregational Vitality Workshops available at this year's diocesan convention from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon at Kye's. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to explore new ways to vitalize your parish and ministry. Registration for the workshops is required. ...
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A proposal to change the number of persons elected to Diocesan Commission on Ministry (COM) each year has been submitted.  ...
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The attached document has been submitted as a proposed amendment to the current diocesan constitution. It more clearly defines what constitute a quorum of clergy in the election of a new Bishop, a Bishop Coadjutor, or a Suffragan Bishop ...
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Combining Diocesan Convention with a Mini-Vacation in southern Indiana---Some Fun Possibilities Welcome to "my" southern Indiana! It sometimes amazes me, as I travel around the diocese, just how few people have been to the southcentral part of the Hoosier state. With Diocesan Convention in Jeffersonville and New Albany this year, ...
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Kye’s Event Center
500 Missouri Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN United States
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