97th Diocesan Convention
The 97th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina will take place on November 8-9, 2019 at Christ Church, Greenville, South Carolina, hosted by the congregation.
For a map of, and directions to, the Christ Church campus, click here.
Last year the clergy and delegates of the 96th Diocesan Convention requested to eliminate the use of paper at this year’s convention. Delegates received a copy of the Convention Manual via email earlier this week.
Members of the Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee are available to assist you with technology-related questions.
Direct links to important information from the Convention Manual are available here:
- 2019 Convention Agenda
- Journal I
- Nomination biographies
- Election Scantron Ballot
- Resolutions Committee Report
- Constitution & Canons Proposed Amendment
- The Episcopal Church’s Constitutional Amendments
- Congregational Health Report
- 2019 Treasurer's Report
- 2020 Statement of Mission
- Exhibitor Listing
Online registration for Leadership Day and Business Day is now closed. If you are still interested in attending Leadership Day, you are still able to register in person. Please arrive at Christ Church by 1:00 p.m. on November 8 with a check for $50. This registration fee includes dinner, no exceptions.
If there are any changes related to Business Day, please contact Frank Ballard.
1:00pm - Registration opens
1:30pm - Opening Prayer and Introduction
1:35pm - Keynote
2:30pm - Stories of Baptismal identity, part one
3:45pm - Stories of Baptismal Identity, part two
4:30pm - Tools for Baptismal Living
5:30pm - Evening Prayer
6:30pm - Dinner
- Canon for Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Long Island
- Province II Youth Ministry Network Coordinator
- Member of the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) Mission Planning Team
- Youth Ministry Liaison for the Episcopal Church Office of Youth Ministries
- Distinguished Leadership Award recipient from the Office of Young Adult/Campus Ministry for the Episcopal Church during the church's General Convention
- Myra is also a catechist for Baptized for Life and works closely with St. Philips in Greenville.
Business Day Agenda
7:30am - Registration Opens ( All delegates and clergy are asked to certify their attendance by 8:30.)
8:00am - Forum to introduce Resolutions, Canonical Changes, and Nominations
9:00am - Call to Convention
Certification of Delegates and Alternates
Please print, sign, and return the following forms either by scanning/emailing or by mail:
To expedite future communications, it is important that you provide all requested contact information. Please note that there is a separate form for certifying alternates.
All certification forms are to be returned to the Secretary of Convention either by email or by mailing original forms no later than May 9, 2019.
Elections, Resolutions, and Canonical Changes
The following offices will be elected at the 97th Diocesan Convention. To nominate a candidate, please fill out the form provided below:
- 4 Clergy
- 4 Lay
The Standing Committee (Diocesan Executive Council)
- 3 Clergy
- 3 Lay
- 1 clergy
- 1 Lay
University of the South Board of Trustees
- 1 Lay (2019)
One hotel in the downtown Greenville area has reserved a limited courtesy block of rooms for November 8 check in. Please note that most hotel rooms in the downtown area are completely sold out for this date because of other groups meeting in Greenville at the same time of convention.
Aloft Greenville Downtown
5 North Laurens Street
Greenville, SC 29601
The group rate for Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC is $149
You may call their toll free number at 1-866-716-8143 and reference the group Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC to obtain the rate.
You may also use the designated reservation link below. You will just need to enter 11/8/19 as the arrival date and 11/9/19 as the check out date. The deadline for reservations at this competitive rate is October 9, 2019. You are advised to make reservations ASAP.
The following hotels in the Haywood Mall area–4.5 miles from Christ Church–have given us courtesy block agreements for rooms for the night of Friday, November 8. Please note that there are specific instructions for securing the special rates offered. Also, there are firm deadlines established for securing rooms. These are extremely competitive rates. You are advised to secure rooms ASAP. The cutoff date for reservations in the following three hotels is October 18, 2019:
Hyatt Place Greenville/Haywood
40 W. Orchard Park Drive
Greenville, SC 29615
The group Rate for Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC is $132.
Call the Hotel Reservation Number: 800-993-4983 and reference G-EDUS as the group.
There is also a web link for reservations for Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC. You will just need to enter 11/8/19 as the arrival date and 11/9/19 as the check out date. The group G-EDUS should pop up and you can make your reservation at the $132 rate.
Courtyard Greenville Haywood Mall
70 Orchard Park Drive
Greenville, SC 29615
The group rate for Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC is $109
The Courtyard has a shuttle which delegates may use to get to Christ Church.
You may call Event Specialist Jennifer Goodman at the number above and give the code: EDS for the rate.
There is also a web link specific for reservations for Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC
La Quinta by Wyndham Greenville
65 W. Orchard Park Drive
Greenville, SC 29615
The group rate for Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC is $85.
La Quinta has established a web link for reservations for Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC.