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Posts from retired blogs, including Bishop Mark Beckwith's blog "Signs of God's Grace," Canon Greg Jacobs' blog "Out of the Ordinary," and blogs by General Convention deputies in 2012 and 2015.

Utah Pride "Decision Day" Rally
Posted by Diana Wilcox on June 26, 2015

Today, amid the morning rush between meetings, worship, and the rest, phones started buzzing with texts and calls about the decision of the Supreme

Joe Leidy
Posted by Cynthia Black on June 25, 2015

Perhaps it was because a dear friend and parishioner died yesterday. Or maybe it was because this is my tenth General Convention.

Testifying for the first time: Divestment policy related to Palestine occupation
Posted by Diana Wilcox on June 25, 2015

I have attended several legislative sessions at the last General Convention in Indianapolis, but this was the first time I ever stood to speak.

Bishop Katharine giving her opening remarks. CYNTHIA BLACK PHOTO
Posted by Mark Beckwith on June 25, 2015

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, in the first of her several valedictories at this General Convention, was passionate and compelling. As a church, she said, we are finding our edgy DNA. We are discovering God working in places we failed to look at before. And that we need a "next generation operations manual."

Salt Lake Temple
Posted by Nina Nicholson on June 24, 2015

While the Bishop and Deputies were attending their respective orientations this morning, I took my camera to Temple Square, the 10-acre complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, just one block from the convention center.

The Rev. John Mennell and fellow Deputies
Posted by John Mennell on June 24, 2015

Today at the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal church a joint session of Deputies and Bishops got a firsthand introduction to the four candidates who are standing for election for Presiding Bishop. The man (and all four candidates are men) who is elected will serve for nine years or until they reach age 72.

Laura Russell, Dunstanette Macauley-Dukuly and Janelle Grant
Posted by Janelle Grant on June 24, 2015

Today was the day of orientation as an alternate deputy.

Bishop Mark Beckwith is amused by the "Bridgegate" decoration
Posted by Diana Wilcox on June 24, 2015

The tradition at General Convention is to decorate the stanchion (the pole that indicates your diocese) in some way that represents your location. Our deputation racked our brains trying to figure out what we are going to use to say "Newark is here!!!" And behold... our fabulous "Bridgegate" created by Cynthia Black.

All the Newark deputies and alternates at orientation.
Posted by Diana Wilcox on June 24, 2015

This morning was a joint session of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, and it was the first time our entire deputation was together.

Joseph Harmon and John Mennell
Posted by Nina Nicholson on June 23, 2015

The Diocese of Newark contingent has been arriving in Salt Lake City yesterday and today for the 78th General Convention. Today we've been getting registered, finding our way around the convention complex as well as downtown Salt Lake CIty, and generally preparing for the 10 days ahead.