By Katy Dickinson, June 28, 2015
Before the start of meetings today at the 78th Episcopal General Convention (GC), the Bishops held a public march against gun violence. Several members of our Deputation from the Diocese of El Camino Real (ECR) walked with them despite the heat (80 degrees Farenheit / 27 Celsius at 8 am in the morning!). Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry carried part of the banner and addressed the crowd of over 2,000 at the end of the historic march. You can hear Bishop Curry’s talk on this video.
After the march, we participated in an extended version of the daily worship service, followed by the regular House of Deputies legislative session. Today was the United Thank Offering ingathering for 2012-2014. We were proud to have Nancy McGuffin come forward to represent ECR and for Katie Reeves to be one of the UTO speakers. UTO raised $4,378,326.16 to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world. After the morning legislative session, several of us in the ECR Deputation went to lunch and then toured nearby Temple Square.
We ended the day joining the closing worship service at the House of Bishops, followed by a Deputation meeting over dinner with Bishop Mary.
Images Copyright 2015 by Katy Dickinson