Diocesan Convention

Diocesan Convention

Hosted by St. Michael's Norman

October 31-November 2, 2019
"The sun rises and the sun sets, and hastening to is place it rises there again"



Guest Speakers:

The Rt. Rev. José McLoughlin
Bishop , Diocese of Western North Carolina

 

Welcome to the 82nd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.  This year, we celebrate the ministry and service of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny, 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma.  Although Bishop Ed’s retirement isn’t until next year, this will be his last Diocesan Convention as Bishop of Oklahoma. Bishop Ed will be joined by his close friend, and keynote speaker, The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, and former Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Oklahoma.
We are excited to welcome Bishop José back to Oklahoma! Convention will be held on Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2, at the NCED Conference Center & Hotel on State Highway 9 in Norman, OK.  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is the host church. Following the calling to order of convention, Friday will be dedicated to the educational component of convention. Everyone in the Diocese is welcome to attend Friday’s educational offerings. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 5:00pm, followed by a Social Hour at 6:00pm and Dinner at 7:00pm. Following dinner, there will be a celebration of Bishop Ed and Debbie, along with the Bishop’s Address.  Saturday will begin with Morning Prayer, lead by the Episcopal Youth, followed by convention business for Clergy and Delegates only.  We will again hold the Ministry Fair, where congregations can register for a FREE table in the vendor/exhibitor area to feature best practices. Spouses of Clergy are invited to a special luncheon hosted by the Debbie Konieczny. A Welcome Reception on the Thursday evening before convention will be hosted at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Norman.

Read More in the Welcome Letter Below

welcome letter

Regional Pre-Convention Meeting Schedule

Southwest Region
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Northeast Region
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OKC Region
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Northwest Region
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Southeast Region
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Tulsa Region
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Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31st
3:30pm – 9:00pm Convention Check-in
5:00pm – 7:30pm Welcome Reception (separate ticket required)
at St. Michael's, Norman

Friday, November 1st
9:00am Registration
9:00am Ministry Fair Open
10:00am Morning Prayer
10:30am Convention call to order
12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm Spouse Lunch
1:00pm Workshops
2:15pm Workshops
3:30pm Workshops
5:00pm Eucharist  
6:00pm Social Hour
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Bishops Address & Celebration

Saturday, November 2nd
7:30am Vendor & Exhibitors Open
9:00am Morning Prayer (Youth Lead)
10:00am Business Session

Printable agenda

Registration


thursday night event registration 

online convention Registration  registration how-to video

paper Convention registration

clergy spouse lunch

Lodging

 

The Conference Center & Hotel at NCED
2801 East State Hwy 9
Norman, OK 73071, US

Book rooms HERE

Rooms available in single queens only. 
If you are booking multiple rooms under the same name, please call 405.447.9000.  

Vendor Info


Join us, and share your exhibit with over 350 clergy and lay leaders of Episcopal churches from around the state.

The fee for each table is $50, which includes a 6' draped table, two (2) chairs and $25 for electricity run to your vendor table.

Booth location will be assigned by the order in which registrations are received; paid exhibitors and vendors will be sent a map designating their booth location. Booth set-up will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, and must be completed by 5:00 p.m. The exhibitor and vendor hours are 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, and 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd.

online vendor registration

Paper vendor Registration

       Vendor Guidelines      

Ministry Fair

Don’t forget to register for a FREE Ministry Table! 
  
Now in it’s 4th year,  The Ministry Fair is the best way to display best practices, where congregations share with others in the Diocese what works in their community.  
 
The tables are absolutely free! 
  
You get one 6' table & two chairs.  Plus, a chance to connect with others in the Diocese. Don't miss out on this opportunity! 

  Fair Registration

Nominations


It's time again to consider nominations for presentation at the 2019 Diocesan Convention. The deadline for receiving nominations is September 13, 2019.

Individual delegates, vestries or regional councils may submit nominations.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in this very important process; however Senior Wardens and Delegates are especially encouraged to give their prayerful consideration regarding persons whose names are to be placed in nomination. Any Adult communicant in good standing is eligible for nomination.

Guidelines & Deadlines

Diocesan Convention Nomination Form

It is also time to elect Deputies to the 2021 General Convention. General Convention will be held in July 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.  The deadline for receiving nominations is September 13, 2019.

Individual delegates, vestries or regional councils may submit nominations.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in this very important process; however Senior Wardens and Delegates are especially encouraged to give their prayerful consideration regarding persons whose names are to be placed in nomination. Any Adult communicant in good standing is eligible for nomination.

General Convention Delegates: 4-Clergy and 4-Adult Lay Communicate

guidelines & deadlines

 General Convention Nomination Form

 

Resolutions


Resolution Procedure

resolution form

Friday Workshops


 

 

Resources





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