Convention Actions

The convention passed the 2015 budget for the Diocese, receive reports and also passed the following resolution which will be forwarded to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church: Deaconess Alexander

Proposed Canonical Changes
Our Committee on Constitution and Canons has two proposed canonical changes coming to a vote before Diocesan Convention. A substitute version of a proposed canon on mission investment passed. The text as approved by the convention is at this link: Mission Congregations Investments

The proposed canonical change on Congregations at Risk was tabled until the next convention and a task force will be named to look at working on the resolution to propose an amended version. The proposed canon remains online here for reference while it is tabled for consideration: Congregation at Risk

Willoughby Named Honorary Canon for Life
In its final action, the Convention unanimously approved the following resolution:

Whereas Mary Willoughby, as Canon for Administration brought a high level of professionalism to her work, creating both financial stability and transparency in the Diocese of Georgia,

And whereas Canon Willoughby was a vital part of the team that saved the diocesan camp and conference center in its time of crisis,

And whereas Canon Willoughby pursued her work in a way that exemplifies a true Christian vocation,

Therefore, be it resolved that the 193rd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia names Mary Willoughby an honorary Canon of the Diocese of Georgia for life.

Canon Mary Willoughby is shown at right above with her husband, the Very Rev. William Willoughby III and their daughter, Colleen.


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