Registration Now Open for ECCT’s 240th Annual Convention: One Vine Many Branches

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Registration is now open for

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut’s 240th Annual Convention
“One Vine Many Branches”

October 25-26, 2024
Bristol Event Center Bristol, CT

Each parish is encouraged to send at least one elected lay delegate. All clergy canonically resident in ECCT are required to attend Annual Convention unless they are excused by the bishops in advance. All requests to be excused from Annual Convention must be submitted via the form on ECCT’s website.

Be sure to enter code

EarlyBird

at checkout to save 20% off your Convention Registration*!

*Discount does not apply to Friday Night Event tickets.


YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED

Thank you to those who filled out last year’s Annual Convention Attendee Survey. We’re listening, and always looking for ways to make Convention more accessible and engaging for everyone, including:

  • Buffet meals which will include gluten-free and vegan options (no meal choices needed!)
  • On-site FREE Parking!
  • A brand new venue, featuring state-of-the art-technology and windows (yes, windows!) in the conference room.
  • Three hotels to choose from, two on-site and one approx. 6 miles away, offering different discounted pricing and room types.
  • Children’s Space returns for its second year. Register your child(ren) aged infant-12 years during Convention Registration.
  • A “greener Convention” including water-bottle refilling stations and sustainable/low waste place settings.
  • On-site electric vehicle charging stations.
  • All events on-site at Bristol Event Center, including Friday Night Event.

DON’T MISS THIS YEAR’S FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT

Beginning at 6:30 PM on Friday of Convention, join us for a special “not to be missed” Friday Night Event featuring performances by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet and a special guest speaker, all accompanied by a delicious buffet dinner and time to connect with friends old and new.

Purchase your tickets in the Convention registration process.

Tickets for Friday Night Event are separate from Annual Convention registration costs. The suggested price per adult ticket is $20. It is our hope cost will not prove to be a barrier for anyone attending any ECCT event, including our Friday Night Event. If the cost proves a hardship, please pay what you can per ticket. For those who are able, please consider adding an additional donation to help us continue to offset and reduce costs so that we can make all ECCT events affordable and accessible to all.


RESOLUTIONS

A central part of our work at Annual Convention is to consider resolutions from our ECCT community. Resolutions must be submitted by five members of Convention, in writing, along with explanatory comments of no more than 100 words, no later than September 29. Any resolutions submitted after this deadline will be considered only at the discretion of the Convention. A “Guidelines for Submitting Resolutions” handbook is available for download and will help you ensure your resolution follows ECCT content and formatting standards.


REPORTS

Any Ministry Network, Task Force, or other affiliated ECCT group or ministry is welcome to submit a report to Convention. Reports must be no longer than 1,000 words in length. If your group’s report needs additional length, it may be submitted as a supplemental addendum to your report as a PDF or Word document via the form. Submit your report via ECCT’s website.

NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS

Anyone who wishes to stand for election to the Standing Committee or as a delegate to Province 1 is encouraged to complete the nominee application form on ECCT’s website no later than September 27.

Do you know someone whose gifts, experience, and skills could benefit ECCT? Please help us by referring them!

Please note: Other bodies such as the Commission on Ministry, Ministry Network representatives to the Mission Council, Camp Washington Board, Cathedral Chapter, and Title IV Disciplinary Committee are nominated by the bishop and voted on at convention. If you would like more information on running for these positions or to be considered for nomination, please contact the Secretary of the Diocese & Convention.


Question or Concerns?

If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance regarding any aspect of ECCT’s Annual Convention, please contact the Rev. Stacey Kohl, Secretary of the Diocese & Convention.