Virtual Annual Meeting 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:00 am to 12:15 pm

9:00                      Gathering and Zoom “housekeeping”    
9:30                      Opening prayer ~ Welcome ~
9:45- 10:15           Business meeting: Elections and bylaw change
10:30-11:30          Keynote speaker:  The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas 
11:40-12:15          Worship Service with installation of elected officers.

On line Registration form here:  https://forms.gle/1vCJrixiw39hA9MZ8

 Keynote: The joy in climate justice: How we pray, learn, act, and advocate for God’s creation

Margaret’s Keynote talk : HERE

In a time of unprecedented social and ecological upheaval, people are fainting with “fear and foreboding” (Luke 21:25).  Yet Jesus calls us to “stand up and raise [our] heads” (Luke 21:28), bearing witness in word and deed to God’s never-failing love, which embraces the whole creation.  How does Christian faith inspire and sustain our efforts to tackle climate change?  What are our next steps, as individuals, congregations, and dioceses, in responding to climate emergency?  The presentation and discussion will provide an opportunity to reflect on these questions.

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist.  Her latest book, Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019), is a co-edited collection of essays by religious environmental leaders. She maintains a website, RevivingCreation.org.

Available for purchase: Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)


Business portion of the meeting will include elections and a proposed bylaw change. Please note: one vote per diocese.


Elections

No Nomination papers were received for officers.

The Province 1 Representative to the National ECW Board has one nominee:

Lois Frankforter Nomination papers below


Bylaw revision

The proposal is to remove the Church Periodical Club representative as an elected position. 
Rationale:
The Church Periodical Club is a separate 501c3 organization. Province 1 ECW has been responsible for electing a Province 1 representative to the CPC but the reality is this has been primarily an appointment. It would be best to shift this appointment to CPC, an ECW “affiliated agency”, and have the person part of the Province 1 ECW Board like other affiliated agencies.
Full text of the revision HERE


Questions please email province1ECW@gmail.com or call Susan Howland, 508-612-3198

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