Your Council of Advice, meeting in Milan, Italy, began preparing for the Convocation Convention next Oct. 19-22 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The theme: The Jesus Movement. As our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry puts it on the website, we’re following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth. If all goes as scheduled, our principal speaker will be Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within the Episcopal Church.
Canon Hunn was with us in Milan, helping us with the process of selecting our next Bishop-in-Charge ahead of +Pierre Whalon's planned departure in 2019. The Council also reviewed grant applications from member churches and mission congregations and outlined the Convocation budget for 2018. On Sunday, some members attended worship at Gesu Buon Pastore, a Convocation mission congregation headed by the Rev. Maria Vittoria Longhitano.