[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance is seeking comments and input on the draft budget that will be presented to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church.
The Joint Nominating Committee for Program, Budget, and Finance received Executive Council’s draft budget in February.
“As General Convention 2015 approaches, Program, Budget, and Finance would like to hear comments and suggestions from all corners of the church,” commented the Rev. Mally Lloyd of Massachusetts, co-chair of the Program, Budget, and Finance Committee. “This is an opportunity for everyone to have a say in the budget before we arrive at General Convention.”
The Program, Budget, and Finance Budget Explanation, the Executive Council budget narrative, the Draft Budget, and instructions are available:
In English here.
In Spanish here.
Deadline for comments is June 21.
The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention, June 25 – July 3, will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).
Important dates at General Convention:
Hearing on Budget Income: Friday, June 26, 7 pm – 9 pm
Hearing on Budget Expenses: Saturday, June 27, 7 pm – 9 pm
Joint Session to present the Budget: Wednesday, July 1, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
(Note all times are Mountain)
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It comprises the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.