[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] As directed in its enabling resolution C095 approved by the 77th General Convention in 2012, the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) will convene a churchwide meeting on October 2 at 7:30 pm Eastern time (6:30 pm Central/5:30 pm Mountain/4:30 pm Pacific/3:30 pm Alaska/1:30 pm Hawaii).
The purpose of the meeting is “to receive responses to the proposed recommendations to be brought forward to the 78th General Convention.”
The meeting will be webcast live from Washington National Cathedral. Although the meeting will be open to the entire church, TREC encourages attendance from each diocese: a bishop, a lay deputy, a clerical deputy, and one person under the age of 35.
There is no fee to attend in-person or to watch the live webcast. However, registration for in-person attendance is requested; register here. Registration is not required but is encouraged for viewing the webcast.
The planned format will be short concise presentations followed by substantive question and comment periods. Questions, concerns and comments will be taken from the live audience in addition to email and twitter. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ReimagineTEC.
TREC plans to draw from the comments, concerns and questions raised during this event to influence and fine-tune proposals currently under consideration during its final meeting immediately following the churchwide gathering on October 3 and 4.
TREC’s final report to General Convention is due by November 30 for the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2015.
“TREC is especially grateful for the significant financial underwriting from Trinity Church Wall Street to supplement the budget provided by General Convention as well as the generous provision of space and technical support by Washington National Cathedral and the Diocese of Washington,” noted the Very Rev. Craig Loya and Katy George, TREC co-conveners. “Such generosity was critical to making this event possible.”
For more info, questions or comments, contact TREC members at email@example.com.