Virtual Convention
Diocese of Southern Ohio
146th Annual Convention
November 7, 2020

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A message from the bishop

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Although we don’t know what November will be like in terms of the pandemic, it seems highly unlikely we will be ready for 300+ people to gather in the nave of Christ Church Cathedral for this year’s convention on November 7. After prayerful consideration, discussion with Diocesan Council and my staff, I have come to the conclusion that this year’s convention (and pre-convention) needs to be held virtually.  Read More

Important dates and deadlines

  • August 10: Proposed Constitution or Canonical changes due (90 days prior)
  • September 8, 2020: Constitution or Canonical changes deadline (60 days prior)
  • September 23: Nominations requested; Resolutions deadline (45 days prior)
  • October 23: Nominations deadline
  • October 27: Pre-convention meeting and Nominee Forum, 7 p.m. via Zoom
  • November 7: 146th annual convention, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom
If you have obstacles to being able to participate in a virtual convention, then click the red help button and a staff person will contact you.

What You’ll Need

If you are a delegate here’s what you’ll need to participate in a virtual convention:
  • Access to reliable internet service
  • A reliable computer
  • An up to date web browser
  • Zoom downloaded on your machine
  • If you already have Zoom on your machine, make sure you are using version 5.0 or higher. Update Zoom here.
  • Ideally, a second device, such as a smartphone or tablet to vote. You can vote with your computer, but that means switching back and forth from Zoom to the voting software.
If you are not a delegate:
  • Any device that will connect to the internet. (We will be sending out a streaming link as we get closer to the convention.)