ECMN Convention 2024

ECMN Convention 2024

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ECMN Convention 2024 will take place November 7-9 at Sanford Center in Bemidji. More information to come!

CANONICAL DEADLINES
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RESOLUTIONS
Deadline: August 8, 2024
Canon 214.2: Submission of Resolutions: Any resolution that concerns finances; international, national, or social matters; changes in the Constitution or Canons; or major changes in or commitments as to policy shall be prepared in writing, signed by the sponsor(s), and submitted to the Secretary of Convention not fewer than ninety (90) days prior to the Convention. The Secretary of Convention shall forward any such resolution or amendment to the Committee on Constitution, Canons, and Resolutions for consideration. The Committee on Constitution, Canons, and Resolutions shall meet not fewer than forty five (45) days prior to the Convention to consider all such resolutions and prepare written reports thereon referencing any changes thereto recommended by the Committee. Said reports shall be reprinted and distributed to all Delegates to the Convention not fewer than thirty (30) days prior to the Convention.

LAY DELEGATE CERTIFICATION
Deadline: September 8, 2024
Canon 207.3: Certification. Election of Lay delegates and alternates to any Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota must be certified in writing by the Priest-in-Charge of the Congregation of which they are the representatives or, in the absence of Priest-in-Charge, by a Warden or by the Secretary of such Congregation. a. The certificate of the election of delegates and alternates must be in the form prepared and distributed by the Secretary of Convention. b. The certificates of election of Lay delegates and alternates must be forwarded to the Secretary of Convention as soon as possible after their election and at least sixty (60) days before the date of Convention. From these certificates the Secretary of Convention prepares a list of the delegates and alternates entitled to seats and votes in Convention.

NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTED BODIES
Deadline: September 8, 2024
Canon 214.1: Preparation of Nominations to Elected Office (other than Bishop Diocesan, Bishop Coadjutor, or Bishop Suffragan): The Secretary of Convention (or such other person designated by Convention or the Bishop) shall prepare a slate of nominees to present to Convention for any elected office (other than Bishop Diocesan, Bishop Coadjutor, or Bishop Suffragan) that will be voted on at the Convention. a. Nominations may be made from within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota by submitting such nominations to the Secretary of Convention in writing by three (3) Communicants of the Church in Good Standing attesting to the nomination, accompanied by a brief biographical sketch of the nominee. Such nominations shall be submitted to the Secretary of Convention not fewer than sixty (60) days prior to the Convention, and must include a statement in writing from the nominee agreeing to serve if elected.

STANDING COMMITTEE 
Elect two clergy and two lay people (3-year terms) 

COMMISSION ON MINISTRY 
Elect one clergy and one lay person (3-year terms) 

TRUSTEES 
Elect three people, lay or ordained (3-year terms) 

GENERAL CONVENTION DEPUTATION 
No election until 2025

CANONICAL AMENDMENTS
Deadline: October 8
Canon 910.1: Time for Consideration. Every proposal to amend these Canons must be served upon delegates at least thirty (30) days before the Convention at which the amendment will be considered. Canon 910.2: Voting, and Approval by Bishop. An amendment must be approved during the same Convention by a majority vote in each order, voting separately, and also agreed-to by the Bishop.