The 2019 Annual Convention will be held Friday-Saturday, November 8-9, 2019, at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
(Save the dates for the 2020 Annual Convention: October 23-24, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Seattle Airport.)
Check out the details for our Regional Youth Representatives;follow the link if you think you might have a great young person to recommend to represent your region.
Registration has closed.
A limited number of meals will be available to purchase on site.
Our room block at the Embassy Suites is sold out. We have added an overflow block at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 18123 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA 98037. Cutoff for hotel reservations is October 25.
King Studio Suites $139. Parking, breakfast and Wi-fi complimentary. Call 425-670-8943 or use the online link below.
Childcare at Convention
Through a collaboration between local churches and the Diocese of Olympia, we will offer child care on-site at Diocesan Convention for a nominal charge ($10/child for each half-day session, $40/child for all session OR $25/family of 3 children or more for each half-day session, $100/family of 3 children or more for all sessions). Care will be provided Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons to conincide with convention activities. Pre-register for childcare using the link below by October 20.
2020 Budget approved by Diocesan Council
The Diocesan Council, at its August 22 meeting, upon recommendation of the Budget & Finance Committee, adopted a balanced 2020 Diocesan Operating Budget. The Diocesan Council recommends this budget and submits it for ratification at the fall 2019 Diocesan Convention (see document link below). Convention members are asked to review, save, and/or print and bring a copy of this document with you to the Diocesan Convention (also available on the app). If you have questions about the 2020 budget, you have two opportunities to hear from members of the Budget & Finance Committee:
- A Webinar on the budget, hosted by Dede Moore, Dennis Tierney and Barb Fox.
- A Workshop onsite at the Lynnwood Convention Center, Friday, November 8, during workshop session one, 10-11 am.
We have setup a Vimeo page with videos for Diocesan Convention, including videos from nominees for Diocesan Office and General Convention. To view videos, use the link below.
Preliminary Convention Agenda
The official call to order on Friday will be 3 pm; with workshops earlier in the day. Our goal on Saturday is to adjourn by 4 pm; final adjournment dependent on agenda and debate. The Convention Eucharist will be the closing item on Saturday. A draft outline is posted below to assist folks in determining travel time and lodging requirements.
Clergy and staff transitions in the diocese since the last convention.
List of delegates and alternates from each church.
Agenda for 2019 Convention
This is the first draft outline agenda to assist folks in determining travel time and lodging requirements. The official call to order on Friday will be 3 pm; with workshops earlier in the day. Our goal on Saturday is to adjourn by 4 pm; however, final adjournment is dependent on requests for agenda time and length of debate and conversation.
The Lynnwood Convention Center floorplan and exhibitor map.
The schedule and descriptions for Friday Workshop sessions.
The Vision Statement for the Diocese of Olympia.
This Convention Guide is intended to provide Convention members with practical information concerning the Convention and how it functions.
This document provides information on the open positions for 2019, along with job descriptions, and an overview of the work of the Nominations Committee.
This document provides information on Nominations for the 2021 General Convention, to be held June 30 - July 9, 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland.
This document provides information on the nominees for the open positions for 2019.
A simple tool to keep track of the election process at Diocesan Convention.
The Diocesan Council, at its August 22 meeting, upon recommendation of the Budget & Finance Committee, adopted a balanced 2020 Diocesan Operating Budget. The Diocesan Council recommends this budget and submits it for ratification at the fall 2019 Diocesan Convention. Please review, save, and/or print and bring a copy of this document with you to the Diocesan Convention. If you have questions about the 2020 budget, you have two opportunities to hear from members of the Budget & Finance Committee:
Once your congregation has held its annual meeting, please submit your 2019 Congregational Leadership Report by completing the form linked below:
Deadline: Reports are due on March 5.
Questions? Contact Matt Koski, Resource Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.325.4200 x.2015.
This document outlines the process and requirements for submission of proposed resolutions to the 2019 Annual Convention.
D.2 2019 Resolutions Committee Report to Convention includes resolutions received by the September 25, 45-day-before-convention canonical deadline.
Report from the Constitution and Canons Committee.
Summary of the referred resolutions to dioceses from the 79th General Convention