Diocesan Council Meeting – Aug. 28

The Diocese of Southern Ohio Diocesan Council will meet at Saint Mark’s on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Newly elected Bishop Provisional of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith will preside.

All are welcome to attend for all or part of the meeting. 

The agenda includes a bible study of Mark 7:24-30 led by Bishop Smith, as well as updates of diocesan efforts in Becoming Beloved Community and Care of Creation.

Area youth (grades 6-12) will have a unique opportunity to participate from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Pastor Vicki will meet with Youth group to learn about the Diocesan Council and Church governance structure and then observe the first part of the meeting. Youth will then have the opportunity to meet with Bishop Smith and ask questions.

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What is the Diocesan Council and what does it do?

The Diocesan Council is an 18-member decision-making body of the diocese presided over by the bishop, comprising 15 elected and 3 bishop-appointed clergy and lay leaders. Council is governed by Canon XII of the Episcopal Church of Southern Ohio. Members serve 3-year, revolving terms and play a critical role in the governance of the diocese. Functioning much like the “vestry” of the diocese, the council is responsible for the coordination, development, and prosecution of the missionary, education, and social work of the Church.  Diocesan Council meets six times per year (or as called).