Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Atlanta Consultation on SSBs

I have much more personal to say about my own journey and thoughts. But at the moment, I need to pause to share this news from TEC.

I'm one of the two Deputies from our diocese who will be attending the consultation in Atlanta March 18-19. I'm glad they're going to make a webcast available and happy to share this news with all of you.

Here's the announcement from TEC:

Office of Communication to live webcast churchwide consultationof Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music

March 18, 19 in Atlanta, Georgia

[March 8, 2011] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication will live webcast all the plenary sessions of the March 18 and 19 churchwide consultation by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM).

The two-day consultation will center on the 2009 General Convention Resolution C056 to collect and develop theological and liturgical resources for same-gender blessings. The plenary sessions will provide information about the work the SCLM and its task groups have accomplished to date in developing these resources.

The live webcast will be available www.episcopalchurch.org/live/sclm

Participating will be nearly 200 clergy and lay deputies from almost 100 dioceses of the Episcopal Church.

Webcast schedule

Plenary sessions are scheduled:
Friday, March 18: 2 pm to 3 pm Eastern and 4:45 pm to 6 pm Eastern (1 pm to 2 pm Central and 3:45 pm to 5 pm Central; noon to 1 pm Mountain and 2:45 pm to 4 pm Mountain; 11 am to noon Pacific and 1:45 pm to 3 pm Pacific)
Saturday, March 19: 8:30 am to 9:30 am Eastern and 11 am to noon Eastern (7:30 am to 8:30 am Central and 10 am to 11 am Central; 6:30 am to 7:30 am Mountain and 9 am to 10 am Mountain; 5:30 am to 6:30 am Pacific and 8 am to 9 am Pacific)

In addition, the media conference slated for 2 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern will be live webcast. (1 pm to 1:30 pm Central; noon to 12:30 pm Mountain; 11 am to 11:30 am Pacific)

Episcopal Church Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music: http://generalconvention.org/ccab/mandate/2

General Convention Resolution C056: http://gc2009.org/ViewLegislation/view_leg_detail.aspx?id=898&type=Final

3 Comments:

Blogger IT said...

Glad theyre catching up. of course, here we are, those of us designing/ having blessings, with a kinda been there, done that. Hope they ask the folks who have had to put it together de novo....

3/08/2011 11:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

IT, I'm sorry if this is news to you. It's my sense that the SCLM has been working very hard to collect all SSB liturgies since GC09 -- whether developed by clergy or lay people. I am truly sorry if you haven't seen their requests.

I don't have the SCLM membership list at hand, but I know that Susan Russell is a member. If you want to share yours, you might send it to her.

Please keep me in your thoughts next weekend as we wrestle these issues.

3/09/2011 8:12 PM  
Blogger IT said...

Oh, we stole liberally from Susan and others. What we did was heavily influenced by the bCP's blessing of a civil marriage. But we weren't allowed to use that verbatim, and that, my friends, is the problem.

Because we were blessing a civil marriage.

3/09/2011 11:01 PM  

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