Registration

Registration is now closed.

Registration for Lay Delegates and Voting Clergy*

Registration is now closed.

Regular registration as a lay delegate or voting clergy is $40.00 per person with a deadline of Monday, September 30. If you choose to pay by check, it must be received in the diocesan office by that date. Payments received after September 30 or submitted at the door will be $60.00 per person even if registration was prior to September 30.

Beginning October 1, late registration for lay delegates and voting clergy will continue online at a cost of $60.00 per person and close October 10.

*Every Member of the Clergy who is canonically resident in the Diocese and who is ecclesiastically employed or appointed by the Bishop to ecclesiastical service in the Diocese or resident within it shall have a seat and vote in the Convention. A Member of the Clergy, licensed by the Bishop, who has charge of a Parish or Mission in the Diocese when Convention convenes shall also be entitled to a seat and vote. (Constitution Article 4, Sec. 4.)

Members of the Constitution and Canons Committee have been asked to interpret what this language means.  It is their considered opinion that clergy in any of the following category are eligible to register as voting convention delegates:

  • Canonically resident clergy who are employed in, or appointed by the bishop to, ecclesiastical service within the diocese
  • Canonically resident clergy residing within the diocese (including retired clergy)
  • Clergy licensed by the bishop to be in charge of a parish or mission of the diocese without regard to their canonical or actual residence

Registration for Alternate Delegates, Visitors, and Non-Voting Clergy

Registration for alternate delegates, visitors, and non-voting clergy will open in July. People registering as visitors, alternates, and non-canonical clergy are welcome to attend all business and worship sessions and register for the special events listed below.

The cost for alternate delegates, visitors, and non-voting clergy is $10 at all times. Registration is now closed.

If your church has a delegate change, please complete the 2019 Delegate Change Form.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Registration for these events is now open. These events are open to all registered delegates, alternate delegates, clergy, and visitors. Registration for all special events is now closed.

Pre-Convention Workshops

As a special pre-Convention event, we are offering the following workshops:
• The Future of the Diocese: How, What, Where
• Congregational Life: Parish Discernment Committees
• Finance: Best Practices for Churches
• Communications: You, Your Phone, and Great Photos
• Latino Ministry
Pre-registration is required; there is no cost to participate in a workshop.

ECW Luncheon

The ECW Luncheon will be Friday, October 25. The Rev. Shana McCauley of St. Edward's, Silverton will be the guest speaker, sharing about the church's process from closing in 2016 to coming back together and beginning a housing ministry that has challenged and changed their community. The meal selections are: Chef Salad; Chicken Croissant; or Vegetarian Focaccia Wedge. In the registration process, you will be prompted to choose an entree and specify any food sensitivities. Pre-registration is required; the cost is $22.50.

Social Hour Reception

Following the close of business Friday, join us for light appetizers and fellowship as we unwind and enjoy social time with other convention attendees. Entertainment will be provided by attendees in the form of karaoke and conversation. Beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Pre-registration is required; the cost is $20.

Breakfast for Non-clergy Partners & Spouses of Clergy

This Saturday, October 26 breakfast is open to all non-clerical partners and spouses of clergy. This informal gathering will include assorted pastries, fruit, and coffee. Pre-registration is required; the cost is $10. 

Diocesan Fall Youth Event

St. Paul's will host youth (grades 6-12) from around the diocese for the Fall Youth Event. We will attend a session of the 131st Annual Diocesan Convention and explore the theme Common Prayer, Common Vision. This weekend is a wonderful opportunity for fun and faith-filled fellowship! The cost is $25 per person (scholarships are available). Questions? Please contact Amy Goerger (amygoerger@stpaulsoregon.org).

Socially Responsible Investment Fund (SRIF) Workshop

Join members of the SRIF committee to discuss how churches can investment their money in ways that support the values of The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Oregon. Bring your own lunch for this workshop on Friday, October 25.

EXHIBIT TABLE REGISTRATION

Exhibit Table Registration is now closed.

Exhibit tables are 6 feet long and include a table cloth, linen skirt and two chairs. Electricity is available at no extra charge if requested in advance. The price for non-profit groups associated with the Diocese of Oregon is $40 per table and outside groups may reserve tables at the full price of $80. Spaces are limited and will be granted as reservations are received. Set up for exhibit tables will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.

Details concerning schedule and security will be emailed to all registrants after completing the registration form.

The deadline to register for an exhibit table is October 17.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by September 24, 2019 will receive a refund of 50% of the reservation cost. Cancellations received after September 24, 2019 will not receive a refund.

If you have any questions, please call Tracy Esguerra at 971-204-4103 or email at tracye@diocese-oregon.org. We look forward to seeing you in October!

CHILDCARE

We are pleased to announce that the Diocese of Oregon will be offering childcare free of charge for this year’s Diocesan Convention at the Salem Convention Center.

Childcare will be available at the following times:

  • Thursday, October 24, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In order to ensure we have enough caregivers available, please submit your registration (Child Care Registration Form 2019) by the deadline of October 17.  If you have further questions, feel free to notify Tracy Esguerra (tracye@diocese-oregon.org  or 503-636-5613).

Child Care Registration Form 2019

REFUNDS

Please send refund requests to: ConventionSecretary@diocese-oregon.org with "Refund Request" in the subject line. A 50% refund is available for requests made by September 24. No refunds will be made after September 24.

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