All hold hands as Bishop Benhase sends the convention out with a prayer.

Convention 2012

This archives page contains the videos shown, the resolution passed, the Bishop’s Address and much more from the 2012 convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. Look below for a few photos from the convention below and check out the many more posted online here: Convention 2012 Photos

Youth led the morning worship for the convention on Saturday. Here the lock-in participants lead the singing.

Andrew Greneker address the convention, to tell of his recent experience at Happening #88.

Delegates discuss possible action by this summer’s General Convention on the blessing of same sex couples.

Teresa Blue and the Rev. Loren Lasch listen to the discussion at their table on the upcoming General Convention.

The Very Rev. Bill Stewart, at left, presents John King with the Dean’s Award for his long-term service to his congregation of St. John and St. Mark, Albany.

Honey Creek Executive Director makes the annual report on the diocesan camp and conference center.

Molly Stevenson introduces the resolution she offered to the convention on restructuring The Episcopal Church for mission.

Deacon Sierra Wilkinson speaks to Bishop Stacy Saul’s proposals concerning the General Convention.

Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church preaches at the convention Eucharist.

Bishop Benhase breaks the bread at the convention Eucharist.

The convention recognized three seniors completing service on the diocesan youth commission, Kimberly Buice, Helen Mahany and Simone Wilkinson.

St. Paul’s Verger, Vince Shivers, lights the acolytes candles in prepartion for Evensong.

The congregation filled the nave for this optional convention liturgy. The convention officially begins with the opening session at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Very Rev. Billy Alford preaches on the readings for Candlemas.

Organist and choirmaster Keith Shaffer leads the choir.

The verger, acolytes and choir lead the procession out as the liturgy concludes.

Bishop Benhase greets worshipers at the door after officiating at Evensong.

Seminarian Kelsey Hutto and Al Jackson assist in setting up the exhibit area.

Diocesan Administrative Intern Rudy Reyes teaches a workshop on creating a church website.