The 192nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia is meeting in Tifton. The theme of this year’s meeting comes from our mission to build up the Body of Christ and our mission to go out into the world in evangelism and service. When this inward discipleship is combined with outward love and service, the church is stronger than with either form of mission alone. Some of the photos from the convention are shown below. A full album is taking shape online here: Convention 2013 Photos

The convention delegates, alternates and guests hold hands for the Bishop’s closing prayer.

Victoria Martin addresses the convention to tell the difference that diocesan youth programs have made in her life.

Youth participants lead the morning devotions for the convention’s final day.

The band for the party at St. Anne’s which followed the Convention Eucharist.

Just a portion of the generous buffet laid out in the tent alongside the church on Friday evening.

Bishop Benhase presides at the Convention Eucharist at St. Anne’s on Friday evening.

The Gospel procession for the Convention Eucharist.

Bishop Benhase gives his address to convention. The text is online here: Bishop’s Address.

The Rev. Dr. Jim Shumard receives a book from Bishop Benhase as a prize for answering a clergy trivia question correctly. Questions for clergy and laity were asked through the day, with the bishop giving a book to the first person to answer correctly.

Delegates discuss the opening presentation of the convention.

The Very Rev. Bill Stewart preaches for Evening Prayer on Thursday evening.

Delegates look at the Companion Diocese booth in the exhibit area.