Thursday, July 5, 2012

Young Adult Festival @ General Convention: Day 1

I made it!!!

After two glorious days with my brother and his family I finally made it up to Indianapolis for the 77th General Convention!

After I unpacked a few things in my room I had a great reunion with fellow YASCer Spencer and we caught up for a bit before heading down to the Young Adult Festival reception at 5pm.

Had a greet meet and greet with fellow Young Adults from around the country. I caught up with a few friends from previous young adult experiences (mainly A Brand New Way in 2008). It is really exciting and empowering to be with such an incredible community of young adults committed to the church and being involved in the processes.

The Episcopal Service Corps seems to have quite a presence here. I really hope they get approved for the funding they are requesting because it sounds like an amazing program and very worthwhile. They have one of the best slogans I've seen: "Leading, Not Leaving". Right on!!

So here's an overview of what I'm getting into tomorrow:

800 Breakfast!
930 Community Eucharist (REALLY excited to see how this comes together)
1100 Exploring Convention
1230 Lunch!
1-500 Exhibit Hall/Talking to as many people as possible.. we'll see where I end up!
500 Dinner!
730 Heading to the World Mission committee to support my Bishop! The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt is proposing a resolution and I am going to go and support him at the committee hearing. GO DIO-T!
900 Snacks! Sponsored by Forward Movement. Really excited to meet them and speak with them.
930 Briefing of the day's activities by Mary Goetz of the Episcopal Public Policy Network.
1000 Compline

Please pray for all of the deputies, clergy, bishops, and attendees of the Convention! God is here in the process.

Grace & Peace,

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