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131st Annual Meeting

Episcopal Church Women - Diocese of North Carolina

November 8 & 9, 2013

“A Cloud of Witnesses”

Hebrews 12:1

Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 8600 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078

Friday, November 8
Lunch on your own.
1:00-1:45 pm: Registration. Exhibits & bookstore open. (Parish Hall)
1:50-2:15 pm: Welcome and introductions (The Church)
2:15-2:45 pm: Keynote Address by the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of North Carolina - “Join the Cloud”
2:45-3:00 pm: Break
3:00-4:00 pm: Business session
4:00-5:00 pm: Convocation meetings, including votes on convocation grant requests
5:10-5:20 pm: United Thank Offering presenters meet for instructions
5:30-6:30 pm: Holy Eucharist
6:30-7:00 pm: Reception
7:00-9:00 pm: Dinner and entertainment (RSVP required)

Saturday, November 9
8:00-8:45 am: Pre-ordered Continental breakfast at St. Mark’s. Exhibits open. (Parish Hall)
8:30 am: Morning Devotion (The Church)
8:50-9:00 am: Announcements (Parish Hall)
9:00 am: SHARE FAIR begins (Parish Hall)
Now’s the chance to be the source of information and inspiration, to share your passion for a ministry at the diocesan, parish or individual level, to learn why Episcopal Church Women are asked to participate in certain things, and to talk about how we can be even better witnesses for Christ.
9:00-9:20 am: Session 1 – What does the Diocesan ECW do and why should you care?
9:30-10:10 am: Session 2 – Give & Take: Bring your ministry ideas and any related material to share. We can all use some new ideas.
10:20-11:00 am: Session 3 – Mystery guest
11:00 -11:55 am: Session 4 – Give & Take, part II
12:00-12:40 pm: Short Takes - A closing ceremony with a twist. Make sure you’re present to represent your parish and yourself. 
12:45 pm: Blessing and adjournment; pre-ordered boxed lunches available
1:30-3:00 pm: Diocesan ECW Executive Board meeting