Enthusiastically Episcopalian
January 15, 2011

Bonnie Anderson, President of The House of Deputies to visit South Carolina

In This Issue:
Conference Program - Saturday March 12, 2011
Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies
The Rev. Frank Wade
Conference Speakers at 2007 Panel Discussion
220th Diocesan Convention, February 18-19, 2011
Join The Episcopal Forum
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Conference Program - Saturday March 12, 2011
Episcopalians in South Carolina will have an opportunity to become more informed about and connected to The Episcopal Church during these challenging times on Saturday, March 12, during a conference at the Embassy Suites/Charleston Convention Center.

You are cordially invited and encouraged to attend this conference, which is sponsored by the Episcopal Forum of South Carolina. The day begins at 9 AM and concludes at 4 PM after a Q & A panel discussion including all speakers. The one day conference will accommodate 250 participants. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Three prominent national church leaders will speak during the conference: Bonnie Anderson, D.D., President of the House of Deputies and Sally Johnson, Esq. Chancellor to the President of the House of Deputies. They will present an overview and specifics about the authority, procedures, property issues and responsibility within The Episcopal Church. Anderson was elected Vice President of the House of Deputies in 2003 and was elected President of House of Deputies in 2006. She holds the highest ranking lay office in The Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Frank Wade will be a featured speaker, his sermons have been published in a variety of anthologies. In 2007 he joined the faculty of General Theological Seminary in New York as Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology.


Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies
Bonnie Anderson was elected Vice President of the House of Deputies in 2003 and was elected President of House of Deputies in 2006. She holds the highest ranking lay office in The Episcopal Church.

Bonnie Anderson brings to the office of President of the House of Deputies organizational development skills, passion and first-hand experience of the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church (TEC) gained during 35 years of lay ministry at the congregational, diocesan, provincial, national and international levels.

As President of the House of Deputies, Anderson's canonical responsibilities include presiding over the House of Deputies, appointing Deputies to legislative committees, appointing additional legislative committees when necessary, appointing clerical and lay members to TEC's committees, commissions, agencies and boards (CCABs), serving as Vice Chair of Executive Council, serving as Vice President of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) (the corporate entity under which TEC operates), serving on the Agenda Committee for Executive Council meetings, serving on the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements for General Convention (was elected by the Committee as Chair), appointing and presiding over the President's Council of Advice, and working jointly with the Presiding Bishop to appoint the Executive Officer of General Convention and the Financial Officer of Executive Council. In addition to her canonical duties, Anderson also communicates regularly with the more than 800 deputies, routinely meets and communicates with the Presiding Bishop, consults
with the Presiding Bishop on major staff appointments and issues as requested, maintains a presence at TEC Center in New York City, and serves as ex-officio member of all TEC Standing Commissions.

Anderson is from the Diocese of Michigan, where she has served in many capacities, including Canon to the Ordinary, President of the Standing Committee, and member of the Commission on Ministry. She has been married to Glen Anderson for 41 years. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

The Rev. Frank Wade
The Rev. Frank Wade is a prominent speaker and consultant who served 22 years as rector of St. Alban's on the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He is a trustee of the Alliance for Christian Media.

Frank Wade is a well-known preacher and conference leader. He has served as a deputy to many General Conventions, has been chaplain to the House of Deputies, chaired the education committee and served on the Council of Advice for President of the House of Deputies.

Conference Speakers at 2007 Panel Discussion
Panel members from left to right: Sally Johnson, House of Deputies President Bonnie, The Rev. Frank Wade, and Bishop Salmon.

220th Diocesan Convention, February 18-19, 2011
The 220th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina will be held at St. Helena's, Beaufort. This Convention will be held 4 weeks before the Ethusiatically Episcopalian Conference announced in the eNewsletter.

The 220th Diocesan Convention is expected to act on a number of Resolutions which could result in disciplinary action by The Episcopal Church. These important issues and the results of the Diocesan Convention will be discussed at the Episcopal Forum Conference on March 12. Plan to attend and be informed and encouraged joining with other Enthusiastically Episcopalian members of our Diocese of SC.

You can register at the link below. Registration is due by January 15, 2011.

The cost is $50 per delegate (clergy or laity); $25 for visitors. Note: alternates attending in addition to elected delegation must register as visitors.

Convention Schedule

Friday, February 18
5 p.m. Opening Service of Holy Eucharist, Reception to follow in the Parish Hall

Saturday, February 19
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast provided in the Parish Hall
9 a.m. Call to Convention
Register to attend Diocesan Convention at this link

Join The Episcopal Forum
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This is the sole mission of The Episcopal Forum of SC.

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