Connecting with The Episcopal Church in 2007
October 21. 2007

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

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Conference Program - Saturday 11/3/07

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, November 3, during a conference entitled “Connecting With the Episcopal Church 2007,” to be held at Middleton Place.

You are cordially invited and encouraged to attend this conference, which is sponsored by the Episcopal Forum of South Carolina. The day begins with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist 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: The Keynote Presentation will be given by 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. Bonnie Anderson will also preach at the morning Eucharist. 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 make a presentation on “The Anglican Communion Where have we come from, where are we now, where are we going.” 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.

The conference fee of $25 per person is solely for the events of that day. Further information can be found at the Forum’s website: www.episcopalforumofsc.org and below


Website for Inn at Middleton Place


Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies

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.

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.

Website for Inn at Middleton Place


REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE

The conference will be held at the Inn at Middleton Place on Rt 61 at the Middleton Plantation. See the link above for directions to the Conference Center or to reserve a room for the evening before the conference.

The Conference fee is $25 per person including lunch. Send your name and address and the number of seats you wish to reserve using the link below.

Link: RESERVE A SEAT AT THIS CONFERENCE


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