Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SCLM Meeting on Blessings to be Webcast LIve

If you want to keep informed about what is happening in the Episcopal Church on the blessing of same sex unions, here's an excellent opportunity to be an eye witness to a historic meeting:

The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music will meet in Atlanta on March 18th and 19th along with two deputies from every diocese to discuss the progress made by the SCLM in response to the GC Resolution CO56 passed in 2009 regarding resources for the blessing of Same Gender Relationships. This is a churchwide consultation about listening deeply, and reflecting together on what the SCLM is developing to bring to the whole church for its consideration at General Convention 2012.

The Office of Communication of the Episcopal believes this meeting is so important that it has announced it will live webcast the churchwide consultation. See the announcement below:

[March 8, 2011] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication will live webcast all the plenary sessions of the March 18 and 19 churchwide consultation by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM).

The two-day consultation will center on the 2009 General Convention Resolution C056 to collect and develop theological and liturgical resources for same-gender blessings. The plenary sessions will provide information about the work the SCLM and its task groups have accomplished to date in developing these resources.

The live webcast will be available

Participating will be nearly 200 clergy and lay deputies from almost 100 dioceses of the Episcopal Church.

Webcast schedule

Plenary sessions are scheduled:

Friday, March 18: 2 pm to 3 pm Eastern and 4:45 pm to 6 pm Eastern (1 pm to 2 pm Central and 3:45 pm to 5 pm Central; noon to 1 pm Mountain and 2:45 pm to 4 pm Mountain; 11 am to noon Pacific and 1:45 pm to 3 pm Pacific)

Saturday, March 19: 8:30 am to 9:30 am Eastern and 11 am to noon Eastern (7:30 am to 8:30 am Central and 10 am to 11 am Central; 6:30 am to 7:30 am Mountain and 9 am to 10 am Mountain; 5:30 am to 6:30 am Pacific and 8 am to 9 am Pacific)

In addition, the media conference slated for 2 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern will be live webcast. (1 pm to 1:30 pm Central; noon to 12:30 pm Mountain; 11 am to 11:30 am Pacific)

The event will be held at the Atlanta Hilton Airport (Diocese of Atlanta).

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