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GC80 Evening Update: Friday, July 8

July 8, 2022
Office of Public Affairs

Welcome to GC80 Daily Updates from the Office of Public Affairs, morning and evening roundups of news, events, and resources related to the 80th General Convention, July 8-11 in Baltimore.

The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church began this morning. A pre-recorded sermon by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was shared in the House of Bishops and House of Deputies during Opening Eucharist services.

Legislative sessions in the House of Deputies and House of Bishops took place in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Following the afternoon session, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry took part in a procession and prayer vigil led by Bishops United Against Gun Violence at the site of a fatal shooting this week in downtown Baltimore.

#GC80 Daily Show
The #GC80 Daily Show, produced by the Office of Communication, showcases the good work of Episcopal leaders and initiatives from around the church. Episodes are released each day on the Media Hub and included in these updates. Tonight’s episode features the Rev. Chris McNabb, missioner for Neighbor to Neighbor, a program of Episcopal Migration Ministries.

Livestream schedule

Note: Legislative sessions take place in both houses concurrently, with separate livestreams for each (English and Spanish). Worship services are held in each house, with a prerecorded sermon streamed in both. Link to worship bulletins.

  •  Saturday, July 9
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer; sermon by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president, House of Deputies
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Legislative Session
  • Election of next president of the House of Deputies
  • 2:30-5:30 p.m.: Legislative Session
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Legislative Session (as needed)
  • Sunday, July 10
  • 8:30-10 a.m.: Sunday Eucharist; sermon by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
  • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Legislative Session
  • 2:30-5:30 p.m.: Legislative Session (includes Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance budget presentation to a joint session of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies)
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Legislative Session (as needed)
  • TBD: Election of next vice president of the House of Deputies
  • Monday, July 11
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, sermon by newly elected president of the House of Deputies
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Legislative Session
  • 2:30-5 p.m.: Legislative Session

Informational resources

  • Office of Public Affairs’ GC80 page
  • General Convention Office GC80 resource page
  • House of Deputies website
  • Episcopal News Service
  • Be sure to visit—and share the link to—, a special site created by GC80’s host diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. The site offers virtual (and in-person) walking tours of Baltimore, a virtual exhibit booth highlighting the diocese’s work in truth and reconciliation and reparations, and much more.