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GC80 Morning Update: Friday, July 8

July 8, 2022
Office of Public Affairs

Greetings on the first day of The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore. These daily updates from the Office of Public Affairs are morning and evening roundups of news, events, and resources related to GC80, which runs through July 11.

Join us live: All worship services and legislative sessions of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops, as well as media briefings and postings of #GC80 Daily Shows, will be livestreamed on The Episcopal Church GC80 Media Hub

What’s happening today?

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

Which resolutions are on today’s legislative calendar?

  • Total number of resolutions for GC80: 415.
  • Wonder how a resolution moves through General Convention? View this helpful infographic from the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.

#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 will be released each day on the Media Hub and included in these updates. This morning’s episode features the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church.


Livestream schedule

  • 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 House of Deputies president
  • 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 House of Deputies vice president
  • Monday, July 11
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, sermon by newly elected House of Deputies president
  • 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 
  • 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.