June 24, 2021
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
On behalf of our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry, I am pleased to announce that the 187th Convention of the Diocese of Michigan will take place:
October 22-23, 2021
Friday: in a virtual format
Including Workshops, Election of Officers, Opening Business Session
Saturday: In-person at the Suburban Collection Showplace – Novi, Michigan*
Including Convention Program, Continuing Business Session, Bishop’s Address, and Worship
Convention 2021 will be offered in a hybrid fashion. All events on Friday will be offered virtually, with the Saturday session taking place in person. The Convention Planning Committee, chaired by the Very Rev. Andrea Morrow, is busy at work making sure that the entire convention is accessible to all, whether through a virtual format or in person.
It is too soon to know what the COVID-19 protocols will be in October, but please be assured that all appropriate precautions will be observed and that the expectations and requirements will be sent to all Convention participants no later than October 19.
Information on all of the available documents and forms for convention can be found below. Please share this information with your convention delegates and all members of your congregation who may be interested.
We especially invite you to consider how you may wish to serve on diocesan committees and commissions in the upcoming year. Please review the “Description of Offices Open for Election” for an overview of all of the offices that are open for nomination this year.
We will keep you informed as plans for our in-person convention develop. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Canon Jo Ann Hardy (email@example.com or 313.833.4422) as questions arise.
I look forward to hearing from you. Blessings to you and your family.
The Rev. Dr. W. Richard Hamlin,
Secretary of Convention
*To accommodate all who are unable to attend in person, Saturday’s events will also be available in a virtual format. In-person attendance on Saturday is the expectation for all clergy eligible to vote unless excused by the bishop.
The 187th Convention of the Diocese of Michigan
October 22/23, 2021
In a Virtual Format and In-person at The Suburban Collection Diamond Center, Novi
Reservations may also be made by logging on to: https://novi.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-EDM1
Use the Group Code: G-EDM1 to receive your discounted group rate of $145.00. Once the arrival and departure date have been entered, direct your guests to click on special rates and then enter the Group Code in the Group Code Box (make sure to include the G when entering the code).
All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Per your group contract, Cancellations must be received a minimum of (72) hours prior to arrival for a full refund. Cancellations received less than (72) hours prior to arrival will forfeit one (1) night room and tax.
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before October 6, 2021.