Chapter 2023

Chapter 2023 Information & Constant Contact emails (latest communication is at the top):

Chapter 2023 Participation – List of Potential Delegates (Constant Contact email)

Ritual Guide for Leader

Ritual of Delegate Commitment

Ritual of Membership

Ritual of Membership – Alternate Form – Large Community

 

Pre-Chapter Communication # 3 – Chapter Participation Rituals for Membership Support and Delegate Discernment (This will be made into a link AFTER the email is sent – can’t get the link prior to then.)

  • Essential Qualities of a Chapter Delegate

    • An appreciation for and practice of a contemplative and discerning approach to the Chapter process.
    • An openness to the movement of the Spirit and an attitude of deep listening that recognizes the intrinsic wisdom of the group.
    • A passion for the present and future life of the Congregation
    • A willingness to risk sharing personal insights for the sake of the whole and to embrace what is best for the common good.
    • The capacity and willingness to study and reflect on materials in preparation for Chapter meetings.
    • The physical and emotional energy for engagement in dialogue, prayer, and decision-making.
    • The capacity to participate actively in the implementation process.
  • Discernment for Chapter Delegates – PowerPoint

  • Chapter Upcoming Significant Dates for Discernment for Delegates

    • May 1 – Materials received by Local Communities
    • May 11 – Ritual of Membership
    • May 12 – Ritual for Delegate Discernment
    • May 23 – List of potential Delegates will be shared for affirmation
    • May 31 – Ritual of Affirmation
    • June 13 – Publication of Chapter 2023 Delegate List
  • Dates for Pre-Chapter & Chapter Meetings

    • October 1, 2022 – Congregational Meeting
    • February 25, 2023 – Congregational Meeting
    • March 25, 2023 – Congregational Meeting
    • April 15, 2023 – Congregational Meeting
    • June 25, 2023 – July 2, 2023 Chapter 2023

Pre-Chapter Meeting on March 19th