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Dear Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire,

The 95th Convention of the Diocese of Eau Claire will be held on October 21st at Christ Church in La Crosse. We will kick things off Friday evening, October 20th with Evening Prayer followed by a reception and fellowship. Unlike most years, the President of Convention will be the President of the Standing Committee instead of the Bishop. As all three conventions in Wisconsin will be taking place at the same time, Bp. Gunter will be in place at Fond du Lac’s Convention.

The Agenda will begin on Saturday morning and include the Eucharist and all of the regular business of convention. Along with the usual business, this year’s convention will include a resolution that describes a proposed timeline and mechanism for the proposed reunion of the three dioceses of Wisconsin. That resolution is presented as a part of the materials in preparation for convention and has been drawn by the Steering Committee with the intent of making sure every member of our three dioceses understands the process we hope to follow before calling for a vote on the matter of reunion. There will be ample time and opportunity to debate the resolution before and during convention, but the resolution itself will not be
amendable, as it is a Joint Resolution shared by all three Diocesan Conventions.

Diocesan Convention isn’t simply a time to conduct the business of our common life as a diocese. Of course, it does include voting for members of various diocesan bodies, approving the budget, and voting on any proposed resolutions. It is also an opportunity for a larger, representative portion of the diocese to gather for prayer and worship. It is an occasion to hear about the state of the diocese and to help develop a vision for the coming year. All of that is important, but perhaps more importantly, it is a sort of family reunion as members from around the diocese gather to see and be with each other again.

Details regarding Convention involving registration, agenda, budget, and other matters are available on the Diocesan Website. I hope that you will attend one of the pre-Convention hearings prior to Convention. These will all be via Zoom this year. This is the place to and learn about the budget, any resolutions, and about those running for elected positions. In short, attending the pre-Convention hearings is where you can go to informed about the matters Convention will consider. Here is the pre-Convention schedule:

Pre-Convention Hearing #1: September 26th, at 6:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 874 4978 2075 Passcode: 181824

Pre-Convention Hearing #2: October 3rd, at 6:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 854 5538 5211 Passcode: 412822

Pre-Convention Hearing #3: October 17th, at 6:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 875 9822 1386 Passcode: 197806

I look forward to gathering with you all as we make the decision necessary for us all to walk with Christ into our shared future. 

Yours in the Love and Charity of Christ,
The Rev’d Canon Aaron Zook
Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Eau Claire

Please have all registrations submitted prior to October 6th so we have accurate numbers for set up and food.

Documents Under Consideration for Approval at the 95th Diocesan Convention :

Click Here to access the Convention website or find the links below

2024 DEC Draft Budget (Compressed)

Click Here to access the registration form 

2023 Leadership Vacancies (Full Groups)

2023 Leadership Nomination Form


Draft Joint Resolution re:Trialogue

Province V Resolution

Convention Worship Service: Details to be determined

Consent Agendas Scheduled for Vote: Consent Agendas to be determined

Advanced Reports:

Commission On Ministry 2023 Annual Report

95th Diocesan Convention Hotel Accommodations:

Stoney Creek Hotel
(15 rooms reserved)
3060 Kinney Coulee Road
Onalaska, WI 54650
Call- 608-781-3060 ext 3
or online: www.stoneycreekhotels.com
La Crosse,WI location
Deadline to reserve is 9/20/23
Click Book Now and enter group code: 1020CHURCH
Rate will be $195 per night

Days Inn and Suites
(18 rooms reserved)
9409 Highway 16
Onalaska, WI
Deadline is 9/21/23
Call the hotel directly, reference block name: Episcopal Church
Rate is $130 night


Potluck Sunday-Coming Together to Build our Parish Community 
We’re kicking off Potluck Sundays for the 2023-24 year and we are so excited! Last year was our first year and Potluck Sundays were a huge success! The dates are set for this year, and we have fun new themes! 
Please join us for church at 9:00AM and then for our first “Potluck Sunday” of the 2023-24 year immediately following the service tomorrow, Sunday, September 10. OUR THEME FOR SEPTEMBER IS “TAILGATE”. Bring your favorite tailgate type of food, or if you prefer, simply bring whatever dish you would like. The memorial lounge will be all set up. All you need to do is bring a dish to pass and join in the fun. Bring your hot or cold dish along with a serving utensil, ready to serve to the Memorial Lounge that morning. 
Mark your calendar now for the dates of this year’s Potluck Sundays:
September 10 
October 15 
November 12 
December 10 
January 14 
February 11 
March 10 
April 14 
May 5 
We’re looking forward to your participation again this year! Bring a friend or two!  

Support the Hawai'i Fire Response ~ What You Can Do

Dear friends,

High winds from Hurricane Dora and drought conditions combined to accelerate the growth of brush fires that devastated the Lahaina community in Hawaiʻi. Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi in the wake of wildfires that have killed many people and displaced hundreds of families on Maui.

We are calling on churches to help support our response to those who have been affected. For your convenience, we have packaged language for you to copy and paste on your website or other church communication, a QR code to use for flyers, bulletin inserts to print out as well as an announcement to share with your congregations on Sunday.


Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Episcopal Relief & Development