Saturday, June 9, 2012

General Convention #1 Question: got vergers?

The 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will gather the first week of July in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church will be there! From Tuesday, July 3, 2012 until Tuesday, July 10, 2012 the VGEC will welcome visitors to General Convention in booth #713 in the Exhibit Area in the Indianapolis Convention Center.

The Vergers’ Guild message for the the convention is one simple question: “got vergers?” For many Episcopal parishes around the country, the answer to this question is, “yes!” Others may want to learn more about the ministry of verger and how vergers are serving an active role in the Episcopal Church in the 21st century.

The VGEC will also be sponsoring the “Verger Olympics” which is part of the “Indianapolis Experience” at Indianapolis Victory Field (directly across from the JW Marriott and Indianapolis Convention Center) on Sunday, July 8, from noon to 4 p.m.

“We are all really looking forward to General Convention this year as it should be a great opportunity to share exciting news about what is going on with vergers across the country,” said Pat Allen, Vice President of the Vergers’ Guild. “We will also need help from all vergers to staff the booth, hand out literature, talk with visitors, and help with the Verger Olympics.”

Anyone interested in helping with the booth should contact Kate Pendzuk at [email protected] who will be coordinating the booth staffing schedules. The Verger Olympics will be organized by Pat Allen at [email protected].

General Convention Exhibit Schedule

Mon, July 2, 8am-5pm, booth setup
Tue, July 3, 8am-10am, booth setup
Tue, July 3, 12noon-5pm, exhibits open
Wed, July 4, 9am-5pm
Thu, July 5, 11am-7pm
Fri, July 6, 11am-6pm
Sat, July 7, 10am-6pm
Sun, July 8, 11:30am-6pm (Verger Olympics in the afternoon)
Mon, July 9, 11am-6pm
Tue, July 10, 8am-2pm, exhibits close
Tue, July 10, 2pm-7pm, booth take down
Wed, July 11, 8am-4:30pm, booth take down (if needed)


got vergers? Merchandise

The VGEC offers a complete line of got vergers? merchandise at the Vergers' Guild Shop online store.

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