Tamara Plummer of Episcopal Relief & Development, with the Rev. Canon Michael Bamberger of the Diocese of Los Angeles, led a workshop on dealing with disaster.
Joanna Satorius, canon for Transitions and Formation, presents a workshop on “Fresh Start,” a program for clergy and lay people in new leadership roles.
Attendees at a Friday morning workshop on lifelong spiritual formation consult on a question posed by presenter Sylvia Sweeney, dean of Bloy House (Episcopal Theological School at Claremont).
The Rev. Canon Jaime Edwards-Acton, right, leads a workshop on Episcopal Enterprise, offering ideas on how congregations can use their facilities to serve their communities and bring in extra income.
“Mother Barbie” attended Eucharist along with two of her sister priests. Photo: Bob Howe
Rodell Jefferson and Ken Chow of the diocesan staff provide information for delegates and clergy.
Members of the diocesan and convention staff field questions and assist delegates as registration begins for the 2018 meeting, held at the Ontario Convention Center on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Delegates collect their credentials and voting devices before convention begins on Nov. 30. Photo: Bob Howe
Canon Steven Nishibayashi, secretary of convention, explains new electronic voting procedures to delegates and clergy.
Secretary of Convention Steve Nishibayashi asked convention delegates and clergy to vote on several whimsical questions to teach them the use of new electronic voting devices. He thoughtfully provided responses appropriate for those who are not familiar with the world of Harry Potter.
A delegate negotiates one of the new electronic voting devices used at the 2018 meeting of Diocesan Convention.. Photo: Bob Howe
The vote in favor of admitting St. James appeared on the screen within a few moments of the voting, which was one of the first actions taken by the 2018 convention.
Canon Cindy Voorhees captures the moment as convention votes to admit her congregation of St. James’, Newport Beach, as a mission of the diocese.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor buys a trinket from a member of Girls Friendly Society. The girls were raising funds for upcoming activities.
Canon Serena Beeks, executive director of the diocese’s Commission on Schools, chats with a convention-goer at the commission’s booth in the exhibit hall during the 2018 Diocesan Convention. Photo: Janet Kawamoto
Bishop Taylor, in his convention address, called upon Southland Episcopalians to “come home” to renewed unity, commitment, connection and caring.
Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy and Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce applaud Bishop Taylor after his annual address on Nov. 30.
Dan Valdez of the diocese’s deputation to General Convention displays the “Flat Jesus” that accompanied him throughout the meeting in July 2018. The deputation delivered a video report at convention.
Richard Blackburn of the Lombard Mennonite Center gives a report on the diocesan reconciliation process.
Michelle Baker Wright of St. James’ Church, South Pasadena, and the Rev. Kay Sylvester, rector of St. Paul’s, Tustin, lead music at the “#MeToo” Evening Prayer service on Nov. 30. The service honored the lives of women who have suffered physical and mental abuse.
The Rev. Jane Gould leads final prayers and gives the blessing at the end of the #MeToo-themed Evening Prayer service.
The ad hoc band for Saturday’s Noonday Prayer service rehearses in the empty convention hall at the end of the Friday session, as Bishop Taylor takes video on his cell phone.
Members of the Program Group on Hispanic Ministries stand ready to engage visitors to the exhibit hall.
Laundry Love, a popular and effective ministry to the poor and homeless, had a booth in the exhibit hall. Laundry Love provides free laundry services for people who would otherwise be unable to afford them. It is active in locations throughout the diocese.
Kathy Wilder, interim director of Camp Stevens, answers questions at the camp’s booth in the exhibit hall.
Stoles are laid out for display by a vendor in the Exhibit Hall during Diocesan Convention. Photo: Bob Howe
Bishop Guy Erwin of the Lutheran Church, an honored guest at convention, says grace at the convention dinner on Nov. 30.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor presents canon certificates and crosses to Dennis Pederson and the Rev. Linda Pederson of St. John’s, San Bernardino, during the convention dinner on Nov. 30.
Bishop Taylor names the Rev. Julie Morris, founder of The Abundant Table, a canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul during the convention dinner on Nov. 30.
Bishop Taylor names Andy Tomat, treasurer of the diocese, an honorary canon on Nov. 30.
“N2K” — otherwise known as Katherine Cash, violin, and the Rev. Norm Freeman, vibraphone, perform at the convention dinner on Nov. 30.
Musicians lead clergy and delegates in a spirited rendition of “Wade in the Water” to start the “Black Lives Matter” – themed Morning Prayer service on Dec. 1.
Canon McCarthy, Bishop Taylor and Bishop Bruce rock along to “Wade in the Water” at the beginning of the Dec. 1 Morning Prayer service centered on the them “Black Lives Matter.”
During the “Black Lives Matter”-themed morning prayer service at Diocesan Convention on Dec. 1, convention delegates, led by Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce, Bishop John Harvey Taylor, Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy, and Vice Chancellor Julie Dean Larson, raise photos of African Americans who have died in recent violence, including police shootings.
Delegates hold up photos representing black victims of violence during “Black Lives Matter”-themed Morning Prayer on Dec. 1. Photo: Bob Howe
Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce delivers her address on the second day of Diocesan Convention, Dec. 1.
Bishop Taylor leads the applause for Bishop Bruce after her address on Dec. 2 at Diocesan Convention.
Canon Andy Tomat, treasurer of the diocese, introduces the 2019 budget to convention on Dec. 1.
A delegate rises to ask a question after the budget is presented on Dec. 1.
A delegate rises to speak during discussion of the proposed diocesan budget for 2019.
A delegate rises to speak during discussion of the proposed diocesan budget for 2019.
A clergy member rises to speak during the budget discussion at diocesan convention.
Clergy spouses gather around the “fireplace” in their special hospitality room at Diocesan Convention.
Youth corps members pass the “Parkers” to collect donations for Episcopal Relief & Development, the wider Episcopal Church’s relief agency.
Youth corp members pass the “Parkers” to collect contributions for Episcopal Relief & Development.
Gabriel Vazquez-Reyes, diocesan missioner for youth, addresses the convention with Parker Garrett, chair of the Program Group on Youth & Youth Ministries.
Bishops Taylor and Bruce greet members of the youth corps as convention applauds to thank them for their assistance.
Bishop Taylor poses with the Hon. Patti Jo McKay Ramsey, a federal judge who served for the first time at the 2018 convention as its judge of elections.
Bishop Bruce and Bishop Taylor join musicians for a spirited rendition of “La Bamba,” with new lyrics, at the beginning of Noonday Prayer on Dec. 1 at Diocesan Convention. The service was centered around “Sacred Resistance,” a justice ministry of the diocese.
Nancy Frausto, assistant priest at St. Luke’s, Long Beach, and Francisco Garcia, rector of Holy Faith, Inglewood, lead prayers during the “Sacred Resistance” noonday prayers on Dec. 1 at Diocesan Convention.
Faculty, staff, students and friends of Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, gather in the exhibit hall during Diocesan Convention. Photo: Bob Howe
Altar Guild members staff their booth in the Exhibit Hall. Photo: Bob Howe
Greta Ronningen and Dennis Gibbs greet visitors to the Community of Divine Love booth in the exhibit hall at Diocesan Convention.
A panel of housing experts discuss how churches might help alleviate the severe problem of homelessness within the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Housing panelist Becks Heyhoe is a manager for housing at United Way in Orange County and a specialist in working with faith communities.
Housing panelist the Rev. Clarke Prescott is a veteran priest of the diocese who now serves at All Saints, Highland Park. He is an innovator in social enterprise, winter housing for the homeless, and temporary housing for refugees.
Housing panelist Tahil Sharma is one of the diocese’s interfaith ministers in residence and a film production executive who brings insights in housing insecurity among college students.
Housing panelist Tim Shaw is a longtime advocate for the homeless and former executive director of the Orange County Homeless Issues Task Force.
The Altar Guild prepares the table for convention Eucharist on Dec. 1. Photo: Bob Howe
Clergy prepare for the Eucharist that concluded Diocesan Convention on Dec. 1. Photo: Bob Howe
A youth representative, Canon Melissa McCarthy and Bishop John Harvey Taylor listen as Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce opens the convention’s closing Eucharist.
Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy delivers the sermon at the convention Eucharist.
David Milligan of St. Paul’s, Tustin, conducts the convention choir in an anthem.
Clergy spouses, led by Canon Stephen Bruce and Canon Kathy O’Conner (center) prepare to bring forward oblations during the convention Eucharist. Photo: Bob Howe
Bishop Taylor celebrates the closing Eucharist at convention, assisted by Melissa McCarthy, Bishop Bruce and Archdeacon Charleen Crean.
A delegate receives communion from the Rev. Barbara Stewart during the convention Eucharist.
A delegate receives communion at the convention Eucharist.
Bishop John Taylor blesses the congregation from the middle of the convention floor at the end of the convention Eucharist.