Greetings to my beloved Sisters and
Brothers of the Ecumenical Catholic
Dear Co-workers and Fellow Ministers of
the Gospel of Christ,
It is with great joy that I invite fellow Bishops, delegates of the House ofLaity, the House of Pastors, other ECC members, communion partners, as well as
our many friends and visitors, to the 2012 Holy Synod of the Ecumenical
Catholic Communion on October 23-25 in Orange, California! You will be
receiving forms for registration by email and they will also be available on
our ECC website: www.ecumenical-catholic-communion.org.
The theme for the Synod is "Serving Godís people: From the Church at Home
to the Ends of the Earth.Ē (See Acts 1:8).
This Synod will reflect the growing interest in the ECC around the world
and the challenges facing young communities anywhere in the world. The Synod will, of course, have a particular
focus on the insights and experience of our Hispanic communities.
consider this letter as a call to any legislative ideas. I have once again
asked George von Stamwitz to lead the effort to develop a legislative package
for the Synod. Please have any ideas submitted to George by June 30, 2012 at firstname.lastname@example.org. George has committed to
have a legislative report to all the delegates by July 31st for consideration
and feedback prior to the Synod. It is
very unlikely the Houses will consider legislation at the Synod that is not
subject to this process of discernment and preparation.
Leadership Council will be in touch with you shortly regarding workshops for
the Synod. Please share your ideas and
gifts with the Council, but understand we will not be able to accommodate every
I so look forward to seeing you, sharing our faith together and cooperating
with the Holy Spirit in the building of our beloved communion!
In the Peace and Love of Christ,
+Peter Elder Hickman
Ecumenical Catholic Communion