The Diocese of New Jersey Committee on Resolutions invites submission of proposed resolutions for consideration at our next  Diocesan Convention, which begins on March 2, 2018.

The Committee asks that proposals be submitted  electronically or on white 8-1/2 x 11 paper, typed and double-spaced,  and contain at least two sections:  the RESOLVED paragraph naming the  desired action, and a FURTHER RESOLVED paragraph, as appropriate,  providing for the implementation of the resolution if adopted.   No “whereas” or other prefatory language can be
used, so the proposals should begin with “Be it RESOLVED, That . . . .” Each resolution should be accompanied by a short explanatory statement by the proponent(s).

Resolutions may be proposed by any communicant of any congregation in the diocese, whether or not a Convention delegate, or by any member of the clergy serving or residing in the diocese, whether or not eligible to vote at Convention.   We appreciate it if the proponents’ identifying parish or other affiliations are included.

Proposals should be forwarded to the Chair of the Committee,  The Rev. Terry Martin,  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 367 Route 9, Waretown, New Jersey 08758, or by
email ( so as to be received before the deadline of
January 15, 2018.

Formal hearings will be held on resolution proposals at Diocesan House, 808 West State Street, Trenton, at 10:00 a.m. on February 17, 2018.  Further hearings may be scheduled during the Convention itself.  Additional informal discussions may take place at preconvention meetings, subject to availability of members of the Committee on Resolutions.