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Get to Know the Church Pension Group

  • In the latest issue of The Living Church CPG’s CEO and President Mary Kate Wold discusses current initiatives and answers some frequently asked questions heard by CPG from the Church. Read the full article.
  • The Episcopal Church Foundation recently spoke with Mary Kate Wold about how CPG is aligned with the Church and how it continues to evolve its thinking to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of clergy and lay employees of the Church. Watch the replay of ECF's webinar here.

Make a Resolution at General Convention

  • This General Convention, we invite benefit recipients to stop by General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617. Have a one-on-one discussion with a CPG financial education specialist (available in Spanish).
  • Fidelity Retirement Planners will also be available to meet with you on Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6. Appointments are limited, so please don't wait to sign up. Click here to schedule.

Scheduled Events

Thursday, July 5

Demographics of a Changing Church

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Insights & Ideas Luncheon

Join us for lunch and a panel discussion featuring Dr. Jerry Park, Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Fellow at Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, and Dr. Matthew Price, Senior Vice President for Research and Data at the Church Pension Group, who will examine demographics, deployment, and compensation trends impacting the Episcopal Church of today and tomorrow.

Location: Fairmont Austin Hotel (conveniently located next to the Austin Convention Center and connected by a sky bridge)
Palm Park, 7th floor
101 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Meet and Greet The Rt. Rev. Scott Benhase

Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia

Author of Done and Left Undone: Grace in the Meantime of Ministry

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Fidelity Financial Planner Meetings

11:00AM - 5:00PM
Schedule an appointment with a Fidelity Retirement Planner

Please consider bringing relevant account statements and any paperwork to help address your questions and needs. Appointments are limited, so please do not wait to sign up.

Call: (800) 642-7131

Or Register Online: getguidance.fidelity.com*

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

*For online registration, follow the prompts. In the “Tell us about yourself” section select Texas as the “Work Location” and Church Pension Group as the “Employer” name.

Friday, July 6

Investing for Positive Impact

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Insights & Ideas Luncheon

Join us for lunch and a panel discussion featuring Dave Chen, Principal and Chairman at Equilibrium, and The Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding, Senior Program Director, California, at Ceres, who will examine powerful ways to achieve measurable social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns.

Location: Fairmont Austin Hotel (conveniently located next to the Austin Convention Center and connected by a sky bridge)
Palm Park, 7th floor
101 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Meet and Greet The Rt. Rev. Andrew “Andy” Doyle

Bishop of the Diocese of Texas

Author of The Jesus Heist: Recovering the Gospel from the Church, A Generous Community: Being the Church in a New Missionary Age, Unabashedly Episcopalian: Proclaiming the Good News of the Episcopal Church, and Vocãtiõ: Imaging a Visible Church

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Meet and Greet Roger Hutchison

Director of Christian Formation & Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

Author of Jesus: God Among Us, The Painting Table: A Journal of Loss and Joy, and Under the Fig Tree: Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Fidelity Financial Planner Meetings

11:00AM - 5:30PM
Schedule an appointment with a Fidelity Retirement Planner

Please consider bringing relevant account statements and any paperwork to help address your questions and needs. Appointments are limited, so please do not wait to sign up.

Call: (800) 642-7131

Or Register Online: getguidance.fidelity.com*

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

*For online registration, follow the prompts. In the “Tell us about yourself” section select Texas as the “Work Location” and Church Pension Group as the “Employer” name.

Saturday, July 7

TEConversation: Evangelism

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Continue the TEConversation on Evangelism with:
  • Samantha Haycock, Chaplain at St. Martin’s, the Episcopal Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Patricia Lyons, Missioner for Evangelism and Community Engagement, Diocese of Washington

  • Peter Wallace, Executive Producer and host of “Day 1”

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Meet and Greet Brian Sellers-Petersen

Missioner for Agrarian Ministry for Diocese of Olympia

Author of Harvesting Abundance

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Sunday, July 8

Storytelling: Animals

2:00PM - 3:00PM
The Children’s Program and Godly Play Foundation present:
  • The Ark and the Flood

  • Storyteller: Lee Dickson, Executive Director of the Godly Play Foundation

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Meet and Greet The Reverend Julia M. Gatta, Ph.D.

Professor of Pastoral Theology, The School of Theology, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Author of Life in Christ: Practicing Christian Spirituality, Go in Peace: The Art of Hearing Confessions, and The Nearness of God: Parish Ministry as Spiritual Practice

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Monday, July 9

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meet and Greet The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church

Author of Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers: Exploring Christian Faith, Conversations with Scripture: Acts of the Apostles, Transforming Stewardship, Hazardous Saints, and Why Go to Church? A Little Book of Guidance

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Meet and Greet The Rt. Rev. Robert Hirschfeld, PhD, DD

Bishop of Diocese of New Hampshire

Author of Without Shame or Fear: From Adam to Christ

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Tuesday, July 10

TEConversation: Care of Creation

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Continue the TEConversation on the Care of Creation with:
  • Brian Sellers-Petersen, author of Harvesting Abundance, formerly with Episcopal Relief & Development

  • Stephanie Johnson, co-chair of the Episcopal Church Stewardship of Creation Advisory Council

  • Nurya Love Parish, co-founder of Plainsong Farm & Ministry in Rockford, Michigan

  • Jerry Cappel, Environmental Network Coordinator for Province IV and a fellow with the Center for Religion and the Environment for GreenFaith

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Meet and Greet The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, PhD, DD

Bishop of Diocese of Western Louisiana

Author of Your Untold Story: Tales of a Child of God and Gospel Memories: The Future Can Rewrite Our Past

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Storytelling: Food Sustainability

2:00PM - 3:00PM
The Children’s Program and Godly Play Foundation present:
  • The Parable of the Leaven and The Story of Ruth

  • Storyteller: Cheryl Minor, Godly Play Foundation

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Wednesday, July 11

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meet and Greet The Rev. Charles Cloughen, Jr.

Planned Giving Officer for the Diocese of Maryland

Author of One-Minute Stewardship: Creative Ways to Talk about Money in Church

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

Church Publishing
Author Meet and Greet

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Meet and Greet The Rev. John Newton

Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX

Author of Reckless Love: The Scandal of Grace in a Performance-Driven World, Falling into Grace: Exploring Our Inner Life with God, and New Clothes: Putting on Christ and Finding Ourselves

Location: General Convention Exhibit Hall - Booth 617

TEConversations Resources

TEConversations will be part of the three Joint Sessions of General Convention, each focused on one of the three priorities of General Convention – Racial Reconciliation, Evangelism and Care of Creation.

Click on the topics to the left to learn more.

TEConversations Resources

The Jesus Movement

  • Michael B. Curry

    Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus (2013)

    Book Details
  • Michael B. Curry

    Following the Way of Jesus: Church’s Teachings for a Changing World, Vol. 6 (2017)

    Book Details
  • C. Andrew Doyle

    Unabashedly Episcopalian: Proclaiming the Good News of the Episcopal Church (2012)

    English Edition
    Spanish Edition
  • Roger Hutchison

    Jesus: God Among Us (2018)

    Book Details
  • Jake Owensby

    Your Untold Story: Tales of a Child of God (2018)

    Book Details
  • Demi Prentiss and J. Fletcher Lowe

    Radical Sending: Go to Love and Serve (2015)

    Book Details
  • Lauren Winner

    A Word to Live By: Church’s Teachings for a Changing World, Vol. 7 (2017)

    Book Details
  • Pilgrim

    Pilgrim is a teaching and discipleship resource that helps inquirers and new Christians explore what it means to travel through life with Christ. A Christian course for the twenty-first century, Pilgrim offers an approach of participation, not persuasion. Following the practice of the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer with quotes from the Christian tradition throughout the ages, Pilgrim assumes little or no knowledge of the Christian faith. Individuals or small groups on the journey of discipleship in the Episcopal tradition can use Pilgrim at any point.

    Program Overview

TEConversations Resources

Racial Reconciliation

  • Michael Battle

    Practicing Reconciliation in a Violent World (2005)

    Book Details
  • Malcom Boyd and Chester Talton

    Race and Prayer: Collected Voices, Many Dreams (2003)

    Book Details
  • Kenneth Leech

    Race: Changing Society and the Churches (2005)

    Book Details
  • Lallie Lloyd, editor

    All Our Children: The Church’s Call to Address Education Inequity (2017)

    Book Details
  • Elizabeth M. Magill and Angela Bauer-Levesque

    Seeing God in Diversity: Exodus and Acts (2006)

    Book Details
  • Catherine Meeks, editor

    Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America (2016)

    Book Details
  • Therese Tayor-Stinson

    Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Stories of Contemplation and Justice (2017)

    Book Details

TEConversations Resources

Evangelism

  • Kit Carlson

    Speaking Our Faith: Equipping the Next Generation to Tell the Old, Old Story (2018)

    View Book

    Leader Guide (2018)

    Leader Guide
  • Roger Joslin

    School of Love: Planting a Church in the Shadow of Empire (2015)

    Book Details
  • John Newton

    Reckless Love: The Scandal of Grace in a Performance Driven World (2018)

    Book Details
  • Nurya Love Parish

    Resurrection Matters: Church Renewal for Creation’s Sake (2018)

    Book Details
  • Susan Brown Snook

    God Gave the Growth: Church Planting in the Episcopal Church (2015)

    Book Details

TEConversations Resources

Care of Creation

  • Bojarski, Beth Bojarski

    To Serve and Guard the Earth: God’s Creation Story and Our Environmental Concern (2010)

    Downloadable Only
  • Jerry Cappel and Stephanie M. Johnson

    A Life of Grace for the Whole World: A Study Course on the House of Bishops’ Pastoral Teaching on the Environment (2017)

    Leader’s Guide Adult Book Youth Book
  • Stephen A Jurovics

    Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change (2016)

    Book Details
  • Nurya Love Parish

    Resurrection Matters: Church Renewal for Creation’s Sake (2018)

    Book Details
  • Brian Sellers-Petersen

    Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith (2017)

    Book Details
  • Phyllis Strupp

    Faith and Nature: The Divine Adventure of Life on Earth (an eco-friendly faith formation program) (2010)

    Downloadable only
  • Ragan Sutterfield and Emily Sutterfield

    Church, Creation, and the Common Good: Guidance in an Age of Climate Crisis (2018)

    Book Details