A182 HD Committee #24 Report #18

House of Deputies Committee 24 - Privilege & Courtesy/HoD presents its Report #18 on Resolution A182 (Give Thanks for the Youth of The Episcopal Church ) and moves:

Adopt Substitute - HD Only

Resolved, That the House of Deputies of the 80th General Convention gives thanks for the youngest members of The Episcopal Church, whose presence, energy, and vitality is sorely missed in Baltimore, Maryland; and be it further

Resolved, That we pray for the return of the Children’s Program, Official Youth Presence, and the Young Adult Festival to the 81st General Convention in 2024; and be it further

Resolved, That we encourage the President of the House of Deputies to work with the Office of Faith Formation to ensure those members of this year’s Official Youth Presence who will still be of age, to join the Official Youth Presence at the 81st General Convention, and find an adequate way to honor those current youth who will no longer be eligible, due to age, with seat and voice; and be it further 

Resolved, That we celebrate our children, youth, and young adults, essential members of the Body of Christ and of The Episcopal Church.