Province II of the Episcopal Church
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Diocese of Albany

2016 Parish Leadership Conferences Focus on Ministry to Those with Addictions

Every year, the Diocese of Albany presents Parish Leadership Conferences regionally in the diocese. These conferences are designed to provide clergy and lay people with the tools and skills needed to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our communities and to show God's love for all people. This year's Parish Leadership Conferences, entitled Ministry in Our Community Today: Addiction – Parish Mission and Ministry will focus on helping all those in a parish, clergy and laity, in ministering to those who struggle with addictions. Read the whole story...

Diocese of Central New York

Greetings to Central New York from Haiti

Central New Yorkers Dr. Janet and the Rev. Donnel O'Flynn are serving as Volunteers in Mission with The Episcopal Church in Leogane, Haiti. Their goal is to start a department of Rehabilitation Science at the Episcopal University of Haiti. Read the whole story...

The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

Our priest, In Romania

For the last three years, the Rev. Dorothee Hahn has been working as missionary in Husi, in the eastern part of Romania. A German citizen and lawyer, she went through the ordination process in the Convocation. She then served as vicar of two mission congregations in Bavaria, and as assisting priest at Church of the Ascension in Munich. Her current mission is to find ways to support the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Husi. Read her story...

The Diocese of Haiti

Haiti Connection 2016 — Ready for Registration

Whether you are currently engaged in mission in Haiti, or want to learn more about how you can get involved, the Haiti Connection 2016 Conference is the place to be.The main event will be held at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti beginning on Wednesday, April 6 continuing through Friday, April 8. For many years this event has brought together leaders of the Diocese of Haiti with partners and friends to share information, learn from one another, and become inspired about mission in Haiti. Find out more...

Read the Presiding Bishop's statement on the anniversary of the earthquake.

Diocese of Long Island

Video News Advocates speak out against ICE raids at Christ Church, Brentwood - read the story and see the video

Diocese of New Jersey

Becoming the Story We Tell

Here is a Lenten Series suggested for your use this year. Called Becoming the Story We Tell, and developed by The Rev. Philip Carr-Jones, Rector of Church of the Holy Spirit, Lebanon, it adapts and enhances the excellent work originally done in the Anglican Church of Canada. Becoming The Story We Tell is a Lenten series – and much more. It can be done at whatever level a congregation prefers – from a simple set of evening discussions in Lent, powerful in themselves, to a parish-wide series that extends all the way through Eastertide to Pentecost. The materials include everything you need, as well as links to further resources. Find out more...

Diocese of New York

The Rev. Chuck Kramer, rector of St. James', Hyde Park, gives a Fireside Chat on the topic of "Slavery, New York, and the Church" in the church's chapel, where President Franklin D. Roosevelt received baptism.

Diocese of Newark

Movement matters - "Senior Moments" column by Pat Moulton

Someone once said, "Resting is rusting." As we mature, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Staying active, both mentally and physically, works wonders. It will help boost energy, maintain our independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Staying active can even reverse some of the symptom of aging. Whether we are generally healthy, or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways for us to get more active, improve confidence, and boost our fitness. Read more...

Diocese of Rochester

Affordable Housing for Seniors

St. Mark's Terrace offers affordable housing for senior citizens in two locations in Yates County, New York. It was the vision and mission of the Rector and Vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Penn Yan, New York to establish decent, safe housing for low income seniors. Visit their website to find out more...

Diocese of the Virgin Islands

Rosalie Ballentine Appointed to the Board of Episcopal Relief and Development

It is now official! One of the five new members appointed to the Board of ER-D is Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, Esq.. She is also an attorney and serves as The Episcopal Church's lay representative to the Anglican Consultative Council, as well as the Vice President of Province II. Read the press release...

Diocese of Western New York

Conversation with the Bishops

February 21, 2016 at 2 pm
Bishop R. William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo are asking members of their respective churches to do what they can to insure that the new economic growth and opportunity in Western New York is shared among all people. Two joint pastoral letters, co-written by both bishops, reveal a vision common to both denominations. Read the most recent letter to the Buffalo News Find out more about the February 21 event...

Episcopal Diocese of New York Young Adult Network Launches Digital Community

Encourages “Talking Church” conversations, connections and prayer through video interactions
New York, New York: The Episcopal Diocese of New York Young Adult Network (EDNY YA Network) announces launch of digital community, entitled “Talking Church”, to serve as a communication tool to engage and connect young adults in conversation about faith in Jesus Christ and Christian community from a contemporary online perspective.

Opportunity in the Diocese of Newark

Episcopal House Staff Opening: Hispanic/Latino Missioner Episcopal House This part-time position (25 hours/week) is responsible for advocacy and for oversight of Hispanic/Latino ministry in the Diocese of Newark. The Hispanic/Latino Missioner will work with the Bishop, diocesan staff, clergy, congregations and diocesan organizations to promote, encourage, create, enhance, and develop opportunities for ministry among people of Hispanic and Latino cultural backgrounds in their communities and unique missional contexts, and to initiate, promote, carry out, and maintain these mission/ministry initiatives. Applications must be received by March 15. Find out more.

Grant Opportunities

United Thank Offering (UTO) Grants Applications are now available for 2016 Funding is available for new ministries or positions related to Mark Five of the Anglican Marks of Mission: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. Each Diocese may submit one grant application for a ministry within the Diocese, and one grant application in conjunction with a Companion Diocese. Check with your diocese for more specific information. The 2016 grant application forms and sample budgets for United Thank Offering grants are available at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/uto-grantsMore information is available here.

2016 UTO Young Adult & Seminarian Grants The United Thank Offering is currently accepting applications for Young Adult and Seminarian Grants. The deadline for submission is January 29, 2016 at 5 pm Eastern standard time. Grant applications and endorsement forms are available at this link.

2016 ECF Fellowship Application is Now Available! Innovative scholars and ministry leaders transform lives. Since 1964 the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has supported over 200 scholars and ministry leaders throughout the Episcopal Church, fostering innovation in theological formation and ministerial leadership in challenging times. The 2016 Fellowship application is now available. The 2016 Fellowship application deadline is March 11, 2016. Click here to learn more and to apply.

Ready for Lent?

  • At Society of Saint John the Evangelist we pray for you a year filled with new beginnings and wonderful surprises. Our wish for you is that 2016 is a time of grace and a time to grow in faith and love. And to nurture that growth, this Lent we are offering Growing a Rule of Life. This series focuses on God as the Chief Gardener of our souls, as we seek out ways to grow into the fullness he desires. Just as stakes and lattices nurture the growth of young plants, so too can spiritual disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being. This series uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a ‘Rule of Life’ to explore and cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation. This is an exciting opportunity to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ. To watch an introductory video by Brother David Vryhof, sign up or download the free workbook, simply visit ssje.org/growrule.
  • Looking for Lenten resources? Forward Movement has assembled a list of books and other materials that might help. Check out Forward Movement's website here.
  • “Walk the Path of Lent” with Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2016 Lenten Meditations: Episcopal Relief & Development invites supporters to “Walk the Path of Lent” with this year’s Lenten Meditations series, featuring reflections on spiritual practices written by the organization’s staff, partners and friends from around The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. In these poignant meditations, program staff, disaster response volunteers, board members and others share the breadth of spiritual practices that give them strength for the journey. - See more...

Coming Soon...

Register today for the 2016 Church Leadership Conference!

Join us for “Be Still and Grow” at the February 19-21, 2016 Conference as we explore how churches can refocus their energies and deepen the faith of their membership. What would it look like if there were a renewed focus on prayer and liturgy? What could the Church become if leadership were more concerned with spiritual well-being than physical or financial? Click here for more information and to register.

Episcopal Foundation Webinars

For the full calendar, information and registration, go to the website.


Trinity Institute: Listen for a Change-January 21-23, 2016

Racial justice is a matter of life or death; we can’t afford to stay silent and tacitly accept the (mostly) invisible systems that support inequalities, create suffering, and deny human dignity. Rather, we need to have an open dialogue—a process that starts with listening. Find out more...

Dioceses of the Province...

Check the websites of the dioceses: Albany, Central New York, Convocation, Haiti, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Newark, Rochester, Virgin Islands (no website), Western New York