International Atlantic Province
What else is going on?
Support our Diocesan Young Adult Service Corps Member! Mr. Ben Hansknecht of St. Peter’s Church in Cazenovia, NY (CNY) will spend a year volunteering in the Philippines through the Young Adult Service Corps of The Episcopal Church.
Prior to his departure, Ben is raising funds to make his year in mission possible. Bishop DeDe encourages the entire diocesan community to pray for Ben, follow his journey online, and support his fundraising as we are able.
Download a bulletin insert about Ben’s plans and his fundraising efforts to share with your congregation. Read a letter from Ben on the diocesan website.
Draft Agenda Available for 79th General Convention (2018) (pdf here)
The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years. The 79th General Convention will take place Thursday, July 5th through Friday, July 13th, 2018 at The Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The theme is The Jesus Movement: Loving, Liberating and Life-Giving. A draft agenda and other details are now available at generalconvention.org.
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What is Province II?
Province II is one of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church and is also known as the International Atlantic Province. Geographically, the province includes the 6 dioceses of New York, the 2 dioceses of New Jersey and the off-shore dioceses of Haiti, the Virgin Islands and the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.
Activities of the Province
We coordinate ministries and share resources with dioceses throughout the province. At least once every three years prior to General Convention, we meet as a Synod. This gives the deputies to convention a chance to meet together and explore the issues that will be facing convention. We invite new possibilities. We are looking for ways to re-vision and empower ministry throughout the province.
The Provincial Council
The governing body of the province is the Provincial Council and the Executive Coordinator manages the operations. Meet the members of the council...
General Convention 2018 dates announced: July 5 – July 13 in Austin, TX. More info...
The role of the province is to serve as a center of ministry through