International Atlantic Province
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday, September 10, after cutting a devastating path through the Caribbean. This is the second devastating storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, following Harvey which hit Texas two weeks earlier. Irma and Harvey, both Category 4 storms when they hit the US, set a record as the only two Atlantic hurricanes of this magnitude to make landfall in the continental US during the same year. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have suffered unbelievable amounts of damage, from which it will take years to recover. Contributions to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund will help support church and other local partners as they provide critical emergency assistance to those most in need in weeks and days ahead. Here is a link to guidelines for those who want to know more about donations in response to a disaster.
Save the date! Provincial Synod will be held Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Desmond in Albany, NY. More information will follow in the coming months. As soon as elected, please email your diocesan deputation lists to Dorothy Jane Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 79th General Convention will be in Austin Texas, July 5th - 13th, 2018
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