International Atlantic Province
Episcopal Relief & Development Continues to Provide Emergency Assistance to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Episcopal Relief & Development continues to provide emergency assistance to the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
In partnership with Convoy of Hope and the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands, Episcopal Relief & Development is supplying food for approximately 900 preschool aged children, hot meals for 1,500 residents and distributing food and water in Tortola and Virgin Gorda. In addition to a generator, Episcopal Relief & Development is providing mosquito nets and cash for vouchers to the diocese as the organization continues to coordinate between key distribution points.
The Virgin Islands are slowly recovering from the storms. Reports indicate that approximately 22% of the homes and businesses throughout the islands currently have electricity. Electrical systems are being rebuilt with new utility poles, power lines and street lights installed. Water and cell phone service are still extremely limited. Read more; donate >
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