Diocese of Albany
Is it possible to have meaningful conversations even if people have vastly differing opinions? Can we disagree, but still love one another? The answer to both of these questions is “yes.” At the 2019 Parish Leadership Conferences for the Diocese of Albany you will learn how to set agreed upon guidelines that help to create an environment where your parish can have meaningful and productive conversations, even those that are potentially difficult. We will look to show how we can find common ground through our love of God and use that to show love to one another, even when we disagree. Find out more >
The Episcopal Church in Cuba
This video was made in 2016 by the Friends of the Episcopal Church in Cuba. Explore the website at https://www.friendsofeccuba.org/
The Diocese of Haiti
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, was on a diocesan pilgrimage to Haiti earlier in January. From her Facebook page: "As I depart Haiti for home, I’m struck that it was exactly a year ago today that we laid plans for this pilgrimage. Building relationships take time. Over nearly ten years of walking with the people of Mithon, together we have built a school for 140 children, a well, given seeds for a small farm, and bridged the gaps of language, distance, culture and circumstance that would have seemed unlikely were it not for our bonds in Christ through the Episcopal Church. On a personal note, representing the Diocese of Indianapolis as “Monsignor Jennifer” has been an incredible privilege—especially as I encountered the young women. Parting words from Altagracia Michelin as she dropped me at the airport moments ago, noting how Haitians expect me to speak Creole, “You look like us.” Indeed."
Bishop Jennifer has served in several diocese of Province II.
Diocese of Central New York
The diocesan Youth Ministry partnered with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Syracuse to host an overnight this past weekend for middle and high school students from all over CNY.
The group helped serve a meal at the nearby Samaritan Center, ice-skated in Clinton Square, and enjoyed a feast cooked up by St. Paul's rector the Rev. Philip Major and other parishioners. In the morning, youth joined the St. Paul's congregation for Sunday worship. Photo by DJ Iglesrud.
The Diocese of Long Island
The new vicar for Community Justice Ministry in the Diocese of Long Island, the Rev. Marie A. Tatro, was asked by Newsday in January, “What role does social justice play in your faith?” Mo. Tatro, who worked as an attorney for 20 years in non-profit organizations representing low-income New Yorkers before seminary, provided a reply. Read her moving words >
The Diocese of Newark
At the opening of the New Jersey State Senate's voting session on Monday, December 17, 2018, the Rev. Vicki Geer McGrath, Rector of All Saints', Millington, gave the invocation at the invitation of Senator Thomas Kean, Jr., himself an Episcopalian. Read more >
The Diocese of New York
Bronx Parish Helps Newcomers Get to College: On the outer edge of New York City, a parish is growing impressively
through its active outreach: Christ Church, Riverdale. This corner of the Bronx has extended its fellowship and service to recent immigrants, homeless youth, and Jewish neighbors. While its
action and ministry have long-standing roots, 2018 saw a surge in Christ Church’s commitment to neighbors in need. The parish was already deeply committed to making college-preparatory education accessible to students “of need.” Read the article >
The Diocese of Rochester
The Diocese of Rochester has formed a task force on Racial Reconciliation, Healing and Justice (RRHJ) and a Commission on RRHJ. The Commission will guide the diocese in studying, praying, and thinking of concrete ideas to articulate a clear vision. Read all about this new venture >
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Consent Process Continues:It has been over a month since we started the consent process to obtain the approvals of a majority of the Standing Committees of all Episcopal dioceses and diocesan bishops to the Rev. Mark D.W. Edington’s election as our Bishop in Charge. We only received a handful of consents before Christmas, but since the new year they have picked up and with 39 to date, we are confident that we will cross the 50% hurdle by the end of January! Only then will we be able to send out official invitations to the Consecration weekend and activate the registration process. Find out about the gifts and other plans >
The Diocese of New Jersey
Growth coaches are lay people and clergy who learn how to apply powerful coaching skills in the Episcopal Church environment. They help individual church leaders and congregations be more effective and fulfilled in their ministries. Find out more >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
St. Mary’s in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands is steadily being rebuilt following Hurricane Irma. Workers are busy putting on the roof and getting the church ready for occupancy. In the meantime, services are held in the church hall which used to house St. Mary’s School. A while back the school declared itself independent and left the premises under a new identity as Ciboney Centre for Excellence.
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The Diocese of Western New York
The St. Paul's, Harris Hill Lego club is building a Noah's Ark this year. They have been building animals (which are being adopted by parishioners). At their December gathering they built the rainbow (complete with unicorns). They will finish the animals and build the ark in the next few months. Last year the Lego Club built a scale model of the church in celebration of the congregation's 75th anniversary.