Forms & Documents

Welcome to our library of all the forms and documents clergy and lay leaders will need to help strengthen the ministries at your church.  Don’t see what you need here? E-mail and let us know how we can help you.

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Forms for Clergy

Here is a handy list of forms clergy may need to aid their ministry to the people of Rhode Island. License to Officiate [PDF] In order to apply to the Bishop for initial licensing  you must write a letter to the Bishop requesting him to license you indicating what ministry you intend in the Diocese; […]

Forms for Parishes

Here is a handy list of all the forms our churches may need in their ministry to the people of Rhode Island: Certificate of Delegates 2018 Certificate of Delegates The Certificate of Delegates and Alternates certifies that delegates and alternates for Diocesan Convention have been duly elected to present their congregation in the 227th Diocesan […]

Finance Forms & Documents

Here is a handy list of all the finance forms our churches may need: Apportionment worksheet 2019 (fillable PDF) Trust, Endowment & Invested Funds Report 2017 Arrangements for 2017 audit Audit Package2017 Gifts of Marketable Securities 2017 Report new clergy assignment/position to Church Pension [link to PDF at Church Pension website] Report change in clergy […]

Diocesan Convention Journals

Have you taken a moment to review what went on during last year’s convention? Read what has happened using the archive of conventions throughout the years below. Read the Diocesan Conventions Journals: 2016 Journal of Convention 2015 Journal of Convention 2014 Journal of Convention 2013 Journal of Convention 2012 Journal of Convention 2011 Journal of […]

Amendment to the Canons and Cathedral Resolution »

Below are the proposed amendments to the Canons, followed by explanations in italics at the end of each Canon Heading where we are proposing an amendment. You will also find the Cathedral Resolution form for the 2014 Convention for your review. Proposed Amendments to the Diocesan Canons [PDF] Convention 2014 Cathedral Resolution Form [PDF] For […]

Count Your Blessings »

Thanksgiving is a time when many people pause, often just before digging into Thanksgiving dinner, to count their blessings. This practice of counting your blessings turns out to have far reaching implications for more than just Thanksgiving.

Save on Energy this Winter

Earlier this month National Grid sent a message to their customers informing that in the coming months, Rhode Island customers will see a significant increase in electric bills due to higher power supply costs. Starting in January 2015, a typical residential customer using 500 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month will see an electric bill that […]

2015 United Thank Offering Campaign

The ECW of Rhode Island is asking parishes to support the United Thank Offering charitable drive by publicizing it in parish bulletins, e-news and newsletters, and around your church building. The ECW has provided bulletin inserts, a template for Avery labels (5160) with the UTO logo which you may use on plain envelopes to collect […]

Alcoholic Beverage Policy

[Downloadable PDF: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE POLICY ] Each church has a responsibility under Rhode Island law and has a moral responsibility of not encouraging excessive use of alcohol. The serving of alcoholic beverages at church functions must be limited and closely controlled as follows: 1.    Care will be exercised by the congregation or sponsoring group to ensure that […]

What is the Alzheimer’s support team?

Did you know that more than 22,000 people in the State of Rhode Island have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and there are more than 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease?  And we know this number is continuing to grow.  To equip us to deal with this ongoing epidemic, the Dioceses of Rhode Island […]