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Dear clergy colleagues; As we prepare for this weekend’s storm, please be mindful of weather conditions that can affect our regular worship schedules. If the State or your municipality declares a weather emergency which urges people to stay off the roads, or your municipality bans parking because of the cleanup efforts, you may cancel your […]
The Parochial Report asks for the amount of your parish’s income which is subject to Apportionment, in Box A of the Parochial Report. This line is also called “Subtotal: Normal Operating Income.” Here is the 2017 version of the diocesan guidelines which tell you what you should include in this number: Appt Income Rules revised […]
The diocesan constitution and canons as approved in Diocesan Convention in November 2015 are downloadable here: 2015 Diocesan Constitution and Canons. The diocesan canons outline the governing structure of the diocese and how its annual convention and other business shall be conducted, and are binding on all clergy, vestries and parishes of the diocese.
The 2017 Diocesan Budget as approved by Diocesan Convention on November 5, 2016 is here: Diocesan Budget Summary 2017
Looking for the actual Parochial Report form? You need to download it HERE. Paper copies are not being mailed out this year. You can also go to the Episcopal Church Center’s Parochial Report webpage for more information. It includes the link to actually file the report online, as well as all the instructions and worksheets […]
In his address to the 2016 Diocesan Convention, Bishop Knisely outlined his vision for the mission of the diocese. It centers on reconciliation, which takes form in three different streams–reconciliation with God, with our neighbor, and to creation. You can read a transcript of his remarks here.
Click on the link below to download a PDF listing of resources for Epiphany and Lent, ranging from an Epiphany pageant to a study of chocolate. Also includes general links to publishers and other places to find resources year-round. Epiphany and Lent Resources
The 2016 Diocesan Convention invited congregations to take time on the third Sunday of Epiphany (or a time of their choosing) to focus on the work of reconciliation. The Center for Reconciliation offers the following resources to assist congregations in developing a response that fits their context. Suggestions for the 3rd Sunday in Epiphany Bulletin […]
Here is the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, updated for 1 Advent 2017 through Christ the King 2018. It enables individuals and parishes to include each of the parishes and missions of the diocese in their intercessions according to a calendar based on the parishes’ feasts of title. Cycle of Diocesan Prayer 2017-18 Every weekday morning diocesan […]
Don’t Forget the Oil: Advice on Disaster Preparedness –Joannie Collins, Diocesan Risk Officer In the parable of the ten bridesmaids in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, we are reminded that it is wise to be prepared for sudden events. This is a good scriptural warrant for emergency preparation in our parishes. As with this […]