Latest issue of RISEN magazine describes ministries of reconciliation around the diocese

03/20/2017 9:37:47 PM

Check your postal mailbox–you should find the latest issue of RISEN, the Diocese’s print magazine, waiting for you! The 2017 issue focuses on ministries of reconciliation around the diocese. If you prefer to read online, it’s here.

Bishop Knisely offers reflections on keeping a holy Lent

02/20/2017 10:23:44 PM

In this brief video Bishop Knisely reflects on what unites us as Episcopalians in this time of political division, and how we can keep a holy Lent. You can watch it  and other videos on our Vimeo channel.

Feb. 15 e-news: Generational Differences, Digital Bootcamp, Episcopal Charities, and more

02/20/2017 10:18:28 PM

The latest edition of the diocesan e-news, with information about a regional workshop on using digital media in ministry, the upcoming Learn & Lead focused on Generational Difference, the upcoming Episcopal Charities campaign, and more, can be read here.

Bishop Knisely joins with interfaith leaders in letter against refugee ban

01/30/2017 8:38:13 PM

Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely and numerous diocesan clergy have joined thousands of interfaith leaders in signing a letter to the White House and Congress opposing President Trump’s refugee ban.  The letter is described in this article in Episcopal News Service.  The Bishop also attended the protest against the ban at the Rhode Island State House […]

All the forms you need to file your Parochial Report

01/11/2017 5:24:44 PM

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 […]

Bishop Knisely’s Convention Address 2016

01/09/2017 8:46:14 PM

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.

Resources for Epiphany and Lent

01/08/2017 9:22:59 PM

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

Bishop Knisely’s 2016 Christmas Message

12/27/2016 3:37:33 PM

Be the light our neighbors need this year:

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 2016-2017

11/20/2016 3:45:21 AM

Here is the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, updated for 1 Advent 2016 through Christ the King 2017. 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. Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 16 17.pdf Every weekday morning […]

From Bishop Knisely in response to the 2016 elections

11/11/2016 3:44:46 AM

A Divided Community: Responding with Hope and Action The results of the elections this week have confirmed what we already knew. Our country is deeply divided along regional, racial, gender and economic lines. The divisions are real and painful. The divisions are ending friendships and threatening family relationships. There are people in our communities and […]

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