Diocesan Convention News

Diocesan Convention 2016

CourtgaveljusticeXXXhighresThe 179th annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese will be held at  the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, 31 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, on October 27 – 29, 2016.  This will be an electing convention and Christ Church Cathedral will host the election and this convention.  The election of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis will take place on Friday morning October 28, at Christ Church Cathedral after the Eucharist.

Other Important Convention Items

Canons: Proposed Revisions to Canons 4 and 18

The following revisions are proposed for consideration at the Read More

2017 Budget: Budget Documents and Letter from the Budget Chair

These are the final recommended documents relating to Read More

Resolution Concerning The Haiti Fund

Resolved that the Diocese of Indianapolis grant an extension Read More

Global Missions Commission: 2016 Report

Bishop Catherine Waynick appointed The Rev. Jeffrey L. Bower to Read More

Convention Schedule 2016

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2016 Nominations

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The Call for Committee/Commission Reports Has Been Issued

The Call for Committee/Commission Reports has been issued by Read More

Search for the 11th Bishop

hbxl_square-1024x1024The search for the next bishop is moving into its final stages. The Walk-Abouts took place this past weekend (Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16) and we have videos of part of the proceedings which you can view below. Diocesan Convention and the election are on October 28. The following resources will be helpful as these important events approach.

Bishop Candidate Walk-Abouts: The First Three Questions

Candidates for the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis traveled throughout the diocese over the past few days, answering questions offered by the Transition Committee and persons from throughout the diocese. The first three questions for each candidate were the same. The answers to those questions— from the first session at St. Paul’s, Indianapolis—are offered here.

Light a Candle—Pray for the Nation

Layout 1Join Us in Prayer Before You Vote

As Episcopalians, we’re not called to agree with one another but we are called to love and prayer. Join us for a variety of prayer opportunities before you vote, as we individually and collectively pray for our nation. Whatever your political preferences, you’re welcome here!

Hurricane Matthew – Death & Devastation in Haiti and the U.S.

Episcopal Relief & Development



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Heartbreaking News from Haiti

October 17, 2016

Though no lives were lost in Mithon, the school is not in good shape at all. 

Fr. Jn Michelin messaged Marilyn Day, St. David’s, Bean Blossom. that everyone in Mithon miraculously survived. But, all the crops have been lost, the water well the Diocese helped build is damaged too.  It is very difficult to get water. Emergency help may be necessary if possible.

Featured & Upcoming Events

Clergy Ember Day

November 15, 2016, Clergy Ember Day at Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall Registration Link Now Open: Click Here You are invited to bring your
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Light a Candle. Pray for the Nation.

November 7, 2016, Eve of Election Day The congregations of the North Central Deanery invite the rest of the congregations of the diocese to
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St. Paul’s Music: Music in a Sacred Space

Scary Music for Organ Concert October 30
Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is free Back by popular demand! The King of
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2016 Diocesan Youth Fall Conference for 6th-12th Graders

"Moving from Stress to Success" Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:30 PM - Sunday, November 20, 2016, 12:30 PM Waycross Camp and Conference Center
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Fri 21

COM Fall Overnight

October 20 - October 22
Thu 27

Electing Convention

October 27 - October 29
Nov 04

Executive Council

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 12
Nov 12

Celebration of New Ministry

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov 15

Clergy Ember Day

November 15
Nov 18

Youth Fall Conference

November 18 - November 20
Nov 18

2016 Diocesan Youth Fall Conference for 6th-12th Graders

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - November 20 @ 12:30 pm
Dec 08

Fresh Start Retreat (Waycross)

December 8 - December 10
Jan 14

Executive Council Meeting

January 14, 2017
Jan 21

Commission on Ministry

January 21, 2017
Feb 03

Vestry College

February 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Featured News

A Message from Bishop Waynick about the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Anglican Centre in Rome

October 5, 2016 In this chapel, Pope Paul VI presented his own episcopal ring to Archbishop Michael Ramsey, when they committed to ongoing, official dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. That was in 1966. This evening, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Anglicans and Catholics gathered for a special service of vespers, in which Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby preached, and choirs from the Sistine Chapel and Canterbury Cathedral sang, and nineteen pairs of bishops (Catholic and Anglican) from around the world, were commissioned and sent out ...
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Bishop Waynick Attends Worship at Vatican Commemorating 50 Years of Closer Relationships Among Anglicans and Roman Catholics

The first week of October has seen a historic week-long ecumenical summit marking the 50th anniversary of the first public meeting between a Pope and an Archbishop of Canterbury since the Reformation. There have been meetings and prayers, the commissioning of 19 pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops to implement local expressions of unity in their dioceses around the world, worship services, the exchanging of gifts, and the Common Declaration of His Holiness Pope Francis and His Grace Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury. On Wednesday, October 5, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby presented Pope ...
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Episcopal Bishops Issue A Word to the Church for the World

[September 20, 2016] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church has issued the following A Word to the Church for the World. The video is available in English and Spanish here. A Word to the Church for the World Greetings from Detroit, a city determined to be revived. Greetings also from the city of Flint, where we are reminded that the gift of water has for many of our brothers and sisters become contaminated. Here we have been exhorted to set our sights beyond ourselves and to minister to the several nations where we serve ...
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Presiding Bishop on “The Jesus Movement”

Loving, liberating, and life-giving See the video here, (Spanish translation available) We’ve been talking for a little over a year now about being the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, and somebody recently said to me, “As a bishop, why don’t you paint us a picture, give us a picture of the Jesus Movement so that we can see it?” When the Gospel is about to be read, the congregation stands up. Something is going on. And then more than that, as the Gospel moment is approaching, a deacon, if there is a deacon in the ...
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Presiding Bishop on Voting as a Christian Obligation

Election Toolkit provides resources for congregations, individuals. https://youtu.be/an4-rxm90mU [Episcopal News Service] Government is a way of participating in our common life,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in a video election message. “And that is a Christian obligation. Indeed, we who follow in the Way of Jesus of Nazareth are summoned to participate actively as reflections of our faith in the civil process.” The Presiding Bishop’s video election message is here. The video is closed-captioned and is subtitled in Spanish. Election Toolkit and resources The Episcopal Church online toolkit ...
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Parish and Other Milestones 

Many milestones are being celebrated this year, including those of several parishes. Do you have an important milestone coming up in your parish? Share it here

September 1976: General Convention Approves the Ordination of Women

Giving thanks for the history of ordained women in The Episcopal Church and in our diocese on the 40 year anniversary this month ...
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180 and Still Going

St. Paul's, Jeffersonville, just celebrated their 180th with a liturgy and reception ...
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St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis Celebrates Its 100th

St. Matthew's, Indianapolis, is celebrating their Centennial with a new Vision Statement and some great t-shirts ...
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St. Peter’s, Lebanon Has Been Very “Bee-sy”

St. Peter's, Lebanon, just turned 60 and harvested the first honey from their apiary ...
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St. Paul’s, Indianapolis Celebrates their 150th

St. Paul's, Indianapolis, just turned 150 with a Gala and celebration weekend. See more pictures on Facebook ...
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Launch Day for Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan, Brownsburg, just celebrated Launch Day as our newest church. See more on Facebook. #thechurchthatserves ...
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