Welcome!

CONSECRATION OF THE XI BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS

On April 29, 2017, contingent upon completion of consent, Bishop-Elect the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will be consecrated and seated as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis at 11 a.m.

 

More Info to Come!

ALCOHOL POLICY ESTABLISHED.

Diocesan Executive Council Ratifies Alcohol Policy

Diocesan Executive Council met via conference call on Saturday, January 14, and ratified a policy on alcohol use related to diocesan and parish events.  View the policy here.

LIGHT A CANDLE. PRAY FOR THE NATION.

Join Us in Prayer

The election is over, the inaugranation of President Trump is scheduled for this month. Much of the tension in our nation continues. You’re invited to continue to light a virtual candle and pray for peace.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR YOUTH SPRING RETREAT

The Jesus Movement: Stomping as Episcopalians

March 3-5, 2017

The Youth Steering Committee invites all 6th through 12th-grade youth and their adult leaders to join us at Spring Retreat! The weekend will include plenaries led by youth and adults, workshops, choice time activities, worship, fellowship, community building, and more. 

Questions? Contact Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth, at 812.597.4241 or  victoria@waycrosscenter.org .

ON THE HORIZON

Coming Soon—Watch This Space.

Details on

  • Celebration of Ministry for Bishop Waynick Saturday, April 22,

 

FEATURED NEWS

Ordination Invitation: Alissa Goudswaard Anderson

Bishop Waynick will be ordaining Alissa Goudswaard Anderson into the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette. Your prayers and presence are requested. Download the invitation. ...
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Budget 2018-2019 Process & Application

The following are now available for the 2018---2019 Budget. Budget 2018 2017 Budget Process For 2018   (docx) Budget Application 2018 And 2019   (doc) ...
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Vestry College

This year's Vestry College begins with dinner at 6:30, Friday, February 10, at Waycross, followed by a presentation by Canon Bruce Gray entitled "Finding the Center in Uncertain Times." Saturday workshops will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and will include workshops on parish ministry, finances, community listening, church-wide trends, and more. The only cost will be your Waycross room and meals. Sign up on the Waycross website or call 812-597-4241. Questions? Contact Bruce or Kim Christopher. This year’s Workshops include…
  • Help! Our Priest is Leaving!
    The Rev. Debra Kissinger

    Not sure what to do when your spiritual leader is moving on due to retirement or accepting a new call? This offering will provide an overview of the Transition Process in the Diocese of Indianapolis.
  • Financial Literacy for Vestries ...
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You Can Still Join Us for EYE 2017!

We still have a few spots open to attend this summer’s Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), July 10-14 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. Youth who have completed grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 school year are eligible and invited to attend. Anyone interested in attending with the Diocese of Indianapolis should fill out an application and send it as soon as possible to Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth, at victoria@waycrosscenter.org. More information and an application can be found at www.waycrosscenter.org/eye-2017/, ...
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Celebration of Historical Event at All Saints, Indianapolis

The Reverend Jackie Means — the Episcopal Church’s first woman ordained after Episcopalians allowed ordinations of women in the 1970s — preached a homily and presided at Holy Eucharist on the Feast of the Holy Name and on the occasion of her 40th ordination anniversary Sunday, January 1, 2017, at All Saints Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. The Reverend Means was ordained at this church on January 1, 1977. The Reverend Means was the first woman ordained to the priesthood after the Episcopal Church made ordination of women ecclesiastically legal (regularized) at its 1976 triennial convention, allowing ordinations to begin on or after January 1, 1977. Though the Church had allowed women to join the order of deacons in 1967, the path to female ordinations was not smooth. In 1974, acting on their “obedience to the Spirit", three bishops of the church ordained 11 women on July 29, 1974. The ...
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RESPONSES TO VANDALISM AT ST. DAVID’S, BEAN BLOSSOM

Bishop’s Waynick response to the graffiti at St. David’s, Bean Blossom and a video showing the large crowd that gathered on Wednesday, November 30, at St. David’s shared a celebration of worship together, and concluded with a chili supper. The graffiti, including a swastika and an anti-gay slur, was found the morning of Nov. 13th. The cleaning event was called “Replacing Darkness with Light: Overcoming Hate with Love.” ...
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FEATURED & UPCOMING EVENTS
Sat 28

Ordination Invitation: Alissa Goudswaard Anderson

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 10

Vestry College

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - February 11 @ 5:00 pm
Feb 10

LOVE FOR WAYCROSS: DINNER + SILENT & LIVE AUCTION

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Feb 18

Commision on Ministry

February 18
Feb 23

Fresh Start Retreat (Waycross)

February 23 - February 25
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 18
Mar 22
Apr 06
Apr 22
Apr 29

CONSECRATION & SEATING OF 11TH BISHOP

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

180th Diocesan Convention

October 26-28, 2017

Location is Jeffersonville.

PARISH & 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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HURRICANE MATTHEW – DEATH & DEVASTATION IN HAITI AND THE U.S.
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Episcopal Relief & Development

HURRICANE MATTHEW RESPONSE FUND

NEWS & RESOURCES

Download bulletin inserts here:

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  • half page English (PDF) (JPG)
  • full page Español (PDF) (JPG
  • half page Español (PDF) (JPG

Potable Water Returns to Mithon, Haiti

Joy! Mithon, Haiti once again has potable water, following the destruction by Hurricane Matthew earlier this year. Diocesan Convention voted to allocate 120k in our remaining Haiti funds to help Mithon rebuild.