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Presiding Bishop The Right Reverend Michael Curry

“It may be that we cannot solve everything, and we cannot do everything. But we can do something, no matter what,”

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry offers prayers and a reflection on recent events.

 


Social Media Sunday is almost here!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

#sms17
#episcopalIN
#jesusmovement

Document a day in the life of your parish with photos and video; the written, spoken, and sung word. Use the hashtags above, and share your story with each other, your community, the wider church, and the whole world!

Take us to your parish via Facebook live and help us get to know what worship is like for you or help us meet some of the folks in your congregation that make it very special. What can you show or say to help us understand how you manifest God’s love locally and globally? Need help or ideas? 

communication@indydio.org or KathyCopas@aol.com.


LIGHT A CANDLE. PRAY FOR ALL AFFECTED BY NATURAL DIASTER.

 

 

COME TO THE RIVER IN OCTOBER!

Click here for Convention information.


DON’T FORGET


Episcopal Women’s Ministries Fall Retreat

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SAVORING THE SACRED PAUSES —

A RETREAT OF PRACTICES FOR THE RHYTHM OF OUR DAYS AND A RULE FOR OUR LIVES

SISTERS IN CHRIST: The 2017 Fall Retreat with Bishop Jennifer is coming and is just around the corner!! This retreat takes place the weekend of 29 September 2017 at our lovely, uplifting Diocesan Waycross Retreat and Conference Center.

 


Youth Fall Retreat


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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO TODAY?

On the Horizon
You’re Joyfully Welcome to the 180th Diocesan Convention (and Family Reunion!)

October 26-28, Jeffersonville and New Albany

There’s a can’t-miss event October 26-28 you’ll want to get on your schedule. Come to the River!, the 180th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, promises to add fun, action, learning, and discussion opportunities to the annual business of convention.

Think dance party.  Or, how about going on a real-life pastoral visit in the middle of the Ohio River?  Discovering a gazillion ideas to rev up your ministry… high-energy visioning about the future… or making a real impact around issues of homelessness, the Hoosier opioid crisis, and with pets of low-income families.  Learning about Indiana river history and the horseback journeys of Bishop Jackson Kemper as he settled Episcopal churches right here in Indiana and throughout the Midwest.  Whether you’re a delegate, alternate, parishioner, or family member—trust us.  This will be worth a trip.

Five Things to Do Right Now for Convention

1. Make your travel plans and encourage your family and parish friends to make plans to join you (ah… road trip!). Remember—Diocesan Convention isn’t just for delegates. It is an action, learning, and fun family reunion for all of us. Consider, too, coming early or staying a bit longer to enjoy some of the great things southern Indiana and metro Louisville KY have to offer (check out the website blog at www.indydio.org to learn more). 

2. Follow the links to reserve space at a hotel or the donations-only St. Mary’s Center. There is no registration for the convention. Just reservation-making for where you want to stay.

3. Likewise, follow the links to reserve and make arrangements to pay for Friday, October 27, for lunch and dinner and also give us a heads-up if you can come by and enjoy the Thursday, October 26, convention warm-up event (so we’ll have an idea about how much food to get).

4. Read about and prayerfully consider if you could offer your gifts and skills for election to one of the several positions Diocesan Convention will be voting upon. (We need you!)

5. Set your mind on convention mission! Appoint someone (or two) to represent your parish at a noontime Friday training session around Indiana’s opioid epidemic, where you will also learn to administer Naloxone to those who are experiencing a life-threatening overdose crisis. (Each parish will be given a supply of Naloxone to take back and administer in their own community.) Also, review the online list and consider what you and your parish can collect and bring to supply kits for southern Indiana’s homeless population. And, consider signing up to make a journey onto a barge in the Ohio River with Ministry on the River for a real-life pastoral visit. 

Don’t forget to note the dates and times of your deanery meeting and plan to attend. This is a great opportunity to review and ask questions about things like the diocesan budget, resolutions, reports, and more. Meetings

Resources

LISTENING SESSIONS

Only two listening sessions remain before Diocesan Convention and you're invited to participate. Bishop Jennifer seeks to hear from as many people as possible about their hopes, dreams, and the challenges they see for our diocese.

Bishop Jennifer has been working with the Executive Council and Ms. Susan Czolgosz of Holy Cow! Consulting to develop the sessions with the following purpose:

  • Provide opportunity to deepen relationship between Bishop Jennifer and members from around the diocese
  • Dialogue about diocesan strengths and challenges as described in the diocesan profile
  • Further define what members of the diocese need from their Bishop and the Bishop’s staff

Each session will include prayer, a meal, and ample time for you to share your thoughts. A full report of the sessions will be given to the diocese including a presentation with table discussions at Diocesan Convention in October.

IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR REGISTRATION:  If you need to change or cancel your registration for any event, please contact Sally Cassidy at the diocesan office (cassidy@indydio.org). 

Sessions Schedule

Session Date Day Starting Time           Host
Deacons Oct. 7, 2017 Saturday 9 a.m. EDST Waycross
Lay SE Region Oct. 15, 2017 Sunday 1 p.m. EDST St. Paul’s, New Albany

Click here to register for either of the sessions.

Reference: indydio.org/listening-sessions/

FEATURED NEWS
Executive Council Meets and Approves Budget for Consideration by 180th Diocesan Convention
In its final meeting prior to the 180th Diocesan Convention, diocesan Executive Council met at Waycross and approved a 2018 budget for consideration by the convention October 26-28. The council-approved budget will begin undergoing additional review at deanery meetings starting this week.  The approved budget is ...
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Application process now open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants
The application process is now open for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2017-2018 cycle.   The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2015. The Rev ...
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2017 Youth Fall Conference
Fall Conference will be November 17-19 at Waycross. This gathering of Diocesan youth is designed for young people currently in grades 6-12 and their adult chaperones. The theme for this year's Fall Conference is Faith in a Global Family. Participants will hear from different leaders ...
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United Thank Offering 2018 Young Adult Grants
Do you have a new project or ministry you would like to implement in your parish or community? Encourage a young adult in your congregation to apply for one of the 2018 Young Adult Grants from the United Thank Offering (UTO)! UTO has just announced ...
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Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies on DACA: We stand with the Dreamers and will do all that we can to support them
September 5, 2017 Today our hearts are with those known as the Dreamers—those young women and men who were brought to this country as children, who were raised here and whose primary cultural and country identity is American. We believe that these young people ...
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An Update on Natasha Porter and Her Family
Could we all use a little lift to start our week? Well, here it is. Ten years ago, indydio came together to go out on faith and raise around 100 K in cash and in-kind donations and labor to completely build and furnish a home ...
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SOUTHEAST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
SOUTHEAST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING  The Southeast Deanery meeting has moved to Christ Church Madison on Sunday, September 24, 3 p.m. (This date and time remain the same as previously announced.) Southeast Deanery Parishes St. David’s, Bean Blossom St. John’s, Bedford St. Paul’s, Columbus St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville Trinity, Lawrenceburg ...
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NORTHWEST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
NORTHWEST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING The Northwest Deanery pre-convention meeting will be Sunday, September 24, 3 p.m., at St. Andrew's, Greencastle (520 E Seminary St, Greencastle, IN 46135). Northwest Deanery Parishes Trinity, Bloomington St. John’s, Crawfordsville St. Andrew’s, Greencastle St. John’s, Lafayette St. Stephen’s, Terre ...
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Lunches and Lessons in Mithon, Haiti Needs You
Can you spare just $99 to sponsor one child in Mithon, Haiti for a year's participation in the critically important Lunches and Lessons program? ...
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EYE 2017 
Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth The Diocese of Indianapolis had great representation at the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event, July 10-14 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. Seven youth, two adult chaperones and Bishop Jennifer attended this triennial ...
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Applications being accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, NY, March 12-23, 2018. The provincial delegate and ...
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Waycross Executive Director Announces Retirement
Dear Waycross Friends: We have finished a busy summer camp season with much re-creation, laughter, and singing rising from the Bear Creek Valley. Attached is a letter announcing my retirement from Waycross at the end of this year from the Waycross Board President, Denyse Palmer ...
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A Message to the Church from the Presiding Bishop—Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
In this moment – when the stain of bigotry has once again covered our land, and when hope, frankly, sometimes seems far away, when we must now remember new martyrs of the way of love like young Heather Heyer – it may help to remember ...
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FEATURED & UPCOMING EVENTS
Sun 24

NORTHWEST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun 24

SOUTHEAST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 29
Oct 03

NORTH CENTRAL DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 05

Listening Session – Clergy Spouses

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 07

Listening Session – Deacons

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 11

NORTHEAST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 15

Listening Session – Lay SE Region

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 26

Diocesan Convention Youth Presence

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - October 28 @ 12:30 pm
Nov 02

Fall All Diocesan Confirmation Service

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 03

Executive Council Meeting

November 3 - November 4
Nov 17

2017 Youth Fall Conference

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Apr 19

COM – 2018 Spring Retreat at Waycross

April 19, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Jul 05

GENERAL CONVENTION (Austin, Texas)

July 5, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Fri 28

Episicopal Women’s Ministries Fall Retreat

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
PARISH & OTHER MILESTONES

Parish and diocesan milestones should be celebrated and remembered. Here are some of the more recent ones that have been celebrated since 2016. Do you have an important milestone coming up in your parish? Share it here

Waycross Celebrates 60 Years of Service

Waycross Celebrates 60 Years of Service
Waycross celebrated its 60th birthday Sunday, September 3. There was a special Waycross picnic with games, and camp activities for all ages. Many folks joined together for an afternoon of fellowship and celebration!    See the photo album on Facebook ...
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Come Celebrate!

Come Celebrate!
The Church of the Nativity is celebrating its 60 year anniversary!  Please plan to join on November 4, 2017, at 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. We are having a silent auction and stay tuned for additional activities. Church of the Nativity 7300 N. Lantern Road Indianapolis, IN 46256 Tel: 317 849 3656 www.nativity-indy.org ...
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PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCKPORT, HAS MOVED

PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCKPORT, HAS MOVED
Peace Episcopal Church, Rockport, has moved. Their new address is 223 County Road 350W, Rockport IN 47635. All other information remains the same. If you plan to visit, they advise you rely upon MapQuest for now. Some GPS systems, including Garmin, seem to be leading visitors astray. (We're working on helping resolve that issue now!) ...
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179 Years and Still Going

179 Years and Still Going
St. Paul's, Richmond, is celebrating 179 years of ministry ...
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ALCOHOL POLICY .

The policy on alcohol use related to diocesan and parish events was established by the Diocesan Executive Council in January 2017.  View the policy here.