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Consecration Week Retrospective

The last week of April 2017 was a significant one for this diocese, marked not only by milestones for us but for the Episcopal Church. We saw the retirement of Bishop The Rt. Rev. Cate Waynick who has ministered with us for twenty years, the ordination, consecration, and seating of our eleventh bishop—and the first female black diocesan bishop—The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, and a visit by the Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Michael Curry.

We have documented the week with words, photos, and videos of all of this and share it here with you as it is available.

The Ordination, Consecration, and Seating of a New Bishop 
 
On the weekend of April 29, 2017, The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was ordained, consecrated and seated as the eleventh bishop of the diocese. This was a historic and joyful time for the diocese. 

The Ordination and Consecration Service

A Video Retrospective on Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows’ Ordination and Consecration by The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn

A Video Retrospective on Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows' Ordination and Consecration by The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn
A video montage of highlights from Consecration Week celebrating the ordination and consecration of Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows in the Diocese of Indianapolis! ...
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The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows Is Seated at Christ Church Cathedral

The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows Is Seated at Christ Church Cathedral
The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, just ordained and consecrated yesterday as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, was officially seated at Christ Church Cathedral this morning. A large crowd participated in a service that was both steeped in tradition and celebration. The seating marks the beginning of Bishop Baskerville-Burrows' ministry through and with the cathedral on Monument Circle in Indianapolis ...
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The Right Reverend Catherine M. Waynick: Celebrating Twenty Years of Ministry as Bishop

April 22, 2017: Celebrating Bishop Cate’s Ministry

April 22, 2017: Celebrating Bishop Cate's Ministry
On Saturday, April 22, we celebrated Bishop Catherine Waynick’s twenty-year ministry as our Bishop. View a recording of the celebration and a photo gallery. A copy of the service bulletin is also available to download here ...
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For her Celebration of Ministry Bishop Cate wrote a prayer. Here is that prayer accompanied by pictures of Bishop Cate throughout her ministry as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. (Click on any of the images to enlarge.)

The retiring Bishop speaks about life, her mission, and her people. 

FEATURED NEWS

Support Your Episcopal Fund for Human Need

Support Your Episcopal Fund for  Human Need
Ingathering time is coming soon for your Episcopal Fund for Human Need (EFHN), the only yearly diocesan fund drive for ministries of hope and help in our local communities. Most parishes choose to gather EFHN gifts on or around Pentecost Sunday, June 4. Grants have ...
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Webinar & Resources for ‘Becoming Beloved Community’

Webinar & Resources for ‘Becoming Beloved Community’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following a year of listening, consulting and reflection, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and officers of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies are inviting Episcopalians to ...
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 ...
First Confirmation

First Confirmation

Another first for Bishop Jennifer---her first deanery Confirmation, this one for the Southeast Region Deanery at St. Paul's, Columbus ...
Attend the Regional Building for a New Tomorrow Symposium

Attend the Regional Building for a New Tomorrow Symposium

Our diocesan members have been invited to attend the upcoming Now What? A Conference on Reimagining Our Buildings, Our Mission, Our Leadership on July 8 in Indianapolis. It is an ecumenical gathering sponsored by the building funds of The Episcopal Church, Disciples of Christ, Evangelical ...
EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY---DIOCESAN COORDINATOR FOR EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (ERD)

EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY—DIOCESAN COORDINATOR FOR EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (ERD)

Do you have a heart for connecting mission challenges and partnership opportunities, locally and globally? Do have a desire to help keep our diocese educated and informed about the work of Episcopal Relief and Development and how others can connect with this critical work through ...
CIRCLE CITY PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL JUNE 10

CIRCLE CITY PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL JUNE 10

The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis will again be represented at the annual Indy Pride Parade and Festival! We will host a booth and march in the parade. Now, we need to know who's in! Please read this infosheet for more information, but here are the ...
Commission on Ministry Information Day

Commission on Ministry Information Day

Information Day is offered each year by our Bishop and the Commission on Ministry. It is a time for those who are discerning a call to ordained ministry, along with their community of support, to meet the Commission on Ministry and hear about the process of ...
Statement from The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

Statement from The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

I was saddened to learn this morning that the vandalism of St. David’s Church in Bean Blossom was committed by the church’s organist, Nathan Stang, who has admitted to police that he spray painted hateful graffiti on the church last November in the wake of ...
Confirmation 2017 Schedule

Confirmation 2017 Schedule

The schedule for this year's Confirmations has been released ...
FEATURED & UPCOMING EVENTS
Jun 03

Commission on Ministry Information Day

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jul 10

Episcopal Youth Event 2017

July 10 - July 14
Sep 14

Ember Day – September 2017

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 16
Sep 29
Oct 26

180th Diocesan Convention

October 26 - October 28
Nov 03

Executive Council Meeting

November 3 - November 4
Nov 17

Youth Fall Conference 2017

November 17 - November 19
Jul 05

GENERAL CONVENTION (Austin, Texas)

July 5, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Sep 28

Episicopal Women’s Ministries Fall Retreat

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

180th Diocesan Convention

October 26-28, 2017

Location is Jeffersonville.

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

PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCKPORT, HAS MOVED

PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCKPORT, HAS MOVED
The new home for Peace Episcopal Church. The first service in the new building on May 7, 2017. 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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September 1976: General Convention Approves the Ordination of Women

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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

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

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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”

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St. Peter’s, Lebanon,  just turned 60 and harvested the first honey from their apiary ...
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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.

LIGHT A CANDLE. PRAY FOR THE NATION.

Join Us in Prayer

President Trump has taken office, but much of the tension in our nation continues. You’re invited to continue to light a virtual candle and pray for peace.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Office

 1100 West 42nd Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46208
 Phone: 317-926-5454
 Fax: 317-926-5456
 Toll Free Long Distance: 1-800-669-5786

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