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“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.
- Bishop Curry reflects on current events.
Text and Video
- Prayer for those affected by hurricanes Harvey & Irma
Text and Video
Bishop Curry on Hurricane Harvey
Social Media Sunday is almost here!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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?
COME TO THE RIVER IN OCTOBER!
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.
- Hurricane Help & Info Links have been moved to a separate page here.
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- NEW! August 29 Read the August Diocesan Enews Online
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).
- Call to Convention: 180th Diocesan Convention—Come to the River
- Plan Now to Come to the River!
- Combining Diocesan Convention with a Mini-Vacation in southern Indiana—Some Fun Possibilities
- 2017 Convention Schedule
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.
- Do I need to register to attend convention? and other FAQ
- New! Convention lodging alternative for freewill donations.
- UPDATED 9/21/2017 – Hotel Reservations Page – A new hotel has been added
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.
- A Lifeline Amidst the Opioid Crisis
- BYB—Bring Your Bells!
- Mobilizing to Serve Southern Indiana’s Homeless—We Need You!
- Rolling and Serving on the River!
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
- NORTHEAST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
- NORTH CENTRAL DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
- SOUTHEAST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
- NORTHWEST DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
- MID-CENTRAL DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
- SOUTH CENTRAL DEANERY PRE-CONVENTION MEETING
- SOUTHWEST DEANERY PRECONVENTION MEETING
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|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|
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.
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.