Many of you will have heard that Exodus, our local Episcopal Migration Ministry partner, has stated they intend to move ahead with the resettlement of refugees from Syria, even in the face of Governor Pence’s refusal to have that happen.
I want to remind you that we have three anonymous gifts (made known to me well before this controversy arose) of $500 each for parishes deciding to help with this resettlement effort. To learn more, view the information below or go to www.episcopalchurch.org/emm or www.exodusrefugee.org. Please contact me if you decide to become involved, and I will see that you have the offered funds.
Thank you in advance for being willing to “strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being.”
Have a safe, wonderful Thanksgiving, a blessed Advent and the holiest of Christmas seasons,
The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick
Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis 1100 W. 42nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
Exodus Refugee Immigration works with refugees — worldwide victims of persecution, injustice and war — to establish self-sufficient lives in freedom and sanctuary for themselves and their families in Indiana.
Bishop Waynick has announced the diocese has received three $500 gifts from an anonymous donor for the first two parishes announcing their intention to mentor a refugee family in Indiana. Check out this video of a presentation at Holy Family, Fishers, by Cooperating Ministry Exodus Refugee Immigration, on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the status of all refugees in Indiana. How are you and your parish called to be present?
The Julian Center is a nonprofit agency providing counseling, safe shelter, and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives.
The Damien Center was established in 1987 to respond to the growing AIDS crisis in Indianapolis. Initially staffed entirely by volunteers, the Center has grown into the largest HIV/AIDS service organization in Indiana and is recognized nationally for its leadership and innovation in care and prevention programs. Programs and services are designed to empower persons to overcome the challenges encountered when living with HIV/AIDS, to remain independent and productive. Our prevention team works throughout the community to stop the spread of HIV through awareness, education, counseling and support. We offer free and confidential HIV testing.
John P. Craine House is an alternative sentencing program for non-violent female offenders and their pre-school age children. This facility is one of six in existence in the country and the only one in the Midwest. There are two main components within our program: Residential and Day Reporting. Our Residential program allows women from within Marion and surrounding counties to serve out their executed sentence with their children, in lieu of jail or prison. The program offers structure and guidance with individualized goals for the women. Craine House offers an array of programs to better serve each woman’s needs: parenting, GED classes, tutoring, health and nutrition, substance abuse programs, employment resources, and faith-based opportunities.
Dayspring Center lovingly meets the basic needs of homeless families seeking assistance and connects them with opportunities to help them realize their potential.
Homelessness shows no prejudice and can happen to all types of people from all walks of life. Some of our residents are here to escape domestic abuse. Occasionally a family comes to our door after losing everything they own in a fire; others simply have been caught in a series of unfortunate events that have caused them to lose their homes and their dignity.
Dayspring is one of a handful of organizations in Marion County serving the emergency shelter needs of the entire family.
Dayspring Center makes a difference one family at a time. Please help us help those families in need. The best way to do that is to remember us. Remember us in your thoughts and prayers. Remember us when you plan where you are going to volunteer your time. Remember us when you are ready to make a donation to a worthy cause. Remember us, because there is no more worthy cause than giving someone hope — the hope that things will be better for them and their children.
Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in November 1978, is a residential facility serving women and their dependent children who are victims of family violence and/or homelessness. The agency offers a comprehensive shelter program that goes beyond a “roof over the head” and seeks to assist families in moving from systems dependency to self-sufficiency.
The program operates on a case management system supported by a range of ancillary services. Services provided by Alternatives Incorporated are enhanced through collaboration and networking with a broad spectrum of community organizations.
Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County strives to eradicate family violence in all its facets through education, prevention, and intervention in Central Indiana.
Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County exists to promote the right of all persons to live in a loving, caring, safe, and secure environment.
The mission of St. Richard’s School, an independent Episcopal day school, is to educate children Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Eight as we:
Instill “knowledge and values for a lifetime” through a superior education with a classic curriculum enriched by the inclusion of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity, and by the resources of our urban community.
Shape our students’ intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual gifts by maintaining high academic expectations and ethical standards, and by encouraging and teaching moral and religious values, respect, service, and discipline in a climate of enthusiasm and joy.
Our school is committed to preparing every child for life long success and fulfillment while emphasizing Faith, Classical Learning, Leadership, Civic Responsibility, and Global Readiness.