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WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR AUGUST 2, 2017

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN YARD SALE
St. Philip’s, Indianapolis, is having an “Everything Under the Sun Yard Sale” this Saturday, August 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Come and shop… and buy!
Want to rent a space and table to sell your own items? You may do so for only $20 per parking space and $15 for a table.
Contact Careth Flash, 317-523-3428.

FREE (To You!) ACS AND REALM TRAINING
The diocesan subscription for the terrific ACS webinar training series  (includes all ACS products such as ACS on Demand and Realm) is up for renewal. Please let Kim Christopher know if you wish to take advantage of these webinars. Each one is about 15 minutes in length and may offer ideas new to you or a “Wow, I’d forgotten that!” reminder. If the series is not being used there is no reason for us to pay for it. Please let Kim know your thoughts!

VISITED THE PATHWAYS TO VITALITY WEBSITE RECENTLY?
There is a wealth of good information at the website including a new resource by the Rev. Allen Rutherford called, “The Birds and Bees of Clergy Compensation.” If you have any other information you would like to see on the site, please contact Melissa Hickman, Program Director for the Pathways to Vitality Initiative, at melissa.e.hickman@gmail.com
Financial assistance is available to stipendiary clergy and their families through the Ministerial Excellence Fund. Needs can range from emergency relief to seminary debt repayment assistance. For more information, visit http://www.pathwaystovitality.org/mef-grants.html

DIOCESAN GODLY PLAY TRAINING (BILINGUAL)
Godly Play Foundation instructors Cheryl Minor and Liz Muñoz will be in Indianapolis to lead this workshop, offered in both English & Spanish (total immersion) from Friday-Sunday, August 25–August 27.
The goal of this training is to deepen your understanding of children’s spirituality while guiding you on a personal journey of wonder. Godly Play is best learned from the inside out. Within a circle facilitated by a Godly Play Trainer, you will experience and learn Godly Play stories, practices, and theology in a collegial, prayerful setting. By exploring the fundamentals of a Godly Play room at an accredited training event, you will improve your teaching skills, learn to build/enhance rooms of your own, and leave spiritually refreshed.
Program administrators, clergy, seminarians, teachers, and parents can all benefit from attending Godly Play training. This is a method for nurturing a child’s relationship with God, not simply “Sunday School” in the way most of us remember. All the people connected to children in your community will benefit from learning the underlying principles.
For general questions about the training please contact Debby Thomas, dthomas@stpaulsindy.org.
Dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, are included in your registration. Cost for the 3-day training is $355. Continuing education scholarships for 1/3 the cost ($118) are available through the diocese; please contact the Rev. Canon Debra Kissinger, kissinger@indydio.org or download the Lay Leadership Grant Application online. Register here for the training.

DAVID’S, BEAN BLOSSOM, SEEKING AN ORGANIST RIGHT NOW
Know someone who might fit this description for an organist for St.David’s?

ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION/RECEPTION/REAFFIRMATION SERVICE
Bishop Jennifer has added a service on Thursday, November 2 for those who want to be Confirmed, Received or Reaffirmed this year.
The service will be at St. Paul’s, Indianapolis. Bishop Jennifer will meet with the candidates at St. Paul’s starting at 6 p.m. (EDST). The service will be at 7 p.m.
Please let The Rev’d Barb Kempf, 317-253-1277 ext 15,  at St. Paul’s know the number of folks you will be bringing to be confirmed/received or reaffirmed and please, by October 19th, let Sally Cassidy know names as they should appear on certificates (and which certificate).

SAVORING THE SACRED PAUSES
The Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat with Bishop Jennifer will be a retreat of practices for the rhythm of our days and a rule for our lives. It will happen the weekend of September 29 at Waycross… the deadline for Early Bird Registration is August 26.
The retreat is an opportunity for relaxing and refreshing self, worshiping and breaking bread together, developing and renewing friendships, learning, and sharing God’s love for us.  Put this retreat on your calendar and, because many women in our parishes (perhaps your friends) are not in the EWM database, ask your friends to come to Waycross with you.
Please make copies of this flyer available around your church and put it in your newsletter.

GOOD SAMARITAN, BROWNSBURG, HIRING A DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Here we grow again! As our new church plant continues to bloom, Good Samaritan is ready to hire a quarter-time director of youth ministry. The position is focused on deepening and expanding our already strong presence with youth in external community organizations rather than an simply an “in-house” youth ministry. Want to know more? Click the job description here.

THE RESTORATION PROJECT: WORKSHOP OFFERS TEACHING HELP ON BASICS CLASSES FOR ADULT FORMATION
The Rev. Suzanne Wille, Rector of All Saints, Indianapolis, and member of the The Restoration Project (TRP) leadership team, will again offer a workshop on teaching The Basics Classes: Basic Anglicanism, Basic Bible, Basic Christianity, and Basic Discipleship. The classes will be August 22nd through the 24th at  All Saints, Indianapolis. Cost: $130.
At churches throughout the country, the Basics Classes have been used to form inquirers, new Christians, and the lifelong faithful who are looking for “more.” Basics Classes can stand alone for adult formation or be part of the larger TRP approach and have been used in parishes to help move churches from acting as service providers to creating communities of active disciples.During our time together, we’ll share:

  • how and why to do this work
  • why there are no gimmicks, only the slow work of long-term commitment
  • the core curriculum for the UPDATED Basics classes
  • time adapting the curricula to fit your church
  • big picture information about The Restoration Project

Interested? Read more information in this flyer or contact Suzanne Wille or 317-635-2538. Please register no later than August 8.

BISHOP JENNIFER’S LISTENING SESSIONS
The next listening session is August 27th. Here is the link to more information.  (Laity are invited to attend one of the sessions closest to them. Sessions for diocesan lay leaders, priests, deacons, spouse/partners and youth have specific dates just for their group.)

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

August 6 – Transfiguration of our Lord

St. Mary’s Martinsville

The Rev. Mark VanWassenhove

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.)

  • August 27
    Spouses of clergy listening session at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 1 p.m. EDST
  • September 13
    Priests listening session at Interchurch Center, 10 a.m., EDST
  • September 9:
    Y
    outh listening session at Waycross, 1:30 p.m., EDST
  • September 9
    Lay leadership listening session at Waycross, 10 a.m., EDST
  • September7
    North, South and Mid Central regions lay listening session at Trinity, Indianapolis, 6 p.m., EDST
  • September 20
    Southwest pre-convention deanery mtg at St. James, Vincennes, 6 p.m. CDST, 7 p.m. EDST 
  • September 24
    Southeast pre-convention deanery mtg at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 3–5 p.m.
  • September 29–October 1
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross
  • October 5
    Last day to make convention hotel reservations
  • October 7
    Deacons listening session at Waycross, 9 a.m., EDST
  • October 15
    SE region listening session at St. Paul’s, New Albany, 1 p.m., EDST
  • October 26–28:
    Diocesan Convention at Jeffersonville and New Albany
  • November 2
    Additional Confirmation/Reception/Reaffirmation Service at St. Paul’s, Indy.  Candidates meet w/ bishop at 6 p.m. EDST, service at 7 p.m.
  • November 17–19
    Youth Fall Conference at Waycross

2018

  • July 5–13
    General Convention at Austin, TX
  • September 28–30
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross

 

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WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR JULY 27, 2017

A JULY VIDEO UPDATE FROM BISHOP JENNIFER


https://youtu.be/mEf6JNN4LAE

“WAYCROSS INDY” EUCHARIST & COOKOUT THIS SUNDAY, JULY 30
Worship, food & fellowship summer camp style! Come in your favorite tie-dye for a special Eucharis–summer camp style-with Waycross guitarists and favorite camp worship songs. Afterward, enjoy a cookout, campfire, s’mores and more with Waycross alumni from Indianapolis and beyond. This annual event is great fun for “campers” of all ages. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share if you are able. This Sunday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at St. Paul’s, 6050 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

ST. DAVID’S, BEAN BLOSSOM, SEEKING AN ORGANIST RIGHT NOW
Know someone who might fit this description for an organist for St.David’s?
ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION/RECEPTION/REAFFIRMATION SERVICE
Bishop Jennifer has added a service on Thursday, November 2 for those who want to be Confirmed, Received or Reaffirmed this year.
The service will be at St. Paul’s, Indianapolis.  Bishop Jennifer will meet with the candidates at St. Paul’s starting at 6 p.m. (EDST).  The service will be at 7 p.m.
Please let The Rev’d Barb Kempf, 317-253-1277 ext 15,  at St. Paul’s know the number of folks you will be bringing to be confirmed/received or reaffirmed and please, by October 19th,  let Sally Cassidy know names as they should appear on certificates (and which certificate).

SAVORING THE SACRED PAUSES
The Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat with Bishop Jennifer will be a retreat of practices for the rhythm of our days and a rule for our lives. It will happen the weekend of September 29 at Waycross… the deadline for Early Bird Registration is August 26.
The retreat is an opportunity for relaxing and refreshing self, worshiping and breaking bread together, developing and renewing friendships, learning, and sharing God’s love for us.  Put this retreat on your calendar and, because many women in our parishes (perhaps your friends) are not in the EWM database, ask your friends to come to Waycross with you. Please make copies of this flyer available around your church and put it in your newsletter.

GOOD SAMARITAN, BROWNSBURG, HIRING A DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Here we grow again! As our new church plant continues to bloom, Good Samaritan is ready to hire a quarter-time director of youth ministry. The position is focused on deepening and expanding our already strong presence with youth in external community organizations rather than an simply an “in-house” youth ministry. Want to know more? Click the job description here.
THE RESTORATION PROJECT: WORKSHOP OFFERS TEACHING HELP ON BASICS CLASSES FOR ADULT FORMATION
The Rev. Suzanne Wille, Rector of All Saints, Indianapolis, and member of the The Restoration Project (TRP) leadership team, will again offer a workshop on teaching The Basics Classes: Basic Anglicanism, Basic Bible, Basic Christianity, and Basic Discipleship.  The classes will be August 22nd through the 24th at  All Saints, Indianapolis. Cost: $130.
At churches throughout the country, the Basics Classes have been used to form inquirers, new Christians, and the lifelong faithful who are looking for “more.” Basics Classes can stand alone for adult formation or be part of the larger TRP approach and have been used in parishes to help move churches from acting as service providers to creating communities of active disciples.
During our time together, we’ll share:
  • how and why to do this work
  • why there are no gimmicks, only the slow work of long-term commitment
  • the core curriculum for the UPDATED Basics classes
  • time adapting the curricula to fit your church
  • big picture information about The Restoration ProjectInterested? Read more information in this flyer or contact Suzanne Wille or 317-635-2538. Please register no later than August 8.
BISHOP JENNIFER’S LISTENING SESSIONS
The next listening session is August 27th.  Here is the link to more information.  (Laity are invited to attend one of the sessions closest to them.  Sessions for diocesan lay leaders, priests, deacons, spouse/partners and youth have specific dates just for their group.)
CREATION AND CLIMATE:  JUST LIVING OR LIVING JUSTLY?
Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Cincinnati is hosting former Presiding Bishop the Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori for a September 29-October 1 weekend of reflection and meditations around the topic “Creation and Climate: Just Living or Living Justly?” The cost for retreat center lodging is $210 for those registered before August 1 and $250 for those who register after that.  For more information, call the center at 513-771-2717 or email Transfiguration Spirituality Center.
DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER
July 30- Proper 12
Ms. Gloria Mays, Senior Warden
         and
Mr. Frank Maffia, Senior Warden
FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS
(New information in red.)
August 27
Spouses of clergy listening session at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 1 p.m. EDST
September 1
Priests listening session at Interchurch Center, 10 a.m., EDST
September 9
Youth listening session at Waycross, 1:30 p.m., EDST
September 9
Lay leadership listening session at Waycross, 10 a.m., EDST
September 7
North, South and Mid Central regions lay listening session at Trinity, Indianapolis, 6 p.m., EDST
September 29-October
Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross
October 5
Last day to make convention hotel reservations
October 7
Deacons listening session at Waycross, 9 a.m., EDST
October 15
SE region listening session at St. Paul’s, New Albany, 1 p.m., EDST
October 26-28
Diocesan Convention at Jeffersonville and New Albany
November 2
Additional Confirmation/Reception/Reaffirmation Service at St. Paul’s, Indy.  Candidates meet w/ bishop at 6 p.m. (EDST), service @ 7 p.m.
November 17-19
Youth Fall Conference at Waycross
2018
July 5-13
General Convention at Austin, TX
September 28-3
Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross

Google AdWords Increases Your Parish’s Free Advertising Potential

Ever wish your congregation or ministry had a $10,000 monthly advertising budget? Well, now you do! Good Samaritan recently heard through the church planting grapevine that software giant Google grants all nonprofits with open and affirming hiring practices, including religious organizations, with up to $10,000 monthly use of Google AdWords, a way to increase your organization’s visibility when someone is doing a Google search. So, you can target someone in your neighborhood who might type in “church that serves” or “open minded” or “volunteering.”

We applied online here, and all we needed was our taxpayer employer identification number (EIN) to start. (You can get that from the diocesan office.) Approval took about three business days. Once we were approved, we followed the instructions to use our free AdWords.

To create the ads, you select keywords of audiences you’d like to target and then write two short headlines of 80 characters each, along with a one sentence description of your congregation and a link to your website.

Good Samaritan targeted the cities of Avon, Brownsburg, Whitestown, and Clermont in the metro Indianapolis area and typed the following keywords: Jesus, Episcopal, Anglican, open-minded, gay-friendly church, gay, progressive, liberal, service, volunteering, community, faith, and diversity.
The process is a little wonky and requires some patience. But I’d be glad to help you get started! Just drop me an email at the link below. And enjoy your new advertising budget!

The Rev. Dr. Gray Lesesne is Vicar of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Brownsburg.

June – Around the Diocese

Good Shepherd, West Lafayette, takes a stand against gun violence.



Trinity, Indianapolis, had a wonderful crowd for their inaugural Dia del Nino (Day of the Child) Festival in late spring.


St. Paul’s, Indianapolis, is hosting a June 25 benefit concert featuring music and artists from countries named in the U.S. travel ban – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The Brooklyn Nomads (NYC) are performing this two-hour musical tribute as an expression of support and gratitude towards the rich melting pot of the entire United States, which enabled the group to come to life. This unique opportunity is presented by St. Paul’s newly-developed Center for Faith, Justice and the Arts, and IndyFringe, with proceeds benefiting the Immigrant Welcome Center and Exodus Refugee Immigration. For more information or tickets, go to www.indyfringe.org.


Grace Unlimited friends did a pilgrimage to Toronto this month.


St. Philip’s, Indianapolis, offered their “change for change” as part of their Episcopal Fund for Human Need (EFHN) offering dedication at Pentecost.


It was the 52nd Annual Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle, continuing the tradition with big crowds and lots of delicious strawberry shortcake.


Trinity, Anderson, celebrated Trinity Sunday with an outdoor Eucharist along the riverwalk on the White River. Harter House Assisted Living Center hosted their service and there was a pitch-in lunch.


Holy Family, Fishers, experienced beautiful liturgical dance on Trinity Sunday.


Good idea of the month from Good Samaritan, Brownsburg. The congregation has been painting rocks to leave around Brownsburg and spread some joy.


St. Timothy’s identity collage poster. This poster was developed from the collaborative work which The Rev. Dr. Nancy Woodworth-Hill facilitated with St. Timothy’s congregation.


St. Michael’s, Noblesville, proudly proclaimed Pride month with this large, welcoming flag on the exterior of their building,


St. Paul’s, Evansville, recently engaged in Holy Conversation as a parish as part of their search for a new rector.


St. Christopher’s, Carmel, displays banners that say “Welcome” and “You Belong”


St. David’s, Bean Blossom, successfully combined their annual strawberry festival with the weekly summer farmer’s market they host.


St. Peter’s, Lebanon, has planted 100 foot long beds of corn and beans that will help provide fresh vegetables for those at the St. Joe food pantry this summer. The bean tepees will allow kids to go inside and see the beans growing on the poles. Their new raised beds are possible thanks to a grant from Christ Church Cathedral Women.


The Arts in Harmony community festival brought an array of musical talent to the doorstep of St. Stephen’s, New Harmony.


St. Paul’s, Richmond, was excited to welcome a June 12 visit from Bishop Jennifer.


A group from Trinity, Bloomington, have been on a pilgrimage experience in Scotland.

Christ Church Cathedral, Madison, is partnering with Presbyterians in their community for Longest Day Vespers on June 21, calling attention to those who have Alzheimer’s and those who care for them.


St. John’s,.Lafayette, hosted a 20’s and 30’s age group summer board game night.


Trinity, Lawrenceburg, is known for having beautiful flowers and grounds, thanks to an enthusiastic group of volunteers who work hard on keeping it tidy.


St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis, honored the faithful and hard work of their Altar Guild with a June picnic.


St. Paul’s, New Albany, transformed the blocks surrounding the church for their 11th annual Art on the Parish Green Fair, featuring two days of over 100 fine arts and crafts vendors, live music, Bluegrass Mass on the Grass, children’s art and fun, food and drink, tours of the historic church, and more.


Kids at St, Andrew’s, Greencastle, had a great time at the opening of summer Vacation Bible School.

 

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Welcome to the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis 


EFHN INGATHERING SUNDAY
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 been made annually to 25-35 agencies and at least 10 have been supported for over 40 years now. The missions are varied---from assisting ex-offenders with job training to helping victims of domestic violence with shelter and legal assistance, to providing the elderly with transportation or daycare, to helping families that need emergency food, medical care, or utilities assistance. In 2017 our diocese expects to provide grants to 34 different agencies in Southern and Central Indiana for a total of $47,750. Please help us meet this goal. Resources are offered here to help you plan your EFHN giving emphasis. Use your EFHN giving bucket (each parish has one) and/or a supply of EFHN offering envelopes as you conduct your giving campaign. Contact Canon Marsha Gebuhr gebuhr@indydio.org if our diocesan office can support you in any way. Lord Jesus, you said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” We began the Episcopal Fund for Human Need to help those who fall through the cracks with our support of human needs agencies throughout the Diocese of Indianapolis. Help us to be generous to serve as a lifeline to those who are hungry, homeless or poorly housed, without transportation, or ill and in need of assistance in Central and Southern Indiana that we might serve as a safety net and shine brightly that others may know you as the light of Christ in their lives as you are in ours, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This Year's 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.

A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP JENNIFER BASKERVILLE-BURROWS
6 June 2017

Dear Ones,

I have found our first month together as diocese and bishop to be an exhilarating ride. My excitement for what God is doing in our midst continues to grow. As we begin the season of Pentecost, I’m aware that this time in our church calendar that is also known as “ordinary time” feels anything but.

When I arrived as bishop-elect in February, two long-serving members of the bishop’s staff announced their desire to retire at the end of the calendar year—Marsha Gebuhr, the Canon for Administration, and Sally Cassidy, Executive Assistant to the Bishop. While I began listening and learning the needs of our diocese, it seemed important to move forward with discerning these positions right away. It gives me great joy to announce that I’ve called Mr. Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale to the position of Canon to the Ordinary for Administration and Evangelism. The title of this position makes explicit that all canons are “canons to the ordinary” with a particular ministry focus. The “ordinary” being the diocesan bishop.

Many of you will know Brendan as an active lay leader at his parish, the Episcopal Church of All Saints in Indianapolis, and by his roles on the bishop’s search committee, the Diocesan Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church, deputy to General Convention, and a member of the Acts 8 Movement. Brendan brings 16 years of experience with the Oxford Financial Group where he has had research and advisory responsibility for over $3 billion in assets. He has experience with endowments and pension plans as well as providing strategic counsel for organizational health. Brendan has a combination of financial acumen, experience in missional evangelism and a love for the Diocese of Indianapolis that makes him right for this role in this time.

As Canon to the Ordinary for Administration and Evangelism Brendan will provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the Diocese has the proper operational controls and administrative reporting procedures in place to ensure organizational strength and operating efficiency. The Canon will also support clergy and lay leaders in congregations in developing the evangelistic and missional strategy for reaching out beyond our parochial campuses.

The expansion of this position to include evangelism reflects the desire I’ve already heard from so many of you for resources and support to tend to the deep work of sharing the good news of the Gospel. It is my hope that all members of the bishop’s staff will have some aspect of this work in their portfolio. As the listening sessions begin later this week and through the fall, I hope to hear even more from you that will assist me in shaping a bishop’s staff that can support you in your ministries. This includes the position of executive assistant to the bishop—of which the ministry description is currently under review.

Anticipated beginning, pending clear background checks or other requirements, is October 1 giving Brendan and Marsha overlap until her retirement at the end of the calendar year. Details about our celebrations of retiring staff members will be forthcoming later this summer.

In this time of ongoing transition, I bid your prayers for your bishop’s staff and for Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale as he prepares to join us later this fall. May God continue to bless and keep you.

In peace,
Jennifer

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

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

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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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. 

 

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

Staff Contact Page

UPDATED Confirmation 2017 Schedule

An update to the schedule for this year’s Confirmations has taken place. The Rev. Larry Minter and The Rev. Dennis Latta report there are is no one scheduled to come to St. Paul’s, Evansville, on June 24, 2017, for Confirmation/Reception/Reaffirmation this year and so the program for that day has been canceled.

Date Time Region Host Parish
05/13/17 1 p.m. (EDST) to meet Candidates

2 p.m. (EDST) Service

Southeast Region St. Paul’s, Columbus
05/20/17 1 p.m. (EDST) to meet Candidates

2 p.m. (EDST) Service

Northwest Region St. Stephen’s, Terre Haute
05/25/17 6 p.m. (EDST) to meet Candidates

7 p.m. (EDST) Service

Central Region Christ Church Cathedral, Indy
06/10/17 10 a.m. (EDST) to meet Candidates

11 a.m. (EDST) Service

Northeast Region Trinity, Anderson
06/24/17 CANCELED – No scheduled participants for this year. Southwest Region St. Paul’s, Evansville

 

CONSECRATION Q & A

1. What is the date, place, and time of the ordination?

The ordination will be Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN  46208.  The last (of four) processions will begin at 11:00 a.m.
 
2.  What time should I arrive at Clowes Hall on the day of the ordination?

  • Bishops should arrive by 8:00 a.m. for the Bishops’ Breakfast and Meeting.
  • Banners and stands should be set up in the lobby by 8:45 a.m.
  • Clergy and laity who will be processing should arrive by 9:00 a.m.
  • All others should be seated by 10:15 a.m. The prelude begins at 10:35.

3.  Is parking available nearby?
 
Parking is available in the garage adjacent to Clowes Hall, and on the street. Entrance to the garage can be slow for big events, so please allow extra time. Carpooling is encouraged.  This link will give you more details about parking plus handicapped information.
Buses may drop off passengers at the main door, but buses must park at Hinkle Field House.
 
4.  What if I did not RSVP?
 
Nobody will be turned away and tickets are not required, however, there is still time to let us know you are coming! Go to the reservation link at hoosierbishopxi.org. This will assist us immensely as final planning details are put in place.
 
5.  Will the Ordination be available online?
 
Yes, it will be webcast. Go to indydio.org/#consecration.

6.  Who should plan to process?  (The first procession begins at 10:45.)

  • Procession 1: Civic Leaders, Members of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, Provincial Officers, Members of the Diocesan Executive Council, Diocesan Staff, Diocesan Youth Leaders, Representatives of the Standing, Search, and Transition Committees.
  • Procession 2: Presenters of Bishop-Elect, Readers of Testimonials, Presenters of the signs of Office, Litanist, Lectors, and Ministers of Communion.
  • Procession 3: Deacon Formation Candidates, Seminarians, Seminary Deans, Ecumenical and Interfaith Representatives, and Episcopal (and Anglican Communion and full communion partner) Clergy. 
  • Procession 4:  the Bishop-elect, Supernumerary Bishops, Deacons of the Gospel and Table, Preacher, Co-consecrating Bishops and Presiding Bishop.

7.  I’m processing. What do I wear?

  • Vergers, banner-bearers, thurifers, crucifers, torch-bearers, and eucharistic ministers: bring the vestments you would wear on a normal Sunday.
  • Supernumerary Episcopal bishops should wear rochet, chimere, and tippet.
  • Episcopal priests and deacons should wear either cassock and surplice or an alb, along with a white stole.
  • Ecumenical and interfaith representatives should vest according to your own tradition.
    Civil dignitaries, members of diocesan committees, and lectors in procession will not need to vest.

8.  I’m processing. Where do I go?
 
Processions will assemble in the lower level/undercroft of Clowes Hall. There will be four or five gathering areas depending on where in the procession you will be. Greeters in the lobby and in the undercroft will direct you where you need to go. 
 
9.  I’m processing but have dual or triple roles (e.g., a member of the Search Committee and reader of a testimonial).  I could be in multiple parts of the procession. How do I determine where I should be? 
 
Greeters in the lobby or lower level/undercroft will help you with this. Generally, functions in the service will be the more important consideration for the procession. In the above example, we would want you to process with the other readers of testimonials rather than with the Search Committee.
 
10.  I’m processing. What, besides vestments, should I bring? 

  • Banner bearers should bring banners and stands. Be sure to mark the name of your congregation on your stand. Stands will be set up inside the lobby of the theater where the banners will be placed after the processions.
  • You may wish to bring a snack to enjoy while you wait. (There are also vending machines in the lower level/undercroft). Otherwise, bring as little as possible, as space is at a premium.
  • There are no secure lockers, so it is best not to bring valuable items.
  • The entire service is printed in the leaflet, so there is no need to bring prayer books or hymnals.

11.   Will gluten free communion bread be available?

All communion bread at this event will be gluten free.
 
12.  Will Incense be used?

Yes.
 
13.  Are there rehearsals? 

Yes! 

  • The main rehearsal, conducted by the Canon to the Presiding Bishop, will be in Clowes Hall on Friday 4/28, at 4:00 PM.  Co-consecrating bishops, bishops chaplains, deacons of the gospel and table, lectors, presenters, readers of testimonials, and presenters of gifts should be there. NO ONE ELSE PLEASE unless directly invited.
  • The choir will rehearse in Clowes Hall on Friday 4/28, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rehearsals for vergers, marshals, ushers, and acolytes will be conducted separately (time TBD, please stay tuned and be sure to check your email for more information).

14.  What other events are scheduled for the weekend?

Friday, April 28:

  • 10:00 a.m.: Presiding Bishop meets with clergy of the diocese at St. Richard’s School, and the Presiding Bishop’s spouse meets with clergy spouses at Trinity, Indianapolis.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Clergy and spouses will share lunch together.
  • 1:00 p.m.: Presiding Bishop and Bishop-Elect will take questions from the media at Trinity.
  •  5:00 p.m.: Women of Color Clergy Reception at Christ Church Cathedral.
  •  6.30 p.m.: Reception hosted by Union of Black Episcopalians at Christ Church Cathedral

Sunday, April 30:

  • 10:30 a.m.:  Presiding Bishop will visit St. David’s, Bean Blossom
  • 11:00 a.m.: Seating of the New Bishop at Christ Church Cathedral followed by a block party

Welcome to Consecration Week!


Welcome to Consecration Week! 


Consecrating and Seating Bishop-Elect The Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the eleventh bishop of the Diocese.

Bishop-Elect The Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Presiding Bishop The Most Reverend Michael Curry

 

The Schedule of Events

Friday, April 28

  • Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting and Luncheon, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at St. Richard’s School. All priests and deacons are invited. Please RSVP here.
  • Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Lilly Room, Trinity Episcopal Church
    Rehearsal, 4 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir Rehearsal, 7 p.m.–9 p.m at Clowes
  • Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5–7 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral (CCC)
  • Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30–8 p.m., at CCC
  • Bishop’s Dinner (Bishops and spouses only), 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., at Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

  • Bishop’s Breakfast, (Bishops only), 8 a.m. at Clowes
  • Consecration Choir Rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. at Clowes
  • Ordination and Consecration. The Consecration and Ordination of The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. Plan to arrive early. Prelude at 10:30 a.m., then two processions before beginning the 11 a.m. liturgy at Clowes. 

Sunday, April 30

  • Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, 10:30 a.m., at St. David’s, Bean Blossom
    (Coming from the north, SR 135 is closed just before St. David’s. Stay on 135 and take Railroad Rd. to SR 45 and turn left to St. David’s. Here is a map. ) Please carpool to St. David’s…parking is very limited
  • Bishop’s Seating, 11 a.m., at Christ Church Cathedral, a party to follow.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Ministry as Bishop

We began this special week by celebrating twenty years of ministry with Bishop Cate Waynick. See more in the Featured News.

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.

TRANSITIONS

Want to send a message to the current bishop or bishop-elect?

The Right Rev. Catherine Waynick, Bishop
Bishop@indydio.org

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop Elect
Bishopelect@indydio.org 

Address
1100 W. 42nd Street
Indianapolis IN 46208

Diocesan office phone numbers
317 926-5454
800 669-5786

FEATURED NEWS

“In the end, love wins.” Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Offers Affirmation and Encouragement to Small Indiana Parish Targeted with Hate Crime

"In the end, love wins."  Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Offers Affirmation and Encouragement to Small Indiana Parish Targeted with Hate Crime
Nearly six months after the congregation of St. David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Indiana, was shocked by a graffiti hate crime, they received an enormous injection of support and enthusiasm from the top leader of their denomination. The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, made a Sunday morning visit to the church in rural Brown County, Indiana. The congregation typically has about 50 at its primary Sunday service but extra chairs were brought in to accommodate those throughout central and southern Indiana and beyond who wanted to hear the Presiding Bishop and share communion with him.
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Bishop Curry quickly acknowledged what the congregation had experienced back in November and affirmed the way they comported themselves and shared a witness with the country and the world. "In the end, love wins," he said. Bishop Curry said he hasn't visited a church since ...
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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

180th Diocesan Convention

October 26-28, 2017

Location is Jeffersonville.

PARISH & OTHER MILESTONES

Many milestones were celebrated in 2016, including those of several parishes. 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.

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.