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Rita Holiday
Email: holliday(at)indydio.org
Phone: 317-926-5454 ext. 0

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Wednesday Mailbag for April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

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REGISTRATION TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
Register now for Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Missional and Sustainable Ministries Diocesan Leadership Day to be held April 26, at St. Paul's, Indianapolis

Register at: indydio.org/registration. This gathering is for all people who care about their parishes and our diocese including: Executive Council, Standing Committee, Commission on Ministry, Deacons, Priests, Women's Groups, Re-Imagining Task Force, Diocesan Staff, Wardens and Vestry members. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. To learn more about these events go to: www.indydio.org/events!  Clergy, please click here.

WHY ME?
You may ask: "Why am I getting the Wednesday Mailbag?"
The answer is: Because you are a leader in the diocese. Please share information you find here with those you think appropriate!

IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY
Your diocesan office will be closed.
Have a Glorious Easter!

NEW LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING SESSIONS 

  • May 24, 1–4 p.m. at St. Timothy's, Indianapolis
  • August 23, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at St. Paul's, Indianapolis

Attendees from your parish should purchase and read Manual for Eucharistic Visitors by Beth Wickenberg Ely. It is available online from Church Publishing.

The diocese is trying to conduct training about six times a year in various locations. It will be helpful if you can identify those who will need to renew licenses or get licensed for the first time. Please note the bishop only issues licenses during Advent. Participants need to bring their application form (signed by their rector/priest-in-charge and senior warden) to the training and they should, of course, be a communicant in good standing. Here is the application form Questions? Please call 317-459-0105 or contact Fatima Yakubu-Madus

IN NEED OF STRAPPING TAPE FOR BULK MAIL?
Church of the Nativity has several rolls they no longer use. If you would like to have the tape, please call Barb Waldo, the Parish Administrative Assistant, at (317) 849-3656 to make arrangements to get it. We need to dispose of it by the end of April.

PAROCHIAL REPORTS
The churches below have not filed any people or financial statistics in the online site except for three who need to complete items listed next to their name. Please do so at http://pr1.dfms.org/:

  • St. David's, Bean Blossom: Need full report
  • St. Luke's, Cannelton: Need People Statistics Only
  • St. James, New Castle: Need full report
  • St. Stephen's, New Harmony: Need full report
  • St. Paul's, Richmond: Need full report
  • St. Francis, Zionsville: Need full report

Please finalize these filings by the end of this week as the budget committee will need this information for April 23.  If you need assistance please contact the Canon for Administration at gebuhr(at)indydio.org.

THE LIST IS SHORTER!
But...we are still in the dark for these churches:

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Episcopal Campus Ministry Indiana University
  • Grace Church
  • Peace
  • Sharing co-op St. James
  • Sharing co-op St. Paul's
  • Sharing co-op St. Luke's
  • St. Andrew's
  • St. Francis-in-the-Fields
  • St. George's
  • St. John's, Bedford
  • St. John's, Speedway
  • St. John's, Washington
  • St. Luke's, Cannelton
  • St. Mark's
  • St. Mary's
  • St. Paul's, Columbus
  • St. Philip's
  • St. Stephen's, Elwood
  • St. Stephen's, New Harmony
  • Trinity, Indianapolis
  • Trinity, Lawrenceburg

Please send The Certification of Wardens and Leaders 2014 form as required by canons. The form is at /diocese2012/find-resource/forms/

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, EASTER SUNDAY

Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders: Steven Balke, Mary Bargiel, Christopher Beasley, T.J. Freeman, Jessie Gutgsell, Erin Hougland, Whitney Smith, James Stanton  (prayers found in BCP p.256)

FUTURE EVENTS

  • Diocesan Leadership Day - Holy Currencies: April 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., St. Paul's, Indianapolis
  • Spring Clergy Conference, April 28-30, at Waycross (Deans meeting follows)  
  • LEV Training, May 24, 1–4 p.m., St. Timothy's
  • TENS Conference, June 6–7, Atlanta, GA
  • Episcopal Youth Event: July 9–16, Philadelphia, PA
  • LEV Training, August 23, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., St. Paul's, Indianapolis
  • Fall Ember Day Gathering, September 11, 10 a.m. –3 p.m., Interchurch Center (Deans meeting follows)
Diocesan Convention, October 23–25, hosted by Grace Church, Muncie
  • Advent Ember Day, December 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Interchurch Center

Past Issues

Wednesday Mailbag for April 16, 2014

REGISTRATION TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Register now for Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Missional and Sustainable Ministries Diocesan Leadership Day, WHY ME?, IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY, NEW LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING SESSIONS, IN NEED OF STRAPPING TAPE FOR BULK MAIL?, PAROCHIAL REPORT, THE LIST IS SHORTER!, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, EASTER SUNDAY, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for April 9, 2014

REMINDER 103-104 TAX FILINGS, HOLY CURRENCIES, 2014 CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE, PATHWAYS TO VITALITY WRAPUP, LET THE LIGHT SHINE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for April 2, 2014

HOLY CURRENCIES EVENTS (LAY AND ORDAINED) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, SHARE THE LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN UPDATE, NEEDED: PART-TIME YOUTH DIRECTOR TRINITY, BLOOMINGTON, INVITATION FROM EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTRIES, HOOSIER SENIOR WARDEN, INVITATION FROM ST. JOHN'S, LAFAYETTE---COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE, NEEDED: PART-TIME CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR, MEDIA LEARNING OPPORTUNITY COMING UP SOCIAL, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for March 26, 2014

HOLY CURRENCIES EVENTS (LAY AND ORDAINED) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, SHARE THE LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN UPDATE, INVITATION FROM EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTRIES, INVITATION FROM ST. JOHN'S, LAFAYETTE---COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE, PAROCHIAL REPORTS, WAYCROSS SUMMER PROGRAMS EARLY REGISTRATIONS, POOR LEAR (ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE'S KING LEAR) AT ST.PAUL'S, NEW ALBANY BENEFITS EFHN, NEEDED: PART-TIME CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR, 'TIS NICE TO KNOW WHO DOES WHAT IN YOUR CONGREGATION!, TWO SOCIAL MEDIA LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for March 19, 2014

THE REV. DREW KLATTE CELEBRATION, SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN UPDATE, HOLY CURRENCIES EVENTS (LAY AND ORDAINED) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, INVITATION FROM EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTRIES, INFORMATION FROM WAYCROSS–EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR CAMP, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for March 12, 2014

Sharing Love With South Sudan Updage, St Pat's Pizza and Pin Stapling Party This Monday, March 17, Noon, in the Diocesan Office for the First 12 Who Reply!, We Will be Calling Parishes This Week To Check on Who Still Needs Pins or Who Needs More, Parochial Reports, Director of Communications Opening, Holy Currencies Events (Lay and Ordained) Registration Open, Invitation from Episcopal Women's Ministeries, Thanks To..., Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for March 5, 2014

Sharing Love with South Sudan Update, Clergy Ember Day Registration Now Open, Report from The Field: Tens Webcast 2013, Information from St. Thomas, Franklin, Holy Currencies Events (Lay and Ordained) Registration Now Open, Safeguarding Administrator, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for February 26, 2014

Sharing Love with South Sudan, Clergy Ember Day Registration Now Open, You're Invited–Ordination to the Diaconate, We Approve This Message, Information from St Thomas, Franklin, Media Monday Remember, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for February 19, 2014

FIFTH ANNUAL VESTRY COLLEGE AT WAYCORSS FEBRUARY 21 AND 22, PATHWAYS TO VITALITY MEETING FEBRUARY 22, SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN, CLERGY EMBER DAY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, YOU'RE INVITED---ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 12, 2014

PAROCHIAL REPORT 2013, FIFTH ANNUAL VESTRY COLLEGE AT WAYCROSS FEBRUARY 21 AND 22, PATHWAYS TO VITALITY MEETING FEBRUARY 22, STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE, ATLANTA, SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN KICKS OFF, YES, IT IS TIME TO REFRESH, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 5, 2014

DAY OF PRAYER FOR SOUTH SUDAN, VESTRY COLLEGE 2014 FEBRUARY 21–22, UNITED THANK OFFERING REMINDER, WHEN THERE'S WEATHER... THERE'S WEBEX, INFORMATION FROM INHEM, FORM FOR REPORTING WARDENS, VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 29, 2014

VESTRY COLLEGE 2014 FEBRUARY 21-22, MEDIA MONDAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA FEBRUARY 3, WHEN THERE'S WEATHER... THERE'S WEBEX, INFORMATION FROM INHEM, FORM FOR REPORTING WARDENS, VESTRY & OTHER POSITIONS, PLANNED GIVING IN A BOX, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 22, 2014

YOU'RE INVITED: THE RENEWAL OF MINISTRY, MEDIA MONDAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA FEBRUARY 3, WHEN THERE'S WEATHER... THERE'S WEBEX, INVITATION FROM DAUGHTERS OF THE KING - EPIPHANY CHAPTER, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 15, 2014

LAST CALL: PLANNED GIVING IN A BOX, PATHWAYS MEETING THIS SATURDAY, INVITATION FROM ST. FRANCIS, ZIONSVILLE, YOU'RE INVITED: THE RENEWAL OF MINISTRY, CHECK LIST OF FORMS TO FILE FOR 2014, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for December 18, 2013

Empower Your Parish's Mission & Ministry, Check List of Forms to File for 2014, Holiday Schedule for Your Diocesan Office, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for December 11, 2013

Press Release from Craine House, Job Opening from Trinity, Indianapolis, Information from Exodus, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for December 4, 2013

Craine House Newsletter, End of Year Financial Opportunities, Invitation from Christ Church Cathedral, You're Invited: Ordination to Priesthood, 2014 United Thank Offering Grant Focus and Criteria, Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for November 27, 2013

2013 Parochial Reports, You're Invited, 2014 United Thank Offering Grant Focus and Criteria, Next Media Monday is this Monday, December 2, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., St John's Lafayette, Offers Advent Quiet Day, Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for November 20, 2013

HOUSING RESOLUTIONS FOR 2014, 2014 UNITED THANK OFFERING GRANT FOCUS AND CRITERIA, LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for November 13, 2013

EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT APPLICATIONS OPEN, HOUSING RESOLUTIONS FOR 2014, 
2014 UNITED THANK OFFERING GRANT FOCUS AND CRITERIA, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for November 6, 2013

EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT APPLICATIONS OPEN, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for October 30, 2013

LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, OPEN ENROLLMENT REMINDER, POSITION OFFERED, INFORMATION FROM WAYCROSS, JOIN US FOR MEDIA MONDAY---THIS COMING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. INDY TIME, LIVE VIA WEBBEX, DEADLINE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, FOR NOVEMBER'S THE GATHERED COMMUNITY E-NEWS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for October 23, 2013

OPEN ENROLLMENT REMINDER, INFORMATION FROM GLOBAL MISSION, POSITION OFFERED, INVITATION FROM ST. PAUL'S, JEFFERSONVILLE–150 ANNIVERSARY OF THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, INFORMATION FROM WAYCROSS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for October 16, 2013

MODEL NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES (NEW WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT)
, YOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, CONVENTION IS ALMOST HERE..., LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, FLU VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION, CHURCHNEXT ONLINE LEARNING, LIVE WEB CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP IN THE DIOCESE How Your Parish Can Host a Community Information Session on the Affordable Care Act , November Media Monday Topics are Twitter and reaching youth through social media, DONATIONS TO GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS, POSITION OFFERED, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for October 09, 2013

FEMA GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLANS FOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP, YOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE, THURSDAY NIGHT DIOCESAN CONVENTION SUPPER BENEFITS BOR AND BRASILIA, FLU VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION, YOU'RE INVITED: NOVEMBER 4 "MEDIA MONDAYS" FEATURES DISCUSSION ABOUT TWITTER AND YOUTH-PREFERRED COMMUNICATION TOOLS, POSITION OFFERED, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

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