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Email: mailbag@indydio.org 
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Wednesday Mailbag for August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014

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POSITION OPEN FOR ORGANIST AT ST. THOMAS, FRANKLIN
Play for one Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. plus special services such as Christmas Eve and Holy Week. Position begins Sunday September 7. Compensation $150 per service plus mileage at IRS rate. 
Email resume to stthomaspersonnel@gmail.com.

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?
Please send your requests to mailbag@indydio.org by Tuesday noon. Need to talk with a real live person about the Mailbag? John Oaks, diocesan office, extension 7.

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY SEMINAR OPPORTUNITY
The Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky is privileged to host a gifted teacher the Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle, who is a leader in the use of Appreciative Inquiry in congregational development settings. Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. It involves systematic discovery of what gives a community 'life' to carry out its mission in the most effective and capable way.  Here is a link to the flyer.

EXHIBIT SPACE AT CONVENTION
If you would like to request exhibit space for convention this year please contact Kim Smith at the diocesan office at smith@indydio.org or by calling 800-669-5786.  Horizon Convention Center offers plenty of space for your exhibit!

CONVENTION REPORTS 
It is time to submit your committee reports for convention.  You may do this by email at 
smith@indydio.org or mailing your copy to:  Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, Attn:  Kim Smith, 1100 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN  46208.  Your report should be limited to one page and should include: the name of the committee, your goals, activities over the past year and membership.  Committee reports will be posted on the website as they are received.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: TRAINING FOR CLERGY & LAY LEADERS
ANTI-RACISM: FROM THEOLOGICAL ROOTS TOWARD AWARENESS & ACTION The registration site: https://2014episcopal.theregistrationsystem.com/en/1975.
This mandated workshop will afford all diocesan staff, clergy and elected or appointed lay leaders the opportunity to take substantive steps toward the fulfillment of our General Convention's requirement that they "...take anti-racism training and receive certification of such training...." We will explore anti-racism from a sound theological base, moving toward establishing common definitions and examining racism as well as its resistance in a number of historical and practical contexts.   

Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Interchurch Center, Indianapolis

PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING
As we get ready for fall, are there changes in your parish such as worship times, program offerings, clergy, or church contact information?  Please take a moment to check your parish listing on the diocesan website at www.indydio.org  You can send any changes to Kathy Copas.

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

August 17, Proper 15.  St. Timothy's, Indianapolis, 

The Rev. Rebecca Nickel; The Rev. Donna Olsen, Deacon

FUTURE EVENTS

  • LEV Training, August 23, 11–2 p.m., St. Paul's, Indianapolis
  • Media Monday via WebEx September 8, 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Topic is Diocesan Website
  • Fall Ember Day, September 8, 10–3, Interchurch Center (Deans meeting follows)
  • Episcopal Women's Ministries Fall Retreat, September 26–28 at Waycross
  • LEV Training, October 18, 1–4 p.m., St. St. Stephen's, Terre Haute
  • Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for Greater Good, October 22
  • Diocesan Convention, October 23-25, hosted by Grace Church, Muncie
  • Anti-racism Training, November 1, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Interchurch Center
  • Diocesan Youth Fall Conference, November 21–23, Waycross
  • Advent Ember Day, December 11, 10 –3 p.m., Interchurch Center

Past Issues

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

Wednesday Mailbox for October 2, 2013

YOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, INFORMATION FROM CENTER FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES, PATHWAYS TO VITALITY CATCHUP EVENING, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for September 25, 2013

YOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, INFORMATION FROM CENTER FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES, PATHWAYS TO VITALITY CATCH-UP EVENING, CONSTABLE GRANT APPLICATIONS INVITED, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER September 29, 2013, Proper 21, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for September 18, 2013

SCRIPTURE STUDY SATURDAY CANCELLED, 2014 PROPOSED BUDGET, PATHWAYS TO VITALITY CATCHUP EVENING, MEDIA MONDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 7, ARE YOU DOING A REPORT TO DIOCESAN CONVENTION?, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for September 11, 2013

SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS, A NOTICE ALL CHURCHES WILL NEED TO PROVIDE, 2014 RECOMMENDED CLERGY COMPENSATION GUIDELINES, LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, ST. PAUL'S RICHMOND CELEBRATES 175TH, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for September 04, 2013

SCRIPTURE STUDY SATURDAY, INVITATION FROM ST. MARK'S, LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for August 28, 2013

HOLY CURRENCIES, ANOTHER SAVE THE DATE–Planned Giving in a Box, SOUTH CENTRAL DEANERY MEETING CHANGE, DIOCESAN OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY, TENS ANNUAL GIVING MATERIALS, WHOM SHALL I NOMINATE?, JEWISH CALENDAR OF HOLIDAYS AND RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES, DINNER HOSTED BY ST. MATTHEW'S , DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for August 21, 2013

SAVE YOUR BLOOD, EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EFM) STARTING A NEW YEAR, REGISTER NOW FOR PATHWAYS TO VITALITY, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for August 07, 2013

CATHEDRAL HOSTS GODLY PLAY CORE TRAINING AUGUST 16-18, DIOCESAN CONVENTION REMINDERS, INVITATION FROM TRINITY, INDIANAPOLIS–A PRIMER ON THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT, INDY'S INAUGURAL FESTIVAL OF FAITHS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

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