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Wednesday Mailbag for October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014

FOLLOW THE NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Please hashtag #indydiocon177 on any social media you use around Diocesan Convention. Posts will aggregate on the www.indydio.org  homepage. As an alternative to staying connected via the social media feed on our diocesan homepage, you can also sign up there for convenient e-mail notification as any posts are offered. Let's stay connected!   

FREE CHILD CARE AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Child care will be available all day Friday and Saturday (until convention ends) for those attending convention. There is no need to register for this service in advance.

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEEDED
This is a half-time position at Trinity, Indianapolis. Applicants must have knowledge and experience with Godly Play curriculum. For more information, contact The Rev. LaRae J. Rutenbar, lrutenbar(at)trinitychurchindy.org.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES
Some reasons to call the EAP...Benefit through your CIGNA Behavioral Health:

Do you need services for pet care? EAP can assist

Did someone steal your identity? Call EAP.  A fraud resolution specialist can help.

Is there a family member in the hospital and you need guidance?  Call EAP

EAP is available to all employees participating in one of our health plans and to all persons in their household.

Up to 10 in-person counseling sessions per issue are FREE. (Make sure you verify the sessions are for EAP.)

Discounts on a range of health and wellness services.

A free 30-minute legal consultation

To obtain services with the EAP:  Call 1-866-395-7794 or online at www.CIGNABEHAVIORAL.com and enter Employer ID (Episcopal).

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH CARE THROUGH 30TH
By now, you should have received your packet with enrollment information. Please review your options carefully and make your selections and changes by October 30.  

DENTAL PLAN CHOICES AT-A-GLANCE FOR 2015

Dental & Orthodontia Plan: Annual Benefit Maximum is $2,000

Dental implants and medically necessary night guards are included as covered major services (plan pays 85%) and count towards the annual benefit maximum

Basic Dental Plan: Annual Benefit Maximum is $2,000

Dental implants and medically necessary night guards are included as covered major services (plan pays 50%) and count towards the annual benefit maximum

Preventive Dental Plan: Sealants will be included up to age 14 as a covered preventive service (plan pays 100% for cleanings up to 3 times per year)

TRANSPORTATION AND LUNCH OPTIONS AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION
As you make your plans for Diocesan Convention this week, we are pleased to offer some transportation and Friday lunch options.  Although there is plenty of free parking near the convention center, we are also offering the option of free shuttle service between the convention hotels.   

On Friday, there will be a buffet lunch available for those who wish to stay at the convention center. The cost is $15 (includes drink and dessert) and will be paid at the convention center (a cash register at the end of the buffet line). Downtown Muncie has several nearby restaurants but they just cannot accommodate 200+ people at noon and guarantee everyone a one-hour lunch! So, this provides yet another option for those who would prefer to stay in the convention center building for lunch. If you have any questions, please contact the diocesan office.  

CLERGY INVITED TO VEST FOR CONVENTION EUCHARIST
This year's Diocesan Convention Eucharist will be on Friday 5 p.m. in the Horizon Convention Center. All clergy attending convention are invited to vest with red stoles. Vestments can be stored in the vesting room beginning Friday morning. Convention volunteers will be ready to direct clergy to the vesting room throughout the day.

THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" NEEDS YOU
It needs you to share it! If you know someone who should be getting this information each week ask them to request being added to the Mailbag newsletter. Got an item you wish to have published? Let us know at mailbag(at)indydio.org. (We do need your submission by Tuesday noon.)  Need to talk with a real live person about the Mailbag? John Oaks, diocesan office, extension 7.  

DIOCESAN COMMUNICATORS GROUP SELECTS BASIC WEBSITE DESIGN
The diocesan communicators Facebook group has now honed in on a new visual design for the diocesan website and is about to consider navigational issues to develop it. EACH PARISH is invited to assign one representative to be a part of this discussion so the new website will truly address all ongoing concerns and end up satisfying as many needs as possible. Please help us get your parish in on this important discussion!  Facebook message Kathy Copas for an invitation.             
 
DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER  

26 - Proper 25

Shared Ministry of St. Luke's, Shelbyville & St. Thomas, Franklin

The Rev. Whitney Rice; The Ven. Ronald Goldfarb, Archdeacon

FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014

  • Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for Greater Good, Today!
  • Diocesan Convention, Oct 23-25, hosted by Grace Church, Muncie
  • Holy Currencies training, Oct 24, 10-5 p.m., Horizon Convention Center, Muncie
  • Anti-Racism Training, Nov 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wyndham Indianapolis-West (old Adams Mark) 2544 Executive Dr, Indianapolis
  • Growing Episcopal Churches training, St. Christopher's, Carmel, Nov 4, 6:30 p.m.
  • LEV training, Nov 15, 1-4 p.m. at St. Mark's, Plainfield
  • Diocesan Youth Fall Conference, Nov 21-23, Waycross
  • Advent Ember Day, Dec 11, 10 - 3 p.m., Interchurch Center

FOR 2015

  • Trinity Institute, Jan 22-24, St. Paul's, Indy & Trinity, Bloomington
  • Vestry College, Feb 20-21, Waycross
  • Lenten Ember Day Gathering, Feb 26, Interchurch Center
  • Diocesan Youth Spring Retreat, Mar 6-8, Waycross
  • Spring Clergy Conference, Apr 13-15, Waycross (Dean's meet 1-3 p.m.,last day)
  • Fall Ember Day Gathering, Sep 17, Interchurch Center, (Dean's mtg following)
  • Advent Ember Day, Dec 10, Interchurch Center

Past Issues

Wednesday Mailbag for October 22, 2014

FOLLOW THE NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT DIOCESAN CONVENTION, FREE CHILD CARE AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEEDED, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES, OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH CARE THROUGH 30TH, DENTAL PLAN CHOICES AT-A-GLANCE FOR 2015, TRANSPORTATION AND LUNCH OPTIONS AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION, CLERGY INVITED TO VEST FOR CONVENTION EUCHARIST, THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" NEEDS YOU, DIOCESAN COMMUNICATORS GROUP SELECTS BASIC WEBSITE DESIGN, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014–2015

Wednesday Mailbag for October 15, 2014

EPISCOPAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS LIST, LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, TRANSPORTATION AND LUNCH OPTIONS AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION, CLERGY INVITED TO VEST FOR CONVENTION EUCHARIST, HEALTH CARE: OPEN ENROLLMENT, DIOCESAN COMMUNICATORS TEST OUT NEW WEB SITE DESIGM, THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" NEEDS YOU, LIKEWISE, THE GATHERED COMMUNITY MONTHLY E-NEWS..., NEW CROP OF MYSTERY GUESTS READY TO BE DEPLOYED, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014 AND 2015

Wednesday Mailbag for October 8, 2014

NO ONE LIGHTS A LAMP AND THEN PUTS IT UNDER A BASKET, HEALTH CARE: OPEN ENROLLMENT, 2015 UNITED THANK OFFERING (UTO) GRANT CYCLE (http://uto2014.wordpress.com/), DIOCESAN CONVENTION BRIEFS, WE'VE MOVED ANTI-RACISM TRAINING, SUPPLY CLERGY LIST, THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" NEEDS YOU, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014, FOR 2015

Wednesday Mailbag for October 1, 2014

Great News!, Free Holy Currencies Training, Churchwide Task Force on Reimaging Web Gathering Tomorrow, The "Wednesday Mailbag? Needs You, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events for 2014 and 2015

Wednesday Mailbag for September 24, 2014

Need Offering Envelopes?, Register Now: MentalHealth Basics for Life and Ministry: What Every Pastor Needs to Know, Spirit & Place Festival, First Fridays at St Philip's Indianapolis, Churchwide Task Force on Reimagining Tec Offers Web Gathering, Up Next... Access ACS: "Groups" which one to use?, Daughters of the King, The "Wednesday Mailbag" and You, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Future Events

Wednesday Mailbag for September 17, 2014

TRAINING DAY: GROWING EPISCOPAL CHURCHES... (TIME CORRECTION!), MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DR. BOBBY FONG, PANELISTS NAMED FOR EPISCOPAL CHURCH FORUM, DIOCESAN YOUTH WILL PRACTICE "GRACECONOMICS" AT CONVENTION, ANTI-RACISM TRAINING, WANT TO HOST A DIOCESAN TRAINING?, 2015 RECOMMENDED CLERGY COMPENSATION GUIDELINES, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION EXPANDS---STAY INFORMED!, UP NEXT...ACCESS ACS: "GROUPS" WHICH ONE TO USE?, STILL SEEKING..., MORE MYSTERY GUESTS NEEDED, THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" AND YOU DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for September 10, 2014

DEANERY MEETINGS UPDATE, TRAINING DAY: GROWING EPISCOPAL CHURCHES, BENEFIT FOR ST. THOMAS CLINIC, MENTAL HEALTH BASICS FOR LIFE AND MINISTRY: WHAT EVERY PASTOR NEEDS TO KNOW, HOLY CURRENCIES TRAINING FOR ALL AT DIOCESAN CONVENTION, STILL SEEKING... , MORE MYSTERY GUESTS NEEDED, THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014

Wednesday Mailbag for September 3, 2015

DEANERY MEETINGS UPDATE, CHRISTOPHER BEASLEY TO BE ORDAINED THIS SATURDAY, FESTIVAL OF FAITHS...THIS SUNDAY!, DEADLINE FOR EMBER DAY REGISTRATION, MEDIA MONDAY AND PARISH COMMUNICATORS GROUP FOCUSES ON DIOCESAN WEBSITE, THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG, YOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, EFM AT ST. TIMOTHY'S, INDY , HELP WANTED: CUSTODIAN ASSISTANT AT ST. PAUL'S, INDY, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014:,

Wednesday Mailbag for August 27, 2014

FESTIVAL OF FAITHS, THE WEDNESDAY MAILBAG, THE ECF ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF THE BARNABAS PROJECT, HELP WANTED: CUSTODIAN ASSISTANT AT ST. PAUL'S, INDY, SPANISH VERSION, TENS ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN, ON LINE TODAY!, CONVENTION REPORTS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS:

Wednesday Mailbag for August 20, 2014

NEXT WEEK'S MAILBAG, GROWING THE CHURCH...THIS SATURDAY, LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING REMINDER, CONVENTION REPORTS,

Wednesday Mailbag for August 13, 2014

POSITION OPEN FOR ORGANIST AT ST. THOMAS, FRANKLIN, A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY SEMINAR OPPORTUNITY, EXHIBIT SPACE AT CONVENTION, CONVENTION REPORTS, REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: TRAINING FOR CLERGY & LAY LEADERS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014

Wednesday Mailbag for August 6, 2014

MANDATED TRAINING FOR CLERGY & ELECTED/APPOINTED LAY LEADERS, CENTER FOR CONGREGATIONS: TAPPING COMMUNITY FUNDING SOURCES, ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FAITHS, ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PANEL BUILD AT ST. PAUL'S, INDIANAPOLIS, UP NEXT...ACCESS ACS and PEOPLE, FIRES IN THE DIOCESE OF SPOKANE, THE WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP AT ST. JOHN'S, LAFAYETTE, SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN THIS SUMMER AND FALL, THOSE FABULOUS EPISCOPAL WELCOME T-SHIRTS..., STILL GATHERING NAMES..., REMINDER! GROWING THE CHURCH TRAINING WITH CANON GRAY AUGUST 23, AUGUST CIGNA EAP WEBCAST OPPORTUNITIES, SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for July 30, 2014

TRINITY INSTITUTE 2015 AT TRINITY, BLOOMINGTON & ST. PAUL'S, INDY, SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN THIS SUMMER AND FALL, THOSE FABULOUS EPISCOPAL WELCOME T-SHIRTS..., STILL GATHERING NAMES..., REMINDER! GROWING THE CHURCH TRAINING WITH CANON GRAY AUGUST 23, AUGUST CIGNA EAP WEBCAST OPPORTUNITIES, SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, INVITATION TO ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for July 23, 2014

EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTRIES FALL RETREAT, SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, THIS SUNDAY: WAYCROSS INDY SUMMER CELEBRATION, LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, INVITATION: CHRISTOPHER BEASLEY'S ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD, PARISH COMMUNICATORS GROUP FORMING, BASICS WORKSHOP: FORMING MATURE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, SOCIETY OF THE MAGI, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for July 16, 2014

SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, WAYCROSS INDY SUMMER CELEBRATION, UP NEXT...ACCESS ACS and PEOPLE, BASICS WORKSHOP: FORMATION TO FORM MATURE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS, CIGNA EAP WELLNESS WEBCAST SEMINAR, SOCIETY OF THE MAGI, WANT TO INSTANTLY PROMOTE YOUR NEXT EVENT OR PROGRAM FAR AND WIDE IN THE DIOCESE AND CHURCHWIDE?, "THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WELCOMES ALL!" T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for July 9, 2014

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN MATERIAL, SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT, UP NEXT...ACCESS ACS: ONLINE GIVING, CIGNA EAP WELLNESS WEBCAST SEMINAR, WANT TO INSTANTLY PROMOTE YOUR NEXT EVENT OR PROGRAM FAR AND WIDE IN THE DIOCESE AND CHURCHWIDE?, ST. GEORGE'S CELEBRATES 100 YEARS! EVERYONE IS INVITED, ARTWORK INVITED FOR EPISCOPAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARD, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for July 2, 2014

SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, CIGNA EAP JULY WELLNESS SEMINARS, HAVING TROUBLE FINDING SOMETHING ON THE DIOCESAN WEBSITE? HAVE IDEAS TO HELP MAKE THE WEBSITE BETTER?, WANT TO INSTANTLY PROMOTE YOUR NEXT EVENT OR PROGRAM FAR AND WIDE IN THE DIOCESE AND CHURCHWIDE?, ST. GEORGE'S CELEBRATES 100 YEARS! EVERYONE IS INVITED, ARTWORK INVITED FOR EPISCOPAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARD, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for June 25, 2014

SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY---COMING THIS SUNDAY!, ST. GEORGE'S CELEBRATES 100 YEARS! EVERYONE IS INVITED, TRINITY INSTITUTE 2015, TRANSITION NEWS, FREE MONEY: GRANTS FOR LAY, CLERGY & CONGREGATIONAL FORMATION & DEVELOPMENT, GROWING THE CHURCH TRAINING AUGUST 23, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, MISSED THE LIVE WEBCAST?, SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for June 18, 2014

GREAT NEW RESOURCE, DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED INGATHERING CONTINUES, HAITI TRIP: YOU'RE INVITED!, YOUR SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN GIFTS AT WORK, PRIDE T-SHIRT INFO, HIRING: SEXTON ASSISTANT, PART-TIME, CHURCHWIDE SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY IS COMING JUNE 29, IN CASE YOU MISSED THE LIVE WEBCAST!, SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for June 11, 2014

DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE, IF YOU FIND A MISSING "Certification of Wardens and Leaders 2014" FORM, EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED INGATHERING CONTINUES, YOUR SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN GIFTS AT WORK, INDY PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL IS THIS SATURDAY, CHURCHWIDE SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY IS COMING JUNE 29, SUMMER JOBS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEES, IN CASE YOU MISSED THE LIVE WEBCAST!, CONGREGATION CHANGES/UPDATES, SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG?, THE DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS DIOCESAN CONVENTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE The Call to Convention and some associated materials are now live on the diocesan website at www.indydio.org We will be adding to this information often so please check back regularly. Now is a great time to prayerfully consider offering your gifts and skills for the convention election process. IF YOU FIND A MISSING "Certification of Wardens and Leaders 2014" FORM for one of these churches: Episcopal Campus Ministry, Indiana University Peace, Rockport St. Andrew's, Greencastle St. Luke's, Cannelton St. Philip's,Indianapolis St. Stephen's, Elwood St. Stephen's, New Harmony Please send it along to oaks(at)indydio.org . The "Certification of Wardens and Leaders 2014" form can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ezk7njhk5zij8fz/Certification-Wrdns-Ldrs%202014.doc EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED INGATHERING CONTINUES Many parishes chose Pentecost Sunday for an ingathering of gifts for the Episcopal Fund for Human Need (EFHN). But, if you didn't have that opportunity, gifts are still encouraged. EFHN touches every corner of our diocese, supporting minisitries and agencies engaged in providing the most basic of human needs assistance, from food to medications. Need additional materials, advice, or help with your EFHN efforts? Contact the diocesan office. YOUR SHARING LOVE WITH SOUTH SUDAN GIFTS AT WORK In the midst of an ever-enlarging massive human needs crisis in South Sudan, the diocese is continuing to direct funds to provide the basics of water, food, medicines, and mosquito netting. The rainy season has now come to the Bor region. Yet, on Pentecost Sunday, St. Andrew's Cathedral hosted just over a thousand people in worship. Your prayers and help are still needed. Consider visiting our giving site at www.sharinglovewithsouthsudan.org, placing an additional order of heart-shaped pins to sell, or doing whatever you can to continue to offer support to the people of Bor and South Sudan. Your help is truly saving lives and bringing comfort but the task before us remains enormous. If you need more heart-shaped pins, pin display boards, information, or any other type of assistance or ideas with respect to your efforts for Bor, please contact KathyCopas(at)aol.com. For all you do for the people of Bor, thank you! INDY PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL IS THIS SATURDAY A large contingent of Hoosier Episcopalians are marching and welcome you to join in! For more...and the latest... information, visit the Diocese of Indianapolis at Circle City Pride Festival and Parade site on Facebook. CHURCHWIDE SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY IS COMING JUNE 29 Plan now to help The Episcopal Church diocesan-wide and churchwide trend by posting from your parish worship and activities that day on all of your favorite social media---from Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and Instagram---with #episcopal #episcopalIN and #indyepiscopal. Contact KathyCopas(at)aol.com for more information or help. SUMMER JOBS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEES Some congregations only have active Finance Committees at budget formation time, or perhaps when finances are getting tight. But summertime can be a great time for the Finance Committee to get some housekeeping tasks done that often get set aside for later during busier times of year. Below are just a handful of ideas for summer chores for your congregation's Finance Committee, or Vestry/Bishop's Committee if there is no Finance Committee... Review or create written Finance Committee responsibilities and make additions and revisions to be forwarded to the Vestry/Bishop's Committee for adoption. Review or create written descriptions of the objectives, responsibilities and accountabilities of the treasurer, Sunday offering counters, check signers, and other participants in the financial processes of the congregation. Have a discussion and review of the first half of the year church financials, looking for trends, budget performance on both income and expenses, and other relevant matters for the benefit of the committee as well as the Vestry/Bishop's Committee. Use this analysis to develop a cash flow and expenses plan for the rest of the year. For help with these or any other parish ministry tasks, please feel free to contact Canon Bruce Gray: gray(at)indydio.org IN CASE YOU MISSED THE LIVE WEBCAST! Last weekend's TENS "Walking the Way" stewardship conference is now available to view on an as needed basis through June 29. It even works on your mobile device. Here's the address: http://www.tens2014.org/ CONGREGATION CHANGES/UPDATES The Church of the Nativity, Indianapolis has called The Rev. Mary Slenski to serve as their Transition Priest (Interim) beginning August 25, 2014. Mary has served in several parishes of the diocese: St. Paul's, New Albany (Interim), Trinity, Lawrenceburg (Sabbatical Supply) and, St. Stephen's, Terre Haute (Interim). Mary is a transition ministry specialist and we give thanks for her continued service in the diocese. At St. Stephen's, Terre Haute, The Rev. Mary Slenski will complete her Interim ministry on July 20, 2014. The Rev. William Wieland will serve as an extended supply priest until St. Stephen's calls their rector. Our prayers continue for St. Stephen's as they move towards the conclusion of their search journey. We give thanks for Bill's service at St. Stephen's during this time. SOMETHING FOR THE MAILBAG? Send it to: mailbag(at)indydio.org THE DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER June 15 - Trinity Sunday, Trinity, Indianapolis The Rev. Thomas Kryder-Reid, The Rev. Karen King, The Rev. Robert P. Dekker FUTURE EVENTS Pride Parade & Festival, June 14 Social Media Sunday Churchwide and Diocesan-wide June 29 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) Episcopal Women's Ministries Fall Retreat, September 26-28 at Waycross Webcast: Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for Greater Good, October 22 Diocesan Convention, October 23-25, hosted by Grace Church, Muncie Diocesan Youth Fall Conference, November 21-23, Waycross Advent Ember Day, December 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Interchurch Center For 2015: Vestry College, February 20-21 Waycross Lenten Ember Day Gathering, February 26, Interchurch Center Diocesan Youth Spring Retreat, March 6-8, Waycross Spring Clergy Conference, April 13-15, Waycross (Dean's meeting 1-3 p.m. on the last day) Fall Ember Day Gathering, September 17, Interchurch Center, (Dean's meeting following) Advent Ember Day, December 10, Interchurch Center

Wednesday Mailbag for June 4, 2014

DISCERNMENT FOR ORDAINED MINISTRY INFORMATION DAY THIS SATURDAY, SAFETY INSPECTIONS, FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP WEBCAST THIS WEEK, SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY JUNE 29---LET'S GET READY!, LEV TRAINING SESSION WITH ARCHDEACON RON GOLDFARB, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for May 28, 2014

FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP WEBCAST NEXT WEEK, OOPS!, INFORMATION DAY: DISCERNMENT FOR ORDAINED MINISTRY, SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY JUNE 29---LET'S GET READY!, SO MANY "PIN STARS" THIS WEEK..., EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTRIES FALL RETREAT, LEV TRAINING SESSION WITH ARCHDEACON RON GOLDFARB, EPISCOPAL CHURCH HOSTS MAJOR TOPICAL FORUM, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for May 21, 2014

TODAY! NORTHEAST DEANERY COUNCIL MEETING, SHARED MINISTRY: ST. JAMES, VINCENNES & ST. JOHN'S, WASHINGTON, ST. STEPHEN'S, NEW HARMONY, ST. PETER'S, LEBANON, LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, A PLEA TO THE DEANS OF THE DIOCESE..., PROGRESS REPORT: CERTIFICATION OF WARDENS AND LEADERS,2014, THE EPISCOPAL NETWORK FOR STEWARDSHIP (TENS) WEBCAST, INFORMATION DAY: DISCERNMENT FOR ORDAINED MINISTRY, HORIZONS STEWARDSHIP YEAR 'ROUND RESOURCES, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for May 14, 2014

BISHOP OFFERS A NEW VIDEO MESSAGE ON THE DIOCESE OF BOR AND SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS, NORTHEAST DEANERY COUNCIL MEETING, TEENY TINY CHANGE=PROGRESS...BUT NOT A HIGH GRADE, EMPOWER YOUR VOICE---WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE, THE EPISCOPAL NETWORK FOR STEWARDSHIP (TENS) WEBCAST, INFORMATION DAY, EDUCATION WEEKEND, MAY 16-18, WITH CENTRAL INDIANA EDUCATION ALLIANCE, IN A DITHER?, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for May 7, 2014

THANKS BE TO GOD..., INFORMATION DAY, 2015 DRAFT BUDGET, INFORMATION FROM ST. PAUL'S, INDIANAPOLIS, NEW LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING SESSIONS, PATHWAYS CELEBRATION THIS SATURDAY, MAY 10, LAST CALL–PAROCHIAL REPORTS, THE LIST CONTINUES TO SHRINK..., STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE & WEBCAST, ENERGY WORKSHOP OFFERED---YOU'RE INVITED!, EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED INGATHERING INFORMATION, ALL SAINTS, INDIANAPOLIS---INVITATION TO THE PRIDE PARADE 2014, SAFEGUARDING TRAINING, INFORMATION FROM TRINITY, BLOOMINGTON --NEEDED PART-TIME YOUTH DIRECTOR, INFORMATION FROM NEW CENTRAL INDIANA EDUCATION ALLIANCE & THE CHURCH FEDERATION OF GREATER INDIANAPOLIS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

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