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Wednesday Mailbag for February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015

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ACCESS ACS & PEOPLE WEBINARS...FREE!!!
All of our churches using ACS software can view unlimited webinars for training purposes thru July 2015. Here are directions for webinar schedules and registration using our diocesan site number.

Be sure to use the diocesan site number that is in the instructions or it'll cost you $39.00!

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ST. PHILIP'S "FIRST FRIDAY" SERIES WITH THOMAS STUCKY, MARCH 6 
St. Philip's continues its community conversation series with IUPUI associate professor of criminal justice and director of criminal justice and public safety programs Thomas Stucky, who will talk about gun violence and gun laws. The program is free and will begin at 7 p.m. at the church located at 720 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis. Click here for more information about the series and this presentation.

PAROCHIAL REPORT REMINDER
The 2014 annual Parochial Report was mailed directly from the General Convention Office to each church.  The mailing included a number assigned to your church to access a computer filing. We did ask for every church to file online and send a copy of the signed page to the diocesan office. Though the deadline on the instructions states a later date, we asked for these to be filed by February 15 so we would have budget data.  This date has passed. There are 14 church filings partially complete and 15 that have not begun to file electronically. Please contact those with the responsibility to complete various sections and ask that they finish as soon as possible.
 
THE REV. DR. RICHARD GODBOLD RETIRES
Here is your invitation to the celebration of his ministry on Sunday morning, March 22, at 10:30 a.m.

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

March 1- Lent 2

Shared Ministry of St. James, New Castle & St. Paul's, Richmond

The Rev. Susan Bennett, The Rev. Barry Cramer, Deacon

FUTURE EVENTS

  • Lenten Ember Day Gathering,  TOMORROW–February 26, Interchurch CenterDiocesan
  • Youth Spring Retreat, March 6-8, Waycross
  • Episcopal Women's Ministries' Spring Luncheon, March 21, St. Paul's Indianapolis
  • Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Reparation Of Racism, St. Philip's March 25
  • Spring Clergy Conference, April 13-15, Waycross (Dean's meet 1-3 p.m.,last day)
  • Diocesan Convention Part 1, April 25, Trinity, Bloomington
  • Fall Ember Day Gathering, September 17, Interchurch Center, (Dean's meeting following)
  • Episcopal Women's Ministries' Fall Retreat, September 25-27, Waycross
  • Diocesan Convention, Part 2, October 23-24, Wyndham Indianapolis West
  • Advent Ember Day, December 10, Interchurch Center

Past Issues

Wednesday Mailbag for February 25, 2015

ACCESS ACS & PEOPLE WEBINARS...FREE!!!, ST. PHILIP'S "FIRST FRIDAY" SERIES WITH THOMAS STUCKY, MARCH 6, PAROCHIAL REPORT REMINDER, THE REV. DR. RICHARD GODBOLD RETIRES, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 18, 2015

LENTEN EMBER DAY GATHERING, FEBRUARY 26, INTERCHURCH CENTER, VESTRY COLLEGE CANCELED, TWO-PART CONVENTION FOR 2015, EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTRIES, EPISCOPAL CHURCH PLANS CLIMATE CHANGE WEBCAST AND ACTION PROGRAM, NEW RESOURCE FOR PERSONAL REFLECTION: DAILY PRAYER FOR ALL SEASONS, ST. PAUL'S, NEW ALBANY, ARTS COUNCIL OFFERS WRITING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN WORKSHOP, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 11, 2015

VESTRY COLLEGE REGISTRATION NOW ONLINE WITH SPACE STILL AVAILABLE, ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SECURITY BREACH, THE LINK NOW WORKS! YOUTH SPRING RETREAT EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION, SAFETY INSPECTIONS, LONDON'S ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL CHOIR, REMEMBER YOUR VALENTINES..., INSIDE THE INDY BELTWAY PARISHES–GOT A SMALL EXTRA OFFICE SPACE?, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 4, 2015

YOUTH SPRING RETREAT EARLY BIRD REGISTRATON, LENTEN QUIET DAY AT THE CATHEDRAL, THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH BUILDING FUND'S "JUMPSTART", FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION, AND REPARATION OF RACISM, THE TIME DRAWETH NIGH, VALENTINE MAKING AT WAYCROSS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 28, 2015

TRINITY INDY SEEKING PARISH SECRETARY, VESTRY COLLEGE AGENDA, VALENTINE FUN AT WAYCROSS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 21, 2015

VESTRY COLLEGE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, YOUTH SPRING RETREAT COMING IN MARCH, BUDGET PROCESS 2016-2017 FORMS AND LETTER NOW UP, OPEN THE BIBLE, THIS SUNDAY: ANNUAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, REMINDER: CHECK LIST OF FORMS TO FILE FOR 2015, IRS MILEAGE RATE, EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTERIES: DATES TO SAVE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 14, 2015

ANNUAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, UPDATED INFORMATION "STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING THE BIBLE" COURSE, ORDINATION TO THE SACRED ORDER OF DEACONS, ANNUAL INTERFAITH BANQUET AND CONCERT, GENTLE REMINDER: SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE AND GOD'S CHILDREN, WANTED: ORGNAIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC–FROM ST PAUL'S COLUMBUS, THIS EVENT: CREATING COMMON GOOD, IS GETTING CLOSER. REGISTER!, THIS ONE MAY BE CLOSER TO YOU: MORE CREATING COMMON GOOD!, SEEKING INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR FOR ST THOMAS CLINIC, TIME TO REGISTER FOR VESTRY COLLEGE, PLEASE HELP US WITH PAYPAL FEES, DELEGATES–ALTERNATES NEEDED SOON FOR APRIL DIOCESAN CONVENTION, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 7, 2015

DIOCESAN OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE AND GOD'S CHILDREN, WANTED: ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, CREATING COMMON GOOD!, MORE CREATING COMMON GOOD!, FOR LAY & ORDAINED LEADERSHIP TEAMS, IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! NEW CONVENTION SCHEDULE, YEAR-END REPORTING, CHECKLIST OF FORMS TO FILE FOR 2015, SEEKING INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR FOR ST THOMAS CLINIC, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for December 17, 2014

NEW CONVENTION SCHEDULE, A YEAR-END GIFT OF APPRECIATED STOCK, YEAR END REPORTING, CHECK LIST OF FORMS TO FILE FOR 2015, SEEPING INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR FOR ST THOMAS CLINIC, FROM ST ALBAN'S INDIANAPOLIS..., ORDINATION TO THE SACRED ORDER OF EAACONS, HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR YOUR DIOCESAN OFFICE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for December 10, 2014

CHRISTMASTIDE AND YOUR POTENTIAL CHURCH GUESTS, "SHARING OUR CURRENCIES" CATALOG OF WORKSHOPS, CORRECTED LINK!, STILL OPEN: ORGANIST/DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION, STILL OPEN: ORGANIST/DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, VERY NEAR FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014, 2015

Wednesday Mailbag for December 3, 2014

A SPECIAL YOUNG ADULT GRANT OPPORTUNITY, SPREAD THE WORD–DAILYOFFICE.ORG NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT, THE DAYSPRING CHOIRS PROJECT: DOWNLOAD GREAT MUSIC OR GIVE THE GIFT OF A CD, WALKING THE WAY, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, ORGANIST/DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014 AND 2015

Wednesday Mailbag November 26, 2014

DIOCESAN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY, DEC 1, CELEBRATION OF A NEW MINISTRY, HOUSING RESOLUTIONS FOR 2015, YESTERDAY FROM BISHOP CATE TO DIOCESAN CLERGY, CLERGY EMBER DAY DECEMBER 11, HELP DAYSPRING CENTER VIA THE EPISCOPAL CHOIRS PROJECT, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, CYCLE OF PRAYERS FOR THE COMING LITURGICAL YEAR, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014 & 2015

Wednesday Mailbag for November 19, 2014

LEM AND LEV LICENSES, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, CYCPE OF PRAYERS FOR THE COMING LITURGICAL YEAR, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014

Wednesday Mailbag for November 12, 2014

REMINDER! LEV TRAINING AT ST. MARK'S THIS SATURDAY, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC NEEDED, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY STILL NEEDED, CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYERCYCLE OF PRAYERS FOR THE COMING LITURGICAL YEAR, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014 AND 2015

Wednesday Mailbag for November 5, 2014

BRIDGE BUILDING: IMPD AND THE INDY COMMUNITY, 2015 UTO GRANT APPLICATION INFO, MEDICAL & DENTAL OPEN ENROLLMENT REMINDER, SHARING OUR CURRENCIES CATALOG, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEEDED, THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" NEEDS YOU, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014–2015

Wednesday Mailbag for October 29, 2014

GROWING OUR EPISCOPAL CHURCHES, ANTI-RACISM TRAINING LOCATION AND DATE REMINDER, MEDICAL & DENTAL OPEN ENROLLMENT REMINDER, THE REV. CANON DEBRA J. KISSINGER, SHARING OUR CURRENCIES CATALOG, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEEDED, OUT OF SILENCE–A VOICE, FROM ST. PHILLIPS–BRIDGE BUILDING: IMPD AND THE INDY COMMUNITY, ST CECILIA FESTIVAL AT CHRIST CHURCH, MADISON, THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" NEEDS YOU, DIOCESAN COMMUNICATORS GROUP SELECTS BASIC WEBSITE DESIGN, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014 AND 2015

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:

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