In God's HandsThanks to Mary Stanley for sharing this thought:

"A man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away, the more he had." John Runyan from The Pilgram's Progress

Diocesan Staff Contact: John Vernon Oaks

The Society of the Magi

 Society of the MagiTHE SOCIETY OF THE MAGI

The Society of The Magi was created by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis as an umbrella legacy society to promote and support the faithful stewardship of God's gifts and resources.   All who have named their church (or other Episcopal institution) as a beneficiary in their estate plans  belong to the legacy society of the beneficiary church or institution first and The Society of The Magi second.   All who have made such provisions are invited to join the Society by notifying us of the gift, regardless of the size.

Help us identify those who have already made such provisions in their estates. May we come and talk with your congregation about planned gifts?

John Vernon Oaks is your contact.  Phone: 317-926-5454, ext 7; 800-669-5786, ext. 7; Fax 317-926-5456 or

The fruits of a planned gift go to the beneficiary church or institution.  No funds go to the diocese unless the diocese is a named beneficiary.

For the current membership list, please click here.

TENS Confererence

Save these dates!

The 2014  TENS Stewardship Conference & Webcast, Walking the Way, Atlanta, Georgia, June 6 and 7, 2014.   

Annual Giving

"The time has come"

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
 "To talk of many things: 
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."  From Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll:

The time has also come to begin working on annual giving in your congregation.  Failing to plan is a plan to fail…let’s talk!  John Vernon Oaks is your contact.  Phone: 317-926-5454, ext 7; 800-669-5786, ext. 7; or

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