WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2015

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE IS TOMORROW
This will be a traditional Episcopal service at Christ Church Cathedral, which will include Eucharist, and will end with the reading of the names of those members of the LGBT community who have died due to violence or trouble because they were members of that community.

There will be a brief organ concert prior to the 7 p.m. service to provide a time of meditation and centering. There will be a gathering after the service featuring light appetizers and conversations about LGBT issues.

ADVENT EMBER DAY
Hoosier Bishop XI?  4 A’s for Advent: Await, Allow, Accept, Attend…with the Bishop Search and Transition Committees. Go here for details. To register, use this link.

EPISCOPAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
We are updating the list of Episcopal Spiritual Directors for our diocesan website.  If you, or other Episcopal Spiritual Directors in your congregation, wish to be listed, please contact The Rev. Dr. M. Lorraine Coufal at mcoufal@iuhealth.org for more information and the form to be used.  Please send the information by December 4.

WAYCROSS SERVICE CORPS
Imagine how much good we could do, and how much fun we could have, if we knew how many friends of Waycross were available for one or two weekends a year or just a couple of Saturdays, or who could take a day off during the week every now and then to meet a couple of other people and maintain or create something lasting at Waycross. Go here for more information and a brief survey.

LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING, EVANSVILLE
If you are planning on (or have anyone interested in attending) the next Lay Eucharistic Visitor’s training session December 5, (10 a.m.–noon) at St. Paul’s, Evansville, please register by emailing The Rev. Larry Minter.

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
Open enrollment for medical ends this Friday, November 20.

SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
As discussion continues around the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana, you can learn more by watching our diocesan video of a presentation by Exodus Refugee Immigration at Holy Family Fishers.  The video describes such things as the situation they are escaping, who they are, the vetting process, what they need, and how you can help.  Get the facts and keep praying and advocating for their needs.  http://indydio.org/the-videos-of-diocesan-convention/

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

November 22 Christ the King

Grace Church, Muncie

The Rev. Thomas Blake

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS

  • Diocesan Youth Fall Conference at Waycross, November 20–22
  • LEV Training, December 5, St. Paul’s, Evansville, 10a.m.–12 noon
  • Advent Ember Day, December 10, Interchurch Center
  • LEV Training, Nativity, Indianapolis, December 12, 2–4 p.m.

2016-17

  • Lenten Ember Day, February 18, Crispus Attucks Museum
  • Vestry College, February 19–20, Waycross
  • DiocesanYouth Spring Retreat at Waycross, March 4–6
  • Spring Clergy Conference, April 4–6, Waycross
  • Consecration and Seating of 11th Bishop, April 29, 2016

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