We Came to the River!

 The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis convened in Jeffersonville and New Albany, IN near the banks of the Ohio River October 26-28 for its 180th Diocesan Convention, an event with the theme “Come to the River!”  There are videos, pictures, articles, and more about the convention. It has adjourned and the 181st convention will come to order in Bloomington, IN in November 2018. 

EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS 180TH CONVENTION A TIME OF JOY, MISSION, AND VISIONING
The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis convened in Jeffersonville and New Albany, IN near the banks of the Ohio River October 26-28 for its 180th Diocesan Convention, an event with the theme “Come to the River!” and a time punctuated by a focus on joy, mission, and visioning for the future. ...
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Convention 2017: Bishop's Address
It is a wondrous and joyous thing to me that I have the privilege to stand before you as your bishop. The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis—the Episcopal Church in Central and Southern Indiana—blows me away each and every day. This is a diocese of faithful, loving, committed, growing, and engaged Christians. The great joy of being your bishop—with the explicit call of episcope; having oversight, means that I get to see all of you and the places where you live, move, and have your being and experience how deeply you love God in Christ Jesus. You are beautiful. As I encounter all of you being church, making the love of Jesus known, having fun, making a difference, it is hard to imagine being anywhere else. It is an awesome thing to feel that all of my life, in ways I never could have predicted or yet fully understand, God has ...
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Convention 2017: Bishop's Sermon
Sermon preached at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jeffersonville
180th Convention of the Diocese of Indianapolis
27 October 2017, Commemorating Apostles Simon and Jude
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows ...
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Received Reports for 2017
We have received these Reports to the Diocesan Convention in October.  ...
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Good Samaritan, Brownsburg: Overview for Diocesan Convention 2017
A report on the history, status, and challenges of the new church plant in Brownsburg. Download: Good Samaritan-Overview for Diocesan Convention 2017 ...
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Pathways to Vitality: Report to Diocesan Convention  October 2017
The Pathways to Vitality Initiative is completing the second year of a three-year grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The overall purpose of the initiative is to create vital and sustainable congregations through financial literacy, innovative programming and grant making. ...
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Report of the Global Missions Commission
Report of the Global Missions Commission 
180th Convention of the Diocese of Indianapolis
Report presented by The Rev. Jeffrey L. Bower October 28, 2017 I am happy to report on the Global Missions Commission for the Diocese of Indianapolis.  Transition has been a theme for the commission for the last two years, but we are steadying our course as we look forward to 2018 and beyond.  The Global Missions Commission has met regularly throughout the last year.  It is comprised of both clergy and lay leaders from throughout the diocese.  Moving forward, it is our hope to be a resource for the entire diocese, as we encourage each parish to engage intimately in a global mission initiative. ...
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303@99 --- Lunches and Lessons in Mithon, Haiti Needs You
Can you spare just $99 to help make the Lunches and Lessons program in Mithon, Haiti, continue? Your Global Missions Commission is seeking 303 gifts of $99 each to help make this critical program possible for Mithon, Haiti’s children during the year to come. ...
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Youth: Slideshow
This is the slideshow that accompanies the Youth Report at the 2017 Diocesan Convention. ...
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Election Results from the 180th Convention
These are the election results from the 2017 Diocesan Convention. ...
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Amendment to Canon 26.Section 2.b & 2.d
A proposal to change the number of persons elected to Diocesan Commission on Ministry (COM) each year has been submitted.  ...
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Amendment to the Consitution, Article III.Section 9 - As Passed
With Revised Wording  The attached document is the final version of the amendment that was submitted and approved at the 180th  diocesan convention. It more clearly defines what constitute a quorum of clergy in the election of a new Bishop, a Bishop Coadjutor, or a Suffragan Bishop.  ...
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Resolution on DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
RESOLVED: The 180th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis issues a call for prayer, study and action to members of the diocesan household so that they may help to shape the debates surrounding immigration and DACA. These debates, which frame our common lives in church and society, are an opportunity to incorporate our stated and long-held commitment as followers of Jesus and as Episcopalians to protect the most vulnerable people among us, especially children, young adults, strangers and aliens. RESOLVED: Furthermore, the Convention asks individuals, small groups and/or congregations to call upon members of Congress to take action to protect these young people (frequently called “Dreamers”), and to collaborate on a bi-partisan basis to construct a humane comprehensive immigration policy. EXPLANATION:
  1. Deferred action is a term that describes the deferral of deportation for individuals who have particularly compelling cases. Going back to the mid-1970’s, this action has ...
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THE EPISCOPAL ASSET MAP AND CHURCHWIDE PARISH  LISTINGS INFORMATION GATHERING
The information on this form will be used for the new churchwide Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Asset Map and will also be used in a new format for parish listings on the churchwide Episcopal website. (It is also always helpful to have this information updated for the diocesan website!) If you already have information on the old asset map, this will be a reboot for ERD so let’s just start again with fresh info. Return this form to Kathy Copas or one of the diocesan staff. If you have additional questions, see Kathy.  For all you do, thank you!  THE EPISCOPAL ASSET MAP AND CHURCHWIDE PARISH LISTINGS INFORMATION GATHERING THE EPISCOPAL ASSET MAP AND CHURCHWIDE PARISH LISTINGS INFORMATION GATHERING
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Convention 2017 – Thursday Video


  • Evensong, Thursday Evening, St. Paul’s, New Albany

Convention 2017: Friday Videos


  • Morning – Convention Webcast
  • Morning – Bishop’s Address
  • Afternoon – Convention Webcast
  • Afternoon – Opioid Epidemic Prayers
  • Evening – Eucharist & Bishop’s Sermon 

Convention 2017: Saturday Webcast


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