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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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    Bishops United Against Gun Violence

     

    Presiding Bishop The Right Reverend Michael Curry 

     

     

    “It may be that we cannot solve everything, and we cannot do everything. But we can do something, no matter what.”

    News, Events, & Features

     

    Pathways to Vitality Blog:  “The Birds and The Bees” of Clergy Compensation
      A Guide to Help Clergy Discuss Compensation and Church Finances By the Rev. Allen D. Rutherford, Chair
    Congregational and Community Life Committee of the Diocese of Indianapolis

    Extensive research has documented that Episcopalians would much rather talk about sex than have a transparent ...
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    United Thank Offering Grant Application Available Soon, Ingathering Deadline, and UTO Newsletter Subscription
    Grant Materials The UTO Grant Materials will be released the first Friday in December (Dec. 5).  Check the UTO webpage, Facebook, and other media platforms for information.  Ingathering 2017 Churches, please send your United Thank Offering Ingathering checks to the Diocesan Office as soon as possible.  ...
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    You Are Invited! - The Ordination of Erin Elizabeth Hougland to the Priesthood
    By the Grace of God and with the Consent of the People, The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will ordain Erin Elizabeth Hougland to the Sacred Order of Priests on Thursday, December 14 ...
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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 ...
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    Culturing for Nonviolence: Religious Families, Community and the Power of Diversity (11/11/2017)
    Families are invited to this four-hour workshop focusing on how parents from different religions teach values of nonviolence and respect for others to their children.
    • It includes video interviews with parents from Baptist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Mormon, Orthodox Christian, and Sikh religious traditions.
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    The Caffeinated Church Conference
    Hosted by the Episcopal Church in Colorado, the Caffeinated Church conference is centered around creative collaboration. The conference is offered in hybrid format – in person in Denver, and on the web via Zoom. Here in the Diocese of Indianapolis, lay and clergy leaders who ...
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    Shootings in Las Vegas
    Statement from Bishops United Against Gun Violence Following the Las Vegas Shooting Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 70 Episcopal Church bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, released this statement today.October 2, 2017 We ...
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    You Are Invited to the Ordination of Alissa Goudswaard Anderson
    By the Grace of God and with the Consent of the People. The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, will ordain Alissa Goudswaard Anderson to the order of Priests on November 16, 2017 ...
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    LEV Training (11/11/17)
    Eucharistic Visitors training offered in November. Everyone attending must have (and read!) "Eucharistic Visitors" by Beth Wickenberg Ely. It is available online from Church Publishing. Participants are to bring their completed application form (signed by their rector/priest-in-charge and senior warden) to the training and they ...
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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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    A Letter from the New Canon to the Ordinary for Administration & Evangelism
    Dear friends, More than three months after Bishop Jennifer made the announcement I was coming on board, I am very excited to finally join diocesan staff as Canon to the Ordinary for Administration & Evangelism. However, I am a bit uncertain how best to introduce ...
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    Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale, Canon to the Ordinary for Administration & Evangelism
    As Canon to the Ordinary for Administration and Evangelism, Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale oversees the business and finance operations of the diocese, ensuring that the diocese has the controls and reporting necessary to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency. He also supports clergy and lay leaders in ...
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    A Word to the Church from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops Gathered in Fairbanks, Alaska, September 21-26, 2017
    September 27, 2017 The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska (Diocese of Alaska) approved and presented the following Word to the Church. A Word to the Church from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops Gathered in Fairbanks, Alaska, September 21-26, 2017 The ...
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    December 14, 2017
    By the Grace of God and with the Consent of the People, The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will ordain Erin ...
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    January 2, 2018
    http://www.waycrosscenter.org/register/ ...
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    January 10, 2018
    All 2018 Standing Committee meetings will be at 2 p.m. in the diocesan office unless notified otherwise.  No meeting is ...
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    February 7, 2018
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    March 2, 2018
    At Waycross ...
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    March 14, 2018
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    April 11, 2018
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    April 19, 2018
    COM Spring Retreat at Waycross (All Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders involved in the Discernment Process in the Diocese ...
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    April 23, 2018
    Fierce Accountability Fierce Accountability with Courtney Reid April 23-25, 2018 Program begins and ends with lunch at 12:00 noon Waycross ...
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    April 23, 2018
    At Waycross ...
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    May 9, 2018
    At the diocesan office ...
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    June 13, 2018
    At the diocesan office ...
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    June 18, 2018
    Session 1: Adventure Camp ...
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    June 24, 2018
    This week is with childcare and day camp ...
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    June 24, 2018
    Session 2: Ready, Set...Camp! ...
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    July 1, 2018
    Session3: Adventure Camp. Leaders-in-Training ...
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    Parish and diocesan milestones should be celebrated and remembered. Here are some of the more recent ones that have been celebrated since 2016. Do you have an important milestone coming up in your parish? Share it here

    Waycross Celebrates 60 Years of Service
    Waycross celebrated its 60th birthday Sunday, September 3. There was a special Waycross picnic with games, and camp activities for all ages. Many folks joined together for an afternoon of fellowship and celebration!    See the photo album on Facebook ...
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    Come Celebrate!
    The Church of the Nativity is celebrating its 60 year anniversary!  Please plan to join on November 4, 2017, at 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. We are having a silent auction and stay tuned for additional activities. Church of the Nativity 7300 N. Lantern Road Indianapolis, IN 46256 Tel: 317 849 3656 www.nativity-indy.org ...
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    PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCKPORT, HAS MOVED
    Peace Episcopal Church, Rockport, has moved. Their new address is 223 County Road 350W, Rockport IN 47635. All other information remains the same. If you plan to visit, they advise you rely upon MapQuest for now. Some GPS systems, including Garmin, seem to be leading visitors astray. (We're working on helping resolve that issue now!) ...
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    179 Years and Still Going
    St. Paul's, Richmond, is celebrating 179 years of ministry ...
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    Giving thanks for the history of ordained women in The Episcopal Church and in our diocese on the 40 year anniversary this month ...
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    St. Paul's, Jeffersonville, just celebrated their 180th with a liturgy and reception ...
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    tshirts-and-vision-statement-st-matthew-indy-2016
    St. Matthew's, Indianapolis, is celebrating their Centennial with a new Vision Statement and some great t-shirts ...
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    st-peter-lebanon-first-honey-harvest-2016
    St. Peter's, Lebanon,  just turned 60 and harvested the first honey from their apiary ...
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    st-paul-indianapolis-150th-2016
    St. Paul's, Indianapolis, just turned 150 with a Gala and celebration weekend. See more pictures on Facebook ...
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    good-samaritan-launch-9-11-2016
    Good Samaritan, Brownsburg, just celebrated Launch Day as our newest church. See more on Facebook. #thechurchthatserves ...
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    ERD Responds to Disaster

     

    Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California to provide emergency support for those impacted by deadly wildfires in California. The assistance includes food and other critical supplies, housing and the storage of belongings. Read more on the ERD website.

    The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season has emerged as one of the most destructive in recent history, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria causing major damage from Texas to Florida, Georgia and throughout the Caribbean. Stay updated with the most recent developments on ERD and its social media.  Read more on the ERD website.

    Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California to provide emergency support for those impacted by deadly wildfires in California. The assistance includes food and other critical supplies, housing and the storage of belongings. Read more on the ERD website.

    The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

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    1100 W 42nd St
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

    • Phone: 317-926-5454
    • Fax: 317-926-5456
    • Toll Free Long Distance: 1-800-669-5786

     

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