Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Waycross Focuses on Hospitality, Prepares to Welcome Presiding Bishop

Since David Ramsey arrived at Waycross Camp and Conference Center last June, he’s overseen a list of renovations and repairs that would be daunting even to HGTV stars. But to Ramsey, the work on the 400-acre site in Brown County is just the beginning of realizing a larger vision. “The work we’re doing now is […]

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Parishes Collaborate to Collect 20,700 Pairs of Socks

During Advent, two Indianapolis-area parishes — All Saints and Holy Family, Fishers — worked together to collect 20,700 pairs of socks for people experiencing homelessness. The socks were gathered and blessed in the sanctuary of All Saints and transported to Wheeler Mission, which will distribute them to shelters throughout the city. “All Saints, along with Holy […]

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Faithful Innovation Initiative Begins in February

Beginning this winter, congregations in the Diocese of Indianapolis can participate in the Faithful Innovation Initiative, a new program designed to help parishes and other faith communities explore God’s call by innovating and building relationships with their neighbors. “We’re asking new questions like, ‘How do we be the church in such changing times? What does it […]

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Believing in Resurrection at St. John’s Speedway

Becky Douglas and Wendy Curto of St. John’s, Speedway, with the Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown at diocesan convention What happened to St. John’s, Speedway, can happen to almost any small congregation. A few major pledgers die, or move away, or go into nursing care, all in the same year.  Suddenly there is a hole in […]

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Diocesan Convention: Retooling Our Assumptions About Church

Things are happening in the Diocese of Indianapolis, and in her address to the diocesan convention on November 17 in Bloomington, Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows had her list at the ready. Evangelism with Integrity workshops field-tested at St. Francis in the Fields, Zionsville. Billboards in Brownsburg. Twenty-four-hour prayer spaces at Nativity, Indianapolis, St. Peter’s, Lebanon, and […]

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Bishop Jennifer’s Convention Address

The greatest thing we can do is help someone know that they are loved and are capable of loving.  You may recognize those words spoken by the Rev. Fred Rogers, Presbyterian minister and creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  Perhaps you have seen the movie released earlier this year, “Won’t you be My Neighbor?” […]

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