This past Monday, July 10, seven youth and three adults from our diocese went to EYE at the University of Central Oklahoma. They are participating in plenary sessions, workshops, day trips, and other activities centered around the theme “Path to Peace.” Please keep these young people and their chaperones in your prayers.
Follow their adventures on the diocesan youth ministry blog and our diocesan youth ministry Facebook page. You can also watch the livestream of the Eucharists and plenary sessions.   Live streams are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST tomorrow, Thursday, July 13.

If you are planning on (or have anyone interested in) attending one of the next Lay Eucharistic Visitor training sessions, please register online.  Here is the link for the July 15th training.  Questions? Ask The Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus at 317-459-0105 or fmadus@gmail.com.  Everyone attending must have (and read!) “Manual for Eucharistic Visitors” by Beth Wickenberg Ely.  It is available online from Church Publishing.
Participants need to bring their completed application form (signed by their rector/priest-in-charge and senior warden) to the training and they should be a communicant in good standing.
Reminder: Complete Safeguarding training prior to visits! See your parish safeguarding liaison to get signed up and online for Safeguarding.
The next LEV training:
Saturday, July 15, 12 – 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5625 W. 30th St., Speedway, 46224

    The St. Mark’s drama club will present the musical Godspell July 21, 22 and 23.  Here is the flyer with ticket information.

The Rev. Suzanne Wille, Rector of All Saints, Indianapolis and member of the The Restoration Project (TRP) leadership team, will again offer a workshop on teaching The Basics Classes: Basic Anglicanism, Basic Bible, Basic Christianity, and Basic Discipleship.  The classes will be August 22nd through the 24th at  All Saints, Indianapolis. Cost: $130.
At churches throughout the country, the Basics Classes have been used to form inquirers, new Christians, and the lifelong faithful who are looking for “more.” Basics Classes can stand alone for adult formation or be part of the larger TRP approach and have been used in parishes to help move churches from acting as service providers to creating communities of active disciples.

During our time together, we’ll share:

  • how and why to do this work
  • why there are no gimmicks, only the slow work of long-term commitment
  • the core curriculum for the UPDATED Basics classes
  • time adapting the curricula to fit your church
  • big picture information about The Restoration Project

Interested? Read more information in this flyer or contact Suzanne Wille or 317-635-2538. Please register no later than August 8.

The listening sessions all across the diocese are vitally important as Bishop Jennifer seeks to hear from as many people as possible about their hopes, dreams, and the challenges we see for our diocese.  Laity are invited to attend one of the sessions closest to them.  Sessions for diocesan lay leaders, priests, deacons, spouse/partners and youth have specific dates just for their group.  Bishop Jennifer has been working with the Executive Council and Ms. Susan Czolgosz of Holy Cow! Consulting to develop the sessions with this purpose:

  • Provide opportunity to deepen relationship between Bishop Jennifer and members from around the diocese
  • Dialogue about diocesan strengths and challenges as described in the diocesan profile
  • Further define what members of the diocese need from their Bishop and the Bishop’s staff

Each session includes prayer, a meal, and ample time for you to share your thoughts.  A full report of the sessions will be given to the diocese including a presentation with table discussions at diocesan convention in October.
Review a selection of dates and locations and register for one here.


July 16- Proper 10

St. Stephen’s New Harmony

The Rev. Dr. Beth Macke

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.)

July 10-14
EYE @ Edmond, OK

July 15
LEV training @ St. John’s, Speedway, 12-3 p.m. (Original location was Nativity, Indianapolis)

August 27
Spouses of clergy listening session @ St. Paul’s, Columbus, 1 p.m. EDST

September 13
Priests listening session @ Interchurch Center, 10 a.m., EDST

September 9
Youth listening session @ Waycross, 1:30 p.m., EDST

September 9
Lay leadership listening session @ Waycross, 10 a.m., EDST

September 7
North, South and Mid Central regions lay listening session @ Trinity, Indianapolis, 6 p.m., EDST

September 29-October 1
Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat @ Waycross

October 5
Last day to make convention hotel reservations

October 7
Deacons listening session @ Waycross, 9 a.m., EDST

October 15
SE region listening session @ St. Paul’s, New Albany, 1 p.m., EDST

October 26-28
Diocesan Convention @Jeffersonville and New Albany

November 17-19
Youth Fall Conference @ Waycross


July 5-13
General Convention @ Austin, TX

September 28-30
Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat @ Waycross

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