October 2015
Turn on your smartphone in church on Social Media Sunday, October 25Read the "Geeks for God" blog post...
Out in our neighborhoods...

Diocese of Albany
Healing A Woman's Soul, a ministry in the Diocese of Albany, has received two grants from the United Thank Offering. Go to the story!

Diocese of Central New York
Central New Yorkers Launch New Course of Study in Rehabilitation Science at Episcopal University of Haiti - Dr. Janet and the Rev. Donnel O'Flynn are now in Leogane, Haiti to work under the auspices of the Episcopal Church as Volunteers in Mission.  Read more...

Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
All Saints' (Waterloo, Belgium) volunteers were joined by a reporter from Episcopal News Service (ENS). We hope his film will encourage people to help welcome refugees worldwide, giving thanks for the blessings we can share with those who are escaping war and other horrible conditions. See their photos. See the ENS Article

The Diocese of Haiti
The central work of the Sisters of St. Margaret in Haiti is the Foyer Notre Dame, a loving home for elderly women who are alone or whose families are not able fully to care for them. The Sisters provide spiritual and material support in a safe and loving environment, caring for residents through their final days and burial. Find out more...

The Diocese of Long Island
New Latino Ministry Begins - New Missioner is Named by Bishop Provenzano... The appointment of Father Gerardo Romo-Garcia is a very exciting next step in the creation of an emerging ministry primarily focused on the Latino population working and living in the eastern portion of Suffolk County. See the photos from First Latino Ministry Festival in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island

The Diocese of New Jersey
Jubilee Ministry Center Honored - Trinity Woodbridge was affirmed as a Jubilee Ministry Center by the the Episcopal Church in 2014. On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Trinity Episcopal Church - Woodbridge and Carroll Thomas, Director of the Center were honored by the Foodbank of NJ and Senator Vitale for their support of raising awareness of "diaper need" nationally. Read more...

The Diocese of New York
A Supper for Everyone in St. Paul's Chapel- St. Paul's Chapel was filled with the sounds of music, conversation, and the clinking of silverware on October 4 at Sunday Supper, an event intended to bring parishioners together with other downtown neighbors for fellowship and a communal meal. See the article...

The Diocese of Newark
Churches build relationships with local police through "Blessing of the Badges" - If the Church is called to the work of reconciliation, what is its response when a well-respected segment of the community suddenly becomes a target for antipathy? Read the article...

Diocese of Rochester
Christ Church, Pittsford reaches out through Hungary connection - Many parishioners have expressed concern about the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe this summer. Although there were suggestions to sponsor a refugee family, the pipeline to get to the US is very slow and few are being admitted. The situation in Europe changes daily. Governments are all reacting differently but the people are still pouring into and across Europe in desperate situations. Find the whole article...

Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Read the latest issue of The Cathedral Bell from the Cathedral of All Saints.

Diocese of Western New York
"I like to think of ecumenism as a jewel with many faces, a way that we can share the gifts of all races and genders ... the graces of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers ... in the richness of the spiritual heritage of the Christian church." Read Bishop Franklin's blog on ecumenism.

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the Presiding Bishop.

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral. The service will be live webcast at Read more...
Position Opportunity
Search Launched for New Diocesan Chief of Finance & Operations for the Diocese of NY - The search committee appointed by Bishop Dietsche to seek a permanent replacement for interim Chief of Finance and Operations Canon Michael McPherson has published a summarized description of the position's requirements and invited both applications and suggestions of others who could fill the role. Read more...

In the inaugural class of the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace
St. Elizabeth's, Ridgewood, NJ parishioner to spend year in Lambeth Palace's new young adult program - When the newly-appointed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby moved with his family into 800-year-old Lambeth Palace in 2013, someone asked him lightheartedly if he had plans for the rest of "this old place." Without hesitation he replied, "We'll fill it with young people." Read the article...

Episcopal Relief and Development's 75th Anniversary Gift Package
The 75th Anniversary Gift Package is the highlight of this year's holiday giving season from Gifts for Life, Episcopal Relief & Development's alternative giving catalog. As the organization celebrates 75 years of healing a hurting world, congregations, families, groups and individuals are invited to give a gift with lasting impact, providing basics for life to strengthen communities around the globe. Find out more...
Coming Soon...
Details and links for all of these are on the Province II website

Parish Nurse Conference
Parish Nurse Ministries of New York will hold its Conference, "Finding the Abundant Life with a Compassionate Conversation" on Monday, November 2nd at the Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, NY. The conference will focus on Interfaith, multicultural and spiritual implications surrounding end of life care. Download a brochure  here. For more information call Lois Tripp RN, Faith community Nurse- 716-870-2807 or e-mail Registrations may be made at or by phone at 566-1163.

Prison Alpha Ministry
Tom Gizara will be leading an Alpha For Prisons course and the follow-up, Jesus Lifestyle, at Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, NY. The course will begin January 11, 2016, and Tom is in need of Explore Life manuals for the basic course. Anyone who has a copy or copies and is willing to donate them to this much-needed ministry can email Tom by clicking here.
Trinity Institute: Listen for a Change-January 21-23, 2016

Racial justice is a matter of life or death; we can't afford to stay silent and tacitly accept the (mostly) invisible systems that support inequalities, create suffering, and deny human dignity. Rather, we need to have an open dialogue-a process that starts with listening. Find out more...
Vital Practices 

Register today for the 2016 Church Leadership Conference!
Join us for "Be Still and Grow" at the February 19-21, 2016 Conference as we explore how churches can refocus their energies and deepen the faith of their membership. What would it look like if there were a renewed focus on prayer and liturgy? What could the Church become if leadership were more concerned with spiritual well-being than physical or financial? Click here for more information and to register.

Episcopal Foundation Webinars
For the full calendar, information and registration, go to the website.
Canon Charles Perfater,
The Right Reverend Lawrence Provenzano,
Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, Esq., Vice President
Canon Paul M. Ambos, Esq., Secretary
Canon Richard J. "Jerry" Carroll, Treasurer
Jan Paxton,
The Rev. Gloria E.E. Payne-Carter, Clerical Representative to Provincial Council
The Right Reverend R. William Franklin,
Canon Noreen Duncan,
The Rev. Dahn Gandell,