What's happening in Province II?  
New Look on the Province II Website

Since the last In Prov 2, the provincial website has gotten a new hosting and a new look, but the same url (www.province2.org)still works.  The news from this newsletter is all on the NEWS menu link and the events, opportunities, etc. are on the EVENTS, ETC.. link. The links to many of the webpages have changed, so you may need to change your bookmarks. The stories from past editions of the In Prov 2 that were on the old website are no longer there.  To get any of those stories from past issues, contact Jan Paxton.  Any suggestions for improving the website will be gratefully received!
Around our neighborhoods...
Diocese of Albany
Choir Camp Mission Project at St. John's, Essex, NY
The Ashmont Boy Choir Camp is a four day choir camp at St. John's in the summer.  Find out more...
Diocese of Central New York
Sacred Sites Open House:
Each spring, congregations throughout New York State open their doors so neighbors can experience first-hand the wonderful art, architecture, and history embodied in our churches.
Also...the latest video from the Bishop Search Committee. 
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
International Events for Young People: 
this year's youth and young adult events.
The Diocese of Haiti
Haiti Episcopal college prepares students for agriculture, agribusiness
Five-year plan looks to revitalize school, address food and economic security.  Read the whole ENS story and see the video...
Diocese of Long Island
St. Andrew's Center Helps Reservation Residents Apply for Sandy Relief: More than three years after Hurricane Sandy, St. Andrew's Community Center in Mastic Beach helped Native American residents of the Poospatuck Reservation apply for recovery funds to rebuild or acquire housing. Read the story..
Diocese of New Jersey
The 232nd Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey took place on March 4-5, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The videos from Diocesan Convention include the presiding bishop's address.  See links for all of the videos...
Diocese of New York
Carpenter's Kids and New York - Central Tanganyika Updates
For more than a decade the dioceses of New York and Central Tanganyika have been in partnership through Carpenter's Kids, a primary education program which has helped over 7,000 children. Read more...
Diocese of Newark
Episcopal volunteers enrich Hudson County institutions &
Diocese of Rochester
Pilgrimage of Seeing the Face of God in Each OtherOn April 8, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., we gather at Diocesan House to hear the stories of New Americans  LuTee and Moo Ku Paw - childhood friends who sought refuge and have built a life in the United States. Read more...
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Diocese of the Virgin Islands Introduced to ABCD
At the invitation of our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. E Ambrose Gumbs, and in an effort to move towards self-sufficiency, four clergy associated with Black Ministries in the Episcopal Church, engaged the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands in an ABCD workshop.  Read the whole story...
Diocese of Western New York
Petals and Prayers             
The Diocese of Western NY, in cooperation with Trader Joe's on Niagara Falls Boulevard, delivers bouquets of flowers Monday through Friday to area nursing homes.  Read more...
Coming soon...Find out more...
Saturday, April 30, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Caging Our Mentally Ill:Mass Incarceration
2016 Conference at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
801 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
More information

Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference Planned
The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministries, has announced a special conference for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. More information

Diocese of NJ Bishop's Spring Conference: Building on our diocesan theme, 
Know Your Story, Live It Boldly, and drawing from her extensive knowledge of Christian formation practices across the church, Dr. Lisa Kimball (Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning & Professor of Christian Formation & Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary) will lead a day to equip diocesan leaders with confidence to strengthen Christian formation in their particular ministry settings. More information

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2016 Episcopal Health Ministry Conference "You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"

Celebrating 20 Years of Episcopal Health Ministries 
September 15 - 17, 2016. More information
Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries - Nominations Open
Nominees are being accepted for the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries. Based in Washington D.C., the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. The profile, filing information, and other important details are available here .

Episcopal Chaplain/Campus Ministry - Princeton University - Position Open
The Diocese of New Jersey supports the position of a full-time Chaplain at Princeton University. This position is made possible through the Procter Foundation and requires an ordained Episcopal priest who thrives ministering to undergraduate and graduate students in a highly rigorous academic, diverse and international environment. A complete description and information about the application process is available on the Diocese of NJ website. The application deadline is March 18, 2016.
Christian formation curriculum is based on House of Bishops' teaching on the environment.
At a time when Christians' concern for the environment is at its height, a pair of Episcopal priests have released a new curriculum that explores the flawed theology at the heart of the environmental crisis and guides Christians in developing a practical response.  It can be downloaded for free until July 1, 2016.
Grant Opportunities

The Louie Crew Clay Scholarship
In recognition of Dr. Louie Crew Clay's many years of prophetic witness in and beyond the Diocese, The OASIS - a justice ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark - is pleased to announce a fund to support scholarly work that shares our mission "to make the church safe for ALL people, and to challenge the church when its interest is self-preservation and not prophetic witness."

The OASIS will award up to two annual scholarships. Scholarship applications will be vetted by a special Scholarship Committee which will include Dr. Louie Crew Clay and winners will be announced at our anniversary in June. We welcome applications from writers, students, and researchers. For more information and the application go to the Oasis website. Application Deadline: April 1st, 2016
Coming soon...

JumpStart! CNY-Your Church Buildings Can Become an Asset to Your Ministry
Ready to "Jump Start" your church's ministry through creative use of your buildings?
Clergy, wardens, parish administrators, members of vestries, building committees and more are invited to learn how your church can be:
  • Thriving, not just surviving
  • Relevant to your neighborhood
  • Building ecumenical partnerships
  • Generating income for ministry
When: Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 6301 NY-298 East Syracuse
Registration: $25 per person covers refreshments and materials.
Registration is now open on the diocesan website of the Diocese of Central New York.
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,

Dioceses of the Province

Check the websites of the dioceses: AlbanyCentral New YorkConvocation of Episcopal Churches in EuropeHaitiLong IslandNew Jersey, New YorkNewarkRochester, Virgin Islands(no website), Western New York
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