What's happening in Province II?  
Around our neighborhoods...
Diocese of Albany
The congregation of St. Paul's Church, 464 River St, Bloomville, NY is in the processing of expanding in order to serve their surrounding communities. Find out more...
Diocese of Central New York
Candidate "Walkabouts"
This series of meet-and-greet sessions, July 20-23, will give the people of our diocese the opportunity to get to know the candidates in our bishop search  
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
The world is seeing the largest mass movement of people since World War II. In this video we explore the situation in South Sudan, Burundi, and Europe; and look at how the Anglican Communion is responding with local partners in each area. 
The Diocese of Haiti
AIDS Treatment in Haiti is promising for developing nations.
Diocese of Long Island
St. Stephen and St. Martin's in Brooklyn drives health initiative
A Lenten health challenge from Bishop Provenzano to diocesan clergy looks like it will continue well past Easter Sunday and possibly benefit all churchgoers who may be facing high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
Diocese of New Jersey
The Diocese of New Jersey has a companion relationship with the Iglesia Episcopal del Ecuador Diócesis del LitoralHere is Bishop Stoke's statement  on the recent earthquake. 
Diocese of New York
It was announced by Bishop Dietsche that the Ven. William C. Parnell, Archdeacon for Mission since 2010, would be leaving shortly to take up the position of Canon to the Ordinary for Bishop Alan Gates of the Diocese of Massachusetts.  Read the Bishop's letter...
Diocese of Newark
Several Diocese of Newark congregations took Good Friday observances to the streets, many of them ecumenical efforts with neighboring churches.  Read the story...
Stephanie Spellers
Diocese of Rochester
The Generous Welcome Workshop is an opportunity to meet as learning communities around the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, who has been appointed by our Presiding Bishop as the Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation. Find out more...
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Rosalie Simmons Ballentine was one of the three representatives of the Episcopal Church at the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.  Find out more...
Diocese of Western New York
Church-School Partnerships
Does your church want to make a difference in your neighborhood?
Does your church want to reach children and families?
Grant Opportunity: Church Starts & Missional Initiatives
Applications are now open for the 2016 grant cycle for new church starts and Mission Enterprise Zones in The Episcopal Church. Applications are due June 1st.  Find out more...
Nominations to serve as a lay member on the Episcopal Church Executive Council are now being accepted through May 1

The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Secretary of General Convention, announced that the vacancy was created by the resignation of Executive Council member Joseph Ferrell of the Diocese of North Carolina whose term concludes at General Convention 2018. Read more
2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE)
The next Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma on July 10-14, 2017. Applications to serve on EYE2017 Mission Planning Team are now being accepted through April 30th. Find out 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

Stewardship Workshop, Diocese of New Jersey at Three locations!
April 30, 9:00am
Choose from St. Luke's Gladstone, St. Matthew's Pennington, Holy Trinity, Ocean City. Learn new methods, resources, and strategies for stewardship! Click to register and learn more

The deadline for applications for educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church for the 2016-2017 academic year is nearing - April 30.

Save the Date! July 7-10, 2016
Province II Youth Event at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ -flyer

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

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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
Coming soon...

Wisdom House: Introductory Wisdom School, Part A: Heart-Centered Living
Wisdom describes a foundational lineage of spiritual knowledge that underlies the Christian contemplative tradition and that outlines a detailed science of spiritual transformation. Find out more...

"Called to Transformation" Asset-Based Community Development Workshops-June workshop registration now open
The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development are offering a series of "Called to Transformation" workshops in various U.S. locations in 2016.  Find out more...

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.
New Look on the Province II Website

Since the February 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!
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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