What's happening in Province II?  
Out in our neighborhoods...
Diocese of Albany
It wasn't just another Saturday night in downtown Albany...this Saturday night was something very special. The bishop from Karen State, a small state within the county of Myanmar, (formally Burma), traveled half way around the world to visit with some of his former congregants. Read the article.
Diocese of Central New York
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York is pleased to announce the election of The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe as the new bishop of the Diocese. Duncan-Probe currently serves as the Rector of St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. See the video greetings and more. 
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
 On August 7 the Anglican-Episcopal Church of Christ the King, Frankfurt, Germany, welcomed back the Rev. Dorothee Hahn as guest preacher. Mother Dorothee is an Episcopal/Anglican priest and deacon and the congregation's missionary to Romania. Mother Dorothee brought some unique Romania handcrafts that could be purchased to support her ministries. Following the service, Mother Dorothee showed slides and spoke about her work in Romania.

The Diocese of Haiti
Tropical storms are devastating in Haiti: A severe tropical storm affected the Dominican Republic on July 31 and August 1, 2016, causing floods in several locations, and damage to houses and roads. The tropical storm then moved towards Haiti, a country extremely vulnerable to floods. Read the article.
Diocese of Long Island
Local Clergy React to Increasing Violence, by Laura Eng, The Red Hook Star Revue
The news this summer has been rampant with violence in the form of terrorist attacks, police shootings and ambush attacks on police officers. These hot topics have undoubtedly led to a great deal of nationwide tension. We asked several local clergy members to weigh in on the situation.Read the article.

Diocese of New Jersey
Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Leader Raises Voice for the Poor - Visits Parishioners of Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton: The Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey represents the positions of the Lutheran and Episcopal churches on the issues of justice and social policy. LEAMNJ serves to shape and influence public policy in the state and in local communities as it affects and impacts vulnerable populations. Read the article.
Diocese of New York
UN Sunday - September 18, 2016
at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City - For the 36th annual United Nations Sunday, the Cathedral welcomes His Excellency Peter Thomson, President-Elect of the 71th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Read more.

Diocese of Newark
Joining Jesus on the Journey: A river-to-river pilgrimage - 88.4 miles, 31 Pilgrims, 2 support vehicles, 5 drivers, 17 churches and 2 Episcopal-related organizations visited. 79 welcoming individuals offering food, water, shelter - and occasionally, kiddy-pool footbaths. Hundreds of photos, Thousands following on social media. Impact: remains to be seen.
Diocese of Rochester
Faith: St. Stephen's deacon sews goodness at nonprofit - When Rasheeda Wallace started her Rochester-based clothing line, Amani Couture, she had plenty of drive and creativity, but she needed tips on ways to get a more professionally finished look - on a start-up budget. Read the article 
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
The Union of Black Episcopalians honored Rosalie Ballentine of St. Thomas with the Verna Josephine Dozier Honor Award at its 48th annual business meeting and conference held in New Orleans, La., July 31 to Aug. 4. Read more.
Diocese of Western New York
The youth of St. Mark's, Orchard Park, and the youth of St. Martin's, Grand Island, returned recently from a week-long pilgrimage to France. This was the Holy Pilgrimage which is part of the Journey to Adulthood program. Read the article which appeared in the Grand Island Dispatch.
Congratulations to Diane Pollard, who received the Mattie Hopkins Honor Award, and to Rosalie Ballentine, who received the Verna Josephine Dozier Honor Award, at the Union of Black Episcopalians 48th Conference.  Read the article  
Don't miss these opportunities!
Applications accepted for Episcopal Church Digital Evangelist:  
Duties for the Digital Evangelist include developing strategies for efforts for the building of relationships, creating community, and fostering of an inpirational online social presence by managing and implementing the Episcopal Church's growing digital evangelism ministry. Detailed position information and application instructions are available here
Deadline for applying is August 29.

Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York, New York, March 13-24, 2017. Find out more. The application is available here. The deadline is Sept. 16

Freedom Sunday is a global day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking. In 2016 Freedom Sunday will be held on Sunday, September 25. Churches all over the world will join together to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and show the world our compassion for men, women and children who are trafficked and exploited emotionally, physically and sexually. Learn more and sign up to share your story or if you plan to take part.
The application process is now open for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2016-2017 cycle.The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2015. Find out more . Deadline for applications is November 1.

Pokemon Go Resources: Free Printable Poster, Bulletin Insert & Ways to Engage from Forward Movement.  Get yours here! 
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Thursdays at 2:
Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church's Facebook page
here and YouTube Channel here.

Election Toolkit helps Episcopalians engage in nonpartisan activities.
The Episcopal Church has developed an online toolkit with a webpage that outlines how individual Episcopalians and congregations can participate in the electoral process through a number of nonpartisan activities. Find out more.

Walk Through the Door to Holiness 
October 3-5, 2016 At Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
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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
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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