119th Diocesan Convention

The Gifts of God for the People of God 
by Kay Collier McLaughlin
Information about the 119th Convention can be viewed here.

The proposed agenda is now available.
Click here to view or Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.

The deadline for submitting resolutions is February 5. Click here for more information.

To apply or nominate someone for diocesan leadership, click here.

For information about donating a Youth Scholarship Silent Auction item, click here.
Pre-Convention Assemblies

All who are voting at Diocesan Convention (clergy and deputies) should try to attend one of our Pre-Convention Assemblies.  The dates and places have been set in conjunction with the clergy and deputies in the region.  All are welcome, but if a clergy or deputy is unable to attend the pre-convention assembly for their region, they may attend another assembly.  Assemblies will inform upon nominations, resolutions, new deputy orientation, and an opportunity for fellowship. 


Thursday, February 5, 6:30 p.m., St. Alban's, Morehead

Monday, February 9, 6:00 p.m., Our Saviour, Madison County

Tuesday, February 10, 6:30 p.m., Grace, Florence

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., St. Philip's, Harrodsburg  

Sunday, February 15, 3 p.m., St. John's, Corbin

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Ordination Invitation
Ascension Frankfort vestry on retreat at Transfiguration spirituality Center, Glendale
Acolyte Festival

30 Hour Famine
On the weekend starting March 6, youth starting in sixth grade of our diocese will be participating in a 30 Hour Famine. We will be going without food and spend our time doing community service projects and learning about the conditions and others have no choice but to make.

During our famine, we will meet James and Josephine who live in Uganda. James was 6 when he was kidnapped by the army. He watched them kill his father and then take a machete to his mother and slice her up. Then they turned to him and told him that he must kill his mother or suffer the same fate as her. They would also kill his little brother in the same way. He killed his mother. James is now 12 and has escaped the rebel forces, but lives at a World Vision shelter and is haunted by nightmares and guilt.

Josephine was 11 when she was kidnapped and given to a 40 year old soldier to be his ninth wife. After many beatings and sexual assaults, she escaped five years later with her baby and now lives in a World Vision Shelter for sexually exploited girls and women.

In Angola, there is a land mine for every child in that country. They cannot farm. Luciana is 6 years old and lives in the typical Angolan family situation. She goes days without eating. She weighs only 22 pounds. She will probably die within the year if food and help does not arrive.

The famine in Kenya due to water shortage has also left a death toll. In Nageer, Fouzia is 2 years old, but only weighs 12 pounds. She cannot walk or sit up without help. Fouzia's three siblings have already died. Fouzia is the only child left in her family and there is no food to feed her.

There are 10 million orphans in Africa. Because there is no one to care for them, they are often loaded on a bus, three year olds holding their one year old brother, and then the bus drives them out into the desert and drops them off and then drives away. They are left their to die: forgotten, alone, tossed out like garbage.

The average age of death of an American is 77. In Africa is it 35.

World Vision works in counties around the world wherever there are children suffering from hunger and poverty, including the United States. World Vision has an active center in the Appalachian Mountains, as well as in some large cities, other small rural places and anywhere a disaster strikes.

World Vision provided food, clean water, health care, clothing education, schools, seeds, animals and rebuilds communities so children can have a chance to grow up. Everyone deserves a chance to live.

We are each only given one life. We each only have one heart. Why is the world standing by and letting this happen?

Why are we?

We only have one life, one heart, let's do something.

In 1st John 3:18, it says: "Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action."

Please support the 30 Hour Famine with your prayers, with money and with a goal to educate others so children stop dying and suffering, while we live in plenty.

To register, please visit the Diocese web-site and print out the Registration and permission form. Please e-mail to let us know you will be coming. Thank you.

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Participant Letter
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What's New

Bruce Neswick Organ Recital

Church of the Good Shepherd, February 21


The Soul of Cash

Church of the Good Shepherd, February 26

What's Happening
2nd Sunday Potluck and Concert at ECOS

Our Saviour, 2323 Lexington Road, Richmond, February 8


Guatemala Mission Trip Meeting

February 14

The Cathedral Domain, March 20-March 22


Mission Trip to Guatemala
June 6-13

Epiphany 5
Christ Church, Harlan
   The Ven. Bryant Kibler, Priest-in-Charge

Last Sunday after Epiphany
The 118th Convention of the Diocese of Lexington, February 19-21, 2015
Morehead Convention Center, Morehead, Kentucky


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