Marking 400 Years of Slavery
In August 1619, a woman and a man were aboard a ship known as The White Lion, among the “20 and odd Negroes” that disembarked in Virginia. The Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) offers bulletin inserts and prayers for churches to recognize the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in this country. More details.

Vision in Action:
Liturgical Commission and Survey
Bishop Gutiérrez has commissioned a diverse group of members from the diocese to serve on a new Liturgical Discernment Commission focused on deepening engagement with the 1979 Book of Common Prayer; exploring alternative texts that are more inclusive and representative of the whole of God’s creation; and expanding the repertoire of our biblical language for worship. More details.
Diocesan Art Exhibition Accepting Nominations
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral takes great pride in hosting their 4th biennial Diocesan Invitational Art Exhibit from 11/1 to 11/24. Works of art to be considered can be nominated using this form here. More information can be found here.

2019 Convention Deadlines
For when to register, deadlines for submitting resolutions, etc., we have it all here.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
(March 12-25, 2020)
Save the date for this Bishop-led pilgrimage. Interested people should email the Rev. Matthew Dayton-Welch at to register or inquire with questions.   Travel package costs are still being finalized.
More News/Notices
It's a Tea Party! Join us on 9/21 for tea and fellowship with women from the 134 churches across this diocese. Event tickets are $10 which includes a catered tea party. ALL proceeds go to the diocese's female veterans moral injury project. More details.
DIOPA Youth Ministry is sponsoring a bus excursion to the National Acolyte Festival at the National Cathedral in Washington DC.  More details.
Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. Join us on 10/5 for a Poverty Simulation. More details.
The Bishop has called for sixty new deacons in six years. Are you called to this holy work? Contact us.
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