November 2021
179th Annual Convention Reminders
Registration Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021

We are hosting our 179th Annual Convention on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Youth Pavilion at Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center.

For more information on Convention, including the agenda, preconvention meeting and more, visit our website here.

Click the button below to register.
2022 Nominations and Resolutions:
Closing Dec. 15, 2021
 
Please click on the buttons below for more information and to submit a nomination or resolution for consideration. You may offer submissions by mail or online.
Bishop's Cross Award Nominations
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021

Click on the button below to learn more about the award and to
nominate an individual. The awards will be presented at the 2022 Diocesan Convention, both to lay and to clergy honorees.
Updates around the Diocese
Online Gift Matching at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville through Dec. 31

Through the generous support of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville is matching all online gifts (up to $500 each) through Dec. 31.

Take a look at all the great work they are doing in their community at stmarysjax.org and click the button below to contribute!
"Be the Light" Gala Raises Over $100,000 for Cathedral District-Jax Nonprofit
The nonprofit Cathedral District-Jax (CD-Jax), held its first fundraising event, the "Be the Light" gala, at St. John’s Cathedral on Sunday, Nov. 7. About 250 people attended the gala and were entertained with a concert featuring a Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble and a colorful light show. Following the concert, a silent auction was held in Taliaferro Hall.

CD-Jax met its goal of raising $100,000 to support the day-to-day operations and admin of the nonprofit and a month-long free event of lighting the entire Cathedral District in Jacksonville throughout December.

Just five years old, the nonprofit is working toward creating a leafy, green, vibrant neighborhood where a diverse array of residents can live, work and play together. Ginny Myrick, CEO and president of CD-Jax, told the audience that more than 300 residences are already underway just blocks from St. John’s Cathedral, and the goal is to create 2,500 new living spaces.

For more information, visit https://cathedraldistrict-jax.org/.
Celebrating 125 Years of Faith at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

St. Bartholomew's High Springs celebrated this momentous occasion and milestone with the High Springs community the weekend of Nov. 6-7. The congregation enjoyed excellent music and food on Saturday, followed by a moving service on Sunday where Bishop Howard confirmed five new members of the congregation.

Congratulations to St. Bartholomew's for 125 great years of service and faith!
Episcopal Relief & Development
Our Partners in Haiti Still Need Your Support

Episcopal Relief & Development continues to support the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and other partners in response to the devastating earthquake that struck on Saturday, Aug. 14.

The agency has been working to provide emergency assistance such as medical care, food, clean water and hygiene kits. You can continue to support these efforts by donating to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Haiti Fund.
Welcome Randy Winton!
In case you missed it, Bishop Howard recently announced that Randy Winton joined the Diocesan Staff as Director of Summer Camp and Youth Programs at Camp Weed. 

Randy and his wife Chattie live in Tallahassee and have 3 children - Sarah Beth, Eason and Anna Grace. He has more than 30 years of experience as a youth minister, including serving as the executive director of the Happening National Committee. Randy grew up on Amelia Island and was a member of St. Peter's in Fernandina Beach. 

Randy started his new role on Nov. 15 and began planning and programming Summer Camp for 2022. You can reach him by email at randy@campweed.org.

Please join us in praying for Randy and his family as he works to continue the wonderful traditions of our beloved Camp Weed.
Diocesan Happenings
Coming Up:
 
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Virtual Eucharistic Visitor Renewal and Basic Training

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 - Diocesan Council Meeting at Camp Weed


Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 - Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 - Office Closed for Christmas and New Year's Day
Helpful Links
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