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The next issue of the In Prov 2 will be the e-zine/pdf format "large" issue. This will be a perfect place to highlight the ministries of your diocese or congregation.  Send your story and photos to webeditor@province2.org by January 10, 2017 to be included.
Diocese of Albany
St. Peter's Church, Albany, NY, along with Partners in Outreach, operates an overflow homeless shelter during the winter months to augment the ministry of the Capital City Rescue Mission. The Mission selects 12-15 women from their population and brings them, along with a mission resident assistant, to St. Peter's at 8:00 in the evening and they stay until 7:00 a.m..  Find out more...
Diocese of Central New York
Twenty bishops, from El Salvador to Eastern Oregon to Long Island, attended the Consecration of the Rt. Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe as the Bishop of Central New York. [Photo by Cindy Barrus]
See the photos and videos and read more... 
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the outreach efforts of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Waterloo, Belgium, to provide meals and other needed services for people seeking safety from violence in Syria and elsewhere in the region.   See more...
The Diocese of Haiti
Presiding Bishop releases letter about the Diocese of Haiti
"The task before us now is to work together in the Holy Spirit to attain the greatest degree of healing and reconciliation that is possible in the Diocese of Haiti and our wider Episcopal Church. And this we do not for our sake alone, but for the sake of the people of Haiti, the ministry of the Diocese of Haiti, the wider Episcopal Church, and the very integrity of our witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ itself."
Diocese of Long Island
Ali Forney Center in Harlem featured on the Today Show
The Ali Forney Center and Episcopal Diocese of Long Island have worked together to provide emergency shelter at the site of the rectory of the Church of Saint Andrew in Astoria, Queens, for the last seven years. During his convention address in November, Bishop Provenzano announced a new phase of the partnership.  Read more...
Diocese of New Jersey
Trucks filled with Food for Hungry
The Rev. Matthew Tucker and members of Christ Church, Bordentown, along with Hope Hose Humane Fire Company #1, sponsored a food drive, "Fill Fr. Matt's Truck for Thanksgiving" on November 17th. Read more...
Diocese of New York
"If your church closed tomorrow, what difference would it make to your neighborhood?" That's the question we asked ourselves 10 years ago at St. Thomas Church, Amenia Union, New York. At the time, St. Thomas was a parish of 16 members with a history as a mostly weekend congregation for many of its 150 years. Yet this group of 16 people had called me as their full time vicar because they wanted to make a go at becoming a full time church with a real mission. I said yes and off we started on this most amazing journey.   Read the whole article in the Vestry Papers from ECF...
Diocese of Newark
More than 2,000 asylum seekers and immigrants are being detained in jails and correction centers in northern New Jersey. Many of them are alone and without support, knowing no one in this country, and able to communicate with their families back home only with great difficulty. St. George's Church in Maplewood has begun partnering with the non-profit organization First Friends of NJ and NY, a 2015 Alleluia Fund grant recipient, to support these detainees through a variety of services. Read the whole story...
Diocese of Rochester
2016 Thanksgiving Message
2016 Thanksgiving Message

Diocese of the Virgin Islands
St. Paul's Boys' Club is currently celebrating 24 years of serving the young men in the Sea Cow Bay area of Tortola, in the (British) Virgin Islands. Read more and see the pictures...
Diocese of Western New York
Last month the Landmark Society of Western New York presented St. James', Batavia with their 2016 Stewardship Award for the restoration of the bell tower of the church. Read the story...
From the webinar "Before You Say a Word: Developing Your Communications Plan": The webinar recording, PowerPoint slides, and resources are now available at the following link on ECF Vital Practices: http://www.ecfvp.org/webinars/developing-your-communications-plan/
Check out all the other webinars in the ECF recording archive and consider using these with your congregational leadership or finance teams. A full schedule of upcoming webinars is available here

Videos of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, workshops and plenary sessions from Evangelism Matters, along with handouts and additional resources, are now available on-demand here and here. Read more...
Don't miss these opportunities and events!
Check the Province II website for a complete listing.
Coming Events
Bishops United Against Gun Violence to host April 2017 event in Chicago
Registration is now open for "Unholy Trinity: the Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence" a conference sponsored by the Episcopal organization Bishops United Against Gun Violence on April 20-22, 2017 at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Read more...
The Project Resource Conference: Registration is now open for this training conference on May 9-11, 2017, at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The aim of the conference is to train teams from participating dioceses in the art and science of raising money, raising people, and developing planning and communications that support these initiatives. Project Resource seeks to change the culture of resource development in our Church to be more fruitful for God's mission. More information can be found here.

Mercer School is pleased to offer courses in a variety of theological disciplines to members of the Diocese of Long Island and beyond during this academic year. Find out more.

Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, March 22-24, 2017 - Water is a gift. Water is life. As water crises increase, access to safe and clean drinking water decreases. Faith communities worldwide can help. Find out more.
Grants and Opportunities...  
  • United Thank Offering Grants
    Annual UTO Grant materials are now available.  Deadline:  the first Friday in March. Read more... 
  • The 2017 ECF Fellowship application is now open! ECF Fellows are scholars and ministry leaders, both lay and ordained, who are making a lasting impact on the Episcopal Church. To apply for the 2017 Fellowship click here, and to learn more about ECF's Fellowship Partners Program, click here.
  • Applications are now accepted for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of creation. Application information is available here. Deadline for applications is Dec. 31. Read more.
  • Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps: Applications accepted for 2017-2018 placements. Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Now, applications are available for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC. Read more. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
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,
Vacant, 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:  Albany Central New York Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Haiti Long Island New Jersey ,  New York Newark Rochester , Virgin Islands(no official website ),  Western New York
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