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February 28, 2024

2nd Week of Lent

2024 eNews Schedule
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Save the Date(s):

Mark your calendars!

2024 Spring Training & Gathering: Get Equipped for Ministry

April 8-20, 2024

Retired Clergy Day

April 11, 2024


  • St. John's, West Hartford
  • Theme: Making Connections! Join your fellow retired clergy, their spouses, and partners for a light breakfast and lunch for renewed connection and conversation.
  • Register Here

50th Anniversary Celebration

Participation Deadline: April 14th


  • Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford on May 19, 2024
  • This is an ECCT-wide event, and we invite all couples who have celebrated their 50th Anniversary since May 2019 to renew their commitment vows.
  • Please complete the Participation Form Here if you’d like to be a part of the celebration!

ECCT Calendar

Nominations & Applications for the ECCT Youth Team at General Convention:

Deadline EXTENDED to March 1, 2024

ECCT is forming a Youth Team for the 81st General Convention in Louisville, KY (June 23-28)

Apply Here

2024 Lenten Reflections: Noticing God

Every Monday, the ECCT Stories Blog will feature a weekly Lenten reflection, including audio from the writers! See below for the most recent weekly reflections:

Sweeping Away the Dust

Reflection Written by:

The Reverend Canon D Littlepage

Knowing Birds by Snow

Reflection Written by:

Duo Dickinson

Lenten Resources

  • Springtime Region Confirmations: If your parish would like to participate in a region confirmation service, please contact Alison Hollo at [email protected]
  • March 30, 7:30PM Easter Vigil at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford
  • March 30, 5PM Easter Vigil at Christ Church, Ansonia
  • May 4, 10AM at Camp Washington, Morris
  • May 11, 10AM at St. Paul’s, Riverside
  • June 1, 10AM at St. Luke’s, Darien
  • If you would like to participate in the Confirmation Retreat at Camp Washington, Morris, on March 15–16, please contact Kallie Handlong
  • ECCT still has dates reserved for the Southeast Region on May 18 and the Northeast Region on June 1. If your parish would like to host, please contact Alison Hollo.

  • The Annual Parish Survey must be completed by June 30, 2024
  • The Annual Parish Survey (part of "Parish in Good Standing" criteria) is due by June 30 each year. But with so many parishes having their Annual Meetings this time of year, electing new officers and convention delegates, why wait? Take a few minutes to Learn more and Fill out the form here!
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or call 203-639-3501 x117.

The Philadelphia Eleven Movie Screening & Panel Discussion, March 10

ECCT is celebrating Women's History Month at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, by premiering a special documentary screening of The Philadelphia Eleven on March 10 at 4PM.

Join Bishop Ahrens and Bishop Mello for a movie night, a panel discussion with female leaders in our diocese, and engaging group discussions facilitated by the panelists!

A freewill offering will be collected for My Sister's Place, Hartford in honor of Women's History Month.


Clergy Renewal of Vows, March 17 and March 26

Please join your Bishops and other colleagues on either March 17 or March 26 to be refreshed and renew your ordination vows. Bishop Ahrens will be the celebrant, and Bishop Mello will be the preacher. The Services for the Renewal of Ordination Vows and Blessing of Holy Oils will take place on two days for the first time to allow those who work during the day to participate. Register below:

Sunday Evening: March 17 at 5PM-7:30PM  St. John's, Waterbury
Holy Tuesday: March 26 at 10AM-1PM Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford

Connecticut Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The State of Connecticut Nonprofit Security Grant Program (CT-NSGP) is a state-funded competitive grant program that provides reimbursement to awarded nonprofit organizations for security infrastructure improvements.  Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) organizations that are at heightened risk of being the target of a terrorist attack, hate crime, or violent act. Applications will be ranked and awarded based on the demonstrated need for security improvements.  

Maximum amount of funds available: $50,000 per facility. Applications are due by March 1, 2024.

More Info + Apply Here

Scholarships for Young People

Deadline: March 1

Funds are available for young people affiliated with worshipping communities in ECCT who are attending Episcopal primary or secondary schools; or are enrolling in an undergraduate or vocational training institution in the Fall of 2024. Applicants must be under the age of 25. Please contact the Dean of Formation, for more information. Award notifications will be sent mid-April 2024.

Apply Here

Educational Grants for the Children of Clergy

Deadline: March 1

Funds are available for children of clergypersons affiliated with worshipping communities in ECCT. Applicants should be attending or planning to attend Episcopal primary or secondary schools; or are enrolling in an undergraduate or vocational training institution in the Fall of 2024. Applicants must be under the age of 25. Please contact the Dean of Formation for more information. Award notifications will be sent mid-April 2024.

Apply Here

Be sure to read this section thoroughly. Dates and information get updated.

Warden’s Call

Join Bishop Jeff and Bishop Laura for a time of community and conversation with a recurring call on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:30AM - 9:30AM.

Important Dates:

  • March 13: All Wardens
  • March 27: Wardens w/o Clergy

Zoom information: Same as the current Wednesday Bishops Call Meetings

Lay Preaching Group

Join Bishop Laura every Tuesday

9AM-10AM online for a time of reflection and conversation as you prepare to preach on Sunday. 

Zoom information: 

Safe Church Training

The in-person comprehensive training is being held at St. Michaels, Litchfield on Saturday March 23, from 9am-12pm.

Please reach out to Bernice Jackson for additional questions or difficulties with registration.

Register Here

Clergy Seeking Parish Call: If you are interested in any of our parishes or have questions about the transition process, please reach out to the Rev. Cn. Tim Hodapp, Diocesan Transition Minister. 

Click the button below to view the Transitions List:

Parishes Seeking Clergy

Camp Washington
  Christ Church Cathedral