Episcopal Diocese of Utah
February Newsletter
First Edition
February 4, 2020
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Liturgical color is green
Bishop Calls for Diocesan Convention
I n accordance with the Constitution of the Church, the Bishop must issue a call for a Diocesan Convention at least 25 days prior to the Convention. This serves as that electronic notice that Diocesan Convention will be held April 24th and 25th at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City. The Diocese will have a convention website with registration information, nomination forms for diocesan office, resolution forms, and other material. It will be online February 18th.
Diocesan Positions Open for Election at Convention
Bishop Scott B. Hayashi and your officers of the Diocese invite you to consider running for open positions on Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee. There will be two positions open on the Standing Committee (one cleric and one in the lay order) and two on Diocesan Council in the lay order (one at-large and one for Southern Region.) Nomination forms will be available on the convention website on February 18th. Additional elections will be held for Treasurer and Disciplinary Board members.
Visit New Bishop Search Website for Information on Search Process
A new website dedicated to the Diocese of Utah Bishop Search is up and running. It can be found by visiting utahbishopsearch.org . This site will be the resource for all information throughout the process, including forms, surveys, news and videos.

A link to the Bishop Search Site is also available in the banner at the top of the diocesan website.
Nominating Committee Selects The Rev. Michael Carney as Chair
The Nominating Committee, that is tasked with ultimately putting forward a final slate of applicants for the 12th Bishop of Utah, has asked committee member The Rev. Michael Carney to serve as its Chair. The cleric is the Vicar of St. Elizabeth's in Whiterocks and is second from the right in the photo of the committee. Others on the committee (from left to right) are:
The Rev. Kathalin Walker, St. David’s, Page AZ
Mary McEntire, St. Luke’s, Park City, UT
Rhonda Dossett, St. Paul’s, Salt Lake City, UT
Back row, from left to right:
Mike Mitchell, St. Jame’s Midvale, UT
Atem Aleu, All Saints, Salt Lake City, UT
Rick Stevensen, St. Stephen’s, West Valley City, UT
The Rev. Christopher Szarke, St. James, Midvale, UT
The Very Rev. Tyler Doherty, Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, UT
(The Rev. Michael Carney, St. Elizabeth’s, Whiterocks, UT)
William Downes, Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, UT
All Saints Book Club: Beyond the Red Doors
from Brianna Lanclos, All Saints SLC Parish and Media Coordinator
All Saints Book Club has gone beyond the red doors and now has a thriving online community, spanning 15 states and 4 countries! Be a part of this amazing community by participating in person at All Saints or online through our  Facebook Group   or email list:   brianna@allsaintsslc.org . We read an eclectic variety of books that are chosen by the members of the group. This month we are reading Octavia E. Butler's "The Parable of the Sower".

We will be meeting at All Saints and online Monday Feb. 17th at 7pm. All are invited and welcome. 
Ordination of Alison Desiderio Peterson to the Sacred Order of Deacons
God willing and the people consenting,
The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Eleventh Bishop of Utah, will ordain
Alison Desiderio Petersen to the Sacred Order of Deacons
on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
at All Saints Episcopal Church
1710 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah

Your prayers and presence are requested.
Reception to follow.
Clergy: Red Stoles
Diocesan Youth Ministry Update
EYE is a triennial event for the entire Episcopal Church (pronounced E-Y-E). About 1000 people (high school students, their adult mentors, and Bishops from around the church) come together and live on a college campus for a little under a week. EYE 2020 is being held at the University Campus of Maryland from July 7-11. For the application form and more information, click here.

WINTER RETREAT: Winter Retreat at Camp Tuttle was filled with joy as the youth laughed together at the variety show, went snowshoeing and sledding, played games together, drank hot chocolate around the fire and star gazed up into the beautiful mountain sky. Thank you to The Rev. Kurt Weisner and family for joining us with leading chapel and discussions on how we share joy with others

GO MONDAY: The next Go Monday youth event will be February 10th at All Saints Church, in Salt Lake City. Doors open at 5:30 for social time, program starts at 6:00 and goes until 8:00 pm. Go Mondays follow along with the program developed by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry called "The Way of Love". Please join for food, fun, music and good conversation! 

SPRING RETREAT: Spring Retreat for youth in grades 6-12 will be April 18-19th in Provo! Youth and leaders will stay at St. Mary's Church and participate in the ropes course at CLAS Adventure Park!
New Episode of Utah Epodcopalians: You ARE Loved!
Valentine's Day is coming up, and so the Utah Epodcopalians decided to discuss love. Our special guest, The Rev. Michael Carney, Vicar of St. Elizabeth's in Whiterocks, delves into the different kinds of love and how love connects to faith. He and host Craig Wirth also discuss the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Way of Love and how it inspires Christians to think differently about the power of love in our world today.

Don't miss this thought-provoking and moving episode.
Diocesan Book Group
The Diocesan Book Group meets every Monday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ECCU. Everyone is welcomed! The group is currently studying "A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of Faith," by Timothy Egan.

For more information, please contact Ernie Hale by email or text (801-532-6406 or erniehale@gmail.com ) if you have any other suggestions or ideas.