Episcopal Diocese of Utah
November Newsletter
Second Edition
November 19, 2019
Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King
Liturgical color is green.
FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE
Standing Committee Requesting Nominees to Elect Search Committee
The process of searching for and electing the Twelfth Bishop of Utah is underway! This will be an open process and the Standing Committee looks forward to working with all of our congregations in this important work.  
 
At this time, the Standing Committee is requesting each congregation select one lay person to represent your congregation to elect the Search/Nomination committee members.
 
Diocese of Utah Canon, Section 25.3:
 
A committee of electors shall be formed composed of all Clergy canonically and geographically resident in the Diocese and one (1) lay person from each Congregation chosen by the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee of such Congregation. It shall be the responsibility of the Clergy to select four (4) Clergy canonically and geographically resident in the Diocese to represent the Clergy of the Diocese on the Nominating Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the lay electors to select six (6) lay persons who are Communicants in Good Standing of a Congregation
 
The Convocation of Electors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Episcopal Church Center at 75 South 200 East, Salt Lake City.  It is mandatory that Electors, both Clergy and Lay, be present to secure an election of the Search Committee.
 
Please email the names of Electors with contact information (email & phone number) to  standingcommittee@episcopal-ut.org  no later than Sunday, December 15th.
 
Faithfully,
Your Standing Committee
 
Nancy Tanner, President
The Rev. Mary Janda, Vice President
The Rev. Garang Gabriel Atem
The Rev. Lyn Briggs
Kurt Cook
Debi Kuwada
The Rev. Canon Steve Andersen, CFO of the Diocese of Utah, Retiring in December
The Rev. Cn. Steve Andersen is retiring from the Bishop’s staff after serving the Diocese as Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Canon Andersen was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 and served as an associate at Church of the Resurrection, Centerville, from 2004 until 2015. He then started serving as an associate at All Saints, Salt Lake City. The Idaho native previously worked in banking before serving the church.

The Rev. Andersen also served on the boards of Mt. Olivet Cemetery and on the Episcopal Management Corp. He also authored a collection of his sermons, “Sermons from Salt Lake." He and his wife, Myrt, plan to move to Mexico in his retirement.
Stacy Shelton, Controller for the Diocese to assume CFO position in January 2020
Stacy Shelton, who has served the diocese for over twenty years, will be taking the position of Diocesan CFO at the beginning of the new year. Stacy is a Certified Public Accountant and knows the financial structure of the diocese inside and out. Her expertise and level of commitment will aid the diocese in this chapter of change and transition following The Rev. Canon Steve Andersen's retirement. The diocesan staff and church-wide ministries appreciate Stacy and look forward to working with her in her new capacity.
EDU Job Opening - Senior Accountant
The Episcopal Diocese of Utah is seeking a senior accountant. This is a full time position, including health and dental insurance, a retirement program, and a generous holiday and time-off program.

This position will report to the CFO and is part of a close-knit team of five in the Finance Department. A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required for this position. The successful candidate must be an exceptional team member, have an ability to be flexible, and have strong computer skills and outstanding attention to detail. The Episcopal Diocese of Utah and related organizations are fairly intricate non-profits. Aptitude or experience in fund accounting will be a plus.

Primary responsibilities include journal entries, accounts receivable, cash receipts, accounts payable, work with the annual independent audit, and other tasks as assigned. The full Job Description is available for download below.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $60-$70,000 per year. Interested applicants may submit their resume together with references and a letter of application by email only to sshelton@episcopal-ut.org .   No phone calls or paper submissions, please. Applications will be received until November 22, 2019.

To download the job description, please click here.
New Chaplain for St. Mark's Tower and St. Mark's Millcreek
The Rev. Anne Campbell has joined Episcopal Community Services as Residence Chaplain to St. Mark’s Tower and St. Mark’s Millcreek in Salt Lake City. In an unusual coincidence, Anne was ordained priest in the diocese the same year that St. Mark’s Tower was opened, 1979. Anne brings a background as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a gero-psychiatric RN, as well as parish ministry and chaplaincy to her new ministry.

She says, “It is a great joy to work with these residents, whose extraordinary stories teach and inspire me.. I am so proud to be part of our church, which provides the majority of housing for low income seniors in the state of Utah."
Quarterly Gun Violence Prevention Dinner Held at the ECCU
Bishop Scott B. Hayashi hosted the quarterly “Gun Violence Prevention” dinner at the Episcopal
Church Center on November 14th. The dinners serve as a group meeting of advocates calling for gun safety and reduction in incidents of increased gun violence. Government leaders, spokespersons, and concerned citizens discussed pending bills in the upcoming Utah legislature.

Representative Brian King detailed his efforts for background checks. He reported 90-percent of all Utahns continue to support background checks. He is looking for Republican support to help pass the bill. Advocates also discussed that Utah has had an increasing number of suicides by guns and how pending legislation could help. Of additional concern is the number of domestic disputes that end up with gun violence. Gun violence reduction has been a major part of Bishop Hayashi’s social justice efforts in his decade of leadership in the diocese.
Deadline to Register for the Tuttle School Curriculum Approaching
This local program is designed to serve those wanting a deeper understanding of faith and to offer formation for those seeking to hear God’s calling. The diocesan effort is geared toward two goals:   

  • A local program for those in the ordination process for the Diaconate

  • To deepen the theological and biblical knowledge of the people of Utah. You do not need to be in the ordination process to enroll. 

Classes will be held over one weekend a month. The academic term lasts 10 months and starts February 8, 2020. Classes run Saturdays 8:30-5:00 and Sundays 8:30-noon. The Cost is $750/year plus books and housing. Grants are available to help defer costs.

Study, learn, worship, pray and share meals together as you experience in a local community a commitment to strengthen your ministries, to hear God’s calling, and to discern your own path as disciple of Jesus.

Register for the program b clicking here.   The deadline to register is December 1st, 2019!
GO Mondays for Diocesan Youth
Diocesan youth had a fun night for November's Go Monday at St. Stephen's, West Valley City. Thank you to The Rev. Cn. Pablo Ramos for hosting this event.

The next Go Monday (for youth in grades 6-12) will be at St. James, Midvale on December 9th! Please join for food, fun, music and good conversation! Doors open at 5:30 for social time and group games, program goes from 6:00-8:00.
A Thank You to St. James from Karen Gleeson, Youth Coordinator/Camp Tuttle Liaison
A big THANK YOU to St. James for hosting our High School Leadership Overnight! Our youth really enjoyed themselves, learned some new communication and leadership skills, and felt very welcomed by all of the parishioners! Thank you so much for your support of our youth!
Happenings for Advent
The season of Advent is fast approaching.

We encourage all congregations and ministries to send Advent announcements, such as Lessons and Carols, to the   Diocesan Communications Office   so we can include them in the newsletter and on the diocesan website.

Thank you!
Upcoming Episode of Utah Epodcopalians Episode Talks Advent
A new episode of Utah Epodcopalians will be released on Monday, November 25th, and the topic of discussion is something that is on our minds - the coming of Advent! Our special guests are Bishop Scott B. Hayashi and The Very Rev. Tyler Doherty, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. They discuss the all-important season of Advent and how it fits into our liturgy. They also provide insight into how we can use the weeks of Advent to prepare for the coming of the birth of Jesus. 

It's an episode you won't want to miss. It will be posted to the diocesan website here , as well as on our Facebook page. 
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 will continue studying “The Gathering of Zion” by Wallace Stegner. Copies can be purchased for about $10 or so. The book group is always looking for suggestions from anyone, and for anything that can increase the outreach. The discussions are lively and diverse opinions are welcome.

For more information please contact Ernie Hale at 801-532-6406 or   erniehale@gmail.com.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Celebration of a New Ministry for
The Rev. Susan Toone
Sunday, November 24
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Provo
10:30 a.m.
St. Mary's will be having a special service celebrating their new vicar, The Rev. Susan Toone. Bishop Scott B. Hayashi will preside.
  
Following services, all are invited to join in the parish hall to enjoy refreshments and visiting.

For more information about The Rev. Susan Toone and this event, please click here.
Holiday Boutique and Luncheon


Saturday, December 7
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Holiday gifts and crafts. Lunch served - $10 per person, $5 for ages 12 and under.
Proceeds go to the Lantern House in Ogden to assist the Davis County homeless.

Cash, Check, Credit and Debit cards will be accepted.

For additional questions, please email secretary@ecor.org