In Prov 2 - April 2019
From the Province
The Rev. Dahn Gandell and the Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe attended the ordination and consecration of the Rt. Rev. Mark Edington in Paris on April 7, 2019. Find out all about their adventures >
New: Focus Areas of Ministry
Consistent with the purposes of the Province, Province II’s current primary focus areas of ministry are as follows:
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Racism & Reconciliation
  • People on the Move
  • Youth Ministries
Each of these focus areas impacts each and every diocese within the Province. Please check out the website links for additional information on these ministries. Download a copy of the working document >
Save the Dates!
General Convention 2021 will be June 30th - July 9th in Baltimore, Maryland. General Convention 2021 will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center ( ), Baltimore, Maryland (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland; ).
Province II Bishops' Retreat is planned for April 30 - May 1, 2019
Province II Synod before General Convention will be April 22 -23, 2021 in the Diocese of Albany. All deputies are encouraged to attend.
From our dioceses:
Diocese of Albany
Sacred Speaking and Holy Listening (An article in the latest Albany Episcopalian by Lyn Barrett)
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex is a congregation that tries to reach out to the underserved, build bridges, and walk on the edges where Jesus often walked.  Read the whole story >
Diocese of Central New York
Becoming an environmental steward
Photo by s2art on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.
It’s not easy to intentionally become an environmental steward; yet, in many ways, all of us likely are stewards already: we take care of family, home and yard, the best we know and can. Read more >
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
The big news from the Convocation is the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Mark Edington as the Rt. Rev. Mark Edington, Bishop of the Convocation. Several Province II bishops attended, including the Rt. Revs. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe (CNY), Lawrence Provenzano (LI), and Chip Stokes (NJ). Watch the Convocation website and Facebook page for the coming stories >
Episcopal Church in Cuba
Together Again: Juntos de Nuevo - Cuba Pensions Campaign
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop, invites us to think beyond the immediate goal of fund raising for the pensions of our brother and sister clergy.
“That is a worthy effort; but there is more. We are inviting the whole church to a common moment of mission."  Read more, see the video, make a donation.
Diocese of Haiti
A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm is leading to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation, feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise's government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year. Read the story >
Diocese of Long Island
The Rev. Leandra T. Lambert, Curate, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, East Hampton, was one of the clergy interviewed on The question was about faith and caring for the sick. "The sick among us are dear to the heart of God. The gospel narratives detail Jesus’ movement among us — always with an eye to the cross (and indeed beyond the cross, by his resurrection and ascension to glory)."  Read the article >
Diocese of Newark
​Bishop Carlye Hughes reflects on how she's seen the Holy Spirit at work in our diocese. Also from Newark, on Sunday, March 17, Church of the Redeemer in Morristown hosted a vigil in the wake of the March 15 shooting at two mosques in New Zealand.  See that story and video >
Diocese of New York
The Diocese of NY is committed to designating 2019 the Year of Apology, in which we engage in the heroic work of apologizing for the church's culpability in slavery. But what does Apology mean?  Read more and find resources, including information on the Youth Pilgrimage.
Diocese of New Jersey
Julia Nemec is a first year student at The College of New Jersey. Here, she talks about the future of the church, her feelings on faith, and several other topics, from church music to interfaith conversations.
Diocese of Rochester
Rochester's oldest building is transforming into a public space. Built in 1824, Rochester's Two Saints Church is the oldest public building in town. And keeping with tradition, it's transforming into a public event space. The non-profit who owns the church. It also wants to spark a new interest in its rich history. Read more >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas is live-streaming its worship services on Facebook. 
Diocese of
Western New York
The current news from the Diocese of Western New York is that Bishop Franklin has retired and that the new bishop is the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, who is also  bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania. He is now Bishop Provisional in Western New York . Festival services were held on April 7, 2019, bidding Bishop Franklin a fond farewell as he heads to the Diocese of Long Island, and welcoming Bishop Sean. See the website for videos of these events >
Seamen's Church Institute Food Truck Festival
June 25, 2019 - Find out more >
  • Repudiating the Sin: Anti-racism training for Believers - more information >
  • Annual Jonathan Daniels Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage - For high school students to Hayneville, Alabama August 8-10, 2019 - flyer
  • Applications accepted for 2019-2020 United Thank Offering Julia Chester Emery internship - More information >
  • UTO Pilgrims on the Camino, a pilgrimage that combines portions of walking the Camino with visits to UTO grant sites in Madrid and Northwest Spain. ​Find out more >
  • UBE Regional Conference - The Bishop James T. Holly Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, here in Western New York, will host the Northeast Regional Conference of the UBE on May 3-4, 2019, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. More information >
"Sacred Ground", a film and dialogue-based series around race and faith has now been released. Curricular resources are available for download.
The Book of Occasional Services 2018, offered in both English and Spanish, is available as a free download from the publications page of the General Convention website, at ​
Evangelism Resources
Episcopal resources for evangelism abound, at the churchwide, diocesan and even congregational level. Here are some links that can help you to form new, faithful relationships with the community where God has called you to share the good news.
Provincial Council
President:   The Rev. Dahn Dean Gandell (Rochester)
Vice-President:  The Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe   (Central New York )
Secretary:  Canon Paul Ambos, Esq.   (NJ)
Treasurer:   Canon Phyllis Jones (NJ)
Lay Representative to Executive Council:  Canon Noreen Duncan  
Clerical Representative to Provincial Council:  The Very Rev. Joell Szachara   (Central New York)
Clerical Representative to Executive Council:  The Rev. Lillian Davis-Wilson (Western New York) 
Lay Representative to Provincial Council:  Yvonne O’Neal   (New York)
Episcopal Representative to Provincial Council:  The Rt. Rev. William H. (“Chip”) Stokes  (New Jersey)
Treasurer Elect:  Canon Phyllis Jones (NJ)
Webmaster, Editor, InProv2  Ms. Jan Paxton  (NJ)
Chair, Synod Planning Committee Dorothy-Jane Connolly  (Albany)