In Prov 2 - January 2020
From the Province
In addition to the phishing and whaling scams ( read Nina Nicholson's article) we now have billing scams! Read about it here and don't fall for it! >
Constable Grants 2020
The Office of Public Affairs has just released the information on these grants. Please read the information about applying through the Province. The provincial deadline is February 29, 2020 in order for processing and submission by the province to meet the March 31 deadline. Find out more >
Save the Dates!
General Convention 2021 will be June 30th - July 9th in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center ( ), Baltimore, Maryland (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland; ).
Province II Synod before General Convention will be April 22 -23, 2021 in the Diocese of Albany. All deputies are encouraged to attend.
Around the Province:
Diocese of Albany
Diocese of Central New York
Our Lord slept in a manger for lack of a bed, and today, thousands of children are sleeping on floors or the same reason. We have an opportunity to make a difference through the Sleep In Heavenly Peace project. SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE is a wonderful, national, not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to build beds for children who have no bed (toddlers to teens).
Read the article in the Albany Epsicopalian >
The Rev. Deacon Chuck Stewart and the Rev. Jeanne Hansknecht will lead a group of young people ranging from grade 8 through college-age in a pilgrimage to our Companion Diocese of El Salvador from July 15th-22nd. Find out more >
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Episcopal Church in Cuba
Vocational Training to Change the Future for Palestinian Students -
Parents the world over seek the best for their children’s education and for their future. But what are you to do if you are a Palestinian family living in the occupied West Bank with a child who is not thriving in the limited academic options available?  Read the article in the Trinité Magazine, the newsletter of the American Cathedral in Paris.
From the Friends of the Episcopal Church in Cuba: As we approach the end of 2019, we feel it is important to share with all of you what a great year we have had supporting Bishop Griselda, all the clergy and all the administrative team of the Episcopal Church of Cuba.  Read all about it and the Parish of the Month seeking a US Companion >
Diocese of Haiti
Diocese of Long Island
A Mission funded by Bishop McKelvey:  Rays in the Garden
"With Thanksgiving approaching, we have so many things to be thankful for, though these are tumultuous times here in Haiti. Haiti is currently in its ninth week of unrest and it has been even longer since there was fuel in our neck of the woods." Read the whole letter >
The attack on Saturday, December 28 at the home of a Brooklyn Jewish rabbi in the midst of a Hanukkah celebration after a rash of recent anti-Semitic incidents in our region impels us, the Episcopal Church bishops of Long Island, to speak out in solidarity and support of our Jewish sisters and brothers. ...
Therefore, we call on our fellow Episcopalians now to boost our own spiritual solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers. Anti-Semitism is a problem of special concern, not to be overlooked, to Episcopalians and all Christians.   Read the bishops' statement >
Diocese of Newark
Diocese of New Jersey
Churches partner to revive town's food pantry - In the early 2000’s during a Vestry meeting here at Christ Church in Budd Lake, one of our members asked us to conduct a thought experiment. She asked “What would happen if our church did not exist anymore? Through Partners In Compassion, the clergy association, the municipal government and our small church have “gone local” together in ways none of us could have gone alone. Read the whole article >
Kevin Thompson of St. Augustine's, Asbury Park, speaks of the love of Jesus helping heal racial divides.
Diocese of New York
Diocese of Rochester
We’ve All Got Skin In The Game is a podcast series that explores the dimensions and intentions of our effort toward meaningful apology. The conversations of prominent and everyday people voice their hopes and fears of a re-imagined and liberated society.
The Rochester Storybook Project—an outreach program of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Henrietta. Read the story >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania
Governor Albert Bryan delivered his second State of the Territory Address since becoming the territory's leader on January 13, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., at the Earl B. Ottley Legislative Building. Read the whole article >
School Partnership Expands Vision at St. Paul’s, Harris Hill - Six years ago, the people of St. Paul’s, Harris Hill, prepared for Christmas by filling tote bags with books for the children of Buffalo Public School 6. Read the story >
This list is just the titles - the information is on the website
  • Episcopal Relief & Development : ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE
  • The  Rooted in Jesus 2020 conference takes place from January 21-24 in Atlanta.
  • On new website, task force seeks participation in liturgical revision
  • Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries from across The Episcopal Church
  • Oasis 2020: Young Adult and Campus Ministry Conference
  • The Seamen's Church Institute's 43rd Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner
  • 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20)
  • Constable Grants - Deadline February 29, 2020 (application to the province)
  • Conant Grants from the Episcopal Church for the 2020-2021 academic year. Deadline February 19, 2020
  • ECF Fellowships - Applications for 2020 will be available from November 2019 - March 16, 2020.
  • United Thank Offering’s Young Adult and Seminarian grants - Application deadline February 7, 2020
  • 2020 United Thank Offering Annual Grants - Application deadline March 6, 2020
  • Online publication of the latest version of the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs
  • Online resources related to ECF’s Finance Resource Guide (FRG)
  • Light • Water • Food • Shelter • Community - free 5-week offering encourages individuals and groups to explore the riches of our worship traditions
  • Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices
  • Professional and Personal Development: how and where and how to find opportunities, a webinar
  • Leading Ideas Talks Podcast from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership
  • Faith Forward is a new podcast featuring vital conversations with forward-thinking ministry leaders.
  • ChurchNext and BeADisciple are online learning platforms
  • Gun Violence Resources
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 Phylli s Jones (NJ)
Provincial Coordinator: Ms. Neva Rae Fox (NJ)
Lay Representative to Executive Council:  Canon Noreen Duncan  (NJ)
Clerical Representative to Provincial Council: The Rev. Johnnie E. Ross (Rochester)
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)
Webmaster, Editor, InProv2  Ms. Jan Paxton  (NJ)
Chair, Synod Planning Committee Dorothy-Jane Connolly  (Albany)