In Prov 2 - October 2020
From Province II
Virtually Convention!
Yes, diocesan conventions will happen, but they will be virtual.

Here is a run-down of the plans for diocesan conventions in the province. There is no information about Haiti or Cuba.

For a Church Convention:
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in the Convention for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
What can you do?
  • Join in a season of prayer from October 27 - November 4
  • Forward Movement Publications and our Office of Government Relations are organizing a season of prayer, a novena, which is a nine-day period of intentional prayer for a specific intention, a time of prayer for an election.
  • On the 1st of November, will be a national service of prayer at our Washington National Cathedral.
  • From November 1st until November 5th, there's going to be a prayer hotline, a joint project with Try Tank (,Virginia Theological Seminary, General Theological Seminary, and members of our staff working together to create this prayer hotline.
  • Whether electric or the real candles in our windows at Christmas, why not light a candle? It's in our tradition to light candles, it's in the tradition of Hanukkah to light candles. So why not in this time of election light a candle while it's dark, and cast away the darkness? Light and pray and vote. The light matters, it's real.
  • Other Resources and more information can be found here.
Heading toward General Convention
  • The General Convention Website has all of the latest information and announcements
  • All of the news releases are on the News Page
  • Update on the 80th General Convention: The ongoing pandemic has led to rapid changes in every aspect of ministry and church life. With this in mind, church leadership is diligently exploring all possibilities regarding the 80th General Convention (June 30--July 9, 2021). Every decision regarding the General Convention must be made with due care for the health of each member of the beloved community, our hosting community and diocese, and in conjunction with local and national public health mandates. Discussions have been complicated by the fact that many of our service providers (including hotel and facilities staff) have been furloughed or have lost their positions during this pandemic. We expect that an announcement about the 80th General Convention will be made this autumn.
  • Stay tuned!
Around the Province:
Diocese of Albany
Bishop Love and Title IV
The hearing panel met and made a decision regarding the Title IV disciplinary matter involving The Rt. Rev. William H. Love.
Find links to all of the information, including the radio broadcast for October 14, here.
Diocese of Central New York
Pet Blessings
The Episcopal Church at Cornell celebrated animal companions on Sunday with this touching video slideshow.
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Mission in Georgia
Did you know that there is an Episcopal Congregation in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia? It is a mission of the Convocation. Services are held every Sunday, 15:00, at Peace Cathedral. Check out their Facebook page!
Episcopal Church in Cuba
Streamed live on Oct 4, 2020
As we closed the Season of Creation, Christian leaders from around the globe joined to celebrate the fruits of the season and reflect on our next steps together in caring for our common home. One of the leaders was Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpia.
Diocese of Haiti
Unrest continues
Haitian protesters march in the capital Port-au-Prince as opponents of President Jovenel Moise continue to demand his resignation.
Diocese of Long Island
Mercer School
Through year end 2020, the School will meet online via Zoom on one Saturday each month. The fall-winter semester dates are: 9/19; 10/17; 11/21; 12/12; 1/16 2021. Class sizes are limited. For class descriptions and registration, click on the Google calendar or the Fall Catalog displayed on the Mercer website
Diocese of Newark
Conversations on race with teens and college students
Being grounded at home throughout this pandemic period presented St. Elizabeth’s, Ridgewood as a community with an unexpected opportunity to connect with teens and college students in our parish – who might otherwise be too consumed with extracurricular activities, yet who with time on their hands have chosen to step up with courage – and engage in tough conversations about issues of race in America. Read the story >
Diocese of New Jersey
The Christian Life: Sin, Grace, and Redemption
"The Christian Life: Sin, Grace, and Redemption," Episode IV of Foundations of Faith,is available now. The Rev. Fleming Rutledge noted author and preacher, attempts to answer the questions What is the human condition? Why do we need a savior? How is our salvation accomplished?
Diocese of New York
The Fall issue is here!
The entire contents of the latest Episcopal New Yorker are now available online at our new website. Please go to to read it. If you spot any errors or bugs, please email
Diocese of Rochester
You are invited!
We would like to invite you to a special opportunity to learn from, and engage online, the authors of Unsettling Truths, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah, on October 24, 9-11am (Eastern Time).
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Pastoral Message
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday the 4th of October 2020
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania
On November 6, the evening before we gather for our joint diocesan conventions, the Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination will host an online Service of Reconciliation. This service, an introduction to the ongoing work that our congregations and dioceses will be doing together, is meant to bless and inspire our shared ministry of racial justice and healing. Find out more >
Complete information is on the website
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)
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)