November 2020
Nominations for elected positions in Province II of the Episcopal Church are now being accepted. Deadline: December 22, 2020.
The election of officers and other key positions will occur at the Provincial Synod, currently scheduled as a virtual meeting on April 22–23, 2021.
Constable Grants 2021
Apply now for Constable Fund Grants
The application process is now open for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2021 grant cycle from the Episcopal Church. The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of The Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2018, with a stated preference for work in the area of religious education.

Please note: Individuals, congregations, and dioceses must submit their grant proposals to their provinces for consideration. Each province may then approve only one grant application for submission to the Constable Fund Grant Review Committee. Only applications with provincial approval from within the nine provinces of The Episcopal Church will be considered.

The deadline for submitting Province II proposals is Monday, February 1. Submit your proposals to Neva Rae Fox, Province II Coordinator, nevarae@aol.com. Only completed proposals will be considered.

For more information:
News From Our 12 Dioceses
Diocese of Albany
Enjoy the December issue of The Albany Episcopalian available in electronic format. Read the December issue here

This issue features stories and updates on the ministries and programs happening around our Diocese, including a special message from Bishop Bill. The reports from Convention are also included.
Diocese of Central New York
This Thanksgiving, the good people of Emmanuel Church, Norwich and our community friends went above and beyond the call of duty to provide meals for over 600 people in the Chenango County-Norwich area.
Getting in extra early to maintain social distancing, these intrepid volunteers put together turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and all the other fixings for takeout AND delivery.
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Our commitment (visit the website ):
Resolution 2020–17: To Make Substantive Commitments to Climate and Creation Care
The Convention,
Recalling that in our Baptism we are given the gift of joy and wonder at all God’s creation;

Persuaded that caring for God’s creation and working to preserve the delicate balance of the climate of “this fragile earth, our island home,” is part of our Episcopal identity and Christian discipleship;

Desiring to integrate more deeply a commitment to climate stewardship in the life of the Convocation, its parishes and missions;
The Episcopal Church in Cuba
Florida Cuba Companionship Update:
The Diocese of Florida's Cuba companionship ministry shares a few of its bright lights of hope during the "Pandemic Pause" of 2020. Read the story >
Diocese of Haiti
Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Partnership Program Official Guidelines
These guidelines, as prepared by The Rev. Dr. Kesner Ajax, Coordinator of the Partnership Program for the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, are a series of best practices for schools and churches in North America who want to establish or strengthen relationships with their counterparts in Haiti.
Diocese of Long Island
For nearly two decades, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southampton had never once locked its doors, keeping them open for rest, prayer, solace and peace 24 hours a day, seven days a week — with no exceptions.
 It was a tradition born from the devastation of September 11, 2001, a time when religious, spiritual and agnostic individuals alike needed guidance, or simply a place to go, following the terrorist attack on New York City that day, just 90 miles away. Read the whole story in the Sag Harbor Express.
Diocese of Newark
A truck load of turkeys - Parishioners of All Saints, Glen Rock, along with community members, donated more than 200 turkeys to outreach partner St. Paul's CDC in Paterson.

The Rev. Mark Collins (center, in vest) and volunteers are pictured loading a truck with the turkeys on Nov. 23 for delivery to St. Paul's CDC in time for Thanksgiving.
Diocese of New Jersey
The St. Mark's Center for Community Revival plays a vital role in the life of Keansburg and the surrounding community, providing food, shelter, treatment options, and respect for the hungry and the homeless.
Diocese of New York
Third and Fourth Sundays of Advent Designated Time of Thanksgiving for Abolition of Slavery
At the 244th Convention of the Diocese of New York, one month ago, a resolution was offered and approved to designate the Third or Fourth Sunday of Advent as a time of thanksgiving for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution on December 18, 1865, which abolished chattel slavery in America.
Diocese of Rochester
Costa Rica Update 2020 from Episcopal Diocese of Rochester on Vimeo.
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
A Thanksgiving Concert at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, St. Thomas, USVI,
Celebrating 172 years from the Historic Garden Street District location.

  • The Rt. Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs, Bishop of the Virgin Islands
  • The Rev. Fr. Hayden G. Crawford, Interim Priest-In-Charge
  • Mrs. Riise S. Richards, Host
  • Maestro Gylchris Sprauve, Concert Director

The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York
& Northwestern Pennsylvania
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Youth Group Holds Turkey Drive - Collection provided 50 turkeys to Buffalo City Mission
St. Martin-in-the-Fields , Grand Island held a turkey drive to benefit the Buffalo City Mission. Fifty turkeys were donated to the effort, which was designed and run by the parish's Journey to Adulthood (J2A) youth ministry group. Read more >
Grants, Opportunities & Resources
Check the Province II webpage for more complete information - this is just a partial list!
  • From the Diocese of NY: This Soul Cried from the Abyss: Biblical, Theological, and Practical Resources for Preventing and Grieving Suicide - Tuesdays, January 5, 12 and 19
  • From VTS: The December/January flyer and online offerings for January and February
  • Episcopal Service Corps online open house
  • From TryTank: New Date: Leadership Skills for the Next 10 Years - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. ET

  • Constable Grants 2021 - February 1 deadline
  • Roanridge Trust Grants 2021 - December 18 deadline
  • United Thank Offering Grants - February 26 deadline

  • The Good Book Club - starts January 1
  • The General Convention E-news

Provincial Council
President: The Rev. Dahn Dean Gandell (Rochester) - on a leave of absence
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)