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Following Jesus in Province II

The International Atlantic Province

April 2022

News from the Province


Pre-Synod Workshops Set /Conjunto de talleres previos al Sínodo/Ateliers pré-synodaux

The workshop by Program, Budget, and Finance Committee (PB&F) originally scheduled for April 20 has been postponed due to the PB&F meeting that will be happening in May. The workshop has been rescheduled for June 8, 2022. More information on the time and links will be available at a later date. It is hoped that the date and time will work for most deputies, but every effort will be made to make a recording and any materials available soon afterward for those who cannot attend. 

Save the Date!

The next meeting of the Provincial Synod will be on May 5, 2022. Plans are being made for this synod to take place on Zoom. Check the website to see the information as it becomes available:

The online registration form is here. The firm deadline for registration will be April 25, 2022. After that date, registration will be closed. Anyone who misses the deadline will need to contact Jan Paxton directly and will not receive voting credentials. The Synod Agenda is available on the website >

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Resolutions from Province II


Resources from Previous Workshops


General Convention News

The 80th General Convention is scheduled for July 7–14, 2022, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The March 2022 Newsletter from the General Convention Office:

  • Registration for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is Now Open
  • 2023-2024 Budget Feedback for the Joint Standing Committee on Program Budget & Finance
  • Registration is Open for the General Convention Children’s Program
  • Attention Resolution Writers: New Editing Procedure for Amendments in Resolutions
  • House of Bishops Issues a Pastoral Letter
  • Executive Council to Meet April 20-23
  • Updating Contact Information
  • GC80 Reminders
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Sharing Grassroots Initiatives

Some representatives of diocesan antiracism committees from around the country have decided to have an exhibition booth at this year’s General Convention. Its purpose will be to share grassroots, antiracist ideas and initiatives with Convention attendees. Our national church has given us many excellent antiracist resources, and there is wonderful antiracist work happening in dioceses and congregations as well. Our booth would share some of those grassroots efforts.

Find out more >

News from our twelve dioceses

The Diocese of Albany

WTEN's coverage of Trinity's Special Service of Peace, Prayer and Encouragement for the People of Ukraine on April 2, 2022


Diocese of Central New York

80th General Convention: CNY leaders urge action to address nuclear threat - The 152nd Convention of the Diocese of Central New York passed a resolution endorsing "Back from the Brink," a grassroots initiative to prevent nuclear war. Find out more>


Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

From the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, Rome, Italy - We are excited to announce that every Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JNRC, there will be a desk dedicated to the Ukrainian population. A cultural mediator of Ukrainian nationality and a team of volunteers will offer information on services in the area, administrative and legal support and help in finding a job. Assistance will also be offered for the enrollment of desk users in Italian language courses aimed at work integration held at the JNRC.


La Iglesia Episcopal en Cuba

Mensaje a todas las mujeres en su día - Amadas hermanas gracias damos a Dios por este día que se recuerda el testimonio de tantas mujeres que con su coraje y amor abrieron un camino de equidad e igualdad de derechos y oportunidades en el ámbito social y también en el eclesial.

Cada una de nuestras comunidades está marcada por el testimonio de muchas mujeres que en el pasado y el presente son Luz y testimonio de ser verdaderas activas misioneras en el servicio y amor al prójimo y a los más necesitados.

Continuemos siendo esencia, color, ternura y generosidad. “Mujer, Dios no solo te bendice, Él hace de ti una bendición”.

Su Pastora

+Maria Griselda Delgado del Carpio


Diocese of Haiti

Episcopal Relief & Development has received two grants totaling $500,000 USD from Trinity Church Wall Street to support disaster response and recovery efforts in Haiti. These grants enable the organization to reach over 40,000 vulnerable people whose homes were destroyed or who lost income as a result of the August 2021 earthquake. Read more >

Diocese of Long Island

On Sunday March 27, the Long Island Lutheran-Anglican Roman Catholic Dialogue sponsored a lenten ecumenical prayer service for healing, reconciliation, and unity in the church and the world. This video features Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, Monsignor Donald Beckmann (Honorary Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and Honorary Canon of the Cathedral of the Incarnation), the Rev. Paul Egensteiner (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; New York Synod), the Rev. Kelsey Brown (Jesu's Table Lutheran Church), and the Most Rev. John Dunne (Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre) speaking about the importance of ecumenical worship in this time.


The Diocese of Newark

With the call of Spring, activities moved forward at the Garden of Hope at the Community of St. John Baptist (CSJB) in Mendham. The mission of the Good News Gardens movement, as led by The Episcopal Church, is to partner with people in transformational agrarian ministry that feeds body, mind, and spirit. Good News Gardens is a church-wide movement of individuals, congregations, schools, colleges, seminaries, monasteries, camps and conference centers involved in a variety of food and creation care ministries – gardening, farming, beekeeping, composting, gleaning, feeding, and food justice advocacy. Collectively Good News Gardens share their abundance, their prayers, and the Way of Love in their communities and beyond. Read the whole article >

Diocese of New Jersey

Join us on Saturday, April 23 at 10 am for ECS-NJ’s 4th Summit! Our Keynote Speaker, the Rev. Sara Lilja, will discuss the theology of civic engagement and accompaniment, and then delve into the practical skills needed to be effective in the public arena. More information >


Diocese of New York

The New York Diocesan Reparations Committee was created by the 330th Diocesan Convention in response to three 2006 General Convention resolutions calling on dioceses to respond to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its aftermath of segregation and discrimination. The role of the Reparations Committee is to collect and document information on the complicity of the Diocese of New York in the institution of slavery and its subsequent history of segregation and discrimination. The committee will consider the benefits the Episcopal Church derived from the institution of slavery and collect, through documentation and storytelling, information on historical and present-day privilege and under-privilege in order to discern a process toward restorative justice. ​ Find out more >


Diocese of Rochester

​Christ Episcopal Church, Corning, NY, is at Fran's Landing.

Love in Action - Going Beyond the Red Doors: Great News! In addition to FREE COVID-19 Home Test Kits still being available at Christ Church, we provided a supply to Fran's Landing for distribution yesterday. We are pleased to share that Fran's has already distributed close to 100 tests and counting!!! Teamwork at its best! Thanks be to God!


Diocese of the Virgin Islands

The priests in this picture currently serve the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands through the collaborative ministry of the diocese and the Office of Black Ministries. The priests of this diocese met together for a time of collegial conversation and to renew ordination vows. From left to right we are the Rev. Ellis Clifton, Jr. (Priest in Charge of St. Mary the Virgin, Virgin Gorda - BVI) Bishop Scott Benhase (Bishop Provisional of this diocese), The Reverend Sandye A Wilson (Interim Dean - All Saints Cathedral Church on St. Thomas - USVI) and Fr. Donald Kerr (St. Paul on St. Croix - USVI). To learn more about this ministry; to engage in supply work in the diocese; or discern a longer placement in the Virgin Islands, please click this link.

The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania

The partnership dioceses' Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination received a Community Hero Award from The National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York.

The Rev. Matt Lincoln, chair of the commission, and the Honorable Rose Sconiers, first vice chair, accepted the award on the Commission's behalf. Watch their remarks on YouTube .

Opportunities, Grants and Resources

See the complete listing and information >

This is just a partial list of what you will find if you go to the webpage!


  • May 5-June 9 Poverty, God, Politics (in person)
  • May 13     Faith in the Future Talks (Part 3 released - Parts 1-2 will be available for registrants as well) 
  • June 5-10   Deep Calls to Deep Residency 2022 - “The Future of Preaching in a Changed World” 
  • July 6   TryTank’s “Church Shock” movie released (more details on this soon) 


See the list on the ENS Website >


A host of Pentecost resources from VTS and this:

Pentecost Explained from Trinity Church Wall Street is a resource that can be utilized in the parish eNews or to spark conversation with youth about the significance of the feast day in church. 

For a more detailed exploration of Shavuot, or the Festival of Weeks, this video from BimBam may be helpful. It provides historical context as well as information about modern observation.

The Provincial Council

Contact a council member >

President.....The Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe

Vice-President..... The Venerable Dr. Walter Baer

Secretary..... The Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe

Treasurer..... Canon Phyllis Jones

Clerical Representative to Provincial Council..... The Rev. Johnnie E. Ross 

Lay Representative to Provincial Council..... Yvonne O’Neal

Episcopal Representative to Provincial Council.....The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes

Clerical Representative to Executive Council..... The Rev. Lillian Davis-Wilson 

Lay Representative to Executive Council..... Canon Noreen Duncan

Lay Representative to Executive Council elect..... Thomas K. Chu, Esq. 

Chancellor of the Province..... Martha L. Barry, Esq. 

Provincial Coordinator..... Neva Rae Fox

Assistant Treasurer..... Elizabeth A. Jacobs

Chair, Synod Planning Committee.....​Dorothy-Jane Connolly

Webmaster, Editor, InProv2..... Jan Paxton

Provincial Representative to Executive Council Committee on Racism and Racial Reconciliation..... The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate

Youth Representative..... Grace Ann Porpeglia

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