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. 
Report of the Clerical Representative to Executive Council
Fall Meeting - October 9-12, 2020
The Executive Council met October 9-12 virtually. It was an excellent meeting with the morning worship services totally inclusive. Several different members participated in the service. Presiding Bishop Michael opened the meeting referencing Matthew 5: 6-7 and stated: “We are meeting in the midst of some pretty difficult times, but the Gospel teaches that Christians can be a light against that darkness. Read the whole report >
Congratulations to the three Province II UTO Grant recipients!
  • Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe - Digital Ministry Capacity Building for Europe: $9,322
  • Episcopal Diocese of New York - Bienstar en Portchester: $8,750
  • Episcopal Diocese of Newark - Sustaining: All the Way Up: $25,000
The 2021 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of this year's grants is Recovering with Love and Gratitude: An Episcopal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Local Contexts. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) for the second round of grants is 5pm (EST) on Friday, February 26, 2021.
News From Our 12 Dioceses
Diocese of Albany
The Mission Committee of the Albany Diocese will be offering their annual mission conference virtually this year. We invite you to join us in a watch party on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10am. We will launch the video via Facebook live and our YouTube Channel. Of course, the recording will be posted on the Diocesan Website for those who cannot watch the premier on Saturday morning.

The conference will take us on a journey around the world in 60 minutes as we visit with our mission partners and share in prayer and encouragement for the important work being done in the name of Jesus.
Diocese of Central New York
The Virtual Exhibit Hall! What will we have to come up with next?

What’s a Virtual Exhibit Hall? It’s an online version of the in-person exhibit hall at previous Diocesan Conventions! In recent years, delegates and visitors mingle during a Friday evening hospitality hour and check out the various exhibits. This year we are offering virtual “exhibits” via Zoom. The Virtual Exhibit Hall is not just for delegates or those attending Annual Convention—anyone may register and attend. Please share with anyone who might be interested!
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Beginning the work following convention: The Children & Youth Commission
Strategies for Education and Information:
  • Compile a central web resource and curricula list for children and youth ministry materials
  • Create a network to share best practices among leaders of the Convocation
  • Create an APL for Children's Ministry in collaboration with EICS
  • And more - Read it all!
The Episcopal Church in Cuba
Photos from Bishop Griselda:
Harvesting in hope, from the seeds sown in the ecological garden at Iglesia Jesús Nazareno in Santa Clara, Cuba
Diocese of Haiti
Haiti’s President urges ‘critical rethink’ to ensure development assistance targets national priorities

24 September 2020, UN Affairs

Noting the multidimensional consequences of COVID‑19, as well as ongoing political and socio-economic strife in many countries, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse told the UN General Assembly that today, more than ever, the world needs a multilateral system that performs better through greater solidarity. Watch the video >
Diocese of Long Island
Where to Find the Stories of Your Parish with Bishop Bill Franklin - Part of the Reading, Writing, and Reckoning series initiated by the Office for Congregational Support in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.
Diocese of Newark
Church of the Messiah in Chester is taking advantage of their large parking lot to restart their bell choir. Under the direction of music director Laura Craig, the bell choir rehearses outside each Sunday afternoon, wearing masks and standing at least six feet apart.
Diocese of New Jersey
Jubilee Ministry is an initiative of the Episcopal Church to engage congregations in the important work of empowering people to change their lives. When a church becomes a Jubilee Center, it joins a network of hundreds of churches throughout the Episcopal Church.
Diocese of New York
An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation of the Diocese of New York in collaboration with General Theological Seminary. Video presentation first shown at the 244th Convention of the Diocese of New York, held via Zoom on November 7, 2020, introduced by the Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, Bishop Suffragan, during his address to Convention.
Diocese of Rochester
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— Amid a new spike in COVID cases, operations could soon be changing for local churches and other houses of worship. Churches were allowed to reopen to visitors over the summer when new daily case numbers were lower. Read the full report and see Bishop Singh's video.
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Pastoral Message
The Twenty Third Sunday afterPentecost
Sunday the 8th of November 2020
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York
& Northwestern Pennsylvania
Alfred Price Named Canon Architect and Planner at Diocesan Convention - At diocesan convention on November 7, Bishop Sean read a citation naming Alfred Price, a longtime leader in the Diocese of Western New York, as an honorary canon of the diocesan partnership. See the citation and more >
Grants, Opportunities & Resources
Check the Province II webpage for more complete information - this is just a partial list!

  • 2021 Roanridge Trust grants
  • The 2021 United Thank Offering grants
  • Reading Augustine in a Time of Crisis
  • VTS Christian Formation & Discipleship offerings
  • Episcopal Service Corps 2021-2022 Application, Discernment Quiz
  • TryTank's Leadership Skills for the Next 10 Years
  • General Convention Task Force Survey
  • The Episcopal Digest: News from The Episcopal Church
  • CrossRoads Camp Notes
  • Preparing to Become the Beloved Community curriculum revised for Advent 2020
  • Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community
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)