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The Consecration of Central New York's 11th Bishop

The Consecration of The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe as 11th Bishop of Central New York will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Liverpool, New York. Details, including hotel accommodations and related events, are available on the diocesan website.
Diocese of Albany
Albany Refugee Resettlement Ministry: Advocates Needed
The ARRM is looking for volunteers to advocate for Burmese refugee families who have been recently resettled in the communities of Albany and Rensselaer. Advocates help refugee families in the very basic needs necessary in assimilating to their new home. The St. Francis Mission is looking for people who can help right now. Read more.
Diocese of Central New York
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, who was ordained by Bishop Joslin in the Diocese of Central New York, has been elected the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis. She served several churches in the dioceses of Newark and Central New York.  She is also the first African-American woman elected to be a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church.   Read more. 
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
La Jungle: The biggest 'bidonville' in France
Historically, France has been the most or the second-most solicited nation in the world for asylum. Some, like Saudi Arabia, do not grant it at all. "The land of asylum" is a popular phrase describing France, and many thousands have benefited over the decades. Read more.
The Diocese of Haiti
Episcopal Relief & Development urges prayers for communities in the Caribbean and along the US East Coast that are dealing with the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Please donate to the Hurricane Matthew Response Fund and visit the organization's website for more information about relief and recovery efforts.  - See more here.
Diocese of Long Island
Cursillo conference lights up lay people with the spirit
More than 130 representatives attended the international conference hosted by the Diocese of Long Island. Cursillo helps develop lay leaders for the church by rejuvenating their zeal and driving them to greater Christian community involvement, senior Episcopal leaders said. Read more.
Diocese of New Jersey
The Jubilee Ministry Center at St. Peter's Church, Perth Amboy
This Ministry Center is comprised of St. Peter's Food Pantry that partners with the WECARE Perth Amboy Coalition of Food Pantries due to the growing hunger crises caused by an economy that continues to struggle. And that is just the start!    Read more.
Diocese of New York
St. Paul's Chapel celebrates 250 years in Lower Manhattan
Two hundred and fifty years to the day it opened its doors in Lower Manhattan in what was then the countryside, St. Paul's Chapel celebrated its anniversary with a special worship service and setting off a yearlong celebration. Read more.
Diocese of Newark
What I learned spending "a year in God's time" at Lambeth Palace
Just over one year ago I left my family, friends, and job to become a residential member of the Community of St. Anselm (CoSA). A vision of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, CoSA was created to bring young Christians of different denominations from around the world to live in an intentional community in Lambeth Palace. Together we lived our call to follow Christ through a shared life of prayer, study and service. Read more.
Diocese of Rochester
From Nightmare to Dream: Overcoming the Unholy Trinity of Povery, Racism, and Violence
From Nightmare to Dream: Overcoming the Unholy Trinity of Povery, Racism, and Violence

People from around the Rochester area gathered to discuss "the unholy trinity" of poverty, racism, and violence in our communities. A short documentary, featuring interviews of faith leaders and community members, was screened at the event. The documentary, along with full source interviews, can be found at episcopalrochester.org/voices
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Find all of the news from October and November in the Virgin Islands here! This includes the address by the Rev. Ian E. Rock, PhD, to the 256th Re-dedication Festival Dinner of St. John's Episcopal Church, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI
Diocese of Western New York
Discover Sundays: Welcoming the Stranger: The Refugee Experience and the Christian Response. The program will take place November 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Ministry Center in Buffalo, NY.
There are approximately 80,000 refugees in the greater Buffalo community. Meet, greet, and share traditional food with refugees being settled in our community by Journey's End Refugee Services, the local Episcopal Migration Ministries affiliate. Find out more.
Election Responses from Our Bishops
EYE 2017 - in Oklahoma on July 10-14, 2017!
Now is the time to plan for EYE 2017.  The theme this year will be Peace. This gives our young people time to hold fundraisers and apply for grants to be able to get out to Oklahoma in July.  It also allows time for chaperones to arrange for time off to accompany the youth. Read the whole article.  
Don't miss these opportunities and events!
Check the Province II website for a complete listing.
Grants and Opportunities...
  • The Diocese of New Jersey is seeking an energetic, creative and collaborative person to serve on its diocesan team. For additional information about this position, please visit our website.
  • Bishop Whalon has a new book out! Made in Heaven?: How God acts in marriage by Pierre Whalon
    Made in Heaven? proposes a new way to understand marriage and matrimony for all couples, seen from several viewpoints: scientific, biblical, historical, theological. Available on Amazon
  • The 2017 ECF Fellowship application is now open! ECF Fellows are scholars and ministry leaders, both lay and ordained, who are making a lasting impact on the Episcopal Church. To apply for the 2017 Fellowship click here, and to learn more about ECF's Fellowship Partners Program, click here.
  • Applications are now accepted for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of creation. Application information is available here. Deadline for applications is Dec. 31. Read more.
  • Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps: Applications accepted for 2017-2018 placements. Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Now, applications are available for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC. Read more. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

Praying in Color: http://prayingincolor.com/
Why Pray in Color?
  1. You want to pray but words escape you.
  2. Sitting still and staying focused in prayer are a challenge.
  3. Your body wants to be part of your prayer.
  4. You want to just hang out with God but don't know how.
  5. Listening to God feels like an impossible task .
  6. Your mind wanders and your body complains.
  7. You want a visual, concrete way to pray.
  8. You need a new way to pray.
A little early, but...it's not even Advent and Lent Madness is at it! http://www.lentmadness.org/.../lent-madness-2017-bracket-rel.../ The bracket has been released.
Coming Events

Mercer School is pleased to offer courses in a variety of theological disciplines to members of the Diocese of Long Island and beyond during this academic year. Find out more.

Learning to Live and Pray from Sacred Scripture - Wednesday Night Bible Study Class - November 16, and December 14 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Saint Joseph's Hall - 145 West 46th Street, NY, NY. Find out more.

Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, March 22-24, 2017 - Water is a gift. Water is life. As water crises increase, access to safe and clean drinking water decreases. Faith communities worldwide can help. Find out more.
Canon Charles Perfater,
The Right Reverend Lawrence Provenzano,
Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, Esq.,  Vice President
Canon Paul M. Ambos, Esq., Secretary
Canon Richard J. "Jerry" Carroll,  Treasurer
Jan Paxton,
Vacant, Clerical Representative to Provincial Council
The Right Reverend R. William Franklin,
Canon Noreen Duncan,
The Rev. Dahn Gandell,

Dioceses of the Province

Check the websites of the dioceses:  Albany Central New York Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Haiti Long Island New Jersey ,  New York Newark Rochester , Virgin Islands(no official website ),  Western New York
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