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Diocese of Albany
Welcome Home Initiative©
The next Welcome Home Initiative© (WHI©) is scheduled for October 31st - November 2nd at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. WHI© offers healing for military veterans (men and women) and the spouses of military veterans who have served their country in combat.   Read more
Diocese of Central New York
Church of the Savior, Syracuse Receives Sacred Sites Grant: The New York Landmarks Conservancy has awarded a $9,000 grant to the Church of the Savior in Syracuse to help fund roof and exterior masonry repairs. Read more.
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Grüsewort: Bishop Pierre Whalon addresses the 60th Synod of The Old Catholic Church of Germany:
The International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference (IBC) met at the Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany, from 13 to 17 June 2016. Read his address.
The Diocese of Haiti
Hurricane Matthew was devastating in Haiti: Hurricane Matthew visited significant death and destruction across a wide path.. .Read more.  For information visit the Episcopal Relief and Development website. Donations through the ER-D will be sure to get to the people who need it.
Diocese of Long Island
Bishop Provenzano
Bishop Provenzano calls on parish communities to gather for prayer in the eight days leading up to Election Day:  In the midst of a disturbing and extremely volatile political season filled with rhetoric that has created new lows for our nation and shame on our national character, I am calling for an octave of prayer throughout the Diocese of Long Island.  Read more.
Diocese of New Jersey
Podcasts:  Optimism is cool again! Twice a month, the podcast will bring you conversations with priests, lay leaders, thoughtful personalities, authors and more. The newest is The Onslaught of Sorrow: How We Minister and Push Back.   Go to the podcasts!
Diocese of New York
Helping the Homeless at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NYC: Saint Mary's works with the Breaking Ground Initiative, whose goal it is to find housing or shelter for those living on the streets.  Please contact us if you would like to donate. Find out more.
Diocese of Newark
High school equivalency program in Newark draws on efforts of many neighbors: Newark Shared Ministries, an alliance of urban and suburban congregations and other partners, is launching its most ambitious effort to date: a program helping adults in Newark prepare to earn their high school equivalency diplomas. Read the story.
Diocese of Rochester
Leaders Converge to Discuss American 'Nightmare'
This November, national and local leaders will gather in Rochester to discuss a challenge identified by Martin Luther King, Jr., that still plagues the United States: the ever-present link between poverty, racism, and violence that oppresses people in our communities. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren will join a group of other civic and religious leaders in addition to youth from Teen Empowerment to explore concrete ways to support people traumatized by these forces. Read more.
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Congratulations to the Rev. Sandra Malone, who has been appointed as communications officer for the diocese!
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Diocese of Western New York
"Common Ground: An Islamic Perspective"
The second of a three-part discussion series will take place Wed., Oct. 19 at 7 pm at Calvary Episcopal Church (20 Milton St., Williamsville). Participants will explore the spiritual foundation for peaceful dialogue and its challenges from the perspective of the Koran, and the local experience of Muslims in our community. Come for coffee and dessert at 6:30 pm.
EYE 2017 - in Oklahoma on July 10-14, 2017!
Now is the time to plan for EYE 2017.  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...

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United Thank Offering Grants - Find out more.

Election Toolkit helps Episcopalians engage in nonpartisan activities.
The Episcopal Church has developed an online toolkit with a webpage that outlines how individual Episcopalians and congregations can participate in the electoral process through a number of nonpartisan activities.

Affordable Latino Art Sale
going at SMV Gallery - 145 West 46th Street, NYC
Find out more.

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From The Episcopal Networks Collaborative comes the General Convention Social Justice Resolutions Follow Up Guide.

Contemplative Christian Formation for the Whole of Life
Mons Nubifer Sanctus (Holy Cloud-Bearing Mountain) offers weekend, week-long and longer-term residential programs that assist people of all walks and stations of life to explore and to enter the spiritual wisdom and ways of the ancient Christian faith. Find out about their blog and coming events.
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 - October 19 & 26, November 9 & 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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