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Convention 2018 Recap

Friday Night Service (11/8) In spite of the rain, people came out for Friday night’s service to officially begin the 235th Convention.  (We heard from Michael Ruk, dean of the Bucks County deanery, that some people drove three hours into the city for the service.)  Thank you to all who braved the elements to be ... [read more]

New Diocesan Seal Unveiled

The Diocese has a new seal to be used in all communications and marketing.  For more on the evolution of the seal, read this. 

Addressing the sin of violence

In a holy sanctuary, less than five hours from our beloved diocese, families walked into the Tree of Life synagogue for a Shabbat service. Women, men and children beginning their sacred service with prayers of gratitude for life. A man filled with hate and rage, encouraged by a society that seems to worship at the ... [read more]

Growth Development Fund Grants Available

Each week we will share with you a new initiative or resource that you may not know about. This week Bishop Gutiérrez details the Growth Development Fund which is now open for applications.   This unique grant fund will distribute $1.5M to diocesan churches over five years. Each year, 10 churches can receive up to $30K. ... [read more]

Bishop Gutierrez Part of Delegation of Episcopal Bishops in Rome for Canonization of Archbishop Romero

Bishop Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez was in Rome over the weekend as part of a delegation of Episcopal priests to witness elevating El Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero to sainthood. Romero was a beloved priest and advocate against social and economic injustice.  In his last homily, on March 23, 1980, he called on Salvadoran soldiers and ... [read more]

Parish Wellness Centers

  In our efforts to be active in advocating for social and economic equality, we have created partnerships with local universities so our parishes can be points of access to care in addition to places of worship. These Wellness Centers will be staffed by nursing and social work students to provide needed services to the community. No ... [read more]

News from the Diocese (9/20)

Please subscribe to this newsletter and other diocesan mailings here. Here are this week’s highlights: @WorkforYou: The Asset Map Register for Convention How Will You Bear Witness? Open Enrollment with CPG Church Farm School Receives Grant from Oprah Winfrey Episcopal Preschools Conference (10/20 @ St. Christopher’s, Gladwyne) Pre-Convention Meetings Diocesan Rites of Christian Initiation (9/29 ... [read more]

@WorkforYou: The Asset Map

    Each week we will share with you a new initiative or resource that you may not know about. This week, the Asset Map a joint program between The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief and Development. Canon Jennifer Tucker discusses how churches can find information and easily populate the map.

News from the Diocese (9/13)

The Offices of the Diocese will be closed on Monday, September 17 for a staff retreat. Please subscribe to this newsletter and other diocesan mailings here. Here are this week’s highlights: @WorkforYou: Congregational Life & ReDevelopment Open Enrollment with CPG St. James’ Outreach House Ground Breaking Ceremony Bishop Gutiérrez’s Holds Office Hours @ Trinity, Coatesville ... [read more]

Open Enrollment with CPG

  Annual Enrollment with CPG begins on October 15 and runs until November 3, 2018.  Keep an eye on the mail as CPG is sending each member a letter with the dates and other information. The plan selection will be the same as last year, with no significant changes to the plans. The rate sheet for ... [read more]

@WorkforYou: Congregational Life and ReDevelopment

    Each week we will share with you a new initiative or resource that you may not know about. This week, the Congregational Life and ReDevelopment Team (CLRT) which provides support to parishes. Rev. Michael Ruk, part of CLRT, gives an overview on an event we are hosting on 9/19/18 for clergy of small churches.

New Mission Process Approved

  Throughout the Episcopal Church the term “mission church” holds many meanings. In the Diocese of Pennsylvania, it refers to churches that are part of the Diocesan Coalition for Mission and Ministry (DCMM). Program Designated as far back as the 1980s, these congregations are dedicated to serving poor and vulnerable persons and focus their ministries ... [read more]

News from the Diocese (9/6)

Please subscribe to this newsletter and other diocesan mailings here. Here are this week’s highlights: We are revolutionary Pre-Convention Meetings New Camino Conference (9/12-14 @ St. John’s, Concord) Recovery Day (9/22 @ All Saints’, Torresdale) Your Help Needed with “Blessing Bags” Service of Hope and Remembrance (9/11 @ St. Andrew’s, Yardley) The Ladies’ Tea Party ... [read more]

We are revolutionary

  Play this video   (En español)   Our life as Episcopalians begins with Jesus Christ. Everything we do, everything we are and everything we aspire to be. Our love of the Bible, prayer, the Eucharist and our engagement with the world. This Diocese has an extraordinary history and a dynamic future.  When people think ... [read more]

The Diocese Needs Storage Space

  The Diocese is looking to rent between a two and three thousand square feet of storage space to hold records, furniture and artwork from churches.  The space must be first floor space with good loading facilities. If you have or know of space that could accommodate our needs please contact Sean McCauley, 215-621-8317 or ... [read more]

News from the Diocese (8/30)

Please subscribe to this newsletter and other diocesan mailings here. Here are this week’s highlights: Bishop Gutiérrez’s Speech at Nuevo Amanecer 2018 @WorkForYou: Opiod/Narcan Training New Camino Conference (9/12-14 @ St. John’s, Concord) Info on Diocesan Convention Workshop on Planned Giving for Parish Leaders (9/15) @ St. Mary’s, Wayne Gathering of Clergy Who Serve Small ... [read more]

Bishop Gutiérrez’s Speech at Nuevo Amanecer 2018

  The full transcript of Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez’s speech at Nuevo Amanecer 2018 is available here.

@WorkforYou: Opiod/Narcan Training

    Each week we will share with you a new initiative or resource that you may not know about. This week, Canon Smyth gives a brief overview on the opioid crisis and a training that will help you better understand the issue and be prepared to help. Register for the training here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diopa-narcan-training-tickets-4940070383.

News from the Diocese (8/23)

Please subscribe to this newsletter and other diocesan mailings here. Here are this week’s highlights: Protecting the Vulnerable (Bishop Gutiérrez) New Camino Conference (9/12-14 @ St. John’s, Concord) The Ladies’ Tea Party (9/15 @ St. David’s, Radnor) @WorkForYou: Evaluating Your Property Versus Evaluation Helping India African Celebration Under the Stars (8/25 @ St. Michael’s, Yeadon) ... [read more]

Your Help Needed with “Blessing Bags”

  According to Project Home, approximately 15,000 people, including families, access shelter in Philadelphia each year. For those staying in shelters, basic items – toothpaste, tissues, etc. – are too expensive.   At this year’s Diocesan Convention, participants will help assemble 250 “blessing bags” for those that are experiencing homelessness.  The bags will contain non-perishable ... [read more]