News & Events

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]

@WorkforYou: Evaluating Your Property

    Each week we will share a new initiative or resource that you may not know about. This week, evaluating your property to maximize income! Canon Kirk Berlenbach discusses renting your space and re-envisioning current space to maximize income; as well as what you need to do beforehand. To inquire about these services please ... [read more]

Protecting the vulnerable

I want to offer a special prayer, one that I hope goes beyond today, for all victims of sexual abuse. Last week’s Attorney General report detailing abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania is both saddening and horrifying. The numbers described are not simply statistics, they are children whose lives, dreams, prayers, aspirations and hopes were ... [read more]

News from the Diocese (8/16)

Please subscribe to this newsletter and other diocesan mailings here. Here are this week’s highlights: New Camino Conference (9/12-14 @ St. John’s, Concord) @WorkForYou: Web Development Services Calling All Men & Women Volunteers Need for Film Scholarships for Seminary Students Book Discussion Group (8/27 @ St. Christopher’s, Gladwyne) Philadelphia Stand Down (9/8 @ V.A. Hospital) ... [read more]

Scholarships for Seminary Students

  T. James Fernley was a seminarian who passed away 44 years ago leaving behind a legacy to help seminary students. Each year, the T. James Fernley III Memorial Fund awards at least two scholarships per year in varying amounts. Full time seminary students going into their senior year of study with the intention of ... [read more]

@WorkforYou: Web development services

    Each week we will share a new initiative or resource that you may not know about. This week, web development resources! Cheii Web Development is an upstart enterprise created by the Diocese of Navajoland to teach young people coding skills and create jobs in web design. They also provide web development services.  We ... [read more]

News from the Diocese (8/9)

Please subscribe to this newsletter and other diocesan mailings here. Here are this week’s highlights: Online Giving Option for Churches @WorkForYou Mental Health/Wellness Centers Sundae Sundays (@ Trinity Church, Swarthmore) Episcopal Preschools Conference: “Raising An Episcopal Identity” Volunteers Needed for Film Traces of the Trade Screening (8/15 @ Cathedral Village) Philadelphia Stand Down (9/8 @ ... [read more]

Online Giving Option for Churches

  Because of the Diocese’s membership in The Episcopal Network for Stewardship we are able to offer churches an online giving option with lower fees. Tithe.ly is simple to use, accommodating all levels of technical ability. It’s as easy as online banking. Tithe.ly will even report parish giving by envelope number. We hope you will ... [read more]

@WorkforYou: mental health/wellness centers

    Each week we will share with you a new initiative or resource that you may not know about. This week, mental health trainings AND 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 ... [read more]