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“Being formed as followers of Jesus is a lifelong learning process that empowers each one of us to engage in the holy work that God has given us. Whether it is a Godly Play class, a week-long Vacation Bible School, a Sunday Forum, a Bible study or preparation for a call to ordered ministry we […]
Clergy: please feel free to print copies of this letter for distribution in the parish in lieu of reading from the pulpit. +ACS A Pastoral Letter on the Day of Impeachment December 18, 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, The goal of the Christian journey is unity and wholeness. Through the centuries, as we have best […]
III Advent 2019 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, I often speak and write about the Christian path as opening oneself to transformation. Transformation is the process by which we come to know, deeply, the love of God for us and all creation. We can put ourselves in the path to be transformed, […]
Thanks to 62 volunteers (adults and youths) that came to St. Mark’s, Lewistown, to assist with Toys for Tots. The volunteers distributed gifts to 190 families, which was almost 600 kids (toddlers to teenagers). What a blessing for so many! For more information, visit http://www.stmark-lewistown.org/
Years ago when I attended St. Martin in the Fields, in Chestnut Hill, they launched a community dinner program that they called SUPPER at St. Martins. The focus was simple, provide a free home-cooked meal for the whole family at the church on a mid-week evening, once a month. Over the years this program has […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Faith Neece, Diocesan Events Coordinator Tel: 717-236-5959 x1104 “LIVE NATIVITY-BISHOP OUT OF THE BOX” The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will hold their second annual Live Nativity Scene on Friday, December 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, Harrisburg, located at 4620 […]
To all those in our diocese who joined us at the 149th Annual Diocesan Convention, thank you! Many, many thanks to all of our volunteers and much appreciation to the Children and Youth program volunteers. We are excited to continue on the Shaped by Faith journey with you. To learn more about Shaped by Faith, […]
On Saturday, October 26th, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral began its 2019-2020 season of Music by the River, a series of concerts hosted at and supported by the Cathedral. Music by the River seeks to bring the finest musical artists and ensembles to perform at the historic Cathedral. The first concert, “Alex and Friends,” featured […]
DIOCPA Youth Ministry E-News October 2019 In this issue: Province III Trail to Truth National Acolyte Festival Youth Ministry at Diocesan Convention Winter Retreat Godly Play Volunteer Opportunity: Live Nativity Leadership Planning Weekend (See Correction) Upcoming Youth Leadership Training Dates Happening #13 Middle School Retreat EYE Province III Trail to Truth Pilgrimage for Racial Reconciliation […]
To read the latest Convention news, click here.
To read the article published in the Lewistown Sentinel, click here.
Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, As we wake this morning, September 5, 2019, we learn that Hurricane Dorian has regained strength back into a Category 3 storm and is moving slowly to the north, just off shore of the Carolinas. I am sure that you have been following this storm, as […]
To download the August 2019 Diocesan Digest, please click here.
Community Call to Action: Thursday, August 8th, 12:00 p.m. Penn Square Lancaster, Pa This is not a vigil. This is a call to action for people looking to respond to racism and recent mass shootings. Connect with others looking to change. Connect with people who believe “Enough is Enough”. Speakers will include The Rev. Jennifer […]
Street Fair Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Mission, Mt. Carmel Saturday, August 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. W. 4th St. &, S. Maple St.Mt. Carmel, PA 17851 Free Food & Ice Cream Bounce House & Games For more information, call: (717) 236-5959.Volunteers needed.To volunteer, visit http://bit.ly/streetfairmtcarmel
After a national search process and numerous interviews with several exceptional candidates, we are pleased to announce that The Very Rev. Christopher Streeter will be joining diocesan staff as the new Canon for Mission Development and Innovation. This position has been created to support the work of the new diocesan discernment initiative, Shaped by Faith. […]
Family and Friends Support Group, “It Takes a Village,” to Begin at St. Mary’s, Waynesboro After realizing that there were no available support groups to help families and friends of those addicted, Tammy Hagan, M.S., parishioner of St. Mary’s, Waynesboro, decided to propose a plan to the Vestry to create one. “It Takes a Village” […]
To read about how St. Thomas, Lancaster, is sharing a Bible Challenge with women at a local prison, click here.
Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, The last line in Wendell Berry’s bold, prophetic, and inspirational poem, “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front” (1973) is this: “Practice Resurrection.” Practice Resurrection. In a complicated world that can overwhelm us on a daily, if not hourly basis; in the maelstrom of political divide, […]
Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA, Read below to find out the latest diocesan news, information and upcoming events. If you have parish news, photos, events or information you would like included in the next Digest, please contact Alexis Guszick, Canon for Diocesan Communications, email@example.com. Ordinations to the Priesthood Kyle Murphy Friday, May […]
The first Saturday free meal has been part of the mission of Christ Episcopal Church for the last decade. Each month, the doors are open to the entire community to join in the sharing of a home-cooked meal and fellowship among neighbors. Often, college fraternities and sororities, girl scout troops, service organizations, and other […]
Clergy Conference Monday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 22 Registration is now open for Clergy Conference 2019. Our conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel, Harrisburg. Our theme is “Walking Together in the Way of Love,” and our keynote speaker is the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, Canon for Transitions and Church Development, […]
To download this letter, click here. 17 March 2019 2 Lent We bishops of the Episcopal Church were gathered in the hills of North Carolina, at the Kanuga retreat Center near Asheville, on Friday morning when we learned of the terrorist attack in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that resulted in the death of […]