To download this letter, click here. 11 February 2019 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, Among the record number of 502 resolutions considered at our most recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church (Austin, TX July 2018), was Resolution D034, “Amend Canon IV.19.4- Suspending Statute of Limitations.” This resolution was passed […]
Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, Parish Information Requests Parish Annual Meeting season is upon us and we ask that you provide the names and contact information for those elected as Lay Delegates to Convention as well as your Vestry. Each parish is required to submit your Parish Annual Meeting dates, Lay Delegates […]
Tuesday 22 January, 2019 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, I write to you today to invite your generosity for our brothers and sisters in Pennsylvania who are furloughed federal workers, experiencing the effects of a partial federal government shut-down that has lasted, now, 32 days. The Pennsylvania Food Bank has opened […]
Celebrate Theological Education During the Month of February 2019 “There are people waiting in our pews and in our communities, hungry to learn more about God and faith, looking to be fed in deeper ways, just wondering how to discover the world of saints and traditions that guide us through the decisions we make today.” […]
19 December 2018 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, In the 8th century Before the Common Era, […]
To read our DIO CPA Youth Ministry E-News: December 2018, click here.
Report of the Bishop’s Address Team to the Diocese November 30, 2018 Introductory comment: Following Diocesan Convention in October, Bishop Scanlan asked a group of lay and clergy members of the diocese to reflect on what we heard about the Bishop’s vision for the diocese as it was articulated in her convention sermon and address. […]
The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace, Gettysburg provides a space for people with different beliefs and ideas to discuss Politics People from all sides are gathering to discuss politics from in a civil manner at The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace in Gettysburg. It’s called, “Politics, Facts and Civility”. To read […]
Advent Resources for your Parish The Episcopal Church is offering Advent curriculum resources for your parish. Please click on the link below for more information. https://www.episcopalchurch.org/advent-and-christmas-resources-2018
St. Andrew’s, Lewisburg walks #theWayofLove by feeding people. Click below. https://www.dailyitem.com/…/video_45d883fd-7e78-5287-81ee-9… #diocpaWeeklyWorshipWednesday #theWayofLove
30 October 2018 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, I write today to invite your compassion and action in the aftermath of Saturday’s deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In these past days, I have written to the rabbis and congregation members of synagogues, temples and Jewish Community […]
To read the Diocesan Digest: November 2018, click here.
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16 August 2018 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, As the stores begin advertising back-to-school sales, and the hours of daylight grow incrementally shorter, I am led to thinking about the fall and what lies ahead for us in our common life together as God’s people. The time that I spent […]
2 August 2018 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, I am writing to bid your prayers for our brothers and sisters of the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Harrisburg as they receive the names of persons accused of sexually abusing children in the Church. The Rt. Rev. Ronald Gainer, Bishop of […]
To download, the Diocesan Digest: July 2018, click here.
26 July, 2018 Dear members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, I write to ask your prayers for our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as he anticipates surgery this Tuesday, July 31st, for prostate cancer. Earlier this week, The Episcopal News Service (ENS) published an article sharing the news of Bishop Curry’s diagnosis and treatment […]
It was 2006, just before I graduated from college, that I first heard rumblings about this house attached to a church in Harrisburg where young adults could live in a community setting and volunteer locally. Once graduating, I ended up moving just a few blocks from what I learned was called the Sycamore House, a […]
Tuesday 17 July, 2018 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, I write to you from the big comfortable chair in the corner of my living room, having arrived home on Saturday afternoon from General Convention #79 in Austin, Texas. It was a whirlwind 14 days in which we worked, prayed, witnessed, debated, […]
Today is the last day of the 79th General Convention in Austin, TX. I will begin this day in the House of Deputies serving as an Alternate Deputy. There will be nine hours in the legislative session, so I am writing this early because I may need to relieve a lay delegate currently serving on […]
A word about our schedule. It consists of colored-coded blocks so you know what’s going on in the course of the day. Legislative meetings are represented by blue blocks, worship is green, joint sessions are a different shade of green, deputy certification is orange, and legislative sessions are pink. At the beginning of General Convention, […]
Wow, What a Day! The longest day yet of this General Convention. If we were tired before, we better buckle up and push through the 20-mile ‘wall’ of this marathon convention. As I sat down to write this at 11:40 pm, when finished with all my work, forgive me if I ramble or make little […]
Didn’t Attend 2017 Convention? View photos Watch Online The 147th Annual Diocesan Convention was live-streamed via Facebook. To view the footage, click here.
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Hotel Information We look forward to seeing you at the 148th Annual Diocesan Convention in Williamsport on October 19th and 20th, 2018. Please note that overnight accommodations are not included with convention registration. If you attending Diocesan Convention, the cut-off date to reserve a hotel room at the group rate is September 16, 2018. Please indicate Convention 2018 […]
The following Resolutions have been submitted for the 148th Annual Diocesan Convention: Resolution #1 The Episcopal Home Commendation Resolution #2 Loving Care of the Aging Resolution #3 Resolution Equal Gender Rights Resolution #4 Care of Creation Resolution #5 Racial Reconciliation Resolution #6 Evangelism Please see below for helpful information when drafting convention resolutions. Please […]
At the 148th Annual Diocesan Convention, the following people have been elected to the Committees listed below: Council of Trustees Clergy-The Rev. James (Jim) Jenkins, Deacon, St. Paul’s, Bloomsburg Lay-Shannon Mikolajczyk Berndt, St. Luke’s, Altoona Disciplinary Board Clergy-The Rev. Ken Wagner-Pizza, Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Williamsport Clergy-The Rev. Dr. Kimberly Brooks, Diocesan Supply Clergy Lay-Kevin W. […]
Convention Forms The Annual Meeting Date Form, the Church Leadership/Vestry Data Form and the Certification of Lay Delegates to Convention Form must now be completed online. If you have not yet completed these documents, please read the instructions below. Step One: Electronically submit the date of your Parish Annual Meeting Date. To submit the date of the […]
Since my committee (Congregational and Diocesan Vitality) didn’t meet this morning, I admit that I started my day by hitting the snooze button a couple of times! But then it was time to jump in and get to work, and it seems that in all we do, we are held together by prayer. We began […]