13 March 2020 Dear Members of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, The fast-moving pace of the Coronavirus and resulting cases of COVID-19, Wednesday’s upgrade by the World Health Organization of the illness to a pandemic, the Governor’s press conference on Thursday, and President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency today have all come to bear […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
To read the article published in the Lewistown Sentinel, 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
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.
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 […]
The Bible Challenge at St. Thomas, Lancaster The Bible Challenge is an easy way to read through the entire Bible in a year! Close to sixty St. Thomas parishioners have already signed up. The women of Lancaster County Prison will be joining them. Participants will read three chapters of the Old Testament, one Psalm, and a […]
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.” […]
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 […]
St. Andrew’s, Lewisburg walks #theWayofLove by feeding people. Click below. https://www.dailyitem.com/…/video_45d883fd-7e78-5287-81ee-9… #diocpaWeeklyWorshipWednesday #theWayofLove
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 […]
I had not intended to watch the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan, however, when it was announced that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, was to preach the sermon, I changed my mind. Having had a “selfie” taken with the Presiding Bishop at an event only a few days prior, how […]
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral welcomes well-known Episcopal theologian Dr. Deirdre Good as guest preacher for the Ascension Day service on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. In addition to featuring a sermon by Dr. Good, the service will include scripture readings, incense, a combined convocation choir, and Holy Eucharist. For more information, click here.
All Saints, Selingsgrove On every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday, except in December, Martha’s Table hosts a FREE community meal in our parish hall. All are invited to dine and socialize with fellow community members in attendance. The dinner is served on a first come, first served basis. Donations are greatly appreciated, but in no […]
On Saturday, March 24, St. Stephen’s Cathedral hosted members from across the diocese who came to participate in the Harrisburg, “March for Our Lives” event. For more information, click here.
Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) has awarded Newport’s Episcopal Church of the Nativity and St. Stephen the “Energy Saver” award, one of five awards nationwide in its Cool Congregations Challenge. This challenge awards $1,000 to faith communities for their efforts to address climate change by reducing their carbon footprint, becoming inspirations for their local communities. […]
Did you know that St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Harrisburg, offers a program of intentional living in the community for young people while they serve with local non-profits in the greater Harrisburg area? Do you know a recent college graduate who would love to join in this worthy mission? Applications to The Sycamore House […]