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> Lent Edtion
> April 2011
> In This Issue
> Anglicanism Remixed:
> Are You Registered Yet?
> Ditty Bag 2011 Campaign
> Changes in the Diocese of Western New York
> Resources for observing Earth Day
> Cranes of Hope Project
> Jubilee Ministry Grants
> Province II
> Central New York
> The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
> Long Island
> New Jersey
> Virgin Islands
> Western New York
> Featured Article
> Stephanie Spellers
> "Anglicanism Remixed: Embracing the Other, Our Traditions and the Future"
> Sponsored by the Provincial Congregational Development Network
> Rev. Stephanie Spellers and a host of experienced leaders will guide us on a practical, inspiring journey that explores:
> > Radical welcome and embracing the gifts of our changing cultural contexts
> > Anglican traditions that prepare us to be church in the 21st century
> > Emerging forms of Christian community that share the ancient gospel in fresh ways
> Come with a team, ready to share your own wisdom, build relationships with other Province II leaders and plan for the future. Come with an open mind and heart, ready to envision the church we're becoming ... together.
> For information...
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> Spring is coming slowly to the northern part of Province II and we're almost to Holy Week. Here are just a few notes of what is going on in the province along with at request for your news. The next large issue of In Prov 2 will be out at the end of May, so I need you to send me your news - networks, dioceses, parishes - by May 16, 2011 at the very latest.
> Are You Registered Yet?
> Go to the Focus Issue
> The bargain price for "Anglicanism Remixed...", the Province II conference May 5 & 6, will only hold for a few more days. The early registration price of $120 per person lasts only until April 15, 2011...and then it changes to $130 on April 16! You can still get in for the lower price by going to the online registration page. After the 16th that same registration link will only show the $130 price.
> We are really excited to be having The Rev. Stephanie Spellers as the plenary speaker and Isaac Everetts as the music leader, as well as five outstanding provincial leaders presenting workshops, Social Media in the Church, How Are They to Hear, Believe Outloud, and Evangelism Beyond the Walls.
> Ditty Bag 2011 Campaign
> The Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey needs your help with ditty bags for our seafarers.
> Seafarers are rarely home for Christmas. They miss their families' joy of the season. We can show them our appreciation for transporting the materials that support our way of life.
> WHAT'S A DITTY BAG? Traditionally, a bag in which seamen would keep personal items for everyday life. Since seafarers rarely have a chance to come ashore and shop, the Seamen's Church Institute and other seamen's centers provide them with "ditty bags" containing toiletries and similar items at Christmastime. We often get wonderful letters of thanks from crews half way around the world.
> SCI invites your congregation to support our efforts this year to help show appreciation for the seafarers' labor in bringing us the needed goods on which our economy thrives.
> Ditty bags are a great project for a Youth Group, Sunday School Class or Outreach Committee. What a neat way to learn more about the Church's mission outreach to these migrant workers of the sea. The seafarers welcome any and all contributions!
> WISH LIST
> Knitted Hats & Scarves (dark colors)
> Cans of Shave Cream (7-11oz. Can)
> Toothbrushes & Toothpaste (4-6oz. Tubes)
> Heavy Socks & Work Gloves
> Deodorant Sticks
> Mini Sewing Kits
> Pens & Writing Tablets
> Nail Clippers
> Financial Contributions
> Please call or email us to let us know what you can contribute.
> FIND OUT MORE about the Seamen's Church Institute:
> Seamen's Church Institute
> 475 N. 5th Street
> Philadelphia, PA 19123
> Fax: (215) 922-0737
> Changes in the Diocese of Western New York
> [Western New York Church Acts and Postings] All members of the diocese of Western New York were invited to an open house on Saturday, April 9 at the new diocesan ministry center at 1064 Brighton Road in Tonawanda.
> These new diocesan offices in the ministry center are part of the transformations taking place as Western New York visions for the future.
> During the weekend of April 29 - May 1 the clergy of WNY will meet with the Presiding Bishop and consecrate and install Bishop-elect R. William Franklin.
> While members of the diocesan transition committee are planning, organizing and following up on details in these weeks before the consecration of the next bishop, others are also hard at work.
> Art Werner of Advent, Kenmore, with the able assistance of Cathedral member Tom Heyer, are busy fashioning native cherry wood into an elegant crozier.
> Here they are in the process of bending and gluing 42 strips of cherry veneer only 1/36" into the curl typical of the top of a bishop's crozier. This painstaking process took about a five hours. The shaping of this wood, the creation of the remaining sections of the staff and the carving of the dogwood blossom that will adorn stretch ahead.
> And at St. Peter's, Westfield the indefatigueable women of St. Peter's Reinvestments group have been busy for weeks designing and stitching fabrics donated by churches around the diocese into the festive altar frontal that will be used on April 30.
> Watch their website for more news and pictures!
> Episcopal Church offers resources for observing Earth Day 2011 on April 22
> This year, Earth Day falls on Good Friday
> [March 30, 2011, Office of Public Affairs, The Episcopal Church] With Earth Day 2011 on April 22 nearly here, resources are available for observing and recognizing this annual event.
> "This year Earth Day falls within Holy Week, specifically on Good Friday, a profound co-incidence," noted Mike Schut, Episcopal Church Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer. "To fully honor Earth Day, we need to reclaim the theology that knows Earth is 'very good,' is holy. When we fully recognize that, our actions just may begin to create a more sustainable, compassionate economy and way of life."
> He added, "And on Good Friday, the day we mark the crucifixion of Christ, God in the flesh, might we suggest that when Earth is degraded, when species go extinct, that another part of God's body experiences yet another sort of crucifixion -- that another way of seeing and experiencing God is diminished?"
> Earth Day resources are available here: www.episcopalchurch.org/earthday
> Cranes of Hope Project, St. James, Clinton, NY
> [The Messanger] St. James, Clinton in the Diocese of Central New York, has been folding origami cranes to show support for Japan. We have folded more than 500, and our goal is at least 1000. Cranes are sacred in Japanese culture and there is a legend that if one folds 1000, a wish will be granted. Our wish is that everyone in our Diocese will join with us in prayer, send donations and continually uplift the people of Japan. On March 27 and April 10, several parish families, the Rite13 interdenominational youth group, and some people in the community stopped by to fold cranes. All proceeds and donations will be sent to Japan Relief.
> For more information, see www.stjamesclinton.org/tsumani-march-2011
> Jubilee Ministry grants awarded for Episcopal Church programs and mission work
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> [April 5, 2011, The Office of Public Affairs] The Social and Economic Justice Office of the Episcopal Church Center has awarded 103 Jubilee Ministry grants in 50 dioceses for 2010 and 2011 in five categories for more than $157,250 to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church.
> The 2010 categories are: health and nutrition; building a just society; and diocesan development. The 2011 categories are Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) workshop funding and summer camp partnership grants.
> Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal Church whose mission efforts affect the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues. Grants to Jubilee ministries are awarded annually.
> Congregations in Province II receiving grants were:
> Diocese of New Jersey; Community of Hope Ministries. $2,500.00
> Diocese of New Jersey; Christ Church New Brunswick Food Pantry. $750.00
> Diocese of New Jersey; St. Andrew's Jubilee Center. $750.00
> Diocese of New Jersey; Education and awareness of Jubilee Ministry in diocese. $1,000.00
> Diocese of Long Island; Enlarge circle of community stakeholders. $5,000.00
> Diocese of New Jersey; Focus on community & resource renewal. $5,000.00
> Diocese of New Jersey; St. Andrew's - camp for children of incarcerated. $1,000.00
> Diocese of New York; Incarnation Center - camp for children of incarcerated. $1,000.00
> Diocese of New York; Rural & Migrant Ministry - summer reading camp. $1,000.00
> Diocese of Newark; Grace Church Nutley - camp for children of incarcerated. $1,000.00
> Diocese of Newark; St. Paul's Episcopal Church - summer reading camp. $1,000.00
> For more information contact the Rev. Christopher Johnson, Episcopal Church Jubilee Officer, cjohnson at episcopalchurch.org
> Jubilee ministries www.episcopalchurch.org/jubilee
> Remember to send your diocesan, network, parish news by May 16, 2011 to webeditor at province2.org !
> Comments, questions and suggestions? Email Communications Officer for Province II, Jan Paxton
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