Friday, April 26, 2019

News from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania


The Offices of the Diocese are moving to Norristown
For the last eight months, a sub-committee composed of members from Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, the Finance Committee and the Property Committee had investigated other options, receiving final approval from the Standing Committee to move to St. John’s. Read the article here.

Caminos is Out!
The diocesan magazine was sent to all churches last week. In it, there are resources for churches, stories of faith and revival and more. If you did not get a copy, please contact us. You can also read it here.








Sacred Conversations, Town-Hall Style (5/9, 5/21)
In the last two months, we held three “fair share” conversations in churches across the diocese. They focused on the commitment of our churches to live into our call as the body of Christ in Southeast Pennsylvania as the Episcopal Church. At these sessions we will share some of our ideas for adjusting the budget and ask for your critical feedback. These are sacred conversations in our life as a diocese.  More details.

Special Needs Playgroup for Children Forming
5/11, Church of St. Alban, Roxborough
If you'd like to make meaningful connections with other special needs parents while giving your young children the chance to make new friends, please join parents for a fun new gathering. Future playgroups will have more structured themes such as "music and movement", "Disney Dance Party", and "Pete the Cat."More details.


Paradise Lost...and Restored
5/11, Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields 
The Climate Action Team hosts this concert to raise funds for Episcopal Relief & Development's California fire relief fund. The tragedy of Paradise calls our attention to the increasing frequency of “natural” disasters associated with climate change, whether in California, Houston, Puerto Rico, or right here in Philadelphia.  More details.
More Events
Anti-Racism Training
5/11, St. Asaph's, Bala Cynwyd

Join us for the second in a four-part series. Lailah Dunbar-Keeys from the Community College of Philadelphia, leads the second of four trainings presented this year by the
Anti-Racism Commission. More details.
Overbrook Gun Violence Awareness Day
5/5, The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

Faith communities in Overbrook coming together for a day of raising awareness about gun violence. The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas is one of the main participants and will be hosting the Memorial to the Lost. More details.
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