NO ONE LIGHTS A LAMP AND THEN PUTS IT UNDER A BASKET
Our diocese is rich with many currencies of Gracious Leadership that can be shared... if others only we knew they were available!
We are in the process of putting together a "Sharing our Currencies" catalog of workshops and courses available to be presented by people just like you. We need your participation!
Two examples that are now in the catalog:
"Church Liability and Insurance Issues" Presenter: George Plews, Chancellor of the Diocese
"Bereavement Support Group in a Parish" Presenter: The Rev. John Brockman, Retired Clergy
Have one to offer? Here is the form. Please submit your offering!
HEALTH CARE: OPEN ENROLLMENT
Our open enrollment is from October 6-30 so please be watching for your insurance packets from the Medical Trust. This is the time of year you may change plans and add or delete dependents in our medical and dental plans. Full employer information has been sent to all active clergy, parish administrators, senior wardens and treasurers. Be sure all employees currently covered and those under another plan through a spouse receive information. Only currently-enrolled employees will receive open enrollment information direct from the Medical Trust.
2015 UNITED THANK OFFERING (UTO) GRANT CYCLE http://uto2014.wordpress.com/
November 1, 2014:
2015 Grant Focus and Criteria - announced and up on website.
2015 Grant Application and Grant Application Process information up on website,
January 15, 2015:
Completed 2015 grant application is to be submitted to diocesan or provincial office for review by Diocesan or Provincial Screening committee.
January 30, 2015:
Complete 2015 grant application selected by Screening Committee and endorsed by Bishop or Provincial Secretary/Primate must be submitted electronically by the diocese or province with all required documentation and signatures by 5 pm EST.
June, 2015: Awarded grants will be announced at the Triennial Meeting
DIOCESAN CONVENTION BRIEFS
Please continue to check the website at www.indydio.org for frequent updates.
There is still time to register for the convention banquet on the diocesan website. The cut off date for the caterer will be 10/13. Any reservations made after that must be made by calling Kim Smith 317-926-5454 or email
. The caterer has informed us that reservations made after 10/13 will be an additional $10 each. So, please make your reservations now! The Thursday night dinner at Grace Church is now SOLD OUT.
There is still time for you to consider offering your gifts and skills to serve the diocesan household in an elected position. Please prayerfully consider looking over these opportunities and standing for election.
Final revisions have been made to the convention schedule and it has been posted.Friday's agenda time will continue to be devoted to in-depth training in Holy Currencies and everyone---not just your delegates---is encouraged to attend and learn more. Alsoon Friday morning will be a brief report from our Haiti task force with photos and video from the build at Mithon school and a 15-minute time of comments for Executive Council on the Reimagining Task Force report. Comments will be limited to two minutes per person to accomodate as many as possible. Further comments on the report can be submitted in writing to the Executive Council or to Bishop Cate at
As you prepare to travel to Muncie, don't forget to check out the list of items needed for mission partners in that community and please help as you can.
For additional information on any of this, go to the www.indydio.org homepage or contact the diocesan office.
WE'VE MOVED ANTI-RACISM TRAINING
The Anti-Racism training for November 1 has grown so large that we had to change the venue. It has been moved to the Wyndham Indianapolis-West (the old Adams Mark) 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241 in the Hall of Champions 3 Ballroom. It will begin at the same time, 10 a.m.
SUPPLY CLERGY LIST
The list has been updated! Here is the link to the list as of October 6.
THE "WEDNESDAY MAILBAG" NEEDS YOU
It needs you to share it! If you know someone who should be getting this information each week ask them to request being added to the Mailbag newsletter. Got an item you wish to have published? Let us know at
. (We do need your submission by Tuesday noon.) Need to talk with a real live person about the Mailbag? John Oaks, diocesan office, extension 7.
DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER
October 12, Proper 23,
The Bishop and staff of the Diocese of Indianapolis: The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, The Rev. Canon Bruce Gray, The Rev. Canon Debra Kissinger, Canon Marsha Gebuhr, Sally Cassidy, Kathy Copas, Dontie Fuller, John Vernon Oaks, Kim Smith
FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014:(New information in red.)
- LEV Training, October 18, 1- 4 p.m., St. St. Stephen's, Terre Haute
- Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for Greater Good, Oct 22
- Diocesan Convention, Oct 23-25, hosted by Grace Church, Muncie
- ·Holy Currencies training, Oct 24, 10-5 p.m., Horizon Convention Center, Muncie
- Anti-Racism Training, Nov 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wyndham Indianapolis-West (old Adams Mark) 2544 Executive Dr, Indianapolis
- Growing Episcopal Churches training, St. Christopher's, Carmel, Nov 4, 6:30 p.m.
- Diocesan Youth Fall Conference, Nov 21-23, Waycross
- Advent Ember Day, Dec 11, 10 - 3 p.m., Interchurch Center
- Trinity Institute, Jan 22-24, St. Paul's, Indy & Trinity, Bloomington
- Vestry College, Feb 20-21, Waycross
- Lenten Ember Day Gathering, Feb 26, Interchurch Center
- Diocesan Youth Spring Retreat, Mar 6-8, Waycross
- Spring Clergy Conference, Apr 13-15, Waycross (Dean's meet 1-3 p.m.,last day)
- Fall Ember Day Gathering, Sep 17, Interchurch Center, (Dean's mtg following)
- Advent Ember Day, Dec 10, Interchurch Center